Home Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Tips for Choosing an Apartment that Matches Your Lifestyle

When it comes to choosing a place to call home, there are many factors to consider. These factors may include the size and price of the apartment, the location and the pet-friendliness of a given rental property, among other things. There are, however, some additional factors to think about when picking an apartment that go beyond the… Continue reading Tips for Choosing an Apartment that Matches Your Lifestyle

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Marriage and Insurance

So, you’re getting married soon. Starting a new life with someone means a lot of changes, and one the important changes you shouldn’t forget is making sure your insurance is updated once you tie the knot. In many cases, you may be able to combine you and your spouse’s policies and save yourself some money… Continue reading Marriage and Insurance

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Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

You have a lot of balls to juggle when you’re coordinating a move. With household belongings to sift through, moving boxes to sort, and movers to schedule and supervise, it’s easy to see how other things might slip through the cracks. But one task you want to make sure not to overlook is getting insurance… Continue reading Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

Home Insurance · Misc. Insurance

Renting Out Your Home

Renting is on the rise, and many homeowners are deciding to rent out their old homes rather than sell them. If you fall into that camp, you’ll want to talk to your Colonial agent about changing your current homeowners insurance policy to a rental policy. Your insurance A rental policy will protect your home’s structure and… Continue reading Renting Out Your Home

Home Insurance · Money · Tips and Tricks

When’s the Best Time of Year to Sign a Lease?

There is no way around it — apartment hunting can be stressful. And the cost of rent can be quite expensive — even outpacing average U.S. salary increases. According to the National Association of Realtors, the cost of rent rose an average of 15 percent while renters’ income only rose 11 percent from 2009 to 2014. However with some planning and negotiating,… Continue reading When’s the Best Time of Year to Sign a Lease?

Home Insurance · Pets

Pet Damage: Does Homeowners Cover It?

You came home to discover that Rover missed you so much he dug a hole in the carpet. And for good measure, he chewed through the drywall in the hallway. Now what? Such a situation may leave you wondering whether homeowners insurance covers pet damage to your house. What Type of Pet Damage is Covered… Continue reading Pet Damage: Does Homeowners Cover It?

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Gardening for Beginners: Why You Should Try It

Did you know that 45 minutes of weeding can burn almost as many calories as 30 minutes of high-impact aerobics? In fact, gardening can help you reduce pain, improve mental health, and even protect your home. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new hobby, there are plenty of reasons to try gardening and plenty of ways to get… Continue reading Gardening for Beginners: Why You Should Try It