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Changes to your property often mean revising your homeowners insurance

By Marian Johns | Oct 5, 2018

Just as the season is beginning to change, so might the things around your house. That's why it's a good idea to think about reviewing your home insurance coverage.

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Flooding from Hurricane Florence is a reminder of the dangers of being underinsured

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

A recent study by Consumer Reports shows that 60 percent of all homes in the U.S. are underinsured by 20 percent.

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Knowing home insurance basics can help you protect your property

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

Homeowners insurance might not be the most riveting topic, but learning even just the basics about homeowners coverage and your policy can come in handy if you face a property loss.

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Even in Florida, homes should be prepared for seasonal changes

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

While Floridans might be lathering on the sunscreen and strolling along the beach instead of gazing at that early fall foliage like our northern neighbors, homeowners in the Sunshine State should still think about preparing their homes for the upcoming season change.

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Portable generators after a storm are handy if operated properly

By Marian Johns | Sep 17, 2018

Floridians are all to familiar in dealing with the inconveniences of having no power in the aftermath of a hurricane and while having a portable generator can ease that burden, if it's not operated properly it can also be deadly.

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Home security can help lower your insurance premiums

By Marian Johns | Sep 17, 2018

Whether it's "do it yourself" wireless sensors and alarms, a simple doorbell camera, or the traditional company-monitored alarm system, investing in home security can offer you protection as well as savings on home insurance premiums.

Windows play a critical role in reducing a home's storm damage

By Marian Johns | Sep 10, 2018

The average homeowner might not pay much attention to the windows in their home, but homeowners in Florida should especially understand that windows play a crucial role when it comes to your home withstanding impact from hurricanes and other wind storms.

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Replacement cost can vary from cash value in homeowners claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 10, 2018

However, understanding the terms "actual cash value" and "replacement cost value" when it comes to your insurance, can be a huge factor in deciding what type of homeowners coverage you need.

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Age, condition of a home will affect your insurance rates

By Marian Johns | Sep 10, 2018

While the age of a home is a factor when it comes to homeowners insurance, most insurance companies also take into account the condition of your home, explains Kin Insurance's director of insurance product management Kevin Turner.

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Maintaining a home inventory can expedite insurance claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

In today's high-tech, social media world, everyone is taking videos and snapping photos. But in addition to all of those selfies, you may want to think about capturing some of your belongings on camera as part of a home inventory.

Floridians pay a high price when it comes to homeowners insurance

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

According to insurance expert Kevin Turner, the reason Floridians pay more basically comes down to one word -- hurricanes.

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Promptness can be key when filing a homeowners insurance claim

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

Homeowners should have an idea about what their policy states, especially regarding how long they have to file a claim after an incident and whether it will affect their insurance rates.

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How does a wind mitigation inspection work?

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

A wind mitigation inspection might sound intimidating. But in areas like Florida, that should not stop homeowners from getting one to help protect their home and potentially save money on home insurance.

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Shutters can reduce storm damage, but they won't impact an insurance claim

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

According to home insurance expert Kevin Turner, hurricane proofing won't affect your insurance claim after a storm; however, those precautions could save you a lot of out- of-pocket expenses.

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Insurance coverage varies when water damage occurs

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

According to Kevin Turner, Kin Insurance's director of insurance product management, homeowners should read their policy to be sure what types of water damage are covered under their insurance.

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Hurricane preparation now can save lives when storms strike

By Marian Johns | Aug 25, 2018

As we reach the peak of hurricane season, which is August through October, now is the perfect time to review your hurricane supplies according to experts. Whether you plan to hunker down in your home or have to follow a mandatory evacuation, your supplies will be key.

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Wind mitigation inspection can save you money on home and hurricane insurance

By Marian Johns | Aug 25, 2018

Many homeowners may not be familiar with wind mitigation, but for those in hurricane prone areas such as Florida, it is something that could potentially save you thousands of dollars on your home insurance.

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Coastal residents pay more for home insurance than those in 'Tornado Alley'

By Marian Johns | Aug 20, 2018

Eighty-eight percent of major hurricanes hit either Florida or Texas, according to the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is why residents in those states and along the eastern coast pay more for home insurance.

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Hurricane planning can help residents stay safe during and after a storm

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Gulf state residents from Texas to Florida and all along our nation's coasts are often a bit on edge from June through the end of November as they prepare for possible hurricanes.

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Florida homeowners will generally have 2 insurance deductibles

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Those living in Florida and other areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes actually have two deductibles relating to their home insurance: a standard deductible and a hurricane deductible.

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