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Autumn décor inspiration

Autumn décor inspiration

Summer is gone, long gone. Cold winds and icy mornings announce the inevitable arrival of winter. Just as our lifestyle changes with the seasons, so should our homes. It’s about time to bring out your winter woollies as this is the beginning of those cozy nights in. Window coverings As much as we’d love those […]

Rising U.S. Renters

Rising U.S. 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 […]