Tips to Save on Insurance When Buying a Vacation Home

Vacation beachfront house with wooden walkwayThe winter season is a popular time to get away. There is a destination for every persona. You can travel north to snowshoe through snowy pines, or you can escape south to soak up the rays with a fruity cocktail in hand. Though it is nearly everyone’s dream, there is no hiding the fact that buying a vacation home is expensive, even without factoring in the cost of additional homeowners insurance. Luckily, there are steps you can take while searching for a vacation home to deflect some of the costs of insurance. [Read more…]

Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Flood

In New England, we are used to preparing for the worst, especially when it comes to floods. You know how your home responds to a big rainstorm and if your basement will flood, but there are some things you may never have thought of. Keep reading to learn about the steps you should be taking to prepare for a flood.

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Tips for Preventing Spring Flooding and Water Damage

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Spring is finally here! While this is so exciting, there are also some dangers that come with springtime. One of the major risks is spring flooding from rapid snowmelt. We also have to worry about the never-ending rain that seems to come with early spring. Here are some tips to follow to prevent damages from spring flooding to affecting your house.

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Protect Your Home and Property for 2018’s Hurricane Season

Protect Your Home and Property for 2018's Hurricane SeasonThe 2017 hurricane season was full of powerful storms: Hurricanes Irma and Harvey left behind billions of dollars in damages and thousands of houses damaged and destroyed. Hearing about the damage these storms did will leave you wondering — how can you be prepared during the 2018 hurricane season? Read the 6 tips below to help prepare your home and property for the hurricane season, this June through November. [Read more…]

Why Do Nor’easters Cause Flood Damage?

Why Do Nor’easters Cause Flood Damage?Living in New England, you’ve had to combat some serious winter weather; whether it’s in the form of torrential icy-rain, a blizzard, or extremely high winds. However, New Englanders know they have to be prepared for when all of those weather conditions form into one storm—known as a Nor’easter. Nor’easters are a type of massive cyclonic storm that forms within 100 miles of the U.S. East Coast. We’ve had four this past winter, and with temperatures starting to rise in the beginning of the spring season, you’ll have to prepare for when Nor’easters cause flood damage. These floods occur due to a variety of reasons, which we are going to cover in this article. [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…]