Home insurance premiums can rise due to nearby fracking

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Thousands of homeowners across Yorkshire are concerned as the operations prepare to begin. Many residents in areas surrounding upcoming fracking sites are concerned about rising homeowners insurance premiums. This is the case in a number of regions around Yorkshire where the operations may soon begin. Industry experts have cautioned homeowners in those areas that they should expect to pay more. The Yorkshire Post reported that experts in home insurance premiums believe fracking may affect the amount people pay. That said, precisely how the insurance rates will be affected has yet…

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Homeowners insurance companies caught overcharging 13 million policyholders

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A new U.K. study has revealed that existing customers often pay considerably more than new ones. New Citizens Advice research demonstrates that up to 13 million U.K. customers are being overcharged by their homeowners insurance companies. Loyal customers and senior citizens are particularly victim to this trend. A very high percentage of homeowners over the age of 65 years have been paying more than new customers. The study revealed that 40 percent of home insurance policyholders over the age of 65 years and who have had their policy for over…

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Homeowners insurance industry isn’t impressed with smart homes

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Despite the claims device makers have made about improved security, insurers aren’t lowering bills. The smart home device market has led to millions of dollars in sales but has not managed to impress the homeowners insurance industry. Americans have been buying WiFi connected smoke detectors and security cameras in droves. However, home insurance companies aren’t yet convinced that they are worthy of premiums discounts. A traditional smoke detector may bring savings to many homeowners, but more recent gadgets are still unproven. With the average rates across the homeowners insurance industry…

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Homeowners insurance rates greatly impacted by credit score

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Many consumers are surprised to find out how great a difference their credit history makes. As recent homeowners insurance rates calculations are revealing, credit is growing in its importance to Americans. Our daily lives are directly impacted by our credit histories, according to the results of a recent study. This includes the amount being paid in premiums for property policies. A recent study showed that people with fair or median credit scores pay an average of 32 percent higher premiums. The research was conducted by Quadrant Information Services. It was…

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Allstate home insurance is getting cheaper in California

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The insurer and the state commissioner have agreed to reduce the rates for homeowners coverage. Dave Jones, the California Insurance Commissioner, has now come to an agreement with Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Indemnity Insurance in order to decrease the rates being paid by home insurance customers in the state. In fact, the homeowners insurance rates for California Allstate customers will drop by an average of 12.6 percent. For Californians who have home insurance through Allstate, this decision represents a decrease of an average of $230, each. The reduction in…

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Homeowners insurance from Citizens may be getting pricier (again)

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Louisiana residents with this coverage may soon be paying more for their coverage later in 2016. Residents of Louisiana who purchase the homeowners insurance of last resort in the state may soon find that their rates are going to be higher than they had been last year, if Citizens gains approval for an increase request that they have submitted. The increases wouldn’t go into effect until later this year, but property owners should prepare themselves. Should the homeowners insurance rate increases be approved, it will be residents of Terrebonne and…

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Homeowners insurance may be getting pricier for those affected by Storm Desmond

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Residents of parts of the U.K. that suffered from flooding may soon be seeing higher premiums, too. People living in the parts of Cumbria in the United Kingdom, which have been stricken by flooding following Storm Desmond may soon have further unwanted news as it is expected that homeowners insurance rates will likely rise in that area as a result of the losses that were recorded. As of yet, it is too early to predict exactly how much the storm will be costing the insurance industry. In the U.K., an…

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Massachusetts lawmaker aims to stop homeowners insurance rate increases

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After the losses from last winter that were greater than $1 billion, insurers have received approval for hikes. Although a decision has already been made to approve the homeowners insurance rates hikes that were requested by some of the top insurers in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Division of Insurance state Senate committee is now seeking to have that decision reconsidered by opening hearings to determine if those increases are truly justified. This is focused primarily on the rate increases approved for two of the largest insurers in the state.…

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Florida homeowners insurance expensive despite decade without a hurricane

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The season for these major storms has now come to a close but rates still aren’t dropping. The official close to the hurricane season was on Monday, but even though there hasn’t been one that has struck Florida in ten years, homeowners insurance rates remain high and many are wondering why they aren’t falling due to the improvements in natural disaster damage. Insurance companies have stated that the reason doesn’t have to do with storm frequency as much as building cost. The price of building materials has been rising very…

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Insurance rates in Detroit head skyward with the city’s firefighting downgrade

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As the struggling city’s Fire Department faces considerable problems, homeowners are forced to pay more. The Detroit Fire Department has been facing some serious struggles over the last while and this ongoing trend has now developed into an expensive one for homeowners whose insurance rates are being hiked as a result. When it comes to the homeowners rates being charged across Michigan, Detroit already has the highest. That being said, homeowners insurance rates are going to be increased yet again when an analysis conducted by an organization that examines the…

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