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Archive for December, 2013

Flood-insurance hikes ravage Tampa Bay neighborhood home sales

Flood-insurance hikes ravage Tampa Bay neighborhood home salesNews from Tampabay.com: ST. PETERSBURG — Frank and Shirley Davis are desperate. The Shore Acres homeowners, in their late 70s and in failing health, are eager to move to Philadelphia and into their daughter’s care. But just weeks after they listed their quaint brick rancher for $ 175,000, [...]

Texas homeowners insurance rates no longer highest

Texas homeowners insurance rates no longer highestNews from Live Insurance News: According to recent statistics regarding Texas homeowners insurance rates – when compared with those in the other states across the country – are no longer the most expensive. This is a list that Texans are glad to hear that they are no longer leading. [...]

Flood insurance hikes loom for La. homeowners

Flood insurance hikes loom for La. homeownersNews from The Advocate: Associated Press file photo by Gerald Herbert — Floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac rose to the rooftops in Braithwaite in September 2012. Currently, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation are seeking delays to the National Flood Insurance Program, and hope a fix will come before the Senate [...]

Homeowners insurance tips for winter claims prevention issued by industry

Homeowners insurance tips for winter claims prevention issued by industryNews from Live Insurance News: As wintery weather becomes more visible, the industry is renewing its previous reminder of the many homeowners insurance tips that are available to help to winterize a home and prevent damage from freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. Although the best time [...]

Pascrell: Flood insurance reform critical for homeowners

Pascrell: Flood insurance reform critical for homeownersNews from NorthJersey.com: Last year, a powerful storm surge caused unprecedented flooding across New Jersey — from the Shore to the Meadowlands — when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States. While this catastrophe served as a wake-up call to many, because these storms will only [...]

Report: Kansas homeowners insurance costs up 3.5 percent

Report: Kansas homeowners insurance costs up 3.5 percentNews from Wichita Business Journal: Enlarge LdF The average premium of a typical homeowners insurance package in Kansas was $ 1,103 in 2011, about 3.5 percent higher than 2010, according to the latest data available from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. John Stearns Reporter- Wichita Business Journal [...]

Florida most expensive in nation for home insurance

Florida most expensive in nation for home insuranceNews from Daytona Beach News-Journal: Published: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 7:24 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 11:18 p.m. A new report ranks Florida as the most expensive state in the nation for home insurance, a dubious distinction that is straining homeowners’ budgets and increasingly [...]

Texas home insurance rates are no longer No. 1

Texas home insurance rates are no longer No. 1News from Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN — Texas homeowners are no longer paying the highest insurance rates in the nation. But their premiums rank third among the states and are still well above the national average, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The latest figures [...]

Texas Homeowners Insurance Rates No Longer Highest in the Nation

Texas Homeowners Insurance Rates No Longer Highest in the NationNews from HPPR: Texans are no longer pay the highest homeowner rates in the nation.  They’re third highest.  KUT News reported rates are higher because figures not include the cost of windstorm insurance. There is a silver lining.  “Texas rates have probably been the most stable. [...]

Homeowners insurance rates likely to spike in Alberta

Homeowners insurance rates likely to spike in AlbertaNews from Live Insurance News: Homeowners in Alberta, Canada, are preparing to see higher insurance rates as insurers begin to feel the financial impact caused by recent floods. The Insurance Bureau of Canada notes that insurers have been weighing the impact of floods that struck Alberta in June [...]

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