San Antonio military to get a bump in BAH allowances for 2013

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Estate Muses

A PCS move to San Antonio if you decide to live off base means you need to know the San Antonio BAH rate.  San Antonio TX Basic Allowance for Housing- more popularly referred to as BAH is important to know so you can understand exactly how much home you can afford to buy or rent in San Antonio.   If you are looking for homes near Fort Sam Houston TX knowing how much your BAH is will help you discover that it is CHEAPER to buy vs. RENT when you have a San Antonio Military Relocation.  If you are reluctant to be a landlord when you leave your duty station with a house for rent near Fort Sam Houston- we can assist you with full San Antonio property management services.

How is the BAH determined for San Antonio TX?  The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The goal of BAH is to provide accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets- which vary widely throughout the country- and around the world.  The BAH is payable when government quarters are not provided.  Each year the BAH tables are released in mid to late December.

NEW - 2013 BAH Rates:

  E01 E02 E03 E04 E05 E06
With Dependants  $  1,296.00  $  1,296.00  $  1,296.00  $  1,296.00  $  1,398.00  $  1,428.00
WITHOUT  $     972.00  $     972.00  $     972.00  $     972.00  $  1,104.00  $  1,209.00
  E07 E08 E09 W01 W02 W03
With Dependants  $  1,476.00  $  1,527.00  $  1,614.00  $  1,431.00  $  1,497.00  $  1,560.00
WITHOUT  $  1,302.00  $  1,407.00  $  1,413.00  $  1,260.00  $  1,404.00  $  1,416.00
  W04 W05 O01E O02E O03E O01
With Dependants  $  1,635.00  $  1,728.00  $  1,485.00  $  1,551.00  $  1,650.00  $  1,401.00
WITHOUT  $  1,440.00  $  1,485.00  $  1,398.00  $  1,410.00  $  1,428.00  $  1,197.00
  O02 O03 O04 O05 O06 O07
With Dependants  $  1,425.00  $  1,557.00  $  1,764.00  $  1,911.00  $  1,929.00  $  1,950.00
WITHOUT  $  1,365.00  $  1,419.00  $  1,479.00  $  1,509.00  $  1,560.00  $  1,590.00


Basic Allowance for Housing rates across the country increased for 2013! The 3.8 percent increase isn’t due to one single factor- rates are based on the combination of local San Antonio TX costs for rent, utilities and renter’s insurance for housing, so market fluctuation of one or more of those factors in a given location will affect BAH rates.

Luckily for anyone in the military, any active duty service members who might see a drop in BAH for their market will have their BAH protected.  This is due to the "individual rate protection," adopted by Congress over a decade ago. On the other hand, those who live in an area that sees a BAH increase will enjoy a bump in their monthly housing allowance.  BAH by zip

We specialize in making San Antonio military moves easy.  Contact the Real Estate Muses for more information or download a free San Antonio Relocation Package.  We can send you area school rankings and lots of other helpful info.  If you need information regarding your military move to San Antonio or housing options Contact us!


Comments (10)

Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Melissa, This is some great information for all our military members and families in San Antonio. This will make a nice re-blog. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 22, 2013 03:16 PM
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

That is a good increase for the military in San Antonio. I remember getting $350 a month about 20 years ago

Jan 23, 2013 08:11 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hi Melissa, this is great information on the new Basic Allowance for Housing. Readers will surely benefit from this post. Keep it up and continue being the best San Antonio Short Sale Agents

Jan 27, 2013 05:59 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Great post Melissa! This is very informative and easy to understand. Keep it up and stay the best San Antonio Short Sale Agent.

Jan 30, 2013 06:41 AM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Hello Melissa, thanks for sharing this information about the new BAH. Continue being a top notch San Antonio Short Sale Agent.

Jan 30, 2013 07:13 AM
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer - Valencia, CA

This will prove very beneficial to all readers who'll come across this post. Great work Melissa, you really are the finest San Antonio Short Sale Agent.

Jan 30, 2013 07:22 AM
Debbie Harr
Homes that Click Realtors - Columbus, OH
Realtor Homes That Click, Worthington Ohio Homes

Impressive work Melissa! This is a very good information about the new BAH. Continue being a top notch San Antonio Short Sale Agent.

Jan 30, 2013 07:27 AM
Debra Parker
Debra Parker Real Estate, Inc. - Stuart, FL
Realtor - Stuart Florida Homes for Sale

Awesome post Melissa! Great way to start the year with this very good information. I hope a lot of readers come across this post. Keep it up being the best San Antonio Short Sale Agent.

Jan 30, 2013 07:33 AM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Melissa!  The San Antonio Fort Sam, Fayetteville Fort Bragg military troops need our support as they look for new ways to purchase a home as they are transferred from base to base!  Great work Melissa, you really are the finest San Antonio Short Sale Agent!

Feb 25, 2013 03:14 AM
Pat and Ed Okenica
DRAKE REALTY Lake Oconee Ga - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate

Thank you for sharing this information! As a San Antonio Military Relocation Specialist, you really know your stuff. Great work!

Apr 21, 2013 05:04 AM