Category: Homeowners


Hazards in Your Home Storage Areas



Many American families have an accumulation of stuff in their homes: gasoline cans, spare oil, half-containers of antifreeze, fertilizer, yard pesticides and other materials all compressed together into one poorly ventilated space. This creates the perfect conditions for vapors, chemical reactions and combustibles like cardboard boxes to accumulate, heat up and ignite. As you think […]

Read More



How Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Premium?



Have you heard that your credit score can affect how much you pay for insurance? As a consumer, you probably know everyone has a financial credit score — three of them, in fact — maintained by three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. These firms compile information from financial institutions and retailers including […]

Read More

Unique Insurance Considerations for a Historic Home



Many homebuyers dream of owning a piece of history. From charming historic districts to one-of-a-kind architectural gems, over 95,000 properties in the United States qualify for the coveted National Register of Historic Places. Historic homes are often located in sought-after neighborhoods, possess gorgeous design features, and qualify for tax credits. But these homes can be […]

Read More


9 Snowblower Safety Tips for Homeowners



When winter arrives, dumping inches or even feet of white stuff in your neighborhood, a snowblower can be a handy tool. While you still have to go outside and clear your property, a snowblower spares you from the back-straining (and sometimes heart-attack-inducing) labor of shoveling snow. While a snowblower can make quick work of clearing […]

Read More

What Does an Insurance Claims Adjuster Do?



A claims adjuster (also known as an insurance adjuster) investigates and determines how much your insurance company should pay you when you make a claim for damage or losses. A property and casualty adjuster investigates automobile, business and home claims. Claims adjusters may handle property claims involving damage to vehicles or structures, or liability claims […]

Read More