Category: Homeowner Insurance

3 Things to Remember When Buying Home Insurance

If you've recently bought a house, chances are you can't wait to add your personal touch to turn the house into your home. For example, you probably have a good idea of what furniture you want to buy for each room - depending on how many people live there - and what maintenance items to purchase to help keep your home in good working order.... Read Article

USGS Raises Risk Level of Earthquake for Nation

As a general rule, earthquakes are fairly rare events, certainly the ones that can bring substantial damage. However, a new assessment from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the chances of one developing has risen for much of the country. Approximately 85% of the U.S. - or 42 of the 50 states - has a "reasonable chance" of experiencing an earthquake in the next half-century,... Read Article

Many Renters Are Exposed To Financial Disaster Because Few Have Renters Insurance

The real estate industry seems to go through stretches of time in which consumers are looking to either rent or buy. Presently, it's more of the former, as noted recently through polling data conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. When renters were asked what factors would propel them to continue doing so, rather than purchase a home, some of the most common... Read Article

Four Easy Ways to Protect your Smartphone from Being Hacked

You're hard-pressed these days to find anyone who doesn't have a cellphone. And, ever increasingly, the handheld devices that people do have are of the "smart" variety. In fact, just last year, some 175 million people in the U.S. had a smartphone subscription, up from 78 million three years prior, according to The Wireless Association. In a recent poll performed by the Pew Research Center,... Read Article

More Americans Riding Bicycles to Get to Work

A greater number of people are leaving their vehicles in their driveways and going to work on two wheels rather than four. According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, in the past decade, the number of people who commuted to work by bicycle increased nearly 60%, jumping from 488,000 people in 2000 to 786,000 between 2008 and 2012. Brian McKenzie, sociologist for... Read Article