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The Villages is a popular retirement destination. Home prices average around $275,000, and countless seniors find the community affordable. Even so, when you retire, you may decide to cut back on certain household expenses. You might want to review your homeowner's insurance premiums. READ MORE >>

During your early years of driving, your car insurance premium will probably cost more on average. This is because younger, single drivers have higher operating risks that require more investment from insurers. Yet, since you are young, you are probably on a budget and you want to keep your premiums as affordable as possible. READ MORE >>

On average, Ocala's home values sit at around $139,000. Experts expect these values to continue increasing steadily for the foreseeable future. However, home value is not just based on the local property market. It also varies by the specific features of a house itself — notably its upkeep. READ MORE >>

Many residents of The Villages rely on fixed incomes. If you are one of these people, you want to keep your budget in line. However, you still must meet such standard costs as your home insurance premium. All the same, you can take steps to keep your policy costs affordable. READ MORE >>

Florida's average car insurance rate is around $1,100 per year. Ocala residents, more specifically, pay around $1,000 annually. Given that you, as a driver, must factor this cost into your budget, you'll want to save as much as you can on coverage. One of the most common ways to do so is to ask for policy discounts. READ MORE >>

School has started back up, and many drivers seem uncertain when to stop for a bus on a 4 lane road. Florida school buses carry precious cargo — our children. Motorists should always be alert and drive with caution around school buses. READ MORE >>

Estimates place over 5 million square feet of commercial space in The Villages. Experts expect that number to grow. When doing business, all commercial ventures pose liability risks to their patrons. Given the proportion of older residents in the area, local business owners must make their properties safe for all patrons. READ MORE >>

No one is immune to property crime. Theft and burglary can strike anywhere. For larger towns, the community might face higher risks of these crimes. In Gainesville, the same trend generally applies. Why do these risks occur? How can you make your home and belongings more immune to these problems? READ MORE >>

Many senior citizens travel together because it gives them a sense of security. Having an extra set of eyes and ears with you in the car might improve your ability to notice hazards before they become disasters. Yet, some drivers, particularly single drivers, don't have that luxury. READ MORE >>

Here in Ocala — and in Florida in general — we see our fair share of precipitation. Our area averages around 50 inches of rain each year, and when heavy rain threatens, there's a heightened risk of floods developing. Though we have both high and low locations throughout town, a flood might happen anywhere. READ MORE >>

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