From the monthly archives: October 2011

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SPOOKY: Most People Know Little About Their Homeowners Insurance Policy

Written by on 10/30/2011 6:37 PM . It has 0 Comments.

According to a national study, more than half of homeowners say they know very little about their home insurance policies and coverages.  In fact, some 54% of all homeowners surveyed admitted to knowing “not much at all” about their homeowners policies. Some of the most dangerous aspects homeowners  typically ignore on their policies are: replacement value, deductibles, and covered losses. A homeowner will sometimes upgrade their home and never update their home insurance policy.  When the listed replacement value is no longer enough to rebuild their home to new standards, the homeowner is often underinsured. On several occasions, a homeowner will set their deductibles high or low, depending on their financial ability to cover damages in the event of a loss.  However, if their financial situation changes, many homeowners neglect to update their deductible.  This can cause a homeowner to either pay an unnecessarily high premium, or leave them unprotected, with a high ded ...

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How To Waste Money And Not Even Know It

Written by on 10/19/2011 7:29 PM . It has 0 Comments.

Sure, we talk a lot of insurance here, but from time to time, we like to talk about things that have absolutely nothing to do with insurance!  This is one of those time... In talking with several of our clients, we found that most people are unknowingly wasting their money each and every day.  So, here are a few tips to help you spend money where it counts and save money where you can! If you’re like most people, your money isn’t making it to end of the month like it used to. Oh sure, we’re all being more careful with driving, grocery shopping, entertainment and all that.  But have you considered where else you might be spending and not yet realized how much you could save by making some small changes in your money habits?  Take a few minutes, sit down and start a list.  We think you might be surprised…. Car Washes - The average cost for a basic auto detailing package is about $60 in some places.  How often do you do that?  Once a mont ...

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Wildfire Safety Tips During This HOT SoCal Weather

Written by on 10/12/2011 9:48 AM . It has 0 Comments.

Here are some great wildfire safety tips provided by Mercury Insurance... California residents know that wildfires can occur at any time when temperatures rise, humidity drops and destructive Santa Ana winds combine to increase the risk of brush and forest fires. Wildfires can be devastating—causing serious damage to your property and threatening personal safety. Advance preparation is essential if you want protect your family, pets and home from violent and deadly firestorms. Mercury offers these tips to homeowners to help them protect their property and prepare for an evacuation. Tips for protecting your home from wildfires Establish and maintain a safe zone around your house that will act as a fuelbreak. Install a greenbelt around your home and other structures of low-growing, fire-resistant plants such as succulents. Your local nursery can suggest a combination of attractive, water-wise plant materials that will help to reduce your home's vulnerability. If possible, your safe zone should b ...

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Quick Coverage Tip For Homeowners

Written by on 10/10/2011 7:02 PM . It has 0 Comments.

Picture this... You own a home in California, but LOVE to get a way from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and escape for 4-6 weeks to your favorite tropical getaway.

Sounds great, right?  Of course!  Vacation is awesome...

But, did you know?

If your home is vacant for more than 30 days, the vandalism and malicious mischief coverage is automatically removed!

Too many homeowners in the Southern California area escape for more than a month and assume that their home is fully covered.  However, there could be some large gaps in your policy that you might not be aware of.

Make sure to call our office at (949)582-5220 should you have any home that is vacant for more than 30 days, so that we can review alternatives to retain your vandalism coverage.