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Once you've found an apartment or home that's right for you, the next step before moving in will be signing a lease. But before you take the leap and sign on the dotted line, review these steps to present the strongest … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know Before Signing a Rental Agreement
Buying a home you can barely afford can be a big mistake: nearly 1.3 million Americans had their homes foreclosed in 2006, at an average loss of $75,000. On the other hand, if you rent long-term you're missing the … [Read more...] about Additional Costs: The Truth Behind Home Ownership
Maybe you've decided to rent out the house that your uncle left to you in his will. Or, maybe you want to rent that spare bedroom in your own house. After all, the rental prices in California are some of the highest in … [Read more...] about Is Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Ready for Renters?
Insurance companies aren’t simply in the business of paying out money for claims. Yes, that’s a big part of what they do, but they also work hard to try and prevent claims from being filed in the first place. … [Read more...] about 6 Home Maintenance Projects That Can Make Your Insurance Cheaper
He's your best friend -- the first one to greet you at the door after a long day, and the one who snuggles up close when you climb into bed. But once you open your home up to a dog, you also need to open your … [Read more...] about Is Man’s Best Friend A Home’s Greatest Liability?
Just because you know the ins and outs of your homeowners insurance policy doesn't mean you're ready to become a landlord. That's because renting out a home comes with its own set of insurance nuances. And if you don't … [Read more...] about Insuring Your Actual Home vs. A Home You’re Renting Out
The average Californian pays nearly $2,000 per year for auto insurance and approximately $1,000 per year for homeowners insurance. You don't necessarily need to scrape up $3,000 each year to protect your two biggest … [Read more...] about 4 Things You Need to Know Before You Bundle Your Home and Auto Insurance Policies
Your home is likely the most expensive thing you'll ever buy, so you have to choose your homeowners insurance very carefully! The best way to do that is to ask these 5 questions before you sign on the dotted … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Homeowners Insurance in California