Jeff Keleher

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Keleher is the Home Finances Editor for Bob Vila, joining the team in May 2022. With a decade of professional writing experience, he has created heavily researched educational content for mortgage lenders, financial services firms, and insurance companies. As a homeowner himself, Jeff continually strives to simplify the complexity of home finances so consumers can make the best choices regarding these all-important decisions. When he’s not busy writing, he enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and taking on new DIY projects around his 130-year-old house. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn.

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JULY 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
Solved! How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?

Q: I’m a few years into retirement and starting to get worried that my pension and savings won’t be enough to cover my regular expenses. My neighbor suggested taking out a reverse mortgag...

JULY 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
Solved! What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

Q: My wife and I recently retired and are finally getting around to some much-needed home renovations. We don’t want to drain our retirement fund to update our house, though. Our friend s...

JULY 26, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Get a Mortgage in 10 Steps and Land a New Home

Buying a house is one of the biggest milestones in anyone’s life—it’s certainly one of the most expensive investments someone can make. As such, home buyers will want to approach any real...

JULY 19, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

Q: We’ve had the same garbage disposal since we moved into our house about 10 years ago. It’s been struggling lately and making weird grinding sounds. Should I be worried that it’s about ...

JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Short-Term Rental Insurance Companies of 2022

Renting out property through short-term rental sites like Airbnb or Vrbo has become very popular in recent years, giving property owners new opportunities to generate revenue through shor...

JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Handyman Insurance Companies of 2023

Working as a handyman or contractor presents some significant liability concerns, as these professionals spend much of their workday in homes, private businesses, or work sites where the ...

JUNE 16, 2022 | THURSDAY
How Much Does Condo Insurance Cost?

Typical Range: $267 to $949 National Average: $539Securing homeowners insurance is one of the most important steps to buying a new home, as it protects against potential damages that c...

JUNE 16, 2022 | THURSDAY
Solved! Is My Garage Covered Under Homeowners Insurance?

Q: We had a huge storm last week, and a large branch came down from our old oak tree, just narrowly missing our garage. What would have happened if the branch had cracked the roof or dama...

JUNE 9, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Compare Renters Insurance in Just 10 Steps to Find the Right Policy

After going through the process of finding a new apartment or rental property, it’s tempting to focus solely on settling into your new home. But your belongings could be at risk without r...

JUNE 2, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Tractor Insurance Companies of 2022

Farmers depend on reliable machinery and equipment to tend fields, harvest crops, and keep their operations running smoothly all year round. While agricultural equipment is built to last ...