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homeowner-claim

When to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

A home is a major investment, and home insurance is designed to protect it. We pay premiums in exchange for coverage, so the natural inclination is to file a claim when a covered loss occurs. The reality is not so clear cut. Filing a claim under the wrong circumstances can

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Do I Need Different Insurance for a Vacation Home?

If you have the good fortune to own a vacation home, it is important to protect your investment. You may need a separate insurance policy to cover your second home. Vacation home insurance can help protect that property against a range of perils. Why Do I Need Separate Insurance for

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contractor-damage

If A Contractor Damages My Home, Whose Insurance Covers It?

Homeowners insurance is designed to provide you with financial protection from loss due to theft, disasters, and accidents. But what happens if a contractor causes damage to your home? In this case, your homeowners insurance may help cover the cost of repairs, but will likely seek reimbursement through the contractor’s

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Preparing Your Home For The New Year

With all the holiday activities coming to an end, the New Year is a great time to give your home a fresh start. These tips can help you get your home clean, organized, and prepared for the winter months ahead. Clear Out the Clutter Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, and odds

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Avoid Common Home Accidents During The Holiday Season

From late November to mid-January, the holidays bring good cheer and gatherings with friends and family. They are also a season when home accidents frequently occur. The following are some common holiday-related accidents, along with tips to help keep your family safe at home over the holiday season. Decorating Fall

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Home in fall

How To Prepare Your Home For Fall

When the thermometer begins to drop and temperatures get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn. The weather can be unpredictable, and it’s best to get a head start on seasonal chores so you are not caught unprepared. The following general “to-do list” can help you

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House

Am I Required To Have Homeowners Insurance?

There is no law that says you have to purchase homeowners insurance if you own a home, as stated by the Insurance Information Institute (III). However, very few home buyers can pay cash upfront for such an expensive purchase. Most people will need to finance most of the cost of

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Father and son grilling

Avoid Common Home Accidents During The Summer

Summer is the season of outdoor adventures such as swimming, boating, and trips. It is also a time when many minor or more serious accidents can occur. The following tips can help you keep your family and friends safer by preventing some common summertime home accidents and injuries. Sunburn Damage

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Tiny home

Homeowners Insurance For Tiny Homes

The trend toward tiny homes has become a social movement in recent years. Many people are choosing to live with less, simplify the way they live, and downsize the space they live in. Individuals, couples, and families all over America are embracing the philosophy that goes along with the tiny

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Tornado in an empty field

Do I Need Tornado Insurance In My Area?

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), approximately 1,200 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. every year, with wind speeds as high as 300 mph. Peak tornado season is April through June or July. The most severe tornadoes tend to occur in the spring when they strike the Southeast, a

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