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Military families facing multiple issues during relocations

Military families are encountering a number of moving-related issues.

Military families are encountering a number of moving-related issues.

As widespread military relocation continues due to the Department of Defense's Base Closure and Realignment Commission plan, many families are having difficulty finding a new home, the website Daily Finance reports.

Falling home prices in many areas have forced many soldiers to take a loss when they try and sell their old homes. The site reports that while the government does have a relocation assistance program, the poor real estate market and tough lending standards mean that it's tough to get fair value.

The site added that in the areas where populations are set to increase, many home sellers have significantly raised their prices based on the expected increase in demand - making moving even tougher for families.

"We searched and searched for a home," Merrilee Norman, a civilian technology worker for the government, told the site. "Some of these owners were just not willing to come off their prices."

Some areas will see sharp increases in population in the coming months. For example, with base closures in Atlanta and other locations, the area surrounding Fort Bragg in North Carolina will see an overall influx of more than 40,000 people.