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If A Contractor Damages My Home, Whose Insurance Covers It?

Homeowners insurance is designed to provide you with financial protection from loss due to theft, disasters, and accidents. But what happens if a contractor causes damage to your home? In this case, your homeowners insurance may help cover the cost of repairs, but will likely seek reimbursement through the contractor’s general liability insurance.  Damage to Your Home From an Accident Caused by a Contractor Although...

Preparing Your Home For The New Year

With all the holiday activities coming to an end, the New Year is a great time to give your home a fresh start. These tips can help you get your home clean, organized, and prepared for the winter months ahead. Clear Out the Clutter Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, and odds and ends that accumulate over the holidays and throughout the year can add to the...

WILL MY HOMEOWNERS POLICY COVER MY HOME FOR SALE OR VACANT HOME?

Many consumers are under the impression that their Homeowners policy covers them for pretty much everything. While the HO-3 or standard homeowners policy does provide a lot of coverage, it also is intended to cover an "Owner Occupied Dwelling" and not a vacant dwelling. The policy has some clear definitions of vacancy,  essentially any unoccupied dwelling for 30 days or more. Unfortunately, ,many consumers leave...

Avoid Common Home Accidents During The Holiday Season

From late November to mid-January, the holidays bring good cheer and gatherings with friends and family. They are also a season when home accidents frequently occur. The following are some common holiday-related accidents, along with tips to help keep your family safe at home over the holiday season. Decorating Fall Accidents You may be surprised to learn how many people are injured while decorating their...

How To Prepare Your Home For Fall

When the thermometer begins to drop and temperatures get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn. The weather can be unpredictable, and it’s best to get a head start on seasonal chores so you are not caught unprepared. The following general “to-do list” can help you prepare your home for fall. Check for drafts: Reduce your heating bills and stay warmer...