The Ultimate First-Time Homebuyer Checklist
In your spare time, you browse real estate listings and home design blogs. You’ve even driven through neighborhoods, scoping out “for sale” signs. You may find yourself asking, “Am I ready for home ownership?” This first-time homebuyer checklist can help you find out. It outlines what you need to do...
Buying a Second Home the Right Way
Considering buying a second home? You’re certainly not alone. In October 2020, the demand for second homes was 100% greater than the prior year. In fact, right now, second homes and investment homes are in higher demand than primary residences.1 It’s easy to see why. Vacation homes can help families...
Garage Upgrade Ideas
From spring cleaning to renovation projects, use these ideas to optimize your garage space. Whether you just moved into a new home, are knee-deep in spring cleaning or are considering a home renovation project, you may be thinking about how to make the most of your garage space. 80% of homebuyers...
When the Unexpected Happens, Does Your Home Insurance Have You Covered?
Your house is your sanctuary, and home insurance can help keep it that way – as long as you have the right coverage. Test your knowledge of which scenarios are covered by your standard home policy.
Ice Dams: Causes and How to Prevent Them
Ice dams can be a real issue in the winter months. Learn what these potential roof hazards are and how you can prevent them from damaging your home.
Home Fire Safety Checklist
Follow these fire prevention steps, along with insights from Daniel Gorham, a research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, to help protect your home.
Common Signs of Pest Infestation
Stop pests in their tracks by keeping your eyes open for these red flags.
When Should You Replace Appliances?
Learn the average life expectancy of common household appliances and whether it’s time for repair or replacement. When you bought your house, the attached appliances were most likely included in the purchase price. But maybe your washing machine is making noises that have you wondering if it’s on its last...
Do-It-Yourself or Don’t? When to Hire a Professional
DIY home improvements can be cost-effective and fun – until they aren’t. This infographic explores common home repairs and identifies situations where you should enlist an expert.
Jargon, Busted: Perils
Discover the importance of the term perils and its meaning in your home insurance policy.