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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A first-time homeowners mini-guide to insurance

Allyson Brooks •
Benzinga
A First-Time Homeowners Mini-Guide To Insurance

Congratulations! You bought your first house. As you may already know, when you buy a house with financing, you’re required to have homeowners insurance. Here are a few things to look for to get the best homeowners insurance. What Is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that provides financial protection to

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4 ways to disaster-proof your homeowners insurance policy

Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

One-half to two-thirds of homeowners who experience a total loss don’t have enough insurance to rebuild their home and replace their belongings, according to post-disaster surveys of homeowners by United Policyholders, a consumer advocacy group. Thankfully, most homeowners never experience a total loss. But when a catastrophic loss does occur, the gap in coverage can

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