According to a Redfin study, demand for second homes skyrocketed over the pandemic, growing an astonishing 84% year over year. Moreover, buying a second home is more doable than you might think for homeowners of all income levels who are looking to make a property investment or just have a place to vacation.
Just like the journey for your first home, choosing a city for your second is step number one. With that being said, we compiled the list from RedFin’s study which shows top cities to buy a secondary homes based on factors such as median home price, cost of insurance and property profitability.
The list is as follows in numerical order from best to average:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
El Paso, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Interestingly enough, Western Mutual offers coverage in 4 of the 6 states mentioned as best cities to purchase your second home. Should you find the right one, make sure to give us a call and get a 30-second quote for the lowest rate possible.
Today we honor our leaders for the work, dedication and accomplishments they have done during their time representing this great country. We would like to share some unforgettable words spoken by these individuals:
“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph” – George Washington
“Believe you can and you’re already halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt
“You can’t let your failures define you, let the failures teach you” – Barack Obama
Western Mutual Insurance Group is excited and grateful to be celebrating 80 years of business this coming March. For the past eight decades, you and your family have allowed us to protect your most valuable asset, your home.
We thank our employees who strive to provide exceptional service every day but even more our insureds who have helped us grow to where we are now. In these 80 years, we have expanded into more states, gained the title of being a preferred rate A+ carrier and have even received the accolade of zero justified complaints.
To celebrate this milestone, Western Mutual has decided to reward its insured’s with an opportunity to win $800. Yes, you read that right, $800!
To sweeten the deal even more, for a limited time, our referral incentive has been increased to $80 per new customer that switches to us. Therefore, not only will you receive $80 but your name will be entered in our drawing for the grand prize of $800.
The winner will be announced on our social media pages early May, so make sure you’re following us there as well. We will also reach out via phone call with the good news.
So what are you waiting for? Let your neighbors, family and friends know about us and our low rates!
Our sales agents are ready to speak with you, call toll-free at 1-877-968-8825
Valentine’s Day is here and some of us have already planned out our evening while others don’t know where to start. Here are some tips on making this holiday a memorable one for you and whoever you decide to spend it with.
Secure a baby-sitter early and confirm with them the day before
If you can’t secure a sitter, include your little ones on your dinner date and encourage them to dress-up for your night out
Start the day with a surprise gift or card, letting them know your excited to spend the day with them
Plan a night in with a homemade dinner, roses and a nice bottle of bubbly
Play it safe and agree to celebrate the holiday the following day
Typically, New Year’s comes with a plethora of resolutions and goals, other times it’s a promise to buy something you’ve been waiting a long time for. If that something is getting a furry friend, specifically a cat, we have some news for you.
While you have probably read tons of articles and made countless trips to local pet stores and animal shelters seeking the perfect kitty, there is still plenty you need to take into consideration…like cat proofing your home.
Beware of Poisonous Plants
If you have house plants sitting around, it’s a good idea to put them in a room where your kitty will not have access to them. Certain plants are poisonous to cats, and can cause vomiting, lethargy, and, in some cases, death.
Therefore, if you have plants such as lilies, foxglove, philodendron, azalea, rhododendron, among others, keep them away from your cat, since cats love to chew on grass and plants.
Put Away Your Valuables
If you have fine china on a dining room table, or lots of other breakable treasures around your house, put them in a display cabinet that can be locked or in a part of your house that kitty won’t have access to every day.
Since kittens as well as older cats love to jump around and explore every inch of their surroundings, chances are that if you don’t follow this advice, you’ll soon hear the sound of something you treasure falling to the floor and breaking into many pieces.
Check Your Windows and Screens
When you bring your new kitty home, one of the first things she may do is sit by a window and take in her new environment.
Before letting her do so, make sure your windows are secure and screens are latched tightly. If you don’t, you may turn your back for a minute, only to discover your new arrival has slipped out the window and disappeared.
Essential Supplies for Your Kitty
Along with taking steps to cat-proof your house, it’s also important to have plenty of essentials on hand when you bring your kitty home.
When it comes to buying cat food, include both wet and dry varieties. Also make sure to purchase some food and water bowls that are durable and will stand the test of time. For many people who work during the day, using automatic food and water dispensers that can hold large amounts at once can be beneficial.