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Five things to know about condominium associations and insurance

Susan Massmann •
PropertyCasualty360
Cityscape of Manhattan with old buildings and water tower against sky, New York City.

In some cities, developers are maximizing the use of property by building multi-family housing, often high-rise condominiums as well as low-rise, garden-style buildings. In suburban areas, real estate development is taking shape in the form of townhouses with condominium ownership. Every residential condominium project has three distinct features: Dwelling units: There is a single housing

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Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don’t over-pack

Lisa A. Flam •
The Associated Press
Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don't over-pack

You’ve shared a home for a lifetime and felt secure knowing that child of yours was just a bedroom away. Now, you’re shipping your teenager off to begin a new chapter in an unfamiliar place, possibly hundreds of miles away — all without you. Dropping a child off at college for the first time can

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Five home improvements worth a discount on your homeowners insurance

Mia Taylor •
The Simple Dollar

As a homeowner, the process of renovating, remodeling, and upgrading your property to create your own private corner of paradise can be an expensive hobby. The silver lining, however, is that some upgrades can help pay for themselves over the long run by saving you money on your home insurance bill. Granted, the renovations that

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Make sure your wealth serves your family, not the other way around

Daniel Scott •
Forbes

Shutterstock Families are complicated. Creating a system of governance to preserve family wealth for multiple generations is even more complicated. How complicated? Well, let’s just say that the current industry standard has a 70% fail rate. That is, if you employ traditional estate planning methods, there is a 70% chance that your family’s wealth will

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