State Farm Neighborhood Assist seeks votes for 2021 grant finalists

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The insurance company is holding its annual support event for non-profits for the tenth year. This year marks the tenth anniversary that State Farm Neighborhood Assist will be awarding 40 non-profit organizations with $25,000 each. The grants are meant to help the non-profits to fund local community improvement projects. Voting for the finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants is already underway. The public can continue to vote for the organizations they want to win from now through August 27. Any individual is able to vote up to 10…

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Florida homeowners insurance market draws concern after building collapse

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Increasingly destructive hurricane seasons were already worrying insurers about the state’s coastlines. The Surfside collapse has killed at least 97 people as of the writing of this article and is now causing greater concerns over the Florida homeowners insurance market. The coastal community has already been facing rising pressure from climate change. Economists are now taking another look at the concerns growing in the Florida homeowners insurance market. They are now looking to parts of the United States that are reaching the point that they are too risky to insure…

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Sovereign Home Loans Provide Better Home Loan Rates in NZ

Sovereign Home Loans Provide Better Home Loan Rates in NZ

Almost every Bank out there has a standard when it comes to having an interest rate and a special interest rate. But the thing that you need to keep in your mind is that the special home loan rates are only for those people who have more than 20% equity.  If you have less than 20% it then standard interest rates will be applying for you but if you have more than 20% then a special interest rate will be applying for you. If a standard interest rate is applying…

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Allstate California homeowners insurance opens the door for new policies

Allstate California homeowners insurance opens the door for new policies

Santa Clarita Allstate insurance agent Kimberley Ellison is sharing this vital information with her community. California homeowners insurance policies have become an important focus for an Allstate insurance agent in the Santa Clarita area.  Kimberley Ellison and her staff are thrilled with the widespread return of the comprehensive Deluxe Plus Homeowners coverage among many zip codes. They are taking extra care to educate local residents to ensure their needs are met. Allstate insurance has brought homeowners coverage back to over 1,500 California zip codes. In May 2007, Allstate closed their…

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Insurers offer timely advice to help prevent winter home insurance claims

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As the weather gets much colder, storms and below-freezing temperatures come with certain risks. To start the year off on a positive note, insurers are sharing tips and strategies with policyholders to help them to prevent having to make winter home insurance claims. Damage and liability from storms, high winds, and freezing temperatures are often avoidable. Insurance Information Institute data showed that last year, there were $2.1 billion in winter home insurance claims caused by storms from this time of the year. That said, if policyholders had all taken certain…

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The top homeowners insurance mistakes policyholders make

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This coverage can be complicated, resulting in errors frequently made while filing claims. Homeowners insurance mistakes are more common than many policyholders may think. Unfortunately, when errors are made during the claims process, the result can be quite expensive. Policyholders are advised to review their coverage annually and when large changes occur. Beyond making sure they have the right coverage in place, it’s also important to understand the claims process. This helps to avoid some of the most common and potentially expensive homeowners insurance mistakes. As climate change brings an…

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Californians wonder if fire hardening will make it easier to get homeowners’ insurance

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Creating a program to incentivize homeowners to mitigate the risk of wildfires has potential. Californians across the state are trying to do what they can to spare their homes from wildfire risk, and some are looking to fire hardening in the hopes of becoming more acceptable to homeowners’ insurance companies. Insurers are becoming increasingly risk averse in the state when it comes to protecting from wildfire. Californian homeowners have been watching their premiums spiking and many are at a risk of having their coverage cancelled altogether. The wildfires in the…

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