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Standard Homeowners Insurance – How Are You Protected

Tweet Generally, four types of cover are built into a standard homeowner’s policy; coverage for the home structure, for your personal belonging, protection against liability, and living expenses in case

Home Interior

Home Improvement Fraud: Cautions and Risks

Tweet Typically, scam artists show up in greater numbers following a storm, particularly one that leaves homes and properties damaged. This summer, flooding and wind damage have taken place across

Financing

FHA Lending Changes to Affect Consumers

Tweet PMI Changes The heart of the change has to do with private mortgage insurance (PMI), what consumers must pay when putting down less than 20 percent equity on a

Home Renovation

Flood Damage and Home Repairs

Tweet Following a devastating flood, homeowners may wonder if rebuilding is worthwhile especially if they live in a flood zone. Only with FEMA-backed flood insurance can total loss be avoided;

Insurance

Derecho Recovery and Homeowners Insurance

The word “derecho” may not be part of most people’s vocabulary, but it is a word you heard often over the past week. It is a Spanish word that is pronounced “day-ret-cho” and means right or straight, the type of winds that pummeled states from Ohio to Virginia.

Insurance

Just Renovated Your Home? You Might Need Better Contents Insurance

So you’ve just renovated your house or flat, made it into a home of which you can be proud and increased its market value. What could possibly go wrong?

Insurance

Renovating? Make Sure Your Home Insurance has You Covered.

Tweet Castle Cover House Insurance With the UK housing market remaining precarious, many homeowners who are struggling to sell their homes are choosing to stay put and improve their properties

Home Renovation

How to Keep Your Renovation Project on Target

Tweet 1. Plan to succeed – No one plans to fail, but you aren’t planning to succeed if your project hasn’t been clearly defined. This means making use of design

Contractors

Can You Handle Being Your Own General Contractor?

You’re skilled enough to handle many of the tasks needed to get done around your home, but not everything.

Insurance

Home Renovation Safety

Tweet While DIY home renovations can be a good way to save money in these tough economic times, failing to take proper safety measures or complete the work “to code”

Insurance

7 Insurance Tips for Homeowners

Tweet If you’re planning a home renovation or have recently completed an update or addition to your home, your homeowners insurance should be reviewed to make sure that it covers

Outdoor Structures

Outbuildings and Your Property

Tweet However, garages are just one of many structures homeowners may have on their property, buildings which can add value to the property and provide a place of respite or

Swimming Pools

Steps to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

Installing a swimming pool can add value to your home and offer countless hours of entertainment and relief from hot weather. Swimming pools can also prove expensive, requiring extensive changes to your yard before a pool can be installed.

Contractors

5 Steps to Finding a Home Contractor

As you plan to undertake your home improvement project, one person will have a profound impact on how your job is handled from start to finish. And that person is your general contractor, the man or woman you’ll be hiring to oversee construction, pull together sub-contracators, order materials, pay workers and handle a myriad of other details.