Backyard Fire Pit Safety

Outdoor fire pits have become an increasingly popular outdoor home accessory.   If you have a fire pit or are considering adding one to your yard, here are a few things you should think about for safety. Siting: Check with your local building codes officer to determine if there is a legal minimum distance for placement […]

Travel and Rental Car Insurance

Do you need to purchase extra Rental Car Insurance on your trip? Summer vacation travel season is here!  If you are planning on heading out of town and using a rental car for your trip, you might find some of the information here helpful.   Typically, when you are renting a car while on a […]

Spring Project Ideas for your Property

Spring is a great time of year to look around your home and decide on areas that could use a good refresh.  Many homeowners keep a list of projects that they would like to do – now is the time to start crossing a few of those off your list!  If you don’t have a […]

Trees and Your Insurance

Spring is a good time to check your property for tree damage. Spring weather can be erratic, as we well know this year from our April sub-freezing temperatures and snow storms.  Despite this, we can say with certainty, it will begin to warm up.  As your yard becomes walk-able once again, we encourage you to […]

Home and Household Tax Deductions

With just a little more than a month left for filing tax returns this year, it’s a good time to think about what things might qualify for an extra deduction.  In addition to your mortgage and some loan interest payments, some of your 2015 household improvements might be deductible.   Home improvements eligible for deduction […]