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  • Earthquake Retrofitting

    What is earthquake retrofitting and how can you do it? Earthquake retrofitting is the process of making your home safer and less prone to structural damage during an earthquake. This can help you save money on your insurance and repairs. Why should I consider retrofitting my house? Retrofitting can reduce earthquake damage to your home. […]

    June 18, 2018

  • Service Line Coverage for Your Home

    Many homeowners are unaware they have a responsibility to repair or replace any service lines on their property when damage occurs. Damage to lines that provide water, power and communications services can be very costly to repair. In fact, service line failure costs an average of $6,000 per occurrence. What Is Service Line Coverage? Service […]

    June 13, 2018

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    Facts and History Behind Father’s Day

    It’s a bit of a tradition for many fathers to go on and on about the knowledge they’ve gained over the years, whether it’s about history, family stories, financial wisdom, or just plain random facts — like how that building over there used to be the old hardware store. This isn’t a bad thing, of […]

    June 7, 2018

  • Summer Driving Tips

    Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or skateboard, or by car, motorcycle, or RV, increasing the risk […]

    May 24, 2018

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    Airbnb and Insurance

    How does homeowner’s insurance work with Airbnb? Home-sharing is when you rent out your home, or a part of your home, to short-term guests (think AirBnb). This trend has been growing over several years and is becoming very popular. In fact, around 19% of the total U.S. adult population engaging in it – that’s over 47,000 […]

    May 21, 2018

  • Tornados and Driving Safety

    What to Do If You’re Caught in Your Car During a Tornado Tornadoes are the most violent storms anywhere, and about 1,200 touch ground in the United States every year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). They’re as unpredictable as they are violent, most often occurring in the early spring on the Gulf Coast, […]

    May 11, 2018

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    Are Wildfires Causing Home Insurance to be Unaffordable?

    Fall and winter of 2017 welcomed some large, catastrophic wildfires affecting residents across the state. California was struck by a serious of wildfires that destroyed 14,700+ homes and costed over $9 billion in damages. As we experience more frequent, intense wildfires, it becomes harder for homeowners to find and keep their insurance in California. Increasing […]

    May 10, 2018

  • Taxes and ID Theft

    4 Things to Know About Taxes and Identity Theft In 2014, almost 18 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity theft. Two-thirds of them said they suffered a direct financial loss because of it, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). During tax season, your personal information is particularly vulnerable. After all, […]

    April 25, 2018

  • Flood Prevention and Safety

    Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood damage is typically not […]

    April 25, 2018

  • Low-Cost Home Improvements

    Update Your Home Without Emptying Your Wallet Quick, easy, inexpensive – whoever thought those adjectives could apply to home improvement projects in San Francisco? But, they can! Home improvements can help refresh your home, increase your house value, and even keep you safe. To spruce up your home on a budget, check out these five […]

    April 23, 2018