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Residence Tips

Pet Proof Your Home in a Snap

Before you head out for a game of fetch, try these tricks to create a safe environment for Rover, Fido, and every other pet member of your family.

Can Landlords Require Renters Insurance?

Purchasing renters insurance is a smart move.

Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning protection can help you limit your risk of lightning damage.

Renters

Find out how to request a credit report on potential tenants.

Give your home a quick staging makeover before it’s time to sell.

Easy ways to try to go plastic-free.

Consider all the options when making your choice.

Buying and Selling a Home

Learn what related destruction is covered and what is not under typical policies.

A community garden offers a bouquet of benefits: Meet neighbors, beautify the area, grow your own food and more.

If you live within 20 miles of a volcano, you'll want to know how your family can prepare for and respond to an eruption.

We talked to millennials who earned their rental stripes through mishaps and misfortunes you may be able to avoid.


Home Insurance

Use our rental property viewing checklist so you're organized and prepared when looking at rental listings.

Financial savings and life considerations may contribute to your to-dos for home buying.

Finding the right home is all about where you are in life.

Tips and tricks for the first-time homeowner.

Home Maintenance

How to decide if downsizing is right for you.

A few helpful things homeowners should keep in mind for home insurance reviews.

You may want to opt for personal liability or one of the other personal insurance options.

Is your shed, detached garage or swimming pool covered under your policy?

Weather

A home inventory can expedite insurance claims process after theft, damage, or loss.

We’ve gathered intel from top cleaning professionals to help you tackle your spring cleaning to-do list.

Want a happy and structurally sound home? Stay on top of your maintenance list. We asked experts to point out quick, but important repairs.

It may be vacation time, but it's also the right time for these home repairs and fixes.


Prevention

Hurricane season begins June 1. Here’s what you need to know about hurricane safety preparations.

Tree-trimming tips for using the right tools and making the right cuts.

Simple tips to ensure you and your loved ones are keeping cool enough during the dog days.

It's important to protect kids from extreme heat, so read these car safety pointers.

Condo

When to do it yourself and save money, and when you should hire a professional for home repairs.

If you live within 20 miles of a volcano, you'll want to know how your family can prepare for and respond to an eruption.

Learn how sump pumps work and whether you should look into installing one.

You can't stop April showers, but you can prepare your home and surroundings for thunderstorms, severe winds and more.


Manufactured Homes

Prevent your house from becoming a target with tips for security during vacation.

Putting off this task too long can be damaging, so follow these steps to clear gutters.

A few helpful things homeowners should keep in mind for home insurance reviews.

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes in the South.

Home Calculators

Calculate Your Savings Plan for a Large Purchase

Decide the best payment scheme to reach your goal amount using this online tool.

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

It's easier to conquer debt when you streamline multiple payments into one place.

Fixed Rate Mortgage vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Which type may be best for you?

Compare Home Equity Tax Savings with This Calculator

Which gives better savings, a home equity loan or line of credit? Find out with this tool.

State Farm® is here with resources, tips, and advice to help you get the most out of owning a home

A Multiple Line Discount Can Save You Up to 22%

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