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What Kind of Insurance Do I Need for My Rental Property?


Are you in one of the following situations? Buying a new rental property? Or are you converting your primary residence to a rental property? In both cases, you need to reassess your insurance policy. The regular homeowner’s insurance doesn’t work for rental properties, warns FloridaPropertyRealty.com. For rental units, you need to get the landlord’s insurance. […]

Your Hurricane Safety Kit Checklist and Preparedness Guide


With beautiful weather visiting most of the country for summer, it’s hard to think of anything other than sunny days and happy times. However, for those who live along the coastlines and nearby areas, a more dangerous time of year is looming. Hurricane season is on the horizon. Are you and your family ready? Is […]

Second Home Insurance Tips for Canadians in South Florida


When the time comes for retirement or finding a second home for vacation or seasonal living, South Florida is a popular location. This is true for people from all over North America, but you might be surprised at just how many Canadians in South Florida there are. These so-called “snowbirds” are some of the area’s biggest […]

Home Hazards for the Holidays: Naughty List Edition


The holidays are supposed to be merry and bright, but there are lots of home hazards lurking in the lights and tinsel. Fires, poisoning, and dangers lurk for the unwary – and especially for children and pets. Keep this list handy, and mitigate home hazards as you find them. Home Hazards for Kids: If you […]

What Is Windstorm Coverage in Florida?


For new residents in Florida, there’s sometimes a potent case of sticker shock awaiting them at the insurance office. Florida occupies a special place on the Hurricane Highway, visited from time to time by multiple hurricanes, tropical storms, and even by tornadoes. For this reason, windstorm coverage in Florida is a must for homeowners, business […]

5 Things to Lower Home Insurance Cost


Homeowners insurance is one of the most irritating things about owning a home, but there are some tips and tricks to managing the cost. Unfortunately, a lot of people take some very shortsighted roots to save a little money today that can end up costing them big in the future. For instance, you could lower […]

Why Your Hurricane Insurance May Not Be Adequate


It’s safe to say that the long low of years without hurricanes or tropical storms may be over for Florida. The 2017 hurricane season with 18 named storms was the most active since 2005. Many homeowners are now finding out that their hurricane insurance coverage may have been within the recommended guidelines but is wholly […]

Help! What Insurance Will Insure a Zinsco Electrical Panel?


Q: I recently inherited a Miami area property from my grandparents’ estate. The house was built in the 1940s, renovated in the early 1970s and late 1990s, and has come through hurricanes and other hazards just fine. The problem is the electrical panel. It was made by a company called Zinsco-Sylvania and I was turned […]

Florida is #2 in the Country for Dog Bite Insurance Claims!


Before you go reading too much into that, the number one state in the country for dog bite claims is California, but when you consider the populations of the respective states, you’ll see that per capita the story is essentially clickbait. First, consider the population of the states, the estimated number of dogs per population […]

Do You Need Florida Flood Insurance?


If you currently reside in the state, then yes, you most likely need Florida flood insurance. Why? It’s predicted that catastrophic storms like Hurricane Irma and Harvey are likely going to be a continuing trend as the ocean waters warm. Moreover, flood maps confuse homeowners and they misunderstand the risks involved with forgoing flood insurance. […]