Insuring Your Biggest Possession

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Insuring Your Biggest Possession For many home owners, real estate is the single biggest asset they have. Along with that comes a lot of extra time and care spent on the home, everything from mowing the lawn to paying property taxes. Home owners’ insurance is one of those bits of upkeep that must be done […]

Ways to Prevent Fires in your Home

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Accidental house fires remain a serious safety threat to homeowners, renters, and their families. Each year, roughly 3,400 people are killed in home fires or by burn injuries, making them the third-most-common cause of accidental deaths at home. Eight out of 10 fire-related deaths occur at home—the place that is the very embodiment of comfort […]

Have This Discussion With Your Insurance Agent

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  Insurance and homeowners go together like peanut butter and jelly. Lenders require fire insurance at a minimum for homes with a mortgage but many owners opt for a more comprehensive coverage with a homeowner’s policy. However, comprehensive doesn’t mean that everything is covered. Filing a claim is not the time to learn that you […]

Insuring Your Home Against Fire Damage. Homeowners wonder if they are adequately protected.

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When it comes to threats to your home, there is little that’s quite as damaging as a fire. In a matter of minutes, a small flame can spread out of control, destroying the structure of your home, as well as everything inside it. Unfortunately, house fires aren’t all that rare. In 2013, 387,000 residential fires […]

How a driverless car sees the road. ENJOY! [VIDEO TED TALKS]

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous […]

Home Damaged in a Hurricane? Here’s How the Insurance Claim Process Works

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Home owners whose properties were damaged by a hurricane will likely be visited by insurance adjusters who will decide how their claims are settled. Adjusters are licensed by states to assess damage. Some adjusters work for the insurance company while others work on a temporary basis for your insurance company to help it handle claims after a […]

Understand Disaster Insurance Claims

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  The secret to filing a successful disaster insurance claim is getting prepared long before catastrophe actually strikes your home.   “Be prepared” is a motto that rings true for homeowners as much as Boy Scouts, especially when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes strike with little warning. The aftermath […]

10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Successful burglars have lots in common — home owners who unwittingly give invitations to robbery. Here’s how thieves thank you for your generosity. You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in? In these 10 thank-you notes, […]

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring From McLean Insurance Group

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Keeping yourhome well  maintained can help keep insurance claims down. 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring A certified home inspector shares 10 home-maintenance tips for spring. The American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time […]

Is Your Automobile Ready For The Summer?

Here is a summer auto maintenance checklist compliments of McLean Insurance Group