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Protect Against the Unexpected with Earthquake Insurance

Protect Against the Unexpected with Earthquake Insurance

On August 23, 2011, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia did enough damage to close the Washington Monument for more than two-and-a-half years of repairs. Though the epicenter was 88 miles ... Read More
Ahoy! Is Your Watercraft Protected?

Ahoy! Is Your Watercraft Protected?

It’s a rule of thumb in real estate that the closer a home is to water, the more valuable it is. This is true whether the property is located on ... Read More
Coverage for a Family Trust – and Distrust

Coverage for a Family Trust – and Distrust

Family can be a source of joy and connection, representing the most important associations in life. For some, family can also represent tension, conflict and pain. Many of us are ... Read More
Landscape Insurance: What You Need to Know

Landscape Insurance: What You Need to Know

Adding landscaping to your home’s exterior is like accessorizing an outfit—it adds pop, polish and panache. In addition to esthetic considerations, well-designed landscaping also has practical applications. Large trees can ... Read More
Prevent a Flood from Washing Away Your Equity

Prevent a Flood from Washing Away Your Equity

Floods can be dramatic. A storm surge from a hurricane pushed by raging winds into a coastal area can wreak havoc throughout an entire community. But floods can also start ... Read More
Protect Your Valuable Collections

Protect Your Valuable Collections

A first edition, first printing of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises can be yours for about $3,500. An intact pair of Levi’s from the 1880s was purchased for $60,000 ... Read More
The Right Candidates for Private Client Insurance

The Right Candidates for Private Client Insurance

Plenty of mediocre insurance companies cover average homes and vehicles. Far fewer offer the superior coverage needed by those with high-value homes, luxury cars and a high net worth that ... Read More
Updating Your Home? Update Your Insurance, Too

Updating Your Home? Update Your Insurance, Too

Home renovation projects come with lots of details. There are plans to draw up, construction bids to get and finishes to choose. If you’re going to continue living in your ... Read More
What is Builder’s Risk Insurance, and Why Might You Need It?

What is Builder’s Risk Insurance, and Why Might You Need It?

Homeowners insurance coverage protects a structure that has already been built. Builder’s risk insurance is designed to protect new construction, renovations or additions, and covers a variety of situations such ... Read More