With the cost of new home construction going up, more condominiums are being built with shared land that makes homes more affordable. Are you’re buying your first home or first condominium? You’ll want to learn more about the condo insurance you’re buying to make sure you’ve got the right coverage in case of an emergency. … Read More
This article is meant to change the culture at Allstate, and other corporations like them, that to date do not recognize the gender bias built into their business processes. I have been treated respectfully by my Allstate insurance agents. Sadly they have little/no influence on changing the way Allstate’s software applications are implemented.
We know we need homeowner insurance because lenders require it to get a mortgage, and who wouldn’t want to protect the investment they’ve made in a house. But we tend to pick an insurance agent or company, and put the annual policy renewal on autopilot. It doesn’t feel any different than a mortgage, and who wants to waste time … Read More
You probably became familiar with budgeting long before you thought about buying a house or condo. Keeping your credit straight was part of the path that brought you to home ownership in the first place. But a homeowner budget has a few categories that are different from what you might be used to. New homeowners … Read More
Springtime and summer mean it’s time to head outdoors. But does your insurance policy need attention first? One of the best homeowner insurance tips is to protect your home before it needs it, and that requires an insurance checkup. A typical homeowner insurance policy may not cover everything you think it should. And the last … Read More
Home builders make their money, and buyers rely on their home builder, to bring together quality products, materials and workmanship to build your house. When we built a house in New York, it helped when the local building department told us we were working with a B builder, meaning good quality and affordable. Years later, … Read More
Flood insurance makes sense once you realize that floods are the #1 natural disaster in the US. Right now everyone’s focused on the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, but there are lots of other reasons why your home might get flooded. We’ll review these as most homeowners focus on saving money versus understanding … Read More