Protecting Older Homes

People fall in love with the charm of older homes, but often don’t realize that the very details that make an older home special — the weathered pine floors, the plaster walls and all of the detailed craftsmanship — also … Continue reading

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Hoarding Can Create Hazards

Hoarding is more than just a homeowner keeping a messy or cluttered house. A true pathological or compulsive hoarder’s behavior may lead to:

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The Perfect Storms: 5 Metro Areas at Risk

Homeowners in these and other areas can’t stop the awesome forces of nature, but they can prepare themselves in case a natural catastrophe strikes. Continue reading

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Lessons in High School Safety

Many of the threats that your preteen faces in middle school will magnify once they reach high school. Continue reading

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Storage Facility Know-How

Click here to learn key security issues before signing a contract at your new storage facility:

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Home Sweet (Second) Home

  Saying goodbye is never easy, and so it goes with your vacation home. If your secondary home is going to be unoccupied for the fall and winter season, technology can help you keep an eye on your property from … Continue reading

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The Cost to Rebuild

Many people wonder why the cost to rebuild, also known as the replacement cost, is rising when the market value of many homes has been declining in recent years. The market value is simply the price someone is willing to pay for a home and that can be influenced by many factors.

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Including Insurance in College Planning

If your college-student kids are planning to live in off-campus housing this year, be sure to include insurance in your back-to-school planning. The first insurance-related issue to explore is arranging the right amount of liability coverage. Even with the best … Continue reading

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Home Losses at Lightning Speed

To many, lightning is little more than Mother Nature’s fireworks display, often followed by a window-rattling rumble of thunder that chases golfers from the fairways and sends the dog scampering for cover.

But lightning is also one of the most frequent and widespread causes of insured losses for homeowners.
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