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5 Features That Can Spike Insurance Costs

Shutterstock By Kelly McMurtie at HomeInsurance.com When shopping for a new home, some of the same features that lure you in could end up costing you extra in insurance premiums. If you're like the many buyers who wait until after going into contract to get insurance quotes on a property, you could be faced with some... Continue Reading »

Swimming Pool Pops Above Ground, Leaving Florida Family High and Dry

A Florida family came home one night this week and were startled to see that their in-ground pool had popped up out of the soil. Now it turns out that that when it comes to covering the thousands to repair it, the insurance payment may be only a drop in the bucket. "We had this disastrous scene in the backyard,"... Continue Reading »

What Today's Mansion-Buying Millionaires Want Most in a Home

Shutterstock By Robert Frank Wine cellars and tennis courts are becoming passe for today's mansion buyers. What they really want are open floor plans, smart technologies and really nice pools. A survey from Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Luxury Institute asked homebuyers who make more than $250,000 a... Continue Reading »

Does a Pool Make a Home a Better Investment?

By Tracy Royce I know I'm not the only one with the looming feeling investors might face this time of year: "Should I buy a house that has a pool?" In places like Arizona, we might look at things a little differently (any relief from the scorching desert is a plus!). If you're in the Midwest, having a pool might mean... Continue Reading »

Unfathomable Swimming Pools: Swim Like the Rich and Famous

Nothing like a week-long scorcher to make home buyers appreciate the value of a good swimming pool. But wade into the luxury real estate market and you'll find swimming pools with bigger price tags than most houses. Take, for instance, the pool featured above, which appeared in everyone's favorite Southern-fried vampire... Continue Reading »

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