Historically, tornado season starts in March and lasts until June with states in Tornado Alley seeing the most activity. But scientists say the center of tornado activity actually appears to be more towards the south and east.
Your credit score can affect your home insurance rate, but how that works varies by where you live and who your insurer is. Gaining insight on this can help you improve what insurance companies call your credit-based insurance (CBI) score, leading to better rates.
Despite increasing climate risks, more than 220,000 people moved to Florida in 2021. Long story short? Human behavior is hard to change, and people are ultimately going to live in places that bring them joy. The real question is: how can we make them safer wherever they land?
Most of us probably care about the square footage of a house when we’re looking to buy because it tells us how much house (i.e., livable space) we’re actually getting. But square footage also impacts your tax assessments, home insurance, and even getting permits for renovations. Learn how to calculate your home's square footage.
Do your walls seem a little drab? Has it been a while since you updated your decor? If so, then maybe it’s time you shake things up a bit. The easiest way to do that is to introduce a new color to your home, and picking a color of the year ensures that your decor stays on trend.
If buying a home in a seller’s market seems impossible, then maybe it’s time to think about remodeling. You may find that an updated kitchen or an additional bathroom makes all the difference in your home. Even better, remodeling often increases your home’s value - if you keep an eye on the cost of home improvement projects.
Plumbing is probably something you only think about when something goes wrong, but it’s actually one of the most important systems in your home. In fact, it’s so important that the types of plumbing pipes you choose can have a dramatic impact on your home insurance.
The increase in these catastrophic losses is forcing many insurance companies to raise their home insurance rates, pull out of high-risk regions, or worse, becoming insolvent. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Wildfires may not be the first risk people associate with Florida homes, but they are a historical issue in the state. We show you how to protect your home through risk mitigation and home insurance.