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City Homes Insurance

What is City Insurance?

This is an excerpt from our free “Broker’s Guide to City Insurance Program” eBook. Click here to download your copy. The Property insurance market for habitation risks – including multi-family, apartments, condos, and co-ops – has experienced consistent rate increases over the last several years as a result of loss frequency and severity. Catastrophe-exposed areas, in…

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Landlord Insurance: Costs and Coverages in the City

Renters account for 36% of households in the US. Over the coming years, that percentage is expected to grow as the number of multi-family housing construction increases. If you want to capitalize on this influx, you need to educate yourself on the ins and outs of this market. Landlord insurance isn’t as simple as it…

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City Insurance Program Q + A [Webinar Recording]

Attention Big City Brokers: If you insure apartments in metropolitan areas for building owners up to 100 units or have condominium association city clients, this exclusive program is meant for you. Watch our FREE Q+A webinar recording and then learn more here. Get the handouts here: Slides: Download the Webinar Slides hereQ + A’s: View…

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The Importance of Underwriting Flexibility in City Housing

In a competitive insurance marketplace, having access to a program that provides underwriting flexibility in addition to tailored, comprehensive coverage gives agents and brokers a leg up when approaching prospects for new business and in retaining existing accounts. Distinguished Programs is committed to pioneering and creating innovative products supported by underwriting expertise and flexibility and…

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City Insurance Program…A Closer Look

The Distinguished City Insurance Program provides specialized insurance coverage to meet the needs of property owners and landlords for homes in select cities. Eligible classes include apartment buildings, condos, co-ops, brownstones, and mixed-used properties up to 100 units in a single building or listed on a schedule. When insuring city homes, particularly properties with multiple…

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3 Reasons Umbrella Insurance for Rental Properties is Essential

If you were to skydive, would you want one chute or two? The obvious answer is two because skydiving is a calculated risk, and if something were to go wrong, you’d want a backup. Landlords often think they’re financially protected from lawsuits because they already have one chute: landlord insurance. However, sometimes, landlord insurance isn’t…

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Top 3 Real Estate Risk Exposures for Property Owners

What are the top risk exposures real estate property owners & managers face? The sources of top liability exposures for residential and commercial real estate include: sidewalks, parking lots and parking structures, pools, playgrounds, and elevators. Slips and falls, drownings, and assaults and other security issues often result from negligent property maintenance, unprotected slip hazards,…

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Top 3 Areas People Forget When Winterizing A Home

During the winter season most of us remember to do obvious things like crank up the thermostat and stock up on rock salt to prevent slips on icy sidewalks. Depending on where you live, some winterizing preps might seem unnecessary. However, these can quickly turn into costly black swans.

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Tips on Preventing Accidents on Thanksgiving

Susie endures the hour-long drive to her grandparents’ house to share her homemade pumpkin pie… but she’s running late so she starts to speed. College freshmen attempt to cook an entire turkey dinner in their dorm’s communal kitchen… a friend starts chatting in the hall, and they fail to notice the gravy beginning to burn…

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A Closer Look…New York Brick & Brownstones

New York City is known for its beautiful brownstones – from Queens to Manhattan’s Upper Westside to some of Brooklyn neighborhoods including Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Green, Cobble Hill, and Prospect Heights. Insuring these owner- and tenant-occupied properties requires understanding their unique risks and having a program available that can address them. Let’s…

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