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  • Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

    A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason why you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason why it should be insured. However, calling it “jewelry insurance” may be a stretch. You don’t need a separate policy to insure […]

    September 12, 2017

  • Selling Your Home? How to Stage it Perfectly

    You’ve made the decision to list your home for sale – congratulations! Now, the next step is to actually sell it. Selling your home may feel like an intimidating process, with so many people coming through your door, trying to decide if your well-loved home is right for their needs. However, there’s an easy way […]

    September 5, 2017

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    How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

    You can lower your risk of drowning by wearing a life jacket — but it can’t be just any life jacket. To truly be effective, a life jacket needs to be the right type and fit correctly. You probably know you should wear a life jacket when you’re on the water, and you probably know […]

    August 28, 2017

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    Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

    That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a serious case of pool envy, obsessed with having a pool right outside your door for cooling off and […]

    August 14, 2017

  • Navigating the Home Insurance Claim Process

    After your home has been damaged in a severe storm, burglarized or someone suffered an injury on your property, your first instinct might be to panic. And, while of course no one wants to go through such a negative experience at their own home, it’s important to keep a clear head in these situations. Remember, […]

    August 3, 2017

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    Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

    As a busy homeowner, it is easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can […]

    July 17, 2017

  • Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

    Northeast Ohio isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed for earthquake activity. However, just five months ago the southeastern town of Woodsfield in Monroe County suffered an earthquake of 2.2 magnitude. Two months later, the same area experienced an earthquake of 3.0 magnitude. The state of Ohio actually has quite a history of earthquakes, with […]

    July 10, 2017

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    Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your Stuff? Think Again!

    Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and nothing more. After all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t even cover the structure itself. So how important […]

    June 29, 2017

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    Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

    Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you […]

    June 15, 2017

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    Will the Cars of the Future Leave Drivers in the Past?

    If you’re like most people, you start up the car every morning and get ready to fight traffic on your way to work. But wouldn’t it be nice to read a book on your commute instead? Or check your email? Even send a few texts? Today, that’s not possible for drivers. (Actually, it is possible, […]

    June 1, 2017