5 Tips for Finding Affordable Property Insurance in a Fire-Prone Area

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Insurance companies typically determine the cost of coverage based on the risk level involved. That’s why it is not unusual for them to charge high premiums on property insurance for homeowners living in fire-prone areas. To give you an idea, the annual cost of fire insurance in California increased from $20,000 to $200,000 in the third quarter of Read More

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How the Rising Construction Costs Will Affect Home Insurance Rates

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For the most part, the cost of construction directly corresponds to homeowners insurance rates. The pandemic wrought by COVID-19 has led to a massive rise in construction costs. With the soaring costs, homeowners may be forced to pay more for insurance coverage. Analysis of Constructions Costs The restrictions and supply chain disruptions that Read More

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Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance – What Are the Differences?

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Having a place to call your own is a dream. Protecting this valuable asset that you worked hard for is not just smart, but essential. As a homeowner, you may know you need home insurance but have you thought about a home warranty? Do you know the differences between the two and what you need? What is the difference between a home warranty and Read More

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Insurers Extend Time for 2017 CA Wildfire Victims

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The Latest About the 2017 Wildfire Claims   Since October 2019, twenty-six insurance agencies have agreed to extend the time limits for the 2017 wildfire survivors to access their additional living expense benefits. The companies represent a majority of the total losses from the incredibly destructive and distressing wildfires in 2017 that Read More

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Hosting for the Holidays? Remember to Review Your Insurance

Prepare for a Safe Holiday This Season   Parties are the highlight of the holidays. It’s fun to get together with friends and family to celebrate the festive season. If you’re planning a gathering, you know there is much preparation to do – from food and drink to decorations and music. The last thing on your mind may be your homeowners Read More

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5 Questions to Ask During Your Annual Insurance Review

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Ask Yourself These Important Insurance Review Questions Insurance policy reviews are incredibly important. They may not sound exciting, but an annual review could potentially save you hundreds of dollars. If your family, home, or career status has changed since you last reviewed or took out the policies, then it’s time to update your coverage so Read More

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Important: Burglary Alert

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Westside Community Alert: Increased Number of Break-Ins Westside communities should take note that there are has been an increased number of attempted and successful burglaries in the area. The suspects typically knock or ring the doorbell to verify if anyone is home. When there is no answer, the suspects will enter the side or rear of the Read More

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What is Covered by Fire Insurance?

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Understand the Types of Coverage Provided by Fire Insurance Home fires are no joke. All it takes is a matter of seconds for a small flame to engulf a whole house and destroy everything it touches. Even if you’re careful with candles, take extra care in the kitchen, and routinely check electrical wiring, accidents happen. That is why it is so Read More

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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Stay safe over the festive period with these fire safety tips. The holidays are filled with festivities, presents, decorations, Christmas trees, holiday candles, and more. Although this is one of the most wonderful times of year, it comes with a high fire risk. All the dry garland, colorful decorations, holiday lights, and candles could result in Read More

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Testing Electricity

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Testing Electricity

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Do not make these errors when testing electricity. Whether you’re a homeowner who likes a bit of DIY or a trainee engineer, you should take extra care and caution when handling electrics. You may know from experience that sometimes too much haste and not enough planning can lead to shortcuts or skipping the basic safety practices. It is at this Read More

COVID-19 Update:

The Coronavirus, officially COVID-19, has become a global health emergency. One of the measures Hoffman Brown Company has taken to keep our CLIENTS and Teammates safe was to design a complete virtual work environment. For the foreseeable future, our colleagues will be conducting business virtually to avoid any disruption in our ability to serve you. These measures are based on the CDC’s guidance and will evolve with the situation. Please know that we are fully functional, available and look forward to being of service.