5 Out-Of-This-World Arizona Homes You Can Visit

From Spanish Mission-style estates to sturdy log cabins to architectural anomalies, Arizona is home to some pretty cool houses that now operate as museums open to the public. These homes, many of which were built during the early 20th century, represent a significant time in Arizona history when it transitioned from territory to statehood. All offer a glimpse into the lives and legacies of some…

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What Is the Difference Between Water Damage and Flood Damage?

Burst pipes, overflowing toilets, floods—there are so many ways water can wreak havoc on your home. So, how can you tell whether you’re dealing with water damage or flood damage? They sound similar, but in the insurance world, water damage and flood damage are vastly different. If you think your homeowners insurance policy has you covered in the event of a flood, you’re not alone….

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Meet Homegrown Pro Victoria Dempsey

Personal Express Insurance is proud to introduce our Homegrown Pros. Each month we highlight our local insurance experts and their dedication to the community and customers they serve. Whether you need to file a claim, talk to a pro about updating your insurance coverage or are just looking to make a quick update to your policies, we’re here to serve you. Call 1-800-499-3612 or visit…

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Fresno City Guide: Where to Explore Art, Nature & Local Culture in Fresno, CA

While it’s true that much of Fresno’s identity is tied to agriculture, locals will tell you that the economic hub of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley is so much more than almond orchards and citrus groves as far as the eye can see. Here, you’re near the geographical center of California, and you’re never far from something fun. Wondering what to do this…

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How to Transform Your Patio Into the Outdoor Oasis of Your Dreams

If you’re fortunate enough to have a deck, porch or patio, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing it up for summer. Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, so why not make it even more inviting by incorporating a few elements that add personality and style? Could your patio use a refresh? Transform your backyard into the outdoor oasis of your…

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Golden State Getaways: Where to Vacation in California This Summer

California’s got a little bit of everything, so whether you’re itching for a road trip, want to bask on the beach, or yearn for a relaxing mountain retreat, you can quite literally choose your own adventure. Summer vacation planning starts now. Keep reading for the road trips and summer vacations that encapsulate the spirit of the Golden State. Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear & the Rim…

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10 Tips for First-Time Landlords [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are plenty of reasons to rent out a house. Maybe you’re dipping your toes into the world of real estate investing, or you’re struggling to sell your home and need to rent it out in the meantime. Owning an investment property can be quite profitable, but being a landlord is much more than handing over the keys, making the occasional repair and collecting a…

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Meet Homegrown Pro Armando Silva

Personal Express Insurance is proud to introduce our Homegrown Pros. Each month we highlight our local insurance experts and their dedication to the community and customers they serve. Whether you need to file a claim, talk to a pro about updating your insurance coverage or are just looking to make a quick update to your policies, we’re here to serve you. Call 1-800-499-3612 or visit…

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Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

Your tax return may feel like surprise money, but it’s money you earned. Now that it’s back in your wallet, don’t go spending it without first evaluating your financial circumstances. The average federal tax refund is $2,727, and it’s even higher in states like California and Arizona. That’s a pretty nice chunk of change, so instead of blowing it on a dream vacation or new…

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7 Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! The only thing that’s more rewarding than decluttering your home and starting fresh is turning all that clutter into cold hard cash. Sure, apps and social networks are great ways to sell your stuff, but nothing works quite as effectively as a good old-fashioned yard or garage sale. Follow these garage sale tips to get organized and ensure the…

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