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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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Why Coastal Builder’s Risk Insurance Is Critical for Properties Under Construction

The 2021 hurricane season is shaping up to be a rough one with no signs of slowing down. Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf states downing power lines and obliterating structures. It then made its way up the Atlantic, unleashing record-breaking rainfalls, flash floods, and tornados which also caused extensive damage. Catastrophe risk solutions company…

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Protect Vacant Buildings from Halloween Vandalism

After more than a year of pandemic protocols and social distancing, experts like Dr. Fauci say families should enjoy trick or treating. That’s great news for all the children who missed Halloween last year. But Halloween can be the scariest night of the year for the owners of vacant real estate. Halloween vandalism at vacant…

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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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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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Eviction Moratorium Extended, Real Estate Groups and Landlords Displeased

At the heels of an expiring national moratorium order, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new, more limited two-month eviction moratorium on Tuesday, August 8th. Unlike the previous order, the new ban on evictions only applies to parts of the United States experiencing a “substantial” or “high” spread of coronavirus — which,…

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​​Insurers Focus on Increased Need for Inspections, Repairs for Older Buildings Amid the Surfside Condo Collapse

On June 24, part of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, collapsed in the wee hours while many residents slept. To date, 97 residents have been confirmed dead. The catastrophic loss has sent shockwaves throughout this oceanfront community located in Miami-Dade County.

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COVID Construction Spike Leads to Lumber Shortages

In March of 2020, American lumber mills curtailed operations, citing both employee health and safety concerns and an expected plunge in demand. As months-long quarantines kept Americans locked in their homes, however, home improvement projects and renovations skyrocketed. The failure of lumber producers to foresee this increased demand for construction supplies has led to widespread…

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Water Conservation Tips for Buildings

It’s a no-brainer: Water=Life. We need it, we use it, but we have to conserve it better. Commercial and residential buildings can have a huge impact on water conservation with just a handful of low-cost or no-cost water solutions.

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