Entries by Tosten

Five Things To Do For Fall Maintenance For Your Home

With winter season approaching, now is the time to do a few simple tasks around your home. Not only can this prevent damage from occurring, but it can help keep your home exterior clean. Instead of giving you a long laundry list of things to check off, we go over the five most important. Is […]

Everything You Should Know About Insurance For First Time Home Buyers

Owning your first home is one of the most exciting and biggest accomplishments in life. It is a memorable time and something to be proud of. With this excitement comes the responsibilities of maintaining and insuring the home. While we can’t help with the maintenance, we can help you understand and properly insure your new […]

Things to Consider For Vacation Property Ownership

Owning a secondary home or vacation property can be a rewarding experience and allow you to build so many memories! While owning a vacation home can have countless advantages, it does bring some unique responsibility and maintenance. Regardless of whether you’re buying a cabin just a few miles away on the lake or an oceanfront […]

Section 1 of a Home Insurance Policy

Some of the most important insurance concepts that can affect you, aren’t commonly discussed, here’s a guide to some of the major issues. Section I odds and ends A couple of final thoughts, as we wrap up section I: Deductibles, Loss Settlement, and Valuation. Since there is much to be said on each of these […]

Coverage B Other Structures

If Coverage A provides insurance coverage for the dwelling and things that are attached to the dwelling, “Coverage B Other Structures” provides insurance coverage for all structures that aren’t connected to the dwelling. In this case “structures” is a complicated way of saying anything that is constructed.  For example, a detached garage (remember an attached garage would […]

Rental Property Insurance Coverage – Section 1 Coverage

Protecting your stuff is why you purchase insurance. The section I coverage of a rental property insurance policy tells you what will be covered and how. Rental Property Insurance Coverage – Section I Coverage Section I – The part of insurance you care about Every insurance policy has sections. On a rental property insurance policy […]

Risk Management

Let’s get real for a second. You are investing in real estate. You need to protect the asset, the cash flow, your business. So you buy insurance, but managing the risks you face is more than just buying an insurance policy. There are several types of risks you face. Some are insurable, some are not, […]

What is an Independent Agent?

An Independent Insurance Agent is someone who represents multiple Insurance companies. This means that they can shop the market to find you the coverage you need at the best price. Year after year after year. Because unlike some insurance agents that represent one insurance company, independent agent represent many. In the insurance industry there are […]

Insurance Rates

The most common insurance question on the planet is “How is it that I haven’t had a loss in years and my insurance rates keep going up?” Even as an insurance broker with years of experience I have asked that question of my own insurance companies, and I can certainly empathize my customers. Trust me, […]

Why Do We Buy Insurance?

Why do we purchase insurance? It’s for the coverage. There are certain risks in life that we have to take, but we don’t necessarily have to take unnecessary financial risk, especially related to damage to our assets or damage that we cause to others. That’s why we purchase insurance. If a bunch of people pool […]