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Surprising Facts About Flood Insurance

Myth #1: Hurricanes, not floods, are the No. 1 natural disaster and cause the biggest economic losses in the United States.

Hurricanes grab the headlines, but because floods happen in virtually every part of the country, they cause more losses than any other type of natural disaster. Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover floods. Only flood insurance covers flood damage to your home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Do Swimming Pools Add Value to Homes?

You can picture it now: cocktails in hand as you sit by the pool, grill fired up for an al-fresco dinner so it’ll be easy to dive back in before dessert. Read the rest of this entry »

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What You Need to Know About Excess Flood Insurance

Most homeowners who need flood insurance buy it from the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program. But NFIP policies max out at $250,000. If your lender wants you to have insurance coverage beyond that, you have to purchase at least some of your flood insurance in the private sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Now the Time for Solar Panels for All? Ikea Thinks So

When you pop over to Ikea to get your akurum kitchen cabinets, an ullgump rug, or a plate of Swedish meatballs, you can pick up a couple of solar panels, too. At least in the U.K.

I guess Britain isn’t as overcast as it’s reputed to be! Read the rest of this entry »

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The World’s First Solar-Powered Laundry Dryer

We heart green-minded energy-savers. That’s why we’re fascinated with Miele’s latest household appliance. The forward-thinking manufacturer unveiled the first solar-powered dryer this year at IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Prepared to Evacuate in an Emergency?

If there comes a time when you have to abandon your house, an emergency probably won’t give you enough time to gather essentials and take steps to limit property damage.

Getting all of your ducks in a row before disaster strikes is the best course of action. Read the rest of this entry »

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