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After the Fire and Rain

By claims, Guest Blog, Homeowners Insurance, landlord protection, Personal Insurance

What Happens After the Fire’s Out or the Water Stops?   By Local Guest Blogger: Lorraine White of Property Restoration, Inc.   12-Step Restoration Procedure Evaluate your Emergency– Get to safety and call 911 for a true emergency.   Call your insurance agent– Report the claim. If it’s after business hours, call claims and take notes for any questions you want to ask your agent.   Selecting Restoration Services– Know your options! You have a “right” to choose which Water/Fire Damage clean-up company come into Your Home. It is nice to have a referral of a company that is known. Check Google Reviews and other avenues to feel confident with your choice.  …

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Unmarried Couples & Insurance

By Homeowners Insurance, Renter's Insurance

Unmarried & Uninsured? As people continue to delay marriage and cohabitation rates increase, the amount of unmarried partners buying insurance will increase. However, being “unwed” while living together can cost you money or protection from an insurance perspective. When married couples are on the same policy there are more discounts . Not to mention improved tiering, consolidated billing, plus other benefits. This is changing rapidly and now many unmarried couples can buy insurance at a competitive rate compared to married couples. Caution… However, there are some nuances to be aware of especially if you decide to move in with your…

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The Absurd Value of Homeowner’s Insurance

By claims, Homeowners Insurance

The Absurd Value of Homeowner’s Insurance Homeowner’s insurance is one of the most common forms of insurance because similar to cars, many lenders won’t allow you to buy a home without first having insurance in place to protect it. Those lenders understand how important homeowners insurance is. When you break down everything it covers, the premiums you pay every month can seem like a steal. The average homeowners insurance premium is somewhere around $1,000 a year. This can be higher or lower depending on where you live. For the math though, $1,000 is a nice round number that will make…

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Is your landscaper or that deck builder insured? Does it Matter?

By Accidents, claims, Homeowners Insurance, landlord protection

When others do work at your house, should they be insured? As the summer months come upon us, contracting season goes into full bloom.  New patios and decks or weekly grass cutting bring contractors to your doorstep. They provide estimates, plans, ideas, and more. What about insurance? What is said about that? Is it on your list of things to ask about? It needs to be. What’s the risk? Home Ownership 101. What happens on your property is your responsibility. That’s right…yours and yours alone. Just because someone has fancy graphics on a truck or a business card, does not…

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don't let frozen pipes in syracuse new york happen to you

Have you heard that one about the exploding pipe?

By claims, Homeowners Insurance

We choose to live this way. Maybe that’s the problem. We could all band together and begin the mass exodus out of Syracuse. Perhaps the northeast altogether? When the average high temperature resembles a pro-golfer’s score through 3 holes, things get tempting. Alas, we will forge on and swear to never complain about the heat in August. In the meantime, let’s be sure to keep the heat on and run the water. Bursting pipes and water damage are some of the most frequent claims in the wintertime. While a standard home insurance policy will provide coverage for such a claim,…

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War Insurance

Are Acts of Terror or War covered on home and auto policies?

By Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance

Question 99 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! War Insurance? An act of terror. An act of war. They are not the same. One will be insured while the other will not. If you have a homeowners or auto insurance policy or any other sort of insurance policy that protects your property, if an act of war were to occur within the United States causing damage to any of your things, then you would not be covered. Acts of war are not at all included in a home or auto insurance policy. Anything caused via that particular…

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