Winter Storm Season: How to Prep and Avoid Home Insurance Claims
Prior to winter storm season, it’s important to prep your home in the early fall—before the risk of inclement weather arrives. Performing regular maintenance can help you avoid costly home insurance claims during the winter months. Learn about some of the top winter home insurance claims and what you can...
Do I Need Flood Insurance? Top Reasons to Seriously Consider It.
Flood insurance is for people with waterfront property, right? Not exactly. About 20% of flood claims are from homeowners in low to moderate flood risk areas. Flood damage can happen to anyone, almost anywhere in the country.1 Yet many homeowners wonder, “do I really need flood insurance?” Here’s a brief...
How to Prevent a Broken Tree From Causing Major Home Damage
What would happen if a storm took a tree down on your property? A broken tree or one of its limbs can cause major (and costly) damage to your roof, siding, deck or even your car. Fortunately, most tree damage is preventable. Paying attention to detail and regular tree maintenance...
Six Home Upgrades That Add Value in a Seller’s Market
If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, you’re in luck. As of 2021, it’s officially a “seller’s market.”1 A seller’s market means the number of buyers exceeds the numbers of homes for sale.2 As you prepare to put your home on the market, you probably want to do whatever you...
6 Important Signs You Need A New Roof
Unsure if you need a new roof? It can be hard to know, especially if you’re not a roofing professional. To help, we’ve put together six no-fail signs you need a new roof. And remember, proactive, regular maintenance can help you avoid major issues down the road. Sign #1: Light...
The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Schedule
With warmer weather here, you’re probably ready to take a break and enjoy the outdoors. But first, have you prepped your home, so you can relax and enjoy a safe summer? Summertime is the perfect time to keep up with your home maintenance schedule. We’ve put together a summer home...
The Ultimate First-Time Homebuyer Checklist
In your spare time, you browse real estate listings and home design blogs. You’ve even driven through neighborhoods, scoping out “for sale” signs. You may find yourself asking, “Am I ready for home ownership?” This first-time homebuyer checklist can help you find out. It outlines what you need to do...
Buying a Second Home the Right Way
Considering buying a second home? You’re certainly not alone. In October 2020, the demand for second homes was 100% greater than the prior year. In fact, right now, second homes and investment homes are in higher demand than primary residences.1 It’s easy to see why. Vacation homes can help families...
Garage Upgrade Ideas
From spring cleaning to renovation projects, use these ideas to optimize your garage space. Whether you just moved into a new home, are knee-deep in spring cleaning or are considering a home renovation project, you may be thinking about how to make the most of your garage space. 80% of homebuyers...
When the Unexpected Happens, Does Your Home Insurance Have You Covered?
Your house is your sanctuary, and home insurance can help keep it that way – as long as you have the right coverage. Test your knowledge of which scenarios are covered by your standard home policy.