Planning a big remodel? It’s important to consider what can go wrong when updating or renovating your home and hiring professionals to complete your home projects. This article discusses some best practices for hiring contractors and some potential pitfalls to avoid.Read More
Since the inception of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, property values have been rising at the fastest rate since before the Great Recession. At the same time, an inflationary economy has put a strain on global supply chains, ultimately affecting reconstruction costs. This article discusses how your property insurance dwelling limit could be impacted by rising property values and how rising supply costs can subsequently affect home reconstruction costs.Read More
Water backup can be a costly event for homeowners. Whether it occurs due to a malfunctioning washing machine or from a broken water pipe, water damage is a common issue that can be painful to clean up. This article discusses types of water damage exposures and how your homeowners insurance policy could respond to different claim scenarios.Read More
Americans love their home renovations. Creating the perfect space has become a national pastime, and home improvement spending in the U.S. continues to reflect that passion.Read More
Homeowners insurance is something you buy while hoping you’ll never need it. With some of the gadgets on the market, preventing a homeowners insurance claim can be easier than ever. Here’s a look at the tech that can help you avoid some of the most common causes of claims.Read More
When it comes to winter here in the northeast, ice and snow are as inevitable as the sunrise and sunset. Every homeowner knows the headaches that can accompany those forces of nature. In fact, one in every 50 insured homeowners files a claim related to water damage or freezing every year according to the Insurance Information Institute.Read More
If you live or vacation on the Atlantic coast, you’re no stranger to inclement weather. And you know June through November is hurricane season, with disaster always just one storm away. Yet things seem oddly quiet this year. Before this hurricane season started, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted a 75 percent chance the season would be average or above average. But with little happening so far, NOAA has downgraded its predictions and now expects the season to be less severe.Read More
When Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, it impacted 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and as far west as Michigan and Wisconsin. It damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, forced thousands of people into shelters, and wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure. Overall damage estimates in the U.S. are around $65 billion, making Sandy the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history after Katrina.