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The Risky Business of Trampolines

Misrepresenting your property to an insurance carrier—for example, telling your insurer you don’t have a trampoline when you actually do—is grounds for claim denial and policy cancellation in some states. You know your kids would love a trampoline, but something tells you that your homeowners insurance company may not. And, you could be right. According to the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, more than one million...

Smart Solutions to Avoid Getting Soaked

Home Water Damage on the Rise With home water damage (quite literally) on the rise, the potential for fire is no longer the biggest risk facing average homeowners. It’s a water claim. Driving the increases are a number of factors, including aging homes, pipes and valves, and luxury amenities such as second-floor laundry rooms. Aging Homes Not surprisingly, older homes are at greater risk of...

Protect Yourself from Home Repair Scams

There’s no doubt about it, incidents of fraud—including home repair fraud—are on the rise.  To protect yourself, please use extreme caution when confronted with the following warning signs of a potential scam: Door-to-door salespeople with no local connections who offer to do home repair work for substantially less than the market price. Solicitations for repair work from a company that lists only a telephone number...

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