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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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Flood insurance too late for some, helpful for others

 By Meredith Machen After the shocking realization of how devastating flash floods can be, many in our region are starting to clean up and move forward. Some, however, have a little more help than others. A muddy and soaked mobile home in Washington County was the place Tabitha McCurry once called home. That changed when a nearby creek welcomed itself ...
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Cindy Edwards

SELLabrate Real Estate Team is a well-rounded group of individuals that is led by Team leader, Cindy Edwards. With an extensive knowledge of the local market, SELLabrate Real Estate Team works together to maintain professionalism, courtesy, top notch service to make sure they are at the top of the Real Estate chain. With targeted marketing strategies ...

Tennessee is a fabulous place to live and a great place to buy real estate

Cindy Edwards RE/MAX Checkmate 904 Sunset Drive Johnson City, TN SELLabrate Real Estate Team Direct: 423-677-6677 Fax: 866-418-1308 Tweet Tennessee is a fabulous place to live and a great place to buy real estate. One bonus of living in Tennessee is that we do not have a State income tax. This is appealing to many residents who like to hold onto ...

To know Tennessee’s tax system is to not love it

Tom Eblen To know Tennessee’s tax system is to not love it Article Herald-Leader Columnist When discussing state tax reform, Kentucky executives and politicians often cite Tennessee as a model. But many people south of the state line would beg to differ. What some tax reform advocates like about Tennessee is that it has no state income ...

How to clean up your credit score?

Tara Siegel Bernard Healing a Wounded Credit Score Article Tara Siegel Bernard is a personal finance reporter for The New York Times. Some lost their jobs or were just overwhelmed by mounting debt. Others got caught up in the real estate bubble or had major medical bills. Whatever the reason, the rising number of foreclosures, short sales, ...

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’ ...