While most homebuyers are focused on rising home prices, closing costs are rising nearly as quickly over the past three years, increasing by more than 20 percent since 2010, according recent information from Bankrate.com. Mortgage closing costs rose 6 percent over 2013 after rising 6 percent in 2012 and 8.8 percent in 2011. They now …
A Brief Guide to Condo Insurance
The ownership structure of a condominium unit is different from that of a single-family house. Here’s what you need to know when purchasing insurance for your condo.
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Condo Insurance & Home Insurance
When it comes to something as important as your condo insurance and homeowners insurance in Banning, do you know the difference in policies?
Condo Insurance 101
Condominiums are popular modes of housing today. That’s often because people want to live within (or at least near) the city. Other than that, they offer a lot of amenities that a single family house cannot. And because of that, ownership of a condo is a lot different than owning the regular house. Condos are … Continue reading Condo Insurance 101 →
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A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
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Condo Insurance vs. Home Insurance
A key difference between owning a condo or a home is what you’re responsible for insuring. When you purchase a home you’re responsible for the inside and outside of the building structure along with the land surrounding it. With condos you’re typically only responsible for the inside of your living space. In a condo, the building’s … Continue reading Condo Insurance vs. Home Insurance – What’s the Difference? →
What Is Condo Liability Insurance?
A simple accident — for instance, a friend trips on your throw rug and falls - can potentially lead to medical expenses and even lawsuits. That's when condo liability coverage can help protect your assets.
Condo Insurance: What is HOA Insurance?
If you live in a condominium, you’re sharing the building with other people. That means you share elevators, garage, fitness centers, and other amenities. To have some sort of order, each resident must join the homeowners association (HOA). This association sets rules and handles maintenance of common areas and the building itself. And since the … Continue reading Condo Insurance: What is HOA Insurance? →