Tag: Home Insurance

Personal Articles Policy - What is it and why do I need it?

Do you need a personal articles policy?   If you have certain valuables like watches, jewelry or collectibles, you may want to get a personal articles policy in addition to your homeowners’ coverage. You may also hear it called Personal Articles Floater (PAF), which is the same thing. It’s no secret standard homeowners’ policies have limitations and maximums on the amount of items to be replaced....

Homeowner's Insurance - What is it and what does it cover?

What’s the deal with homeowners insurance? When purchasing a home, the term homeowners’ insurance comes up quite a bit. Although it’s an assumption that it’s a requirement, many new buyers don’t understand what homeowners insurance covers and why they truly need it. Let’s start with the basics: What is homeowners’ insurance? This is a series of coverages that assist in repairing or replacing your home,...

Wind and Hurricane Insurance - What Homeowners Need To Know

How strong is your homeowners’ policy? Having homeowners’ insurance is important, but knowing what that covers is crucial. With inclement weather popping up at a moment’s notice, the policy must include areas you may not think you need. For instance, you may live in an area that requires flood insurance. Did you know that’s an extra policy? Even with a policy in place, there are...

Flood Insurance - Do you need it?

Do you live in an area prone to flooding? Hurricane season is here and it’s best to have an adequate flood insurance policy in place. As we’ve seen over the past few years, areas that are not prone to hurricanes have also been hit with major flooding and water overflow in low-lying areas. What does flood insurance cover? If you have standard homeowners' insurance, it...

Rising Flood Insurance Rates

Homeowners Are Feeling the Pinch from Rising Flood Insurance Rates.  Homeowners throughout the Tampa Bay area could see flood insurance rates rise, again. Simply, the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides many such policies in the region, is likely to continue to raise insurance rates for homeowners. The reason is easy to see, as flooding continues to be a concern as massive hurricanes continue to...