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Colorado family battles with insurance after losing home in fire

Courtney and Todd Walsh have a spreadsheet of every item they ever owned to try to justify their worth to the insurance company.

BOULDER, Colo. — On a Friday morning in Boulder at the base of Chautauqua Mountain, the Walshes get their kids ready for school in a rental home. 

“We’ve been here since December, so we’re sort of getting used to the new normal,” said Courtney Walsh, a wife and mom of two kids. 

It’s their second time getting used to a new normal during the pandemic. 

“We’re used to change at this point,” she said. “I think a

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Bay Area business finds a new home in Fresno

Jeffrey De Ponte, CEO of Exhibit Supply, cuts the ribbon on his new facility in Fresno. Photo by Frank Lopez

published on May 7, 2021 – 4:23 PM
Written by Frank Lopez

A business transplant just opened its doors and two local chambers helped celebrate the opening day.

Exhibit Supply celebrated its grand opening Friday with help from The Fresno and Clovis Chambers of Commerce.

Exhibit Supply is an advertising company in Fresno at 225 N. Gateway Blvd., Space 101, that makes customized canopies, display booths, fabric displays, table skins, flags and tradeshow counters. It is located near Fresno Yosemite

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Robert Earl Keen refinanced his home to make sure band was paid, had health insurance at start of pandemic, Forbes reports

SAN ANTONIO – Live music came to a grinding halt when the coronavirus pandemic began to take charge across the U.S., but Robert Earl Keen didn’t sit back and watch his team go unsupported.

The Texas country music legend told Forbes that he refinanced his home as well as applied for a government crisis loan and a PPP loan to keep his employees on the payroll until at least the summer.

All 10 employees’ salaries had to be reduced by 25%, but they were able to keep their insurance as the health crisis worsened, the business magazine reported Monday.

“I

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A beginner’s guide to buying home insurance

Home insurance is one of the smartest investments every person who owns a piece of real estate should make. Here’s a homeowners insurance guide and what you should expect as a first-time homeowner. (iStock)

Homeowners insurance isn’t an option — it’s a necessity. Nearly all mortgage lenders require borrowers to purchase homeowners insurance before financing a residential real estate transaction.

Insurance can be complicated. Homeowners need to be prepared and make sure they are adequately insured. Here’s a buyer’s guide for first-time homeowners on the basics of home insurance and finding the plan that offers the right insurance

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How to finance your next home purchase if you’re retired

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Retirees who are considering a move that involves buying a home may want to consider how they’d finance the purchase.

It can be tricky for seniors to get a mortgage in retirement, said Al Bingham, a mortgage loan officer with Momentum Loans in Sandy, Utah. Not only are lenders still more cautious about extending credit during the pandemic, retirees generally have left a steady paycheck behind.

“You can have a lot of money but show very little income and have difficulty qualifying for a mortgage,” Bingham said. “It frustrates a lot of them.”

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Financial adviser, C-suite consultant buy priciest home sold in March

The house at 7612 Hill Drive overlooks the James River. (Photos courtesy of CVRMLS)

A local couple’s purchase of a nearly century-old house along Riverside Drive topped Richmond-area home sales last month, edging out several million-dollar deals that included a recently built modern home in Byrd Park.

Topping the list was 7612 Hill Drive, a 7,500-square-foot house on a bluff beside the river that sold March 29 for $2.15 million, below its Jan. 19 list price of $2.49 million.

The buyers are Brian and Stephanie Ford. They were represented by Paul Wierschem with Keller Williams Midlothian.

The original

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