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Category: Homeownership

Top Five Homeowner Mistakes when Refinancing

Interest remains historically low. As a result, more and more homeowners are choosing to refinance their mortgages. Locking in a lower interest rate helps borrowers achieve lower monthly payments and add cash to their pockets. However, homeowners should proceed cautiously in order to avoid problems and minimize the related costs. Below is a list of the top five mistakes that homeowners make in refinancing their...

The New Parents' Guide to Babyproofing a Home

Did you know that the United States has sustained 298 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where the overall costs exceeded 1 billion dollars? Even if you aren't concerned with hurricanes or other disasters, many different emergencies force families into temporary housing situations. If you are the parent of a baby or toddler and have to move into a short-term rental, the first thing you need to...

12 Summertime Home Maintenance Tips

Spring cleaning is out, summertime home maintenance is now all the rage. Okay, maybe that's because you've waited too long to do your indoor and outdoor maintenance checklist. But it's fine, we aren't judging! Keeping your home maintained throughout the year is important. Without regular maintenance, your home's value can decrease and your home can slowly deteriorate. We have come up with 12 summertime home maintenance...

How Smart Home Technology is Influencing Home Insurance

By now, most Americans have grown accustomed to smart devices. Whether it is a smartphone or a smartwatch, we interact many times a day with some sort of smart device. These gadgets have changed the way we live providing unprecedented convenience and productivity. Smart devices in the home are no different. Over the last few years, smart home devices and the internet of things (IoT)...

Home Energy Saving Tips for Earth Day

If you’re looking for ways to make your home a little more “green” this earth day, look no further! The possibilities for home energy savings are endless, and there are plenty of easy changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. So, before April 22 rolls around, take a look at the home energy savings tips we’ve outlined below and see if any of...