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

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

Permanently Installed Generators

Since the pandemic, more and more families have multiple people working or going to school from their home.  In this day and age, losing power could be more than a mere inconvenience. This is one of the many reasons your insurance Advocate, thinks installing a Permanent Generator is a smart idea. Plus, with winter approaching and the very real threat...

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2020-11-25
By: Advocate Brokerage

Keep Me In The Loop! Why it’s important to share any home improvements with your insurance agent.

2020 has been a crazy year and the pandemic has affected each of us in various ways.  For many of us, it has been a year to make some changes to our lives.  Since it has been a year of such great changes, we felt it was a good time to once again talk about the importance of sharing life...

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2020-11-24
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fireproof Your Kitchen

October is fire prevention month and this year’s focus is fire safety in the kitchen. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injury. So it’s important that you take steps to protect your family from a kitchen fire. To Fireproof Your Kitchen Please Consider: Never leave the kitchen...

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2020-10-05
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fall is in the air, is your home ready? Part 2 Inside

Much of the country has been able to enjoy some beautiful fall like temperatures even before the official first day of Autumn which was September 22nd.  Fall is one of the most beloved seasons and signals that the holiday season is just around the corner! Take the time now to do a little preparation so that your home stay safe...

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2020-09-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

Fall is in the air, is your home ready? Part 1 Outside

Much of the country has been enjoying beautiful fall like temperatures even before the official first day of autumn which was September 22nd.  Fall is one of our favorite seasons, with so many things to enjoy such as the leaves changing colors, pumpkins (and pumpkin spice) and the ushering in of the holiday season. The beautiful weather makes it the...

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2020-09-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

Weathering the storm – Why an automatic standby generator may be your new best friend

Weather patterns have been quite unpredictable in recent years. It seems storms are happening more frequently and abnormal weather occurrences are becoming more normal every year.  We are currently in the middle of hurricane season and we all know that unexpected power outage can cause a variety of problems for homeowners.  When it comes to weathering a storm with minimal...

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2020-08-31
By: Advocate Brokerage

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