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Is Forgoing Earthquake Insurance Worth the Gamble?

Homeowners who don’t purchase earthquake coverage could find their finances swallowed whole should disaster strike.


4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

It’s not just temperatures and tulips that are on the rise these days. Interest in home buying is way up, too.


Renting or Buying a Home: Which Is Best for You?

To find out whether you should rent or buy a home, crunch the numbers using this two-step process.


First-Time Home Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Neighborhood

Define your priorities and preferences to narrow down your search.


5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Buyer's Agent

Get the information you need to choose the best guide for your home-buying journey.


Time-Saving Packing Hacks for Your Next Move

It’s hard to get excited about your new home when you’re slogging through packing up your old place. These tips will speed you through it.


How to File a Renters Insurance Claim Without the Headache

Discovering that your property has been stolen or damaged is stressful enough. Worrying that you’re mishandling the renters insurance claim process makes it even worse.


5 Reasons to Keep Your Lender in the Loop When You Make an Offer

Think you lender is out of the picture once your mortgage is approved? Wrong. Keep them close as you prepare to make a purchase offer.


Are You Paying Too Much Property Tax?

Errors in your home’s assessment could cost you big time. Here’s how to make sure all the facts line up.


5 Mistakes That Delay Mortgage Approvals (and How to Avoid Them)

Watch out for these common pitfalls, which could cause you to miss out on a great mortgage rate or even lose your deposit.


Should You Gamble on a Distressed Sale?

Foreclosures, short sales and REOs could get you a great deal … or they could be a disaster. Understand the risks involved before you make a move.


Encouraging Tax News for Renters

Worried you might be missing out on tax breaks by renting? The truth may surprise you.

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4 Ways to Snag an Extra Tax Break

Don’t miss out on these lesser-known credits and deductions.


Q2 Mortgage Outlook: Approvals Easy, But Won't Get Easier

If you’re in the market for a new home, a favorable lending outlook makes now a good time to start the mortgage process.


Slippery Business: Exotic Pets and Home Insurance

An exotic pet insurance policy can help you enjoy the wild life with your unusual animal.

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