Becoming an Airbnb host, a great idea or a great risk?

There are approximately 620 people in Westchester County making supplemental income hosting guests in their homes through Airbnb.  According to the head of northeast public Policy for Airbnb, in 2018 total Westchester County Airbnb host income was $6.6 million, with the average host earning $7100!  Future forecasts look even brighter, as the Hudson Valley is ..

Is It Time….for an Insurance Review?

Another year is coming to an end and as your thoughts shift toward celebrating the holidays, winding down the year and making plans for 2018 to be a year filled with success, we wanted to share this… The more your insurance agent knows about their clients, the better they can serve you. At Advocate Brokerage ..

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Home

This winter is already shaping up to be quite a cold one. With a record-breaking snowstorm slamming South Dakota in early October and freezing temperatures all across the Midwest, predictions that the 2013-2014 winter season will be a doozy are looking right on target. You and yours should be prepared for heavy snows and chilly ..

Superstorm Sandy Revisited

The first year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy gives us time to reflect what we learned from this unprecedented event.  In our 45 years as insurance brokers in Westchester County, we never encountered a situation where so many people were not merely inconvenienced, but had parts of their lives destroyed. Trees toppling onto homes, excessive flooding, ..

By Rosalyn Binday Imagine waking up to find that the ground beneath your bed is crumbling – the confusion, shock, and horror you would feel!  A tragedy befell one man near Tampa, Florida, when he fell to his death earlier this year, swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up beneath his bedroom. A near tragedy ..