Owning a home was part of the original “American dream.” But fast forward to today and that dream seems more unrealistic than ever. Housing supply and demand are in decline. As a result, larger down payments required by banks and rising mortgage interest rates hold the goal of homeownership just out of reach for many Americans. If you’re struggling…Read More
Budding trees, bees on pollen prowl, and migratory birds on the wing—oh yeah, it’s spring! And while we all glory in this time of renewal and growth (allergies aside), when nature turns the page, we should always be ready for the unexpected. Yards are teeming with spring blossoms, and torrential rain showers are just a normal part of the year’s…Read More
Wild, unpredictable weather patterns call for preparation and forethought. Especially now, as abundant spring showers spur on summer growth, damage from hail—rain’s favorite cousin—crops up as a real threat. In fact, flooding and hail are the top two of five common dangers that regularly damage homes nationwide.…Read More
You’re a savvy homeowner—you likely realize the serious flood threat that spring rains can pose. And you may even be aware of hail’s sneaky tricks. Since those two are the top annual sources of damage to homes across the U.S., we’d say you’re up on t…Read More
Like toting an umbrella on any given sunny day, protection begins with a 'just-in-case' mentality. In our daily lives, proverbially changing winds can pick up, and conditions can quickly take a turn for the worst. Put simply,
"Accidents can happen, even to careful people." So protection from the unexpected, unanticipated, even…
Crisp, cool mornings mean fall is on its way, and students are back in class. But with this year's projects and papers already looming, your favorite students probably aren't thinking about protecting what's theirs. So let's talk it out and see how back-to-college can mean taking a fresh look at your insuranc…Read More
Whether a distant memory or yesterday's ordeal, ultimately, buying your home was worth it. You have a place that's truly your own. And while, over the years, your home's intrinsic value compounds, you can't always say the same for its market value. So when your homeowner's policy comes time to renew, and your provider's valuation outstrips your…Read More
Not just for businesses. In the event of natural disaster, fire or theft, a comprehensive accounting of personal property is priceless. Yet who of us can itemize by rote what's stashed in the living room, let alone the attic, hall closets, basement, etc.? Especially when it comes to determining replacement value on damaged, destroyed or…Read More
Many of our customers have described reading their homeowner’s policy as equivalent to having a tooth pulled! We agree that it can be a challenge and would like to help. Thus, we give you a collection of explanations and suggestions to streamline the process. In regard to homeowner’s policies, the insurance industry employs two…Read More
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