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A Parent’s Guide to Teen Driver Safety

Learning to drive and getting a license is an important step in the process of becoming an adult. But that does not make it any less stressful for the teen’s parents! It is nearly impossible not to worry when you are aware of teen driving accident statistics and know how susceptible that age group can be to driver distraction. If you are a parent of...

The New Parents' Guide to Babyproofing a Home

Did you know that the United States has sustained 298 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where the overall costs exceeded 1 billion dollars? Even if you aren't concerned with hurricanes or other disasters, many different emergencies force families into temporary housing situations. If you are the parent of a baby or toddler and have to move into a short-term rental, the first thing you need to...

Property Claim Cost Drivers

Anyone who has recently completed a home repair or renovation understands that costs continue to rise. As a result, the costs of property claims are also much higher for insurers. Upon closer examination, a few key factors influence the change in the cost of a property claim. These are important for insurers to understand in setting up structures to improve claim management. Cost of Cleanup,...

Is Lost or Stolen Jewelry Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Personal jewelry items can be extremely valuable. For example, the average cost of an engagement ring in the U.S. is $7,829, as reported by Brides.com. A strand of South Sea pearls can be worth more than $100,000, as stated by The Pearl Source. If jewelry is lost or damaged because of a covered peril, such as theft, it is covered by homeowners insurance, up to...

4 Tips for Property Managers to Be Successful in 2021

Many people are not aware that the availability of temporary housing has been decreasing every year since 2013. It was not until January of 2020 that there was a slight increase in the number of temporary housing beds available, and that increase was only 2%. The world of temporary housing can be complicated and it relies on the expertise of competent managers. What exactly goes into being...