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Rising US Renters

Rising US Renters

Homeownership has been declining in the U.S. over the last decade. The foreclosure crisis turned millions of homeowners into renters and the tight housing market makes it impossible for the majority of renters to buy homes. Demographic shifts, such as Millennials moving out of their parents’ homes, add to the renter pool, as does the […]

Freelancers and Insurance

Freelancers and Insurance

Freelancing is on an upward trend. The number of U.S. workers in home offices reached 55 million in 2016, up from 53.7 million the year before. Making up 35 percent of the workforce, the segment collectively earned $1 trillion last year, according to a “Freelancing in America: 2016” survey. Behind the growth is today’s economy, […]

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

First there was Harvey with its Category 4 rank in the world of mighty hurricanes; estimates suggest its damage costs are on par with Katrina’s. Now there’s Irma, already a Category 5 hurricane, making its way towards the southeastern coast as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. Jose seems to be gathering […]

Helping Hurricane Victims

Helping Hurricane Victims

Due to flooding caused by the hurricane, more than 30,000 people were displaced from their homes in Texas and Louisiana. The evacuees staying in shelters or with friends and relatives included many renters. Yardi software helps manage a significant percentage of the Houston multifamily housing market. Yardi committed $1 million to support nonprofit organizations in […]

Roommates and Insurance

Roommates and Insurance

Renters insurance is a complicated topic, with policies and laws varying from company to company and state to state. Even though it’s impossible to create a general guide to understanding its ins and outs, here are some things that will come in handy to all renters with roommates out there. What’s in a name Say […]

College Insurance

College Insurance

Insurance for renters sounds like a nice thing to have, right? But when disaster strikes, renters insurance suddenly becomes the best decision you ever made – at least as a renter. Then you start to think of it as more of an investment than an expense. But do college students need renters insurance? The 2015 […]

Hurricane season is on

Hurricane season is on

June marked the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will last until November 30. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP), which specializes in Atlantic Basin seasonal hurricane forecasts, predicts 13 more named storms for 2017. Counting tropical storm Arlene, which formed in April, the number increases to 14. “We anticipate that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane […]

Insurance And Your Life

Insurance And Your Life

Change is the only constant in life and when your life changes, so do your insurance needs. The complexity of the industry isn’t always easy to grasp, making it unclear what kind of insurance protection fits at a particular moment in your life, whether we’re talking about you, your family or your business. Since the […]

Wedded + Insured Bliss

Wedded + Insured Bliss

Inspired by the love birds around me getting married, I took the serious responsibility to research one of the least appealing aspects of life: insurance. Homeowners and renters insurance Couples who spend their first years in a rental should consider renters insurance to cover the value of their belongings. By combining homes, one of the […]