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Why Are Homeowners Insurance Premiums Rising in 2024?

09 Jul
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As insurance rates rise at unprecedented rates, homeowners are cutting back on groceries, travel, dining out, and even medication to afford the cost of their insurance premiums. In even more shocking news, 1 in 10 homeowners are even consider moving to an area with lower premiums, according to a recent survey by Claimguide. According to […]

Should I raise my deductible to $10,000 to help offset the cost of rising premiums?

15 May
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According to industry reports, homeowners are raising their deductibles to $5,000 to $10,000 to help offset the cost of rising premiums.  While raising a deductible into the stratosphere will absolutely lower your homeowner insurance premium, it does mean that you will have to cover your deductible amount in the event you have to make a […]

Should I choose the minimum or maximum homeowners insurance coverage?

13 May
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As homeowner insurance rates rise across the country, some homeowners are opting for policies that offer minimal coverage to keep their premiums affordable. Unfortunately, this choice will leave them at higher risk and in a position where they may have to pay more out of pocket if they have to make a claim on their […]

What exactly is a FAIR Plan?

02 Jan
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If you live in an area where severe weather is common, or wildfires pop up every summer you may have trouble finding affordable home insurance coverage. If homes in your area are repeatedly damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, insurers may pull out of the entire area, refusing to write policies in your neighborhood. […]

What is recoverable depreciation?

14 Dec
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If you have had to file a homeowners insurance claim to replace damaged, stolen, or destroyed personal property you were probably surprised to learn that you may not be paid the full replacement cost of your items. Many homeowner policies pay out the actual cash value (ACV) of the items and ACV takes depreciation into […]

Did you know? Your Home Insurance Doesn’t Cover…

29 Nov
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While homeowners insurance covers a variety of perils and protects your home and personal possessions, it does come with a number of exclusions and coverage gaps that can result in you having to cover the cost of certain damage out of pocket.  Let’s have a quick look at what your homeowners policy does and doesn’t […]

Should I bundle my insurance policies or keep them separate?

25 Sep
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Bundling insurance policies simply means buying different types of insurance policies from the same insurance company. The most common type of bundling is usually a car insurance and home insurance policy, but bundling can include other policy types such as life insurance or even an umbrella policy. However, while bundling is a pretty common tactic, […]

Why is Florida homeowners insurance so expensive?

22 Sep
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Homeowner insurance premiums are dramatically heading up this year, particularly in states that are prone to natural disasters. According to a new report from Policygenius, the average homeowner policy went up 21% nationally which is on top of a 12% increase that homeowners endured last year.  As usual, Florida is at the top of the […]