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Water and Homeowners Insurance

by Susanne Romo When most people think of home insurance and claims, fire or burglary is usually the first thing that concerns people.  But what might surprise you is that neither of those claims is the most common.  Water is. And your homeowner’s policy may or not cover the damage.  The bottom line your claims adjuster will need to know is —- ...

Condo owners should buy secondary insurance

BY BARBARA HOLLAND Posted: Aug. 11, 2012 | 2:04 a.m. Q: I currently own a condominium that I rent to my granddaughter. Last Sunday, the girl who lives in the condo above mine called me and said she heard running water, and asked if would come over and see if we could figure out where it was coming from. I went over and we looked in all the storage ...

Portland, Oregon: Deal or Steal

Kristie McDonald The McDonald Group Realtors (503) 577-9395 www.YourRoadMapToHome.com kristie@Mcdonaldgrouprealtors.com Tweet Portland, Oregon: Deal or Steal Portland’s market hasn’t been as effected like so many across the country, our vast & varying outdoor recreation, weather, culture and personality continues to draw ...

Kristie McDonald

Kristie McDonald Deal or Steal Insider tips The McDonald Group Realtors Oregon Phone: (503) 577-9395 Web: www.YourRoadMapToHome.com Email: kristie@Mcdonaldgrouprealtors.com Portland’s market hasn’t been as effected like so many across the country, our vast & varying outdoor recreation, weather, culture and personality continues ...

Remodeling Tips for your Home

G. M. Filisko Remodeling Tips for your Home Article G.M. Filisko is a freelance writer for REALTOR® magazine. Construction cost estimates are generated by HomeTech Information Systems of Bethesda, Md., which takes into account construction commodity data and labor cost information from a nationwide network of remodeling contractors. Read ...

New Fed Rule for Mortgage Brokers

Lynnley Browning New Fed Rule for Mortgage Brokers Article Lynnley Browning is a frequent contributor to the business pages of The New York Times and is a former Moscow-based correspondent for Reuters. STARTING April 1, under a new compensation rule from the Federal Reserve, borrowers who get their mortgages through brokers will most likely ...

No McMansions for Millennials

S. Mitra Kalita No McMansions for Millennials Article S. Mitra Kalita is a general assignment reporter at The Washington Post and serves as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. Here’s what Generation Y doesn’t want: formal living rooms, soaker bathtubs, dependence on a car. In other words, they don’t want their parents’ ...

Owners, Renters Agree: Owning a Home is a Smart Decision

  A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That’s according to the results of a National Association of Realtors® survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive.  Read Article