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Flo, Dr. Rick and Allstate Man: Ranking the Best Insurance Commer…

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When you’re watching your favorite TV show and it goes to commercial, it can be annoying. No one really wants to watch the commercials when they sit down on the couch for an evening of relaxation. Companies have gotten more and more strategic with creating commercials, though, and on the top of that list are insurance agencies.  Commercials from top ...

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Do “Haunted” Houses Cost More to Insure?…

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Haunted houses are a celebrated part of American folklore. In Massachusetts sits Lizzie Borden’s home, a surviving testament to the little girl who supposedly slaughtered her parents with an ax in the dark of night. In New York’s Greenwich Village, 22 different ghosts haunt the “House of Death,” including famed author Mark Twain. Even the White House itself is rumored ...

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How to Protect Homes in Your Community With Firewise…

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Climate scientists have been warning for some time that the threat of wildfires would increase. The intensity and widespread damage of the recent fires across the West Coast are a great danger to homeowners. In California alone, a record-setting four million acres have been burned this year, surpassing 2018’s high of 1.9 million acres. Several California and Oregon towns were ...

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How Climate Change Has Impacted Home Insurance Rates…

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2020 has brought one natural disaster after another, testing the American resolve with everything from a global pandemic to hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes. Nothing better demonstrates the consequences of climate change, and experts predict that it will only grow worse. Loss of glaciers and melting ice caps mean more intense heat waves and elevated sea levels, according to NASA. Over ...

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Is Your Home Insured Against Asteroids?…

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Asteroids have once again made the news with reports of a special election-time present this year, a November 2nd asteroid named 2018 VP1. Though early reports sensationalized a collision, astronomers at NASA say that the odds of collision are just one in 240, with no damage to Earth should it actually collide. “Close approaches by small objects of this size ...

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34.8% of Couples Regret Starting Home DIY Projects Together…

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Fast facts: 34.8% of couples regret starting home DIY projects together. Women tend to regret home DIY projects with their partner by a 16% margin over men. Men were more likely to respond that they believed home DIY projects were going well together. A home renovation can be both rewarding and (extremely) frustrating. Things like escalating budgets, a cascading list ...

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Most dangerous states for driving…

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In 2018, yearly deaths from motor vehicle accidents fell by nearly 1,000 people from the previous year, and with a drop of more than 10% among children, according to 2018 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatalities related to speeding saw an almost 6% decline. Deaths from drunk driving dropped about 4% and made up just over a ...

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Are HomeAdvisor Repairs Covered by Home Insurance?…

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Imagine a freak storm that causes a large branch from an oak tree outside to snap and damage part of your roof. Your homeowners insurance policy, a coverage designed to step in financially to back you up in these cases, will cover the cost of repairing the roof damage. Your insurance provider will send out a “preferred contractor” to handle ...

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The Tiny House Movement and Insurance: Everything You Need to Kno…

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If you haven’t noticed, there’s a tiny house movement, spurred on by shows such as HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living and Netflix’s Tiny House Nation, which inspire homeowners today to downsize their home space to fit their lifestyles and teaches them how to create them using the latest space-saving and design-savvy ideas.  Why are tiny houses so popular? It’s not ...

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34.8% of Couples Regret Starting Home DIY Projects Together…

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Fast facts: 34.8% of couples regret starting home DIY projects together. Women tend to regret home DIY projects with their partner by a 16% margin over men. Men were more likely to respond that they believed home DIY projects were going well together. A home renovation can be both rewarding and (extremely) frustrating. Things like escalating budgets, a cascading list ...

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