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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 ...
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Tristan Emond

Tristan Emond, Broker Associate Rapid City, South Dakota     My name is Tristan Emond, broker associate with Prudential Kahler REALTORS® in Rapid City, South Dakota.  I have lived, worked and played in Rapid City since 1990 and have been involved in real estate full time since 2006.  I specialize in first time homebuyers, military transferees ...

How to Buy a Home in Rapid City, SD

Tristan Emond Broker Associate Prudential Kahler REALTORS® 2401 West Main Rapid City, SD  57702 605-391-7086 tristan@rapidhomesonline.com www.rapidhomesonline.com Tweet How to Buy a Home in Rapid City, SD Local tips, tricks, and what’s under the hood from a local real estate professional Before we get cracking open the hood and looking inside, let’s ...

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 ...

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’ ...

No mention of MID in State of Union Speech

  President Barack Obama talked about the need to reduce the federal deficit and simplify the tax code in his state of the Union speech last night but in leaving out the specifics of how he would accomplish those goals he left it unclear whether changes to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) would be part of the mix. Source: Web: www.realtor.org  

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