Category: Homeowners Insurance

A Real Estate Broker’s Perspective on Common Home Insurance Pratfalls

As a real estate broker working with homebuyers and homeowners, there are a few mistakes I see on a regular basis when it comes to home insurance. These oversights can cause a lot of unnecessary financial pain and strife in the course of owning a home. In no particular order, here are three pieces of advice I have for consumers when it comes to home...

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 prepare your home for fall. Check for drafts: Reduce your heating bills and stay warmer...

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 a home, and that means going to a mortgage lender. As a condition for obtaining...

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 from the sun is one of the most common injuries during the warmer months. Severe...

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 home lifestyle. But even a tiny home is an investment that needs to be protected...