Category: Homeowners Insurance

Items to Consider When Home Improvements Include a Contractor

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Home Improvement Projects

Home Improvements in the News… For sure, it’s true for the past couple of weeks snow is still falling in parts of the United States and newscasts report hail storms, flooding and tornadoes in other regions; however, this spring many homeowners are considering minor or major home improvement projects. With this in mind, we read with interest an article on Realtor.com that discussed just how many homeowners are contemplating improvements…

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Do You Need High-Value Home Insurance?

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A large brick home

If you’re like most people, your home represents a safe haven for you and your family. A place where you can relax after work and spend leisurely evenings around the dinner table. And, your home is likely one of the most important financial investments that you’ll make during your lifetime. Given that, it’s important to carefully evaluate the homeowner insurance options that are available to protect your estate. One thing…

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After a Home Fire: 5 Things You Can’t Ignore

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Residential home with fire insurance

Unfortunately, home fires contribute to more than $7 billion in property damage annually. While there have been significant improvements in fire safety equipment and education, thousands of homeowners still face the daunting task of cleaning up and restoring their home after a residential fire each year. If you do experience fire damage to your home, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and confused about what to do next. But, it…

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Prevent Insurance Claims with These Home Improvements

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prevent insurance claims home improvement

Are you like many Knoxville homeowners who started summer with a lengthy home improvement list? It’s now mid-summer, and chances are you have only tackled a fraction of the projects you set out to complete. A great way to set home improvement priorities is to look at projects from an insurance perspective. If you identify and correct potential problems now, you will prevent inconvenient damage later and safeguard yourself from…

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A Secret to Keep Insurance Premiums Down

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Insurance Premium

Want to hear a secret way to keep your insurance premiums down? Pay your insurance premiums by the due date. Late payments cost the insurance carrier money, which is then passed on to the consumer in the form of higher insurance premiums. With the availability of sophisticated data analysis, companies can now identify their customers that are less profitable and charge only those clients higher premiums. Those with a history…

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Home Rebates using Escore from TVA

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Home Repair

Every homeowner in Knoxville, TN is eligible for an eScore evaluation from TVA – so hop on board to find out your home’s eScore for some hefty cash rebates, thanks to TVA! You can you can complete an eScore Self Audit yourself, or you can schedule an appointment with one of TVA’s professional energy advisors to evaluate your home’s eScore! What Is Exactly Is an eScore? “Make your home a…

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10 Cool Tips for Protecting Your Knoxville HVAC Unit

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Waiting for a room to cool

Poor maintenance of your HVAC system can lead to many hassles for a homeowner. A dirty air filter can affect your family’s respiratory health, circulate mold spores inside your home, affect your thermostat, burn out (technically “freeze up”) your AC unit, which can result in extremely costly repairs. The most technical system to operate in a house is the heat and air system, which is why maintenance such as having…

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Exciting News for Choto

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House Fire

It has taken 6 years for Choto to get a fire station and thanks to neighbors like Ed Stout that time is finally here. We have been following this neighborhood movement for many months and we are excited to see this happen. The Farragut Press Enterprise announced the fire station will break ground this month next to the Weigels in the Choto area. The owner and developer John Huber speaks…

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Sinkhole Legislation Passed

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Example of Sinkhole

Sinkhole legislation bill was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this week. So what does that mean? It basically means insurance companies must make sinkhole insurance available to homeowners if they want to continue to insure homes in Tennessee. If they want to inspect the property before insuring the home for sinkhole coverage they may. What does all that mean? It means sinkhole coverage is now optional to you, where…

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College Apartment Leasing Tips

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It’s that time of the year again. School is in full swing and you need to make a decision about where you are living next year.  Signing your first lease can seem daunting, but don’t let this next phase in your life intimidate you.  Follow these University of Tennessee college apartment leasing tips to help you make the right decision for you. 1. Just like other things in life, you…

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