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Insurance in the Era of Climate Change
Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida, leaving dozens of fatalities and upwards of $60 billion in economic losses in its wake. It also left a lot of home and business owners with steep losses given the lack of available flood and disaster insurance in the state. Brian Schneider of Fitch Ratings joins the show to talk about Florida's precarious insurance situation, the role of reinsurance in natural disasters, and the likelihood of rising rates for customers in the era of climate change. Plus, The Clean Water Act goes back to The Supreme Court as an Idaho couple and several powerful lobbies try to take down the 50-year old law.
5 Types of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
If you’re making a down payment of less than 20% on a home, it’s important to understand your options for private mortgage insurance (PMI).
Renting vs. Buying a Home: What's the Difference?
The differences between renting and owning a home are complex. Owning isn’t always better than renting, and renting is not simpler for everyone.
8 Mistakes That Real Estate Investors Should Avoid
Whether you plan to invest in rental property—or buy and flip—steer clear of these pitfalls.
Home Appraisals: Your Key to a Successful Refinance
When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. The key is understanding how appraisals work and how to prepare your home.
What Harvey and Irma Mean for the Economy and Your Portfolio
With Irma following close at the heels of Hurricane Harvey, will this hurricane season spell doom for the U.S. economy?
How To Find the Best Mortgage Rates
Shopping for a mortgage? Learn how to get the best possible mortgage deal, how a mortgage calculator can help, and tips to help you find the best mortgage rates.
Temporarily Leasing Out Your Home to Cover Your Mortgage
If you own your home but temporarily can’t afford the payments and can’t find a cheaper place to live, renting your home may be the solution for you.
How to Get Help From the Mortgage Relief Program
If your income has been affected by COVID-19, your mortgage payments can be suspended for up to 360 days. Here’s how to qualify.
The Mortgage Process, Explained
Arranging a mortgage can seem complex. Learn the six basic steps to get from application to closing.