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Archive for January, 2012

Five Steps to Assess Your Need for Flood Insurance

Five Steps to Assess Your Need for Flood InsuranceNews from Fox Business: When torrential rains and massive snowmelt swelled North Dakota’s Souris River to 100-year flood levels in June, displacing more than 10,000 residents of Minot, Farmers Insurance agent James Bierschbach’s phone began to ring. “Those houses had been in the high-risk flood zone A [...]

10 Percent Rise in Home Insurance Premiums in 2011

10 Percent Rise in Home Insurance Premiums in 2011News from Fair Investment Company: New figures released by the AA show that the cost of home insurance cover in the UK continued to rise in 2011. The recent cold winters have caused a spate of weather related damage while the austere economic climate has fed into [...]

Remembering that a house is a home; finding cheap insurance

Remembering that a house is a home; finding cheap insuranceNews from STLtoday.com: Let’s answer a couple of reader questions on the housing market and life insurance. My husband and I are in our late 50s. We’ve been in our present home for over 30 years. We have an outstanding mortgage of $ 30,000. We are [...]

Remembering that a house is a home, and finding cheap insurance

Remembering that a house is a home, and finding cheap insuranceNews from STLtoday.com: Let’s answer a couple of reader questions on the housing market and life insurance. My husband and I are in our late 50s. We’ve been in our present home for over 30 years. We have an outstanding mortgage of $ 30,000. We [...]

Check your home insurance policy to make sure it reflects your situation

Check your home insurance policy to make sure it reflects your situationNews from Indianapolis Star: Have you looked at your home’s insurance coverage recently? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. According to a recent nationwide poll of Angie’s List members, many homeowners don’t check their policy regularly enough. Nearly one-third of respondents said it had [...]

Mass. AG Calls Proposed Homeowners Premium Hike ‘Illegally Excessive’

Mass. AG Calls Proposed Homeowners Premium Hike ‘Illegally Excessive’News from Insurance Journal: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is opposing a recently proposed home insurance rate request for 150,000 consumers, calling it illegally excessive. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley. Photo credit: Attorney General’s Office She made her remarks during her testimony before the commissioner of insurance [...]

Hidden costs, ways to save on homeowners insurance

Hidden costs, ways to save on homeowners insuranceNews from WMBF: MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Pull out your homeowner’s insurance policy and start making those appointments to review your options with your insurance agents. Because the housing market has been so up and down over the past couple of years, homeowners are starting to ask questions about their [...]

Homeowners Insurance Rates To Rise In 2012

Homeowners Insurance Rates To Rise In 2012News from NPR: Last year’s tornadoes, floods, fires and hurricanes are driving up home owner insurance rates this year. Rates are expected to go up as much as 10 percent. Copyright © 2012 National Public Radio®. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior [...]

Are you covered by your homeowner’s insurance?

Are you covered by your homeowner’s insurance?News from WALA-TV FOX10: Updated: Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012, 6:11 AM CSTPublished : Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012, 5:29 AM CST Your home is a big investment and it’s an investment you want to protect. But when was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance coverage? A nationwide Angie’s [...]

Insurance Rates May Increase

Insurance Rates May IncreaseNews from KLFY: Louisiana homeowners who are insured through Allstate may be facing some rate increases in the near future.  The insurance giant asked to raise rates for nearly 144,000 customers covered by two major branches of the company.  The raise would apply to two of the insurance umbrellas; Allstate Insurance Company, [...]

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