20 Home Inspection Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, claim, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire Oct 3, 2019

Yikes! This picture looks like a post-apocalyptic scene from a zombie movie.

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What Trees Are Good to Plant Around Your House?

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, severe weather, spring, trees Sep 22, 2019

Fall is the perfect time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create 4 seasons of amazing curb appeal with their foliage and blooms. But in our many years of home insurance claims, we've seen our share of costly property damage from trees. Planning well when it comes to choosing what kind of tree, where to plant it, and the right maintenance, is essential to protecting your home. Take a look at the experience the...

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, family Sep 1, 2019

We know how scary the weather can be. From wildfires to excessive rainfall and flooding, the news and forecasts can be a source of worry and uncertainty for folks. Hurricane season can bring its own daunting headlines. Our company has been living through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896. We're Virginians protecting Virginians. So we know a little bit about getting ready for a big storm. And we know there's a ton of...

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Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

in wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, car insurance, home maintenance, fall, home insurance, home inventory, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep Aug 8, 2019

Peak hurricane season is at our doorstep, Virginia! August 15th to Sept 20th is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA has just updated their forecast from normal tropical activity to above-normal for the 2019 season because El Nino has now ended. Experts are now predicting up to 10-17 named tropical storms for the Atlantic hurricane basin....

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STRAIGHT TALK: Should You Insure Your College Kid's Stuff When They're Away At School?

in homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, home insurance, parenting, renters insurance, college Aug 1, 2019

A lot can happen when your kids go away to school - it can even be a little worrisome! Will they get enough sleep? Will they get good grades? Can they live off Ramen and Easy-Mac?  The last thing you need to be concerned about is their stuff being stolen or damaged, like that new laptop you just bought. And having insurance coverage in case they accidentally cause damage to their living space is important too. Often times, your homeowner's...

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