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Wind mitigation inspection can save you money on home and hurricane insurance
Marian Johns | Aug 25, 2018

Many homeowners may not be familiar with wind mitigation, but for those in hurricane prone areas such as Florida, it is something that could potentially save you thousands of dollars on your home insurance.

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The Local Bar and Grill has a new owner
Carrie Bradon | Aug 21, 2018

Pat Semeraro, a local entrepreneur and events specialist, has purchased one of the best known bars in the College Park neighborhood.

From Maitland Today
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Coastal residents pay more for home insurance than those in 'Tornado Alley'

By Marian Johns | Aug 20, 2018

Eighty-eight percent of major hurricanes hit either Florida or Texas, according to the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is why residents in those states and along the eastern coast pay more for home insurance.

From Lake Nona Today
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Hurricane planning can help residents stay safe during and after a storm

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Gulf state residents from Texas to Florida and all along our nation's coasts are often a bit on edge from June through the end of November as they prepare for possible hurricanes.

From Windermere Today
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Florida homeowners will generally have 2 insurance deductibles

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Those living in Florida and other areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes actually have two deductibles relating to their home insurance: a standard deductible and a hurricane deductible.

From Doctor Phillips Today
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When a storm approaches, quick DIY projects can help 'hurricane proof' your home

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

There are several steps homeowners can take when a hurricane threatens their area that may help protect against storm damage and do not require the work of a contractor.

From Lake Hart News
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SMS texting, drones expedite Kin's response to clients' claims

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

Kin Insurance's latest technology for claims processing, which was put to the test during Hurricane Irma, has created a faster, more efficient way to begin the claims process after a natural disaster.

From Lake Buena Vista News
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High winds, water are top factors affecting insurance claims in Florida

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

According to a recent Kin Insurance online article, high winds and water are some of the top factors effecting insurance claims in Florida.

From Gotha Today
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FEMA's tasked with spearheading government efforts in disaster relief

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

As we hit the peak of hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role is at the forefront of many recent news stories.

From Apopka Times
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New Floridians need to know the difference in flood, hurricane insurance coverage

By Marian Johns | Jul 28, 2018

Purchasing a beach umbrella and flip flops might be the first things on your to do list as a new resident in the Sunshine State, but you might want to add hurricane kit and flood insurance to that list in order to protect your family and property.

From Ocoee Today
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Deciphering deductibles can help you pick the perfect policy

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2018

Most insurers offer standard tier levels that are fairly universal across the homeowners' insurance industry no matter which agent or company you settle on.

From Apopka Times
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Understand whose policy will cover the bill when damage strikes your home

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2018

If a tree limb falls or a hailstorm pelts your home’s exterior, your own policy handles window (or siding, or roof) replacement. However, if a youngster’s poorly aimed projectile shatters your window glass, then his or her family’s homeowners’ benefits would kick in.

From Ocoee Today
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Florida homeowners can save money through building code awareness

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 27, 2018

New and seasoned Floridians alike already know their beautiful state lies in a hurricane-prone zone, so homeowners will be glad to learn that gleaning extra facts about building codes can improve their insurance protections.

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College Park fights to keep its unique, small-town charm free from major development

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 27, 2018

College Park Main Street's Jeff Kurtz shared his thoughts on the economy and what it means to local businesses and areas.

From Ocoee Today
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Property insurance impacts third parties in multiple ways

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 25, 2018

Whether it’s a hired hand, next-door neighbors, extended family or others, sooner or later homeowners may wonder whether their property insurance covers mishaps affecting people other than primary occupants.

From Apopka Times
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There really is a 'science' to naming hurricanes

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

Over time, hurricane names became short and easily remembered, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

From Apopka Times
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Florida homeowners need to know the difference between flood, hurricane coverage

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

APOPKA — For many first-time Florida homeowners, the maze of insurance coverage, especially when it comes to hurricanes and flooding, can be hard to navigate.

From Goldenrod News
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Thread Mill official does not fear impact from Trump administration tariffs

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 23, 2018

Among the many policy changes made by President Donald Trump is the protectionist trade policy that he has been pushing for months, seeking to protect the American economy from being injured by international manufacturing. But some detractors say this policy may be doing more harm than good.

From Lake Buena Vista News
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What else does homeowner's insurance cover? Know the ins and outs of outbuildings

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 18, 2018

Are your sheds shielded? Is your carport covered? Is your pool house protected? As new homeowners familiarize themselves with property insurance policy details, such questions will arise regarding structures adjacent to and around their main dwelling.

From Apopka Times
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Follow these tips if you're selecting an online insurer

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 18, 2018

Most consumers already know their way around online shopping carts and checkout options — but as the insurance industry shifts toward a virtual arena, one’s choices may not be that evident at the outset.

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