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Five Renting Risks

Five Renting Risks

Renting might not come with as many responsibilities as owning a place, but too many people go wrong assuming that they can skip insurance simply because they’re leasing. It’s still baffling that while some 95 percent of homeowners carry homeowners insurance, about 59 percent of renters don’t. They do so without acknowledging the major risks […]

4th of July Safety Tips

4th of July Safety Tips

We’re almost there, fireworks have begun popping and grills firing up for the 4th of July celebrations. This wonderful time of getting together and sharing food and laughter can, unfortunately, can take a wrong turn and get people injured, damage properties and cause significant liability for hosts, homeowners and renters alike. We here at Resident […]

A few pet insurance facts

A few pet insurance facts

Back in 1890, Claes Virgin, the founder of Länsförsäkrings Alliance, wrote the very first pet insurance—he was then focused on horses and livestock. In 1982, the first pet insurance policy was sold in the U.S., issued to the owner of Lassie, the famous Rough Collie pup that starred in the 1943 movie Lassie Come Home. […]

Can you get volcano insurance?

Can you get volcano insurance?

Volcanic activity from the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii has lessened, but the region is still plagued by aftershocks, lava flow and hazardous fumes. On the eastern side, about 35 properties were destroyed according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. More than 1,700 people were evacuated. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The question now is will […]

Prepping for summer heat

Prepping for summer heat

It’s always important to prepare your home for potential high temperatures coming our way this summer. Update your insulation – this is the best thing you can do for your place, as this is the barrier that will keep cool air in your home and hot air out. The easiest way to do this is […]

Renter’s insurance reminders

Renter’s insurance reminders

Renter’s insurance still has a long way to go until it is adopted by the entirety of the renters’ community, but at least it’s heading in the right direction. Let’s recap the most notable facts to remember about renter’s insurance and the positives a policy brings to our rental homes: Off-premises protection—means that if your […]