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Buy Flood Insurance: What we learned from Hurricane Ida

20 Sep

On September 2, 2021, Parked cars in New Brunswick, New Jersey submerged underwater after Tropical Storm Ida. Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane with 150 mile an hour winds and days later hit New Jersey, New York, and other states with a massive amount of rain that has caused numerous flash floods, […]

FEMA’s new rating system is called “Risk Rating 2.0,” effective October 1st, 2021

28 Apr

A recent report by ValuePenguin looked at the new risk ratings that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) will be using when determining premiums for flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The report found that millions of homeowners could see noticeable increases in flood insurance costs. FEMA’s new rating system is called […]

Hurricane Isaias is on the same track as Hurricane Dorian – What can we expect?

05 Aug

Hurricane Isaias is on roughly the same track as Hurricane Dorian and is the first hurricane to hit the Bahamas since Dorian stalled over the islands as a Category 5 monster killing dozens of people and causing massive destruction.  Here is a quick overview of both storms as well as a few tips on how […]

Pandemic Continues to Transform How Real Estate is Bought and Sold

08 May

While job losses mount and home sales plummet due to COVID-19, lenders are tightening mortgage requirements, making it more difficult to purchase a home. In addition to stricter mortgage requirements, the virus may change how Americans buy and sell homes in the future.  As the pandemic continues, it could end up transforming how real estate […]

Mortgage Payment Relief 2020: Tips & Questions

21 Apr

Homeowners across the country are suffering as unemployment climbs across all industries, making it difficult for many homeowners to cover all of their bills. The Federal government, as well as some private mortgage companies are offering a bit of help by allowing some homeowners to apply for mortgage relief. While this sounds great, there can […]

Seven Most Common Questions We Get About Flood Insurance

17 May

Even if you live outside of a high-risk flood zone you should consider flood coverage. According to government statistics, over 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside of high-risk flood zones. Spring is here which brings flood danger to many parts of the country. If you live in an area where flooding is […]

Are Homeowners Happy with Their Home Insurance Provider?

23 Aug
Happy Homeowners Insurance Customers

A recent study by Clearsurance took a look at how happy homeowners are with their insurer and found that the residents of West Virginia were happiest when it came to their homeowners insurance while the people of Florida were the least happy. The scores were based on user reviews and ratings of their overall experience […]

Named Storm? – Get Home Insurance Coverage Now!

01 Aug
Home Insurance Now - Hurricane Season

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the busiest and most destructive ones on record. There were 17 named storms that hit the coasts and caused roughly $282.16 billion in damage. If you were affected by one of these storms and not carrying the proper insurance coverages you could end up on the hook for […]

Your New Flood Insurance Options

02 Jul
New Flood Insurance Options

Hurricane season is here and if you don’t have a flood insurance policy in place, you may want to consider one. Flood damage is not covered by a standard homeowners policy and the majority of hurricanes bring severe flood damage with them when they come ashore. In the past, the majority of flood insurance policies […]

NYC Ranks as Top US Metro With High Hidden Homeownership Costs

19 Jun
New York City Homeowners

When it comes to home ownership, the cost of your mortage is just one of many expenses you will need to factor into your monthly bills. While closing costs and the 20 percent down payment your mortgage lender will require are big upfront expenses, often it’s the smaller, ongoing bills that make a house truly […]