Homeowners Insurance

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Home Alarm System

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Home Alarm System

Home security alarms have come a long way over the past decade thanks to WiFi, Bluetooth and smartphone technology. These security systems allow you to monitor your home remotely and receive messages if a sensor detects motion or it hears glass breaking. Many of the systems are also hooked up to cameras that you can […]

Spring Showers Bring Water Damage; Be Prepared

Spring Showers Bring Water Damage; Be Prepared

The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.” However, those same showers can also bring something unwanted: water damage. Rain that exceeds the capacity of storm sewers, sump systems, bodies of water and the ground’s ability to absorb and hold water can cause big problems for your home, resulting in significant water damage and […]

Preparing Your Home for a Snowy Winter

Preparing Your Home for a Snowy Winter

The chill in the air tells you it’s time to pull out the heavy clothes and brave the falling temperatures. That chill should also tell you it’s time to perform a check of your home to ensure it can withstand the rigors of the upcoming winter. Roof – Start with a top-down approach by taking […]

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter Storms

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter Storms

As autumn approaches with its heavy rains and storms that are becoming increasingly unpredictable, you should start now to make sure your home is properly protected against them. If a particularly heavy storm hits, you can lose outdoor furnishings and see parts of your house damaged by winds or falling trees or branches. Also, you […]

Treat Your Insurance Policies as Valuable Assets

Treat Your Insurance Policies as Valuable Assets

Even though your insurance premium payments appear on your books as an expense, you are in fact purchasing a valuable asset. The law firm of Anderson Kill recommends in a blog that companies treat their policies as assets that must be actively managed if their full value is to be realized when they are needed. […]

Repair Costs, Disasters Hit Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums

Repair Costs, Disasters Hit Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums

Increasingly frequent and extreme weather events, along with rising home repair costs, are combining to drive homeowner’s insurance premiums higher. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 2020 saw the number of wildfires nationwide jump to 58,950 from 50,477 in the year prior, resulting in over 10.1 million acres burned, more than double the 2019 number. […]

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