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What is a Brownstone Home?

If you were hip enough to appreciate the hipster influence on urban vacations in part 3 of our Urban Risk series, Boutique Hotels, you’ll really love this fourth and final risk class from the urban landscape, Brownstones and City Homes.

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What We’re Reading

A collection of some of the interesting articles, interviews, and stories we’ve been reading lately. Hotel sustainability: What is and isn’t working November 9, 2015 “Research into whether or not guests are willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly hospitality remains inconclusive. What is clear, according to Ricaurte, is that hotels are getting the messaging of…

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How to Protect New Construction Projects

Investors and economists often discuss new construction or “housing starts” as an indicator of our overall economic health. And while we don’t disagree, we look at the recent growth in new construction as an indication of your potential economic health! Builder’s risk insurance is one of our fastest growing product lines here at Distinguished, which…

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A F(RIGHT)ening Claim Story

In honor of Halloween week, we’re sharing one of the claims that came in to our City Homes program that really gave the insured a fright. And while it didn’t include any zombies or ghouls, it definitely rattled a few chains! On a cold, dark night in early November,

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3 Convincing Reasons to Offer Builders Risk Insurance

If small business is referred to as the heartbeat of America, then the more than 500,000 specialty contractors in the United States might just serve as the blood running through its veins. With new housing starts up more than 10% year-over-year, and 16% growth seen specifically in the construction of multi-family units – defined as…

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