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Home insurance articles

Insurance issues to consider when hosting a house party.

Insurance issues to consider when hosting a house party.

Hosting a party? Put insurance on the invite list and make sure your home is covered.

Home Inventory: How To Create One

A home inventory lists everything you own, with each item's value.

Have You Mastered These Insurance Policy Basics?

Have You Mastered These Insurance Policy Basics?

Test your insurance literacy with this quiz to hone your grasp of coverage beliefs.

Tips for buying and selling a home

How to Stage a House

How to Stage a House

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

Closing Documents to Keep After Closing

Closing Documents to Keep After Closing

A guide to the closing documents you should keep after you buy your house—and what you can get rid of.

Things to know before a home inspection.

Things to know before a home inspection.

Get answers to common questions about the home inspection process.

Calculators

Compare Home Equity Tax Savings with This Calculator

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.

Are You Better Off Paying Down Debt or Investing?

Are You Better Off Paying Down Debt or Investing?

Pay off what you owe, or invest the money and let it grow? This online tool may help.

Calculate Your Savings Plan for a Large Purchase

Calculate Your Savings Plan for a Large Purchase

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

Tips for condo and unitower owners

Know what’s covered with condo unit owner's insurance

Know what’s covered with condo unit owner's insurance

Master policies and unit policies: get to know the condominium insurance types available.

Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary

Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary

When you're home or away, these home burglary prevention ideas preserve security.

A Fix-It for Every Room

A Fix-It for Every Room

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

Maintenance for your home

What Is Indoor Air Pollution and What Can You Do About It?

What Is Indoor Air Pollution and What Can You Do About It?

Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor. So learn what to do about air pollutants.

Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Excessive snow on the roof, attic condensation, and ice buildup can cause roof damage, water damage and personal injury.

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Look at these tips to save money on winter energy expenses and help winterize your home wherever you live.

Tips Around Manufactured Homes

IBHS Issues Manufactured Home Safety Checklist

IBHS Issues Manufactured Home Safety Checklist

IBHS issued a manufactured home safety checklist. See how your home rates.

Beyond Trailers - Buying Modern Manufactured Homes

Beyond Trailers - Buying Modern Manufactured Homes

It's an affordable housing category with confusion about types. Learn them here.

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Safety tips to help your severe wind emergency planning.

Prevention tips

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Take steps toward Christmas tree safety, preventing candle fires, and fireplace safety.

Are Power Surges Damaging Your Electronics?

Are Power Surges Damaging Your Electronics?

An invisible culprit may be harming your devices. Learn how to protect your property.

Tips For Renters

Renters guide: Are you ready to rent?

Renters guide: Are you ready to rent?

A guide to renting an apartment to help you understand what you and your landlord are responsible for.

Signing a Rental Lease: What You Need to Know

Make sure you ask the right landlord-tenant questions before signing your lease and moving in.

What makes a good tenant? Keeping your rental property in tip-top shape.

What makes a good tenant? Keeping your rental property in tip-top shape.

Taking care of your rental might allow for rent negotiations and more favorable terms of the lease.

Weather tips

Sump Pump Basics

Sump Pump Basics

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

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage to your home by installing a water leak detection system.

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

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

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.