If you’re looking to buy a home in Milwaukee, WI, there are a few things you’re going to need to know before you put your money down:
- Your home can suffer some pretty serious weather damage. Wisconsin is one of those states that really gets the seasons in spades. Falls are beautiful, Winters are snowy, Summers are hot and Springs are rainy. This means that you need to protect your home against all of the elements. Dern & Company can help you to get a great insurance policy, but you’ll get more discounts the better you take care of your home, so invest in the right siding, roofing, storm windows and so on.
- The safer your home, the lower your insurance. It’s not just the neighborhood you’re in, it’s whether or not you have a burglar alarm or monitored system, whether or not you have any surveillance equipment and so on. Any policy you buy through Dern & Company, you’re more likely to get some great discounts if you’ve taken some measures against theft and burglarly.
- Prepare for salty air. Living right by one of the great lakes is the next best thing to living right on the beach, but the salty air can do some serious damage to the surface and even the structure of your home. Invest in some protective primers and siding to keep the salt from taking hold of your home and chewing it up.
Milwaukee WI is one of the best cities in the US for homeowners. The city is not as pricey as, say, NYC or San Francisco, it stays close to its working class roots, but it is also more pleasant than many other parts of WI.