It’s probably safe to say that your home is one of the most—if not the most—valuable of all your assets. It, therefore, makes a lot of sense for you to do what you can to protect it, and the best possible protection you can get is home insurance. A home insurance policy is designed to […]
Tips on What to do Before and After a Storm
When any type of big or destructive storm is expected, you need to make sure you take the right steps to ensure your assets are covered. The first step? Check your insurance policies because not all of them cover the following expenses: Tree or any other debris removal Water damage Water/Sewage back-up (for sewers, drains, […]
What to do Before Purchasing Home Insurance
1. What is your property value: Make sure that your home is valued properly. Insurance is a lifeline to rebuild your property in case disaster strikes. If your home is not valued properly, then the extra cash needed to rebuild will be coming straight out of your savings. This is why we can’t stress enough […]
Are You Prepared for the Next Flood or Earthquake?
Garrett Explains | Episode 11 Flood insurance is not covered under your homeowners or business property program. Meanwhile, earthquake activity is expected in the years to come throughout the Tri-State Area. How prepared are you? As private insurers enter the marketplace, Garrett explains it all in Episode 11! Contact our insurance specialists at 845-986-1177 […]
Which Catastrophes Does Renters Insurance Cover?
Many tenants assume their property is covered under the landlord’s insurance policy. However, when catastrophe strikes, they may be left with little or no recourse to recover, since their landlord’s policy covers the building or home they rent, but not the personal property stored inside. Renters insurance provides financial reimbursement to cover the tenant’s lost […]
Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Flooding?
Standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage to your home or belongings. Meaning – if you want financial protection against events like hurricanes, storm surges, and overflowing rivers or lakes, you need to purchase separate flood insurance. According to the National Academy of Sciences, flood damage is expected to double every decade for the […]
Steps to Reduce Flood Damage
While flooding can occur at any time of year, the spring is a particularly troublesome time of year as seasonal rains begin. The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” but they can also bring flood waters that cause major damage. The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) suggests several handy improvement projects to help […]
Emerging increase in Heavy Rainfall and Lack of Homes carrying Flood Insurance
With the recent concern over Hurricane Joaquin, interesting statistics came out in the article “Why don’t property owners have flood insurance?” This article turns back to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, causing $70 billion in damage where “less than half of those affected were insured”. Just a year later, flood damage further resulted in […]