Home Buying Guides

Buying a new home? These articles give you helpful tips and tricks to help you through the home buying process.


6 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying and Flipping Houses
6 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying and Flipping Houses

Flipping houses can be a tricky business. You buy a house in need of remodeling, invest in a renovation, and then sell it with the added value on the market for a profit. While it may seem simple, there is much more to it than you realize, and sometimes renovations can be far more extensive […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 3 MIN READ

Do You Need Dog-Friendly Homeowner’s Insurance?
Do You Need Dog-Friendly Homeowner’s Insurance?

While your pet may seem calm and very well-trained with everyone in the family, it can still become scared or excited with strangers. To ensure you do not end up with a large hospital bill if your pet should bite someone unexpectedly, here are some things you need to understand about dog-friendly homeowner’s insurance.  Does […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 3 MIN READ

Best Mobile Home Insurance for 2022
Best Mobile Home Insurance for 2022

If you live in a mobile home, you need home insurance. It’s not the law, but it’s a sensible idea to protect yourself from liability and protect your belongings should anything happen to your home. Best Mobile Home Insurance Quicklinks What Are the Best Mobile Home Insurance Companies? Overall Best Mobile Home Insurance Best Mobile […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 3 MIN READ

Buying a Condo: 6 Things to Consider
Buying a Condo: 6 Things to Consider

Whether you’re aiming for a smaller living space in a particular neighborhood or prefer not to deal with yard work, a condo can be a great investment. Let’s review the differences between condos and single-family homes, the pros and cons of condo life, and five things to consider before purchasing a condo.  Buying a Condo: […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 2 MIN READ

House Fires: Homeowner’s Top Concern
House Fires: Homeowner’s Top Concern

House fires for homeowners can ignite in an instant with devastating effects. And not only do house fires endanger everyone in the home, but even small fires that are quickly extinguished can also cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), United States fire departments in 2015-2019 responded to […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 2 MIN READ

4 Reasons You Need a Home Inventory
4 Reasons You Need a Home Inventory

No one ever considers the importance of a home inventory until they need one. Cataloging all your possessions probably sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry. After all, it can be a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process if you have no organization in your home. But there are many reasons why it’s important to […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 3 MIN READ

6 Potential Pitfalls of Insuring an Older Home
6 Potential Pitfalls of Insuring an Older Home

Shopping for a new home is always exciting. If history and character are at the top of your “must-have” list, you’re likely perusing vintage beauties over cookie-cutter single-family homes. It’s easy to be swayed by the stunning stained-glass windows of a 1900’s Victorian charmer. Or the cozy, rustic feel of a farmhouse fixer-upper. But an […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 1 MIN READ

Will My German Shepherd Raise My Home Insurance?
Will My German Shepherd Raise My Home Insurance?

If you own a German Shepherd, your dog may or may not increase the cost of your homeowners insurance. It depends on several factors, including what state you’re in and which insurance company you’re using. The good news? Your rates may stay the same. The bad news? You may not be able to get coverage […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 2 MIN READ

24 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums
24 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Ahhh, premiums. One of the necessary and unpleasant evils of modern homeownership. You might only file a claim with your home insurance company once every ten or even twenty years, but you’ll pay those monthly premiums. If, like many other homeowners, you wish your premiums were lower, don’t fret. Here are 25 of our favorite […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 2 MIN READ

19 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Home Insurance
19 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Home Insurance

Finding a plan that’s a good balance of wide coverage and low costs might take a while. But knowing your home inside and out, as well as exactly what you want from a contract, will make it much easier. Purchasing home insurance takes perseverance. It’s a large investment that you’ll be conveniently reminded of every […]

UPDATED: JULY 21, 2022 | 3 MIN READ