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How Much Home Insurance Do I Need? A Guide for Buyers

CatLane/iStock If you’re buying a home, choosing the right amount of home insurance for your property is key. Buy too much, and you’re wasting cash on coverage you’ll never use. Buy too little, and if a hurricane, hailstorm, or other disaster strikes your home,…

October 22, 2020

What’s an Affordable Ski Town Where We Can Retire?

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Dear MarketWatch, My wife and I are both federal employees and will retire in a few years with total (combined) pensions of around $10,000 a month. Our nest egg for retirement (TSP plus savings) will be another $2 million or so.…

October 22, 2020

6 Modest Front-Yard Updates Home Sellers Should Never Forget

bruev/Getty Images Home sellers know that a tidy, tasteful home will catch any buyer’s eye. That’s why many people put effort into fixing up—and even staging—the interior of their home before putting it on the market and hosting open houses. But did you know…

October 21, 2020

How Much Does Home Insurance Cost? Advice To Find the Best Price

wutwhanfoto / Getty Images If you’re buying a home, you probably know that paying for the property isn’t the only expense you’ll incur. Among other things, you’ll also want to buy home insurance to protect this valuable asset in the event of unforeseen problems,…

October 20, 2020

Is Home Insurance Required When You Buy a House?

Jirsak / Getty Images If you’re buying a home, one question you might wonder is this: Is home insurance required when you own a house? In many cases, homeowners insurance is indeed mandatory—and even in cases where it isn’t absolutely necessary, it’s still a…

October 13, 2020

13 Hidden Problems in a Bathroom You Might Not Spot on Video

Getty Images It might be easy to gloss over the bathroom when you’re touring a home in person—but it’s even easier to do so when you’re viewing it by video, as many of us are doing in the age of the coronavirus. It’s a…

October 2, 2020