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Tips to Avoid Home Repair Scams in Florida


When the hurricane is gone, you can be forgiven for thinking that the worst might be over. You have your homeowner’s insurance policy and you have your flood insurance policy. You are a conscientious homeowner who has taken pains to make sure that you are covered for any eventuality. What could possibly go wrong? The […]

Is Mold Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?


Mold is a big problem wherever you have a humid climate, and since we Floridians are surrounded on all three sides by water, occasionally have massive amounts of rainfall, and even tidal flooding with regular high tides, we have the perfect climate for mold to take root. Insurance companies have paid out millions in settlements, […]

Flipped House Hazard: How Much of a Problem is Polybutylene Plumbing?


House flipping was popular before the last recession, and this year is approaching pre-recession highs. However, while that “completely remodeled” house might look terrific and hit all of your I-Wanna spots, there can be hidden hazards that a simple inspection might not cover or detect. We’ve talked previously about buyers needing to beware of certain […]

5 Things To Know Before Filing a Property Damage Claim


Sometimes things just don’t go your way. Nobody controls the weather, and likewise you have no way to control other people and their actions. So whether it’s the weather that’s out of control, that raging party that got out of hand at your neighbor’s house, or the car that has mysteriously parked itself in your […]

Don’t Rely on Luck to Keep Your Home Protected


Do you know if you need flood insurance? Are you sure your homeowners insurance will suffice? Have you examined and understood the terms and conditions of your homeowners policy? Think it covers you for everything? St Patrick’s Day may be the perfect time for a pint in the nearest pub and your favorite four-leaf-clover shirt […]

Making the Right Call When It Comes to Canceling Your Flood Insurance


There’s no denying that flood insurance can be a heavy financial burden for those living here in Florida. However, does this mean that you should go ahead and cancel your plan in the hopes of saving a few bucks here and there? To find the right answer to this tricky question, let’s take a look […]

Do You Really Need Flood Insurance If You Don’t Live In a Flood Zone?


During tough economic times, everyone’s looking to save a few bucks here and there, especially when it comes to major expenses like insurance. However, skimping on coverage is a quick way to find yourself in a pretty precarious position when disaster strikes. Sure, it might not seem like you need flood insurance, especially if you […]