What return can you get on your home upgrade?

How much return on your money can you expect for specific upgrades? Here’s a 2020 top ten list created from an average of over 100 US cities. 1. Faux stone on front of home (96%). 2. Garage door replacement (94%). 3. Minor kitchen remodel (78%). 4. Siding replacement (fiber cement) (78%). 5. Siding replacement (vinyl)[…]

What if you didn’t pull a permit to do work on your home?

Many repairs and updates don’t require a permit but many do. Here’s a list of repairs that require a permit that you might not know about: door and window replacement, a/c replacement, major plumbing repairs, water heater replacement, some roofing repairs. What if you did the work yourself, you didn’t get a permit, and are[…]

FEMA Has Postponed Changes to Flood Insurance Program

Florida is home to 35% of all flood insurance policies underwritten by the federal government. The National Flood Insurance Program, part of FEMA, has pushed back its planned changes to the program. The original effective date of Oct. 1, 2020, has been moved back one year to Oct. 1, 2021. Known as the Risk Rating[…]