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Archive for May, 2014

Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damage

Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damageNews from Chicago Tribune: May 27, 2014|By Sandra Block | Kiplinger’s Money Power Kiplinger’s Personal Finance When summer storms damage your home, will your homeowners policy cover the cost of repairs and clean-up? If it’s water-related damage, the answer depends on whether the water came from above or below. [...]

Compare apples to apples when it comes to home insurance plans

Compare apples to apples when it comes to home insurance plansNews from Your Houston News: Life along the Texas Gulf Coast offers many amenities for its residents, such as fishing, water sports and beach access, but it also comes at a higher price to insure homes and property, particularly from wind damage. Though the Gulf [...]

Bill on Governor’s Desk to Lift Veil from Homeowner Insurance Rates

Bill on Governor’s Desk to Lift Veil from Homeowner Insurance RatesNews from Insurance News Net: BATON ROUGE, La., May 29 — The Louisiana State House issued the following news release: Conventional wisdom holds that some Louisiana homeowners in some parts of the state pay higher home insurance premiums, because they face a higher risk of [...]

Compare apples to apples when it comes to home insurance plans

Compare apples to apples when it comes to home insurance plansNews from Your Houston News: Life along the Texas Gulf Coast offers many amenities for its residents, such as fishing, water sports and beach access, but it also comes at a higher price to insure homes and property, particularly from wind damage. Though the Gulf [...]

Homeowners Insurance May Not Provide Enough Coverage for Your Boat.

Homeowners Insurance May Not Provide Enough Coverage for Your Boat.News from WBBJ-TV: Story Created: May 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM CDT Story Updated: May 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM CDT TAMPA, Fla. – The unofficial start of summer brings us the beginning of boating season. AAA wants to make sure you’re covered in the event [...]

After the fires, some homeowners insurance policies not being renewed

After the fires, some homeowners insurance policies not being renewedNews from San Diego 6: With the Cocos fire just down the hill and closing in fast, Dean Toney received a call from his insurance company. He played the recording for San Diego 6 News Thursday afternoon. The caller identified himself as being with Liberty Mutual [...]

Do I Need an Inspection to get Home Insurance?

Do I Need an Inspection to get Home Insurance?News from Fox Business: Dear Insurance Adviser,  We are in the process of purchasing a home. Do we need to have the home inspected in order for the insurance company to give us a quote on homeowners insurance, or would they do their own inspection to arrive [...]

7 surprising things homeowners insurance covers

7 surprising things homeowners insurance coversNews from Chicago Tribune: May 08, 2014|By Cameron Huddleston, Kiplinger Consumer News Service Standard homeowners policies usually cover damage from volcanic eruptions. (Carlos Campana, REUTERS) Accidents happen. That’s why you have insurance. You’re probably familiar with the common calamities that are covered by standard policies. House catches fire? File a [...]

homeowners may find insurance won’t cover basement flooding losses

homeowners may find insurance won’t cover basement flooding lossesNews from The Plain Dealer: WESTLAKE, Ohio – Greater Cleveland residents cleaning up after basement flooding Monday night may or may not have their damages covered by insurance depending on two major factors. The first is the source of flooding, and the second is the type of [...]

Why Homeowners Insurance Is Personal

Why Homeowners Insurance Is PersonalNews from TheStreet.com: NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Insurance can’t compete with granite countertops and cutting-edge media rooms in appealing to new homeowners. But there is little doubt it’s more important than other big household costs, and thus deserves more of a homeowner’s time in choosing the right policy. “All homeowners insurance [...]

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