New rule should make it easier for homeowners to get flood insurance

In a nutshell, it sets a minimum bar for private insurance policies; if the policies meet those requirements, lenders who require flood insurance will have to accept them.

The guide to finding the best brokerage for you

Strengths, weaknesses, culture and more from some of the industry’s best-known and most innovative brokerages, straight from Jeff Lobb, CEO of Sparktank Media.

Insurance commissioner warns wildfire victims of scammers

In the wake of the devastating wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of forest and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in California, the state’s insurance commissioner Dave Jones is warning residents to protect themselves from possible scammers.

The essential guide to second homes and vacation homes

At one time or another, most people have dreamt of owning a place where they can get away from it all, whether it be a cabin overlooking a scenic mountain range, a quaint cottage near the lakeside or a breezy bungalow a few steps from the beach. What d…

How to answer these 7 common first-time homebuyer questions

To keep things running smoothly, we’ve compiled a list of questions first-time homebuyers should ask across the board. Agents who are prepared to answer these inquiries upfront and in detail stand at least one step ahead of the competition and facilitate an overall positive experience.

Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics also uses its data mapping to work with real estate agents and brokers in order to alert clients about the cost of insurance. Eventually, Cummings hopes that the company will also be able to provide information pertaining to real estate …

Re/Max Leading Edge in Boston launches insurance agency

Massachusetts Re/Max franchise Re/Max Leading Edge on Monday announced the launch of its new insurance agency Leading Edge Insurance, according to a statement released on Monday. The full-service insurance agency, to be offered to local families in the…

The coastal mortgage time bomb

“It’s this slow moving disaster,” says Cynthia McHale, director of insurance at Ceres, “No want wants to be left holding the bag.” …

The latest from the Northern California wildfires

Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is responding …

Software generates binding home insurance quotes in seconds

Swyfft provides home insurance policy quotes in seconds using only a home’s address …