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Category: Homeowners Insurance

Is Lost or Stolen Jewelry Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Personal jewelry items can be extremely valuable. For example, the average cost of an engagement ring in the U.S. is $7,829, as reported by Brides.com. A strand of South Sea pearls can be worth more than $100,000, as stated by The Pearl Source. If jewelry is lost or damaged because of a covered peril, such as theft, it is covered by homeowners insurance, up to...

Importance of Flood Insurance - Even If You're Not In a Flood Zone

Flood insurance – most people think it just applies to areas that are deemed a flood zone. Recent history has shown us that you don’t have to live in a flood zone to get flooded out. A strong thunderstorm can cause immense water damage even if you’re nowhere near a lake. If you aren’t required to have a policy, it’s not a bad idea to...

Do I Need Insurance for Undeveloped Property?

If you own undeveloped property, does it need to be protected with a separate insurance policy? The personal insurance section of your homeowners policy may cover vacant land up to a specific limit. If a lawsuit is filed against you for personal injury on the property, the policy limit may be too low. Personal insurance can be purchased separately or is one section of your...

Hurricane Season is Here. Do You Have the Right Insurance?

Hurricane season started just days ago in Florida and runs for the next five months. According to a recent article published in the Miami Herald, weather forecasters predict between 13 and 20 named hurricanes with three to five of those being Category 3 or higher. Floridians understand that experiencing a hurricane is not a matter of if, but when. If you have let your hurricane insurance...

Tips for Maintaining Your Roof

You want to ensure the roof on your home lasts as long as possible. Performing basic maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and help you avoid the cost of a new roof for much longer.  Replace Roof Shingles If your roof has missing or damaged shingles, they should be replaced rapidly. Rain, snow, wind, or even very dry, hot weather can cause damage....