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The 3 Best Minnesota Homeowners Insurance Companies

Minnesota’s northern location in the Upper Midwest creates conditions for extreme seasons — and an increased risk of damage for homeowners. Hot summers and snowy winters

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The 4 Best Pennsylvania Homeowners Insurance Companies

Despite unpredictable mid-Atlantic weather and some pockets of very high home values, Pennsylvanians pay surprisingly low homeowners insurance premiums on average. In fact, Keystone state


How Bank ‘Buffers’ Can Make or Break Your Mortgage Application

By Peter Miller If you’ve got your mortgage application figured down to the penny, you may want to haul out the old calculator one more

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The 4 Best Georgia Homeowners Insurance Companies

Annual homeowners insurance premium rates in Georgia are nowhere near as astronomically high as those facing its neighbor to the south — at $975 per

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The 4 Best Arizona Homeowners Insurance Companies

Fortunately for residents of the Grand Canyon State, the risk of a natural disaster is low, resulting in some of the lowest homeowners insurance rates in the country.

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10 Reasons Moving Always Costs More Than You Think

If you’ve ever considered moving on up to a bigger, more expensive home or apartment, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey from the

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The 3 Best Iowa Homeowners Insurance Companies

Iowa’s harsh weather conditions create an increased risk of property damage due to things like flooding and frozen pipes. Despite this, however, homeowners insurance premiums

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What Common Home Repairs Cost (and How to Budget for Them)

Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make, and yet a shocking number of people drastically underestimate the costs that come


The 4 Best Connecticut Homeowners Insurance Companies

Connecticut’s Northeastern locale puts the state’s homeowners at risk for wintertime damage like frozen pipes and snow-collapsed roofs, as well as summer flooding and wind damage

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Would You Trust Quicken Loans With Your Mortgage?

By Peter Miller There has always been competition in the mortgage industry, but now borrowers increasingly find themselves with a new option: financing from a


The 4 Best Ohio Homeowners Insurance Companies

Ohio residents don’t have to worry much about natural disasters, and homeowners insurance premiums in the state are low as a result. The average annual

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The 4 Best New Jersey Homeowners Insurance Companies

The devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 stressed the importance of a comprehensive homeowners insurance policy, as thousands of New Jersey residents were forced to

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USDA Loans: Not Just for Farmers

If your income level, credit score, or down payment (or all of the above) are a bit too low for you to qualify for a

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Mortgage Rates: Current Trends and Historical Rate Data

Current mortgage rates are on the rise. The national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at the beginning of July 2015 was 4.08%. Rates hit

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The 4 Best Massachusetts Homeowners Insurance Companies

Located in the heart of New England, Massachusetts has a lot to offer by way of culture, history, and jobs, making it an attractive destination

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The 4 Best Michigan Homeowners Insurance Companies

Michigan’s northern Great Lakes location can create harsh winter weather conditions, often leading to an increased risk of frozen pipes and flooding. It’s no surprise, then, that

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The 5 Best Illinois Homeowners Insurance Companies

Illinois is both a leading agriculture and manufacturing producer, and home to one of the biggest, most bustling cities in the country. This diverse landscape, combined with

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The 5 Best Maryland Homeowners Insurance Companies

Despite its coastal mid-Atlantic location, the average annual homeowners insurance premium in Maryland was just $837 in 2012  — over $100 less than the national average for that year.

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