Category: Homeowners Insurance

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...

Avoid Common Home Accidents During The Summer

Summer is the season of outdoor adventures such as swimming, boating, and trips. It is also a time when many minor or more serious accidents can occur. The following tips can help you keep your family and friends safer by preventing some common summertime home accidents and injuries. Sunburn Damage from the sun is one of the most common injuries during the warmer months. Severe...

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...

Homeowners Insurance For Tiny Homes

The trend toward tiny homes has become a social movement in recent years. Many people are choosing to live with less, simplify the way they live, and downsize the space they live in. Individuals, couples, and families all over America are embracing the philosophy that goes along with the tiny home lifestyle. But even a tiny home is an investment that needs to be protected...

Do I Need Tornado Insurance In My Area?

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), approximately 1,200 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. every year, with wind speeds as high as 300 mph. Peak tornado season is April through June or July. The most severe tornadoes tend to occur in the spring when they strike the Southeast, a more densely populated area than the Great Plains. III states that the South has more...