rain05 asked this question 9 years, 7 months ago:

pcsing in aug

we are moving to germany in aug and i dont have the slightest idea where to start looking for a place to live... i will be myself, husband and two girls so two bedrooms is a must!! i tried almost everthing i can think of and not knowing the bah yet and what eros are worth im lost!! please help with any information



9 years, 7 months ago

Quote by rain05:
we are moving to germany in aug and i dont have the slightest idea where to start looking for a place to live... i will be myself, husband and two girls so two bedrooms is a must!! i tried almost everthing i can think of and not knowing the bah yet and what eros are worth im lost!! please help with any information


My recommendation is to search this site. If, after searching, you still have questions, feel free to ask. Everything you want to know can be found here.

9 years, 7 months ago

i tried going through the links ... a lot of the housing links wernt working on my computer so i was un able to search for apartments--- i dont even know what our bah is yet-- i also tried looking that up as well but its only bringing up 2010 ---

how hard is it to get into Kaiserslautern ? i have been seeing a lot of nice apts and didnt know if that is a high deman community ...

9 years, 7 months ago

Quote by rain05:
i tried going through the links ... a lot of the housing links wernt working on my computer so i was un able to search for apartments--- i dont even know what our bah is yet-- i also tried looking that up as well but its only bringing up 2010 ---

how hard is it to get into Kaiserslautern ? i have been seeing a lot of nice apts and didnt know if that is a high deman community ...


Housing here is very hard to find. You will get TLA, and you may even get an extension depending on your organization. I know people who have been here for months and still cannot find a house. It took my wife and I 8 weeks to find a place.

9 years, 7 months ago

You really can't start looking for a place until you get here. We tried and it just doesn't work great. We found a place in a week; but, we moved here in March. You can look at AHRN.com; but, you need to have a military address to set it up; then, look at home for that. You can look at the newspaper, Kaiserslautern America.

For you bah...Look here...https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/index.cfm.

Euro changes daily. You can't count on something. When you get paid for OHA and Utilities, it is in the daily exchange rate for the day it is calculated. So, if your OHA was 1000€ and your Utilities was 600€, your check would be combined $1400 and $840, Total $2240.

Ask if you have questions. I just went through this a year ago. It is still fresh.

9 years, 7 months ago

thank you so much!

9 years, 7 months ago

Summer is also a high PCS time, so it may be an idea to put up a post saying what base you need housing to be close to, as some people who will be leaving during that time frame, may read it. I know that I am going to find tenants for our wonderful landlords when we leave in July, as her husband has been ill, and I want to do what I can to help them.

Remember too, that with Autobahns, if you look at villages close to one, you are never far from anything. If you rely on villages that are served solely by village roads, it may take just as long to get to work, than if you looked a little further out. You do seem to get more house for your money too, if you are willing to look outside the immediate base area.

Hope that helps. I know what I am trying to say but my fingers are typing whatever they want to today.

9 years, 7 months ago

thanks a bunch! i know i hate when my fingers do that !! i will def keep you in mind we get there aug 1st

9 years, 7 months ago

If you have children...When you get a place, you need to registrar your kids up for school for next year. They have already started the registration for next year.

9 years, 7 months ago

Make sure your kids vaccinations are in order. I don't think that DoDDS allows kids in school without vaccinations. I know there are parents out there who think vaccinations are harmful (biting my tongue). If you are one of those parents, you may have to look elsewhere for school. It is a long commute from Germany to The U.S. everyday. ;)

9 years, 7 months ago

JOFTAA,

If you have a certain waiver, you can get out of certain vax here. Must be for Religious reasons though. Not 100% sure though. I know they have it for Flu vax though.

9 years, 7 months ago

wow when does school start?

9 years, 7 months ago

Quote by rain05:
wow when does school start?



School calendars


Scroll to the bottom of the page for future school years.

9 years, 7 months ago

can i apply for her online --- im just worried now cuz if we have to wait she will be behind

9 years, 7 months ago

Quote by rain05:
can i apply for her online --- im just worried now cuz if we have to wait she will be behind


I am 99% sure you can register when you get here. This, like other things, is a given because they know you can't register in advance if you are not here. We registered our kids for school after we got here, and they started right away.

9 years, 7 months ago

Quote by rain05:
can i apply for her online --- im just worried now cuz if we have to wait she will be behind


No..you can't. You have to do it when you have a physical address. They need to know which village you will be in to put them in the correct school.

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