Buying & Selling
What Is Home Staging and What Does It Cost?
Home staging can come with countless benefits, but is it right for selling your home? This guide can help.
Buying vs. Renting a House? Five Questions to Consider
What are the challenges of home ownership versus renting a home? Here are five questions to consider that may help you figure out what's best for you.
Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector [Video]
An important part of the process of purchasing a home, is the required home inspection. Here are some questions to ask potential candidates.
6 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Second Home
Ever wonder what it takes to buy a second home? Check out these six tips to learn more.
Home Protection: Water
Common Signs of Plumbing Problems [Video]
Water damage due to a plumbing problem in your home can be life-changing. But there are some common signs that homeowners can look for, and steps they can take, to help avoid a major water issue at home.
Basic Home Maintenance Tips to Help Protect Against Water Damage
Do you want to reduce the chances of water damage in your house? Here are some home maintenance tips that Travelers risk control specialists recommend.
Best Practices to Protect Your Home from Water While You're Away
Most water damage that occurs at home is due to leaks in pipes and connections, and the cause frequently is maintenance issues. The good news is, you can help prevent an unhappy homecoming from a water incident.
Kitchen Fire Safety [Video]
Kitchen fire safety extends beyond cooking, as these types of fires can also be caused by appliances.
The Science of Gas Grill Fires
What causes a gas grill to catch on fire? We'll take a look at three of the leading causes, and explore the science behind gas grill fires.
How to Help Prevent House Fires
There are many causes of house fires, including faulty wiring, alternate heat sources, cooking and more.
Swimming Pool Safety Tips
Swimming pool safety should be top-of-mind for anyone owning or using a pool. Help keep yourself and your family safe with these pool safety tips.
Backyard activities, such as swimming in a pool and grilling, have their own set of risks. Help prevent accidents with yard safety tips from Travelers.
Top Five Dangers to Your House
Water damage, roof damage, frozen pipes, theft and fire are some common risks facing homeowners. Learn how to help make your home less risky with Travelers.
Grilling Safety Tips
Planning on grilling? Protect yourself from potential grilling dangers.
How Smart Home Technology Helps Protect Your Home [Video]
Smart home technology offers ease and convenience. It can also help protect your home and reduce home insurance costs.
How to Set Up Smart Lighting [Video]
Installing smart lighting in your home is more than just smart. It’s easy, too. Watch our how-to video to find out more.
Put My Home in Vacation Mode [Video]
No house sitter? Smart tech can help keep your house safer. See how the CNET Smart Home® helped this man control all of his smart home security tech with one simple command.
Should I Move Myself or Hire a Mover?
If you're planning to move, consider the pros and cons of moving yourself vs hiring movers. Explore moving costs and other considerations with Travelers.
How to Move in 30 Days
This day-by-day guide will help you pare down and pack all of your possessions, so you can move as efficiently and safely as possible.
Moving from an Apartment to a House
When moving from an apartment to a house, consider some of these homeowner to-do's. Get tips for moving from an apartment to a house from Travelers.
How to Pack for a Move [Video]
Knowing how to pack for a move can help make the moving process much easier.
Call Before You Dig
Use the Call Before You Dig hotline, 811, to research underground lines that may be buried on your property before doing any digging.
Top Ways Things Can Go Wrong in Your Home [Tool]
Do you know the top dangers to your house? This interactive can help identify common risks in your area.
Is Your Home Insured to Its Replacement Value?
If your home isn’t insured to its estimated replacement cost, your homeowners policy may not cover the full cost to rebuild.
Information You May Need for a Homeowners Insurance Quote
Getting a homeowners quote can take only a few minutes when you have the correct information.
How the Home Insurance Claim Process Works
Owning a home can mean dealing with the unexpected. Knowing how the home insurance claim process works can help give you peace of mind.
Saving Money on Your Homeowners Insurance [Video]
What is bundling? Learn how you can save time and money by bundling your coverage with Travelers.
Hiring a Contractor Checklist and Tips
Use our hiring a contractor checklist tips as a guide to help you when selecting a contractor.
Renovating Your Home to FORTIFIED Standards
FORTIFIED homes are generally stronger than most state building codes require and can protect against severe weather.
The Pros and Cons of Composite vs. Wood Decking
While they often cost more than wood, composite materials can offer greater durability and less maintenance.
How to Protect Yourself from Package Theft and ID Fraud
From identity theft to car break-ins, help prevent theft with these tips.
Worried About ID Theft When Shopping Online?
Read these tips to help stay safe.
What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen
If your identity is stolen, it can affect your finances, credit history and reputation.
10 Common Rental Property Repairs Landlords Need to Know About [Infographic]
Landlords are responsible for handling building maintenance and quickly fixing problems. To ensure you are always ready, here are the ten most common rental property repairs.
Can a Landlord Require Renters Insurance?
If you’re a landlord, you might’ve wondered if your tenants should have renters insurance. Find out if landlords can require renters insurance with Travelers.
Landlord Insurance for Rental Properties
Considering renting out your home or investing in a small residential property with a couple of apartments to generate extra income? Here's what you need to know about landlord insurance.
Landlord Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance: What's the Difference?
Make sure you have the coverage needed for your rental properties. Whether you're a seasoned, new, or accidental landlord, learn about landlord vs. homeowners insurance.
Renting Out Your House or Investment Property: 10 Things to Consider
Here are 10 things to think about when you’re considering renting your own property as a landlord.
7 Tips for Moving With a Pet
Moving with your cat, dog or other pet can be stressful for both you and your pet. Follow these tips for moving with pets to help with a smooth transition.
What Not to Feed Your Dog
Your dog may ask for a bite of your food, but is it okay to share? Learn what foods not to feed your dogs and what to do if they eat something they shouldn't.
Alternatives to Declawing Cats
Cat owners frustrated with scratching may consider declawing their cats, but the procedure can be damaging. Learn more about alternatives to declawing.
Do College Students Need Renters Insurance?
College students living in dorms likely won't have any dorm insurance. Learn more about on and off campus renters insurance for college students from Travelers.
A Guide to Renewing Your U.S. Passport
Renewing your passport can be a daunting task. Unsure where to start? Learn how to renew your passport with this helpful guide.
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance helps protect you when unexpected things happen before or during trips.
How Does Travel Medical Insurance Work?
Traveling soon? You should consider travel medical insurance to help protect yourself in the event of an accident or illness. Learn more about your options today.
How to Pack a Suitcase for Vacation
Some people love the process of planning a vacation. But what may be less enjoyable, for some, is the essential task of packing for your trip. Here are 10 tips on how to pack a suitcase for vacation
When Should I Purchase Travel Insurance?
Booking travel insurance ahead of time is crucial to kick off a stress-free trip. Read on to learn more about when you should consider purchasing travel insurance.
10 Tips for Staying Productive When Working From Home
Though technology can ease many of the challenges associated with working from home, it can't always help you stay productive. If you're finding it hard to stay on top of your tasks or meet your deadlines while working from home, these 10 tips can help.
How to Set Up Your Home Office [Infographic]
If you work from home, properly setting up your home office can help avoid painful injuries and time lost from work.
6 Projects to Keep Your Children Busy While You're WFH
With companies having their employees working from home (WFH) during the coronavirus pandemic, many people have abruptly found that they need to juggle their daily work activities with caring for their children.