For most individuals, your home is your biggest, most valuable asset — this seasonal home maintenance checklist can help you protect it. Spring is that time when seasonal home maintenance … Continue reading Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Home Maintenance
During snow and ice season, ice dams are an invisible threat that can cause major damage to your home and roof. Learn how you can help to keep them from … Continue reading Your Roof Can’t Wear a Puffy Coat in Cold Weather. Here’s How You Can Keep It Cozy.
Here’s a brief explanation of replacement cost: Replacement cost is the total cost to rebuild your house from scratch reflecting today’s prices, construction methods and building codes. This figure can … Continue reading What Does Homeowners “Replacement Cost” Mean?
If you’re on the board of a homeowners association (H O A), you know the challenges of maintaining your community’s high standards — especially when the unexpected happens. Be sure … Continue reading Business Insurance for Homeowners Associations
It can also be one of the most dangerous additions. Building a deck expands outdoor living space, but before adding or upgrading, find out what these seasoned builders recommend to … Continue reading It’s One of the Smartest Ways to Add Square Footage (and Value) to Your Home
What’s worse than a natural disaster hitting your community? Cleanup and repair businesses taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners Few expected the rain and catastrophic flooding that followed to be so … Continue reading Snap a Selfie with Your Contractor and Other Post-disaster Recovery Tips
Ever dream of creating a passive income stream by becoming a landlord? This rental property pro explains how it’s done. Thanksgiving weekend, 10 years ago, I learned a valuable lesson … Continue reading How I Started as a Rental Property Investor
Find out how these landlords make the most of a renovation budget to help land great tenants and maximize rental rates. When Denise Supplee was getting a property ready to … Continue reading Creative Ways to Upgrade a Rental Property
A modern take on the granny flat, the ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, is going viral. Building one can be arduous and expensive, but these homeowners say they’re glad they … Continue reading A Home Addition Can Mean Extra Income, More Room for Family — Or Even a Dream Home
How one homeowner ditched “picture perfect” for a more realistic plan. Gina Kirk couldn’t quite trust the perfect images of DIY resurfaced cabinets she saw on Pinterest. Like most homeowners, … Continue reading The Perils of Browsing Kitchen Remodels on Pinterest
Farmers® Condo Insurance There’s a condo community for every taste — whether you prefer a downtown high-rise, a loft-style condo conversion or a small complex in a serene setting. Condos often … Continue reading Farmers Condo Insurance
How do you define dream house? You might’ve chosen a Spanish-style hacienda on your favorite golf course, a center-hall colonial in a great school district, or a perfectly restored mid-century modern. … Continue reading Homeowners Insurance