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Rodent Damage & Preventative Steps to Take This Winter

As the temperature continues to drop this time of year, humans aren’t the only ones seeking warmer areas to rest. Mice, rats and other rodents move indoors this time of year to nest as well as look for more food sources...

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Home & Auto Insurance Have Increased & We Explain Why.

Insurance premiums are calculated based on how much it will cost to replace or repair your home or vehicle as well as your overall risk. Your overall risk is broken up by several factors that can impact your auto...

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Should I Notify My Insurance Company About a New Puppy?

Having a new puppy join your household can change your life. The snuggles and kisses make getting up in the middle of the night for potty breaks worth it, but in the whirlwind of change, it’s easy to forget some...

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Three Things to Consider for Halloween This Year

Halloween is a great holiday in many ways. Whether it is dressing up, decorating your home, watching a scary movie or simply enjoying some fun size candy, Halloween brings joy to all ages. Here are a few things to...

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It’s Fire Prevention Month – How To Lower Your Risk for a Home Fire

October is Fire Prevention Month. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the most common ways a fire can start and we’ll provide you with some tips on how to prevent them from starting. Smoke Alarms The number one...

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How to Choose the Right Smart Security Camera

A security camera can help protect your property against intruders or provide evidence in the event of a break-in. But with all the technology available today, it can be tough to figure out which smart security camera...

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Exercise Caution This Fall & Winter with Nighttime Driving

The joys of fall and winter include going to pumpkin patches, seeing family and friends for holidays, skiing, sitting by a warm fire and more; however, these seasons also bring longer nights which means increased risk...

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How to Prep Your Car for Fall and Winter Seasons

With summer coming to an end and cooler weather beginning to approach, now is a great time to get ahead and get your vehicle ready for fall and winter. Fall might seem early to get your car ready, but this season can...

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Things to Know When Shopping for Home and Auto Insurance

If you’re looking around for home or auto insurance, you may find the process confusing, especially if you’re new to buying coverage and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Here are five essential things you should...

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Fun Ideas to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

We are already one month into summer. If you have kids, that means the new school year is just around the corner. Maximize your summer by using the last few weeks creating great summer memories. This doesn’t mean you...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Traveling in a RV

Buying your first RV, camper or trailer is an exciting time! Before you make the purchase, you are already visualizing how you want to enjoy your trailer or RV. Owning a RV or camper allows you to enjoy nature &...

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Grill Safely With These Outdoor Cooking Tips

Grilling food is a fun pastime, and it’s ideal on those summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. But every year, there are accidents and home fires because people don’t grill safely. Follow these tips to...

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Taking a Summer Vacation? Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re Away.

Summer is here! Whether you are looking forward to be big vacation overseas or local trips around your state, many of us look forward to our summer vacations. Keeping your home safe while you are gone can be simple and...

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Home Insurance Terms To Understand

If you are a homeowner, you have purchased your home insurance through a local insurance agent or directly through an insurance carrier. Home insurance cost and coverage vary due to where you live, how much your home is...

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Simple Household Pest Control Methods

No one likes the thought of having pests in their home, whether they be rodents, cockroaches, ants, or any other common household pests. If pest activity is common in your area, it is important to take steps to prevent...

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Enjoy Your Boat & Motorcycle Safely This Summer

Summer season can be the best time of year to enjoy your boat or motorcycle. Whether you enjoy the long days, warm weather, or enjoy using your ride to relax, being a boat or motorcycle owner has its perks. Here are a...

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Insurance Coverage for Your Swimming Pool & Safety Tips

If you are looking to add a swimming pool to your property, you may be curious how it impacts your home insurance policy. First of all, you will need to alert your agent of the swimming pool addition. If you do not...

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Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Yard

You've worked hard to create a beautiful garden for your yard, but there is more to yard maintenance than simply mowing the lawn and watering the plants. There are plenty of other tasks you'll need to complete in order...

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Auto Insurance Terms – Part 2

Recently, we discussed the importance of understanding four basic auto insurance coverages; liability including bodily injury and property damage, and comprehensive and collision coverage. Almost all states require...

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Four Auto Insurance Terms You Should Know– Part 1

There are many ways you can purchase auto insurance for your vehicle. Calling a local independent insurance agency can offer you some additional benefits and personalized service as well as help you select the right...

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Avoiding Water Issues in Your Home

Water damage is one of the worst problems that homeowners can run into. Not only can it be incredibly expensive to repair, depending on the extent of the damage, but it can also create the potential for mold and mildew...

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It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Facts & Tips

According to National Safety Council (NSC) driving has become more dangerous in the last two years. Motor vehicle accidents are up 9% from 2020 and 18% from 2019. Car accidents where drivers collided with other vehicles...

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Scenarios That Warrant Short-Term or Temporary Insurance

While our agency does not specialize in short-term insurance policies, there are a few scenarios that can warrant the need for short-term insurance policies. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these. Traveling to...

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Commonly Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring is a common time for people to take on all of the cleaning tasks that they put off during the winter. With the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect time to tackle jobs both inside and outside your home. While...

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5 Things to Consider Doing This Spring

Spring is in the air! Plants are starting to bloom, days are feeling longer and weather is getting warmer. There are many things to be excited for when it comes to a new season. Our agency shares five things to consider...

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How to Obtain A License To Operate A Motorcycle

With spring on the horizon, some of you may be finding yourselves thinking about getting a motorcycle license. After all, motorcycles offer great fuel economy, easy parking, and a unique driving experience. For most...

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Upgrading Your Windows - How to Choose What's Best for Your House

You may not give the windows on your home much thought, but they can actually make a big difference not just in your comfort level, but also in the value of your home. You'll have a wide range of options to choose from,...

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What discounts are available for bundling your insurance?

A surprising number of people simply choose to use the same insurance company as their parents which means that oftentimes there’s a lack of insurance shopping. Moreover, it seems that the only time some customers look...

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Maximize Your Auto Insurance Savings With These Discounts

When it comes to auto insurance it seems like all we hear about is discounts. But what discounts are there and who is eligible for them? Let’s take a closer look. Bundle Discounts: Bundling multiple policies like auto...

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Tips for Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

If you're like most people, you like to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. However, running your heater or air conditioner constantly uses a lot of energy, and your electric and gas bills...

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Snowmobile Insurance Coverage & Common Questions

Riding a snowmobile or snow machine, is an exhilarating experience. Riding a snowmobile across an ungroomed open field with powder snow flying away can be memorable but comes with its share of risks. Regardless of...

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Benefits of Working With a Local Insurance Agent for Your Insurance

When shopping for home or auto insurance, you have an abundance of choices. You can call the number on TV or shop with a local big-named brand, but then you only get one choice. Independent insurance agents offer...

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How to Evaluate and Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances

Today's modern appliances are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors, and some are even better than the rest. When shopping for appliances, you'll likely be overwhelmed by choice, so it is important to know...

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