March 22, 2018
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4 Steps to Natural Disaster Preparedness

The past few months have brought the devastation of natural disasters to the forefront, as televisions, newspapers and social media have covered hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and […]
April 29, 2018
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How Homeowners Insurance Covers Your Roof

A home’s roof is its most important feature, and for good reason. If the roof leaks or is damaged in some way, it can lead to […]
September 17, 2018
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9 Ways to Save on Life Insurance

Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a good […]
January 28, 2021

What’s the Difference Between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

If you are planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. It is also a different step in the process from a home inspection, which assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. Here is the breakdown of each one and why they’re both important when buying a home.