Help During a Natural Disaster to Save Your Home

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Help During a Natural Disaster to Save Your Home

Natural disasters have caused the loss of lives and an enormous amount of property damage so far in 2018. The California wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes and other structures throughout the state. On the East Coast, Florence became the first major hurricane of the season in September, and it was quickly followed in October.....

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Eight Tips for a Secure Home Office

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Eight Tips for a Secure Home Office

Whether you work full-time from home, telecommute once-a-week or use your study to catch up on paperwork during your evenings and weekends, setting up a functional and secure home office is essential. In 2016, 43 percent of employed people worked remotely at least some of the time, according to a Gallup poll. According to data.....

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Home Warranty May Be Owner’s Best Friend

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Home Warranty May Be Owner’s Best Friend

We usually buy insurance for those just-in-case times – for auto accidents, for medical emergencies or in case our home is damaged by fire, wind or flood. But what about a home warranty? Is such coverage necessary, or just another home expense? We already have many expenses like the mortgage, real-estate taxes and assortment of.....

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Waterfront Living: Ultimate Luxury Comes at a High Cost

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Waterfront Living: Ultimate Luxury Comes at a High Cost

Almost everyone has at least a fleeting fantasy of living near the ocean, particularly in the midst of a pleasant vacation on a sparkling sunny day. A recent survey by Porch.com found that 45 percent of American respondents said their dream home would be a waterfront property and 52 percent of Europeans expressed that preference......

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Home Industry Leaders Collaborate on Homes for Veterans

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Home Industry Leaders Collaborate on Homes for Veterans

Renting or buying a home requires persistence and the ability to save for security deposits or down payment. Then there’s a need for additional funds to furnish the apartment or home, pay the monthly rent or mortgage, and have money left for electricity, heat, food, and clothing. We shouldn’t forget the six-month emergency nest egg.....

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Debunking Common Reverse Mortgage Myths

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Debunking Common Reverse Mortgage Myths

Although the reverse mortgage program is supported by the Federal government and the loans have been available for nearly 60 years, reverse mortgages have not consistently been used as a financial planning tool. That’s changing, however, primarily because of consumer protections, including limits on loan proceeds, required counseling and the addition of a Financial Assessment,.....

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