I just had to post an answer as a former military member who grew up in Junction City and worked at Ft Riley until a year ago. I personally am appalled at the price of homes in the Junction City area. You could find dozens of homes for under $125,000 until it was announced the Big Red One was coming back to Ft Riley, then most of those houses went up $50K and more. Most of our soldiers will only be stationed at any one post for 3 years or less, so why buy a home you're going to lose money on IF you can't sell it 3 years after you buy it for enough money to at least break even? The tax savings aren't worth it. If you think the Ft Riley area ( Junction City, Manhattan, etc ) might be a place to retire, then find a home that is in a good neighborhood, maybe out near the lake, or close to K-state campus. If you have acreage or a large lot, that's even better.At least your home value will stay fairly stable.
AND if you still want to buy here, start your offer real low, so low it embarrasses you! Then negotiate agressively. Most of the homes in JC have been on the market for over a year, and a lot of new homes longer than that. Have two inspectors check it out before you sign on the dotted line. I've seen partially finished new homes that have had open or no windows, partially finished roofs, etc. Perfect for water soaked frames, mildew and mold, insects. Make sure your builder will be around to guarantee repairs, lots of builders having trouble paying their bills these days. Use a reputable full time Realtor, one who has owned a home and has been in the business for at least 5 years.
So buy with caution, the housing market is still terrible right now for sellers, buy accordingly!