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Monthly Archives: August 2020

    Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

    By Susanne Casey | August 27, 2020

    No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowner’s insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if... Read More

    Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

    By Susanne Casey | August 20, 2020

    Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of the... Read More

    Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

    By Susanne Casey | August 13, 2020

    In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they haven’t always... Read More

    To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

    By Susanne Casey | August 5, 2020

    With the transition from summer to the beginning of a new school year (and maybe some back-to-work blues), August can feel like a sudden downshift. Stretch out these last days of summer by squeezing in a few more home projects, savoring simple pleasures and, when the time comes, preparing the house for fall. Pick from... Read More