Chris Moon

Chris is a Product Manager for ValuePenguin with years of experience in addressing critical questions about mortgages and homeowners insurance. He spends his time evaluating insurance providers and policy features to understand where consumers might find the most cost-effective coverage. Chris has contributed insights to the New York Times and many other publications.

Can Renovating Your House Lower Your Insurance Costs?

We explored how renovations can impact the cost of homeowners insurance. See how roof work, exterior upgrades and security systems can...

As Winter Sets in, 62% of Homeowners with Damage from Last Season Are Still Dealing With the Consequences

Winter weather poses a number of home risks. Our survey found that a majority of U.S. homeowners are still dealing with the financial...

It's Time to Run Your 2020 Home Insurance Checkup

Thousands of homeowners lost their homes to fires in recent months. As the new year gets under way, conduct your own home insurance checkup...

Urban Migration Patterns Show a Majority Leaving Biggest Metros for More Affordable Markets

While city-dwellers rarely chose to leave the urban setting entirely, the biggest MSAs saw hundreds of thousands leaving for smaller cities...

As Homeownership Rates Recede, Renters Move in

Over the past ten years, renter households have grown in numbers far more quickly than the homeowner population. This trend can be seen not...

The Best and Cheapest Homeowners Insurance in Missouri

Shopping for homeowners insurance in Missouri doesn’t have to be hard. Protect your home with the best insurance at the right price.

As Peak Hurricane Season Begins, Many Homeowners Substitute Confidence for Preparedness

About 25% of homeowners in high-risk states believed themselves ready for this year's hurricanes despite having made no preparations.

New Hampshire Mortgage Rates for April 2020

Mortgage rates in New Hampshire can change on a weekly basis. We keep an eye on how rates are trending for the most popular mortgage...

New Mexico Mortgage Rates for April 2020

In New Mexico, mortgage rates can look different from day to day thanks to changes in the financial markets. Our survey of average home...

South Carolina Mortgage Rates for April 2020

South Carolina's mortgage rates change every week, thanks to movements in the financial markets. Find out how your home loan quotes match...

Kansas Mortgage Rates for April 2020

In Kansas, the interest rates for a home loan can change from week to week. We track and compare mortgage rates in the Sunflower State so...

Connecticut Mortgage Rates for April 2020

In Connecticut, your mortgage rate will depend not only on your loan details but also on your timing. We've looked at the average rate for...

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