Category: Property

Keeping up with Real Estate Risks

Here are a few risks that you have to take into account when talking about real estate:   Contractual Liability Properly written contracts provide crucial protection, particularly when it comes to liability stemming from an accident or security lapse on a site. For instance, New York City’s “Sidewalk Law”  olds property owners responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of their buildings in good repair. The... Read Article

What to do before and after the storm

Before the storm  The CFA offers these three tips:  Locate your homeowners or renters policy, and make sure it's in a safe place where you can reach it after the storm. Review your policy to find out how and where to report a claim. If possible, document your belongings with photos or a video tour. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America also recommends a... Read Article

Do You Need Homeowners Insurance?

If you own a home and have a mortgage it is likely that you have a Homeowners Insurance policy. To qualify for a mortgage and to maintain it, most mortgage lenders demand that you have this protection. As a minimum, your homeowner’s insurance policy protects you financially in the event of fire or vandalism. Separate flood insurance also protects you from water damage caused by... Read Article

HCI to Expand Flood Insurance Sales to Nine States

HCI to Expand Flood Insurance Sales to Nine States As Congress tries to figure out how to change the federal flood insurance program to encourage more private insurer involvement, one insurer isn’t waiting to wade deeper into the private flood insurance business. Florida-based HCI Group is looking to take its Florida flood insurance experience and proprietary insurance technology to nine additional states. HCI Group said... Read Article

Are You Ready For Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is here, are you ready for it?  Floridians often take a ho-hum attitude when hurricane seasons arrives believing that if they and their property came through past hurricanes without incident, they are safe. These folks are mistaken as the need for advance preparations cannot be overstated. How To Prepare for Hurricane Season Start planning for hurricane season in Florida before the season begins.... Read Article