• Excellent Credit Score

    Home Buyers – How Credit Score Affects Mortgage & Insurance

    As we reach the peak of our lives amidst the excitement of buying our first home, it has been noted that 76 percent of Americans have no idea how to obtain their credit report and analyze their credit history; further, most potential home buyers are unsure of how to go about correcting any errors or […]

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    08/06/2015
  • Renters Storage Insurance

    Will Renters Insurance Cover A Storage Unit?

    Most Homeowners and Renters Insurance Policies cover personal belongings away from home; however, the coverage is limited.   It is most common for personal property away from home to be limited to 10% of your Personal Property limit listed on the declarations page; however, it is important to understand that sub limits also apply for items […]

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    08/04/2015
  • Condo Owners’ Due Diligence … You Could Be Sorry You Didn’t Know!

    A condo and a house are clearly not the same; but do we really understand the differences? Perhaps no private garden, no swimming pool to worry about and no grass to mow. A good management company would have to deal with the gardener and cleanliness and maintenance of the exterior. How about Condo Insurance? Is […]

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    07/31/2015
  • Protect Your Home From Vacation Burglary

    Unattended homes are always a greater target than occupied homes. American report two million burglaries every year according to the FBI.  There are few ways burglars search for their next target, but your property becomes particularly attractive if they know you have left for vacation. A few simple actions will dramatically decrease your chances of […]

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    07/29/2015
  • Home Insurance Discounts

    Tips to Save Money On Your Homeowners Insurance

    For each family, many of the goals are similar; whether it is getting rid of the pool man and gardener or whether opting to forgo going out to eat, all homeowners are seeking ways to reduce monthly expenses. Many property owners are leaving hard earned dollars on the table when it comes to Property Taxes […]

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    07/28/2015
  • Sewer Backup Insurance

    Homeowners Insurance – What Is Sewer Backup?

    Sewer Backup Coverage is available by endorsement to Homeowners Insurance Policies by most insurance carriers. The standard homeowners insurance form excludes coverage for damage caused by sewer backup; it is important to be able to differentiate between water damage from a failed water source and the backup of the home’s drainage system. Most home insurance […]

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    07/26/2015
  • Plumbing Home Insurance

    Does Home Insurance Cover Plumbing?

    In most situations, a Homeowners Insurance Policy will cover damage caused by the failure of the home’s plumbing system; however, repairing and maintaining the home’s plumbing is the responsibility of the homeowner.   The Insurance Policy is designed to provide coverage for sudden and accidental losses caused by perils listed on the policy; not for maintaining […]

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    07/25/2015
  • CA WA Earthquake Insurance

    Why The Recent Spike In Demand For Earthquake Insurance Policies?

    When we think of Earthquakes, we commonly think of California Seismic Activity; it is estimated that only 17% of California Homeowners are insured against the peril of Earthquake.  Most recently, there has been an increased demand for Earthquake Insurance; the requests are more heavily concentrated in Southern California, although there has been a slight increase […]

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  • Swimming Pool Insurance

    Does Swimming Pool Raise Homeowners insurance Premium?

    In homes in areas which enjoy an appropriate climate, a swimming pool and attractive resort style back yard have many positive aspects. There is no question that a swimming pool will favorably increase the market value of the home; for climates where outdoor living is the norm for many months, a resort style garden may […]

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    07/24/2015
  • Apartment Renters Insurance

    How Much Does Renters Insurance Cost For An Apartment?

    Since 2007, there has been a huge and steady increase in Renters versus Homeowners. Unfortunately, many people have lost or been forced to sell their home after the downturn of the real estate market; these people are renting apartments, condo, townhomes and houses. In each case, Renters Insurance is necessary to protect their personal belongings […]

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    07/21/2015