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Russ Lemmon: Increase in home insurance a budget-buster for Sebastian family

Russ Lemmon: Increase in home insurance a budget-buster for Sebastian family

Russ Lemmon: Increase in home insurance a budget-buster for Sebastian family
News from TCPalm:

An assortment of Lemmon Drops culled from a trip to Birtherville with Donald Trump:

• Sebastian resident Mark Lund was ecstatic when a deal was worked out so his daughter and her family could move in to the house across the street.

Getting insurance for his daughter’s home has been a hassle, though.

“It’s a historic home (built in 1900),” he said. “Nobody will touch it, except for Citizens.”

Ah, yes, Citizens Property Insurance, the so-called “insurer of last resort” in Florida. It’s a government corporation funded by state taxpayers.

Most homeowners have a sob story about sharp increases in their insurance premiums. The increases this past year have been particularly irksome.

Put yourself in the shoes of Lund’s daughter, Tiah Casher, who works as a housekeeper at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Her annual premium went from $ 1,660 to $ 2,947.

“Nothing has changed,” the father said. “Nothing!”

Tiah’s husband is a welder, but he’s out of work right now. They have two sons.

Such a sharp increase is a budget-buster for them.

“We’re not going to be able to pay it,” she said. “There’s absolutely no way. I don’t know what we’re going to do.”

The payment — whether annual, semiannual or quarterly — is due a week from t…………… continues on TCPalm

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