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While homeowner insurance covers individuals and families for many day-to-day claims involving water damage, roof damage, and the like, it is potentially there for you when the unthinkable happens and your house is completely destroyed.   READ MORE >>

Fall is a beautiful time of year, prompting friends and family to venture outside to enjoy time gathered around a fire, roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Whether your choice is a grill, smoker, bonfire or burn barrel, the primal pull of fire helps people bond as the summer heat begins to wane. READ MORE >>

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications. READ MORE >>

Dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one third of all homeowenrs liability claim dollars paid out in 2017, costin almost $700 million. That's according to the Insurance Information Institute(I.I.I.) and State Farm, the largest weiter of homeowenrs insurance in the United States. READ MORE >>

Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires. READ MORE >>

If you live in a 100-year floodplain and have a mortgage, you don’t have to wonder if you need flood insurance – it’s required as a condition of your loan. If flood insurance is not required as a condition of your mortgage, you’re not obligated to carry it. READ MORE >>

Fire is the most expensive cause of homeowner insurance claims, accounting for nearly a quarter of total costs, according to a recent study from Travelers. The Insurance Information Institute reports that the average fire claim cost was $39,791 in 2010-2014. READ MORE >>

Freezing temperatures can result in damage to your home, especially if you’re not prepared. Frozen pipes and ice dams are two common perils that can cause thousands in damage for homeowners, but are fairly easy to protect against. Freezing Pipes READ MORE >>

Pipes burst, toilets overflow, washing machine hoses break… water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, and too often these things happen when we are away at work or on vacation—making a bad situation a really expensive one! READ MORE >>

Whether it's a collection of baseball cards or your grandmother's pearl necklace, your collectibles or valuables are priceless to you. Because they're so important, don't take for granted that your homeowners policy will adequately cover your valuable items for loss. READ MORE >>

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