Remember to Close and Contain. Why closing the doors behind you in the event of a fire can save lives.

close and contain fires

On January 9th a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment building that tragically took the lives of 19 people. When speaking about the cause of the fire, fire department officials said that open doors cause smoke to flood the stairwells which may have prevented residents from escaping. This echoed another tragic Bronx fire that occurred in 2017 leaving 13...

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2022-01-20
By: MVAadmin

Cheers to the New Year! Have a safe celebration.

adult drunk driving

Celebrating the start of 2022 at a party on New Year’s Eve is a great way to end the year. It’s awesome to raise a glass with family and friends, just make sure that when the party is over, you don’t get behind the wheel. New Years Eve is one of the nights of the year with the highest incidence...

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2021-12-21
By: MVAadmin

Planning Home Renovations in 2022? Make sure you call your insurance agent!

home renovations 2022

The end of the year is a common time for families to begin to make plans for the year ahead. If your daydreams of a home renovation begin to take form as a plan for the near future, we encourage you to include us!   Why You Should Keep Us In The Loop Renovations and other types of construction projects...

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2021-12-15
By: MVAadmin

Winter Is Here! – Make Sure Your Home Is Prepared!

BRRRR! Winter is coming up quick and with the last couple of years we’ve experienced, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare you home against the elements! Below is a checklist of a few items you can do before winter hits to protect yourself from potential damage: To Keep Visitors Safe Make Sure You… Check walkways and...

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2021-11-29
By: MVAadmin

Insurance Rates Are On The Rise, Put Our Expertise To Work For You

Insurance rates have been on the rise for quite some time. Between the rise in natural disasters, the economy, and the impact of the COVID pandemic, there has been quite a shift in the insurance industry. We believe in educating our clients and always try to do our best to share our expertise with you. It’s important to us that...

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2021-11-22
By: MVAadmin

Replacement Value vs Market Value, understanding the difference

Replacement Value vs Market Value

When it comes to purchasing homeowners’ insurance, we find that people often have questions when it comes to placing a valuation on their home. Most of the confusion seems to stem from an unclear understanding of the difference between the Market Value of your home and the Replacement Cost of your home. It is important to keep in mind that...

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2021-11-15
By: MVAadmin

Make Sure Your Halloween Is Happy & Safe!

halloween insurance

Each year, Halloween brings with it numerous claims. In fact, it is often among the worst days of the year for home and auto claims due to theft and vandalism (an average of 17% more claims are reported on Halloween). Halloween is coming up this weekend and your friends at Advocate Brokerage want to be sure your Spooky celebrations are...

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2021-10-26
By: MVAadmin

Year Round Power – Our Top Reasons to Install a Permanent Generator

permanent generator

In this day and age, losing power could be more than a mere inconvenience. Many families have parents working from home alongside kids that are taking classes and completing assignments from their laptops. The continuous power we are used to is often interrupted in the aftermath of a tropical storm or nor’easter so installing a Permanent Generator is a very...

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2021-10-20
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8 Important Steps to Fireproof Your Home

fire prevention month

October is fire prevention month, so we feel it is important to take a moment to remind our followers of our best tips for preventing a fire in your home.   Below are 8 Important Steps to Fireproof Your Home Install A Central Station Burglar & Fire Alarm - We cannot state strongly enough that the most important precaution you...

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2021-10-07
By: MVAadmin

Article Written for Scarsdale 10583: Why Doesn’t Your Home Insurance Cover Your Storm Losses? An Expert Explains

scarsdale 10583

I was recently asked by the editor of a local online publication a question: Why doesn’t home insurance cover storm losses? It was of course a very timely and important question. In the wake of Tropical Storm Ida, I was happy to offer my advice and wanted to be sure to share it with you! Why Doesn’t Your Home Insurance...

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2021-09-29
By: MVAadmin

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