Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As summer reaches its end and the days gets shorter, there are important tasks you can do to ensure your home is prepared for the changing season. Fall foliage is beautiful; however, it’s not as enjoyable when it clogs your gutters and builds up on your lawn. Take these fall home maintenance tips into account during the cool autumn months. You’ll find that for most of the tips listed below, you can probably handle these projects yourself. [Read more…]

How To Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

How To Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

Summer is coming to an end, and so is the boating season. As we transition to cooler and shorter days, it’s time to bid farewell to your boat—temporarily. Most boat owners cancel their boat insurance after every season because it sounds like a clever way to save money. Yet there are still threats that can cause damage to your boat and watercraft. Winterizing and proper coverage are the most effective ways to protect it from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Here are tips on how to provide prepare your boat for winter storage. [Read more…]

What Impacts Your Insurance Premium Prices?

Piggy bank on calculator.There are many different factors out there that can affect both residential or commercial policies. Each policy has its own risk factors that individually impact the price of the policy: auto, life, boat, condo, and property insurance to name a few. Today we will be go over three popular insurance policies and what impacts your insurance premium prices with them, so you can better understand the price you are paying. [Read more…]

Gas Grilling Safety: Before, During, and After You Grill

Grilling steaks on flaming grill.Now that it’s summertime and the weather is nice, you are going to want to go outside and fire up the grill. But before you do, you need to make sure that you are taking all the necessary safety precautions. According to the NFPA, U.S fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 grill related fires per year between 2009 and 2013. These fires resulted in over $118 million in property damage. Even if you have the proper insurance, any damage to your house is something that no homeowner wants. Keep yourself and home safe by following these safety measures. [Read more…]

5 Helpful Tips for Selling Your Home

Welcome to the journey of selling your home. This journey can be both exhausting and exciting as you learn the various steps and tasks of putting your home on the market. Today we will go over 5 tips that you will want to know when selling your home, in addition to some ways to make this journey faster and easier. [Read more…]

How To Prepare for a Hurricane like Harvey or Irma

Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey off the coast.So far in 2017, it’s been a bad year for hurricanes. The category 4 Hurricane Harvey started with destructive high winds and devolved into a tropical storm that flooded huge parts of Texas, including much of Houston. Due to preparation, the loss of life has been relativity low, but the property damage could put it up there near Katrina at an initial unofficial estimate of over 70 billion dollars in damages. At the time of this writing, the next US-bound hurricane, Hurricane Irma, has been upgraded to a category 5 (meaning winds over 157 miles per hour). With both of these in mind, it’s time to learn about what to do if you’ve got a hurricane incoming. [Read more…]