Dwelling Fire

Key Advice for Clients Affected by Wildfires

This year has been the costliest for wildfires in U.S. history with damages topping $10 billion—and that was before the current fires began in California1. More than 1,000 structures have been destroyed and at least 25,000 homes are threatened by the raging wildfires in Southern California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire…

Wildfires: 5 Things All Brokers and Agents Need to Know

The challenges facing homeowners in areas of high risk for wildfires For many homeowners in the western part of the country, the threat of wildfire is an ever present risk. Heat, drought, lightning and wind create the perfect conditions to spark a blaze that can threaten homes, destroy property and in extreme cases, consume tens of thousands of…

Opportunity’s New Address

With millennials foregoing traditional homeownership in favor of renting, the home-rental industry is booming. For investors, the strategy to gain from this trend seems simple. Buy a vacant property below market price. Refurbish it. Rent it out for a profit. Unfortunately, landlords may not fully understand the exposures they face, leaving them underinsured. Protect your…