Insurance Appraisals: What are Inspectors Really Looking For?

Insurance Appraisals: What are Inspectors Really Looking For?

Insurance appraisals play an essential part in determining coverage types and costs for a property. Unlike a purchase appraisal, insurance appraisals don't consider a property's market or land value like they would for the sale or refinancing of a property. Instead, inspectors conduct an in-depth assessment to determine the property's replacement...

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How FEMA’s First Flood Insurance Update in 50 Years Will Affect Rates

How FEMA’s First Flood Insurance Update in 50 Years Will Affect Rates

In the wake of natural disasters, a pandemic, and supply shortages, higher insurance rates are everywhere. Many living in coastal areas or in flood zones can also expect to see higher rates to insure their homes under the Federal Flood Insurance Program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released new rules in the spring regarding...

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Sharing Economy Trends Pose New Concerns for Insurance Coverage Gaps

Sharing Economy Trends Pose New Concerns for Insurance Coverage Gaps

Over the last few years, an entirely new way to add to household income has entered the market place. It’s called the “sharing economy.” This is an exciting and profitable industry but far too often homeowners forget a crucial step: insurance. According to Forbes: “The sharing economy is currently worth about $26 billion and grows bigger each...

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