Category Archives: Home Insurance

Preparing Your Home for Summer Risks

For many, summer is one of the long-awaited seasons of the year. Many spend their days having barbecue parties, lounging by the pool, and spending quiet evenings on the porch. However, summer is also considered a season of risks. From sweltering hot temperatures, disease-carrying pests to other seasonal risks, there are many hazards that you need to look out for during summer. By taking the necessary steps to prepare your home, you can minimize any potential summer risks that can result in damage and expensive losses.

Tips to Prepare Your Home to Avoid Summer Risks

In anticipation of the summer …

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Prime Financial Advantages of Home Ownership

Home ownership is a common American dream, and while some people can’t afford to or actively choose not to pursue it, those who buy into the housing market often see major financial benefits.

Purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you can make and simply getting to that point requires a certain degree of financial success. But among those who take on the big task of home ownership, many see financial benefits that far outweigh their initial investment, especially during tax season.

Strong Financial Future

Owning a home is one of the basic foundations of accumulating …

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Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Spring is upon us and it is a great time to get outdoors and tackle some maintenance tasks. If the winter weather conditions were rough on your home, you might be in need of repairs, but regardless there are many things you can do for a smooth and enjoyable transition into the new season. Here is a checklist of ideal spring home maintenance tasks.

Driveways and Paths

Freezing and thawing are rough for just about all hardscape materials. Walk around your property checking for damage to walkways, paths and driveways, then schedule repairs as needed. It may just require a …

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What to Know About Insuring Your New Holiday Gifts

What to Know About Insuring Your New Holiday GiftsWe hope you had a wonderful holiday! It’s likely that you and your family now have a variety of exciting new gifts to enjoy. However, before you get too comfortable with your new gifts, it’s important to understand how to keep them protected for years to come.

Some holiday gifts will be covered under your standard home or renters insurance policy, even if they’re stolen from your car, but standard policies typically have coverage caps on certain types of valuable items, so it pays to think ahead if you’re buying a pricey present or in possession of a gorgeous new

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Don’t Let These Common Homeowners Insurance Claims Ruin Your Holidays

Don’t Let These Common Homeowners Insurance Claims Ruin Your HolidaysThe holidays are a festive, fun time, but the holidays can also bring about a heightened risk for homeowners. Flickering candles are fire hazards. Wet walkways can present a slip and fall. Pyramids of presents can be burglary bait. But homeowners insurance can help you recover financially and ensure that a little mishap doesn’t spoil your entire holiday season.

House Fires

Dehydrated Christmas trees, candles and overworked outlets, make fire hazards a huge threat this time of year. Within homeowners insurance, dwelling coverage pays for home repairs and personal property insurance covers belongings.

Speak to your agent about pinpointing your

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What Happens if a Guest is Injured in Your Home?

What Happens if a Guest is Injured in Your HomeHere’s the bad news: you can be held liable if an individual is injured on your property. However, before you panic and refuse to ever let anyone on your premises ever again, take advantage of homeowners insurance to help you get the coverage you need to restore your peace of mind. Here’s what happens if someone gets injured on your property.

Immediately After an Injury Occurs

After an injury occurs, you can certainly express concern, but do not admit guilt. First, determine the severity of the injury. If there is a lot of blood or broken bones, a trip

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Shopping for a New House? Avoid Overspending

Shopping for a New House? Avoid OverspendingWhen shopping for your first home, or even your dream home, it’s easy to get caught up in the lust of all the potential features that could be. However, understanding how to search for a house makes all the difference when it comes to preventing overspending or spending too much on features that you can do yourself. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at how you can differentiate between must and lust in your new home buying guide. Wherever you end up, be sure to secure your new home with a comprehensive Knoxville Home Insurance policy.

Prioritize the

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