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Category: Home Insurance

Are you ready for La Niña?

Every year, the climate continues to do things we never expected. We will always remember 2020 as one for the record books. La Niña is no different, with the expectations of this occurrence to last from this winter well into spring 2021. That means there is an increased risk of flood, which could also result in unforeseen damage. Being prepared is key. As the year’s winding down...

Why Is Home Valuation Important?

That’s an interesting question because there are a number of people who don’t even know or understand what it is. If you’re a homeowner, you want to make sure you have the right amount of insurance on your home to protect your interests. That begins with valuation. What exactly is valuation? Valuation is making sure your insurance coverage matches what your home is worth. One...

Need Extra Insurance? Get An Umbrella Policy.

What is Umbrella Insurance? Umbrella Insurance is a form of personal liability insurance. It provides additional insurance to supplement homeowners, watercraft or auto coverage. One of the great things about umbrella insurance is that it doesn’t just cover the main policyholder, but it also covers everyone in the family or home. What does umbrella insurance cover? Consider someone gets injured or there is damage to...

Do I Really Need Hurricane or Windstorm Insurance?

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, there’s no way you can go without having hurricane and wind insurance. Although it seems like a no-brainer, this is a necessity. What exactly is wind and hurricane insurance? This type of insurance covers damages caused by hurricanes or heavy winds. It’s important to note that these policies do not cover floods, so an additional flood insurance policy...

Private or National Flood Insurance Program? What’s the difference?

Most people don’t realize there are two kinds of flood insurance. While most people know and understand the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is managed by FEMA, the availability of private flood insurance is growing. What does private flood insurance cover? Private flood insurance not only covers your home and its contents, it also offers loss-of-use coverage, which pays for relocation expenses. Although this...