Will your insurance policy on your primary home help protect your second home?

  Does a Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover a Second Home?   As Irma approached, we all talked with friends and/or family who were affected by the storm. I was surprised to learn of 3 close friends that didn’t have coverage on their FL property.  Whether it's to live out each winter as a snowbird or spend summer weekends at a lakeside retreat, a...

Pekin Insurance: The 5 Best Home Security Apps for iOS and Android

We discussed last month the potential that exists for a variety of new home security vulnerabilities and concerns with the increase in Smart Home Automation. Thankfully, Pekin Insurance has found the...

Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money...

Smart Home Automation

Smart home automation technology can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems and equipment ranging from home security to thermostats. With a...

Travelers: OpenHouse

To imagine your future in a home, it helps to know about its past. Travelers teamed up with BuildFax™ to help open the door to permitted updates and repairs that have been done on your prospective...

Insure Your College Student

Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance. When we look for coverage to extend for a student away at school the first question is: Is the student a member of the household? Home and Auto Insurance...

Personal Property: 5 Reasons Why Yours May Not be Fully Covered

Why You May Want More Personal Property Coverage  Imagine you took the roof off your house, turned the whole thing upside down and started shaking. Everything that hit the dirt is what your insurance...

How Condo Insurance Differs From Home Insurance

Know What You Own Before You Buy Condo Insurance Coverage A condominium is different from a house or an apartment - you own part of a building or a property, but not all of it. Insurance...

Roofing Scams: When to Be Wary

Contractors Promise Free Roof Replacements in Storm-Hit Areas One day following a particularly nasty hailstorm, you receive a knock on your front door. It’s roofing contractors, and they can...

Does Your Insurance Cover Hail Damage To Your Car?

5 Things to Know About Hail Damage and Insurance Coverage Leaky roofs. Dinged-up paint jobs. Busted windows. Hailstorms cause extensive property damage throughout the U.S. each year, especially once...

Summer is near and so are the storms!

  Do you hear that? It’s the sound of people everywhere rejoicing that summer is almost here. While warmer weather may bring joy to millions in the area, Mother Nature may have other plans - RAIN!  ...

Safeco: Let us know about your new furry friend. Here's why...

New Pet? Here’s Why You Should Let Us Know Your new best friend finally arrived home from the local animal shelter, and he’s taking in his new surroundings, appreciating the softness of his bed and...

Insurance Appraisals Help You Select Coverage for Your Valued Belongings

Your Great Aunt Marge has always known how much you admire her antique silverware set - so during an extensive remodel of her home, she gifts it to you. Now you couldn’t imagine your dining room...

In the wake of events at Marist High School - A Personal Injury Review

In the wake of events that occurred at Marist High School late last year, I wanted to review Personal Injury Insurance. It is widely thought that a homeowner's insurance policy covers only incidents...

Are gift cards covered by Homeowners Insurance?

What do you buy for that special someone when you can't think of anything else? With increasing frequency these days, the answer is a gift card. The National Retail Federation has reported...

Guaranteed Replacement Cost or Extended Dwelling Coverage

Guaranteed Replacement Cost or Extended Dwelling Coverage   Guaranteed Replacement Cost Coverage (or what some companies call Extended Dwelling Coverage) on your home is an option found in...

A mother's death and a denied claim.

When the matriarch of the Harris family died five years ago, her home was handed down to her son. He continued to pay the mortgage and the insurance policy, and the appropriate name changes were made...

Avoid a Homeowner's Claim - Ice Dams

A common claim occurring in the winter months is ice damming and with a little loss control - the potential of this happening to you is minimized. This might be a good weekend to clean those...

Your Responsibility As a Dog Owner

Dog Owners Are Liable When Their Pets Bite There were over 77 million domestic dogs residing in homes across the United States between 2015 and 2016. This was a finding in a survey conducted by the...

Keeping Toddlers Safe at Home

Keeping Toddlers Safe at Home As children grow older and are able to move around by themselves, their curiosity increases. To prevent toddlers from suffering an injury at home, the Home Safety...
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