Want to Save Money On Your Insurance? Consider these three suggestions

Everyone wants to save money on their insurance policies. In today’s uncertain insurance climate, balancing rising rates and lower premiums may be more of a challenge than ever before. We have three suggestions we want to share that might help to even out the scales a bit more. Raise Your Deductible If you are looking to save money on your...

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2021-04-30
By: MVAadmin

Rain Happens, It Makes Sense To Be Prepared!

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Rain, rain, go away. It’s a nice thought but unfortunately, rain happens and there isn’t much we can do to prevent it. What we can do is have a conversation about flooding; the damage excess water can do to a home and the flooding coverage that is available to help you protect yourself. According to NOAA, over the last 20...

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2021-04-25
By: MVAadmin

Insuring Luxury – Auto Insurance Considerations For Those Who Like To Drive Really Nice Cars

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We love our cars. Especially luxury vehicles that are equipped with finishes and features that allow us to get where we need to go in style and comfort. When you factor in enhanced performance features that are superior to the mainstream brands and technology that enhances the driving experience, it makes getting behind the wheel a delight. Self-driving features and...

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2021-04-20
By: MVAadmin

Want to Save Money On Insurance? Limit Your Claims.

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When a wind storm knocks down a tree in your back yard causing damage to your fence, your first thought might be to pick up the phone and file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance carrier. It makes sense to want to be compensated for any loss. The question is…   Does it make sense in the long run?  ...

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2021-04-03
By: MVAadmin

Spring is Here! Get your home ready with some tips to help you protect your home from future insurance claims

  Now that it is officially Spring, we wanted to take advantage of the change in seasons to signal a few spring cleaning tasks that may help you to prevent some future, common, homeowners insurance claims. Indoor Tips: Spring clean your dryer by making sure it is free of lint. To do a thorough cleaning, be sure to pay attention...

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2021-03-31
By: MVAadmin

Cyber Crime Can Happen To Anyone – make sure you are protected!

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We recently read a local news story about a woman who lives in Scarsdale who had fallen victim to a cyber-security scam. The woman was led to believe that someone had purchased a computer using her Amazon account. She called the phone number provided in an email and when speaking with the scammer who was posing as an Amazon rep,...

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2021-03-31
By: MVAadmin

Buyer Beware – The Cybersecurity Flaw in the Instant Online Insurance Quote World

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  The effects of the pandemic have been innumerable. One of the things we have seen across the United States is in the efforts of cybercriminals to steal nonpublic information such as bank account, social security, and driver’s license numbers. Recently, the Department of Financial Services released an alert to all executives across the insurance industry regarding cyber fraud in...

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2021-02-26
By: Advocate Brokerage

What the California Wildfires Have To Do With the Rising Cost of Lumber

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  We understand the reluctance to read yet another report about the wildfires that occurred nearly 3000 miles away. The fires that have devastated many areas of the West Coast may seem like they are out of sight, so they are out of mind but the truth is that when catastrophic losses happen in any area of the United States,...

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2021-02-20
By: Advocate Brokerage

Get Your Home Ready For a Long Winter’s Nap!

Winter came a touch early this year so we hope you had time to prepare your home for the remainder of the long winter months that lie ahead.  Below is a list of items we recommend all homeowners address so that they reduce their risk of common winter mishaps.   To reduce the risk of fire: If you have not...

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2020-12-24
By: Advocate Brokerage

Home For Now, What You Need To Know About Your Short Term Rental

The global pandemic has left many people feeling unsafe within the neighborhoods they usually call home.  We have seen an extraordinary number of people flee their primary residence in favor of a Short Term Rental in a location that is better suited for social distancing.  For many, short term has turned out to be a bit longer than they initially...

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2020-11-25
By: Advocate Brokerage

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