How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

Most expensive state for car insurance – plus what it costs in each state

A NerdWallet survey reveals that switching car insurance could save good drivers around $417 per year. Adobe Stock (New Africa) There’s no doubt that car insurance is expensive – NerdWallet reveals the average cost of car insurance is $1,630 per year — and a company survey finds the change could save good drivers about $417 … Read more

DeSantis convenes special session on property insurance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) – Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday he will convene a special legislative session in May to address problems in the property insurance system that have led to homeowners losing coverage and suffering significant rate increases. DeSantis made the announcement during an appearance in Jacksonville but did not immediately specify dates for the … Read more

Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than a decade – even wealthy homebuyers are feeling the pain

Mortgage rates are soaring and no one is spared. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5% the week ending April 14, which is up 28 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.31% reported Thursday. A basis point is equal to one hundredth of a percentage point, or 1% of … Read more

Mortgage rates hit their highest level in more than a decade – even wealthy homebuyers are feeling the pain

Mortgage rates are soaring and no one is spared. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5% the week ending April 14, which is up 28 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.31% reported Thursday. A basis point is equal to one hundredth of a percentage point, or 1% of … Read more