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Texas homeowners insurance alert: Falling tree liability

October 26 , 2016

Falling Tree Liability

Storms give Texas homeowners plenty to worry about. Will a lightning strike cause a power surge? Will flooding occur? Will high winds break the windows? Will a tree fall?

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How much personal insurance is enough? Important considerations

September 13 , 2016

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You’re a good driver. You obey the speed limit, you use your turn signal, and you never use your cell phone while driving. So you don’t need to worry about auto liability, right?

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RV insurance: Don’t hit the road without knowing these facts

July 19 , 2016

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Exploring the country in an RV is one of the most popular ways to get away from it all. Before you set out on your road trip, remember there’s one thing you should never leave behind: the right insurance. It can keep your dream vacation from turning into a very expensive nightmare. An RV is a huge investment, and a large vehicle that can cause serious injuries and damage to other vehicles and property. So whether you already own an RV, motorhome or fifth wheel, or are planning to buy, rent or lease one, make sure you have adequate financial protection.

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Homeowners insurance alert: Are you prepared for Mother Nature’s extremes?

June 09 , 2016

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Texans are no strangers to extremes, whether it’s distance on a map, their love of sports or the weather. Just five years ago, the state was having its driest year on record. Today, the southeast and central parts of the state are grappling with their second year of record rainfall and flooding. On Thursday, June 2, more than 15 inches of rain fell in 12 hours northeast of Houston, only days after an area northwest of the city received more than 20 inches in two days. It was the region’s second “100-year rainstorm” in less than a week.

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Renter’s insurance: Your lifeline back to normal

April 13 , 2016

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A three-alarm fire injures one tenant and destroys 10 units in a Dallas apartment complex. A two-alarm fire destroys a southwest Houston apartment complex. Twelve units are damaged in a Mesquite apartment fire. And a four-alarm fire damages multiple units at an apartment complex in northwest Dallas.

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Flood insurance: Tips to keep your finances on solid ground

February 04 , 2016

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Texas can’t seem to catch a break. Early last year the Lone Star State was suffering through a crippling drought, with lakes and riverbeds drying up, water reservoirs depleted, and no relief in sight. But a growing El Niño soon changed all that, bringing four weeks of storms in May and more torrential rains in October and November.

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In case of a lawsuit: Carry an umbrella policy

January 04 , 2016

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It’s no secret that lawsuits are a daily occurrence. There are endless ways you can get sued. Consider just a handful of possibilities:

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Must-read before Thanksgiving: Holiday safety tips

November 04 , 2015

Holiday Fire Hazards

Did you know? The holiday season is fire season. In fact, more fires happen during the holidays than during any other time of the year. Fortunately, with little awareness and a few safety precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk of fire in your home.

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The fall maintenance checklist every Texas homeowner should see

October 07 , 2015

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Rumor has it, the next El Niño is going to be a doozy. According to Texas Storm Chasers, surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are above average this year, and the Climate Prediction Center expects the coming El Niño to last well into next spring. Statesman said it "has the potential to become one of the most powerful on record." In fact, they’re calling it the Godzilla.

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Own a motorcycle or recreational vehicle? Remember THIS crucial piece of protective gear.

September 23 , 2015

You ride a motorcycle or recreational vehicle for one reason: because you love it. But as any rider knows, it can be hazardous. No matter how skilled you are, you’re still at the mercy of other vehicles and hazards – and it only takes an instant for you to end up in the hospital, or worse.

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