Category: Home Ownership

  • Flood Awareness Week: Know Your Flood Risk and Be Prepared

    With all of the snow we have experienced here in the Twin Cities metro this winter, it is imperative that we share information about flood preparedness. The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 10 through March 16 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. Do you know if you live in a floor zone? According to the Professional Insurance Agents […]

    March 11, 2019

  • April Showers bring … basement flooding??

    Okay, that’s not quite how the poem goes. But all of the precipitation in April and following months can really cause a headache for both homeowners and business owners alike. What are the main causes for structural flooding? And what can we do to prevent it? According to West Bend, flooding can occur for many […]

    January 14, 2019

  • Do you own a home-based business? What you need to know for insurance!

    Do you own a home-based business? Perhaps you make jewelry. Or are a family photographer. Maybe you sell product through one of the many direct-selling companies (think Mary Kay, Rodan and Fields, Tupperware, etc.). Or freelance in graphic design. Whatever your home-based business, you have tools, office supplies, inventory, a computer, or other business-based items. […]

    October 10, 2018

  • Water Damage Prevention Tips for Your Home

    According to this infographic from Safeco (Source:, “water damage is the second most filed loss experienced by homeowners and renters each year”.  The graphic goes on to further detail that 1 in 50 insured homes file a property damage claim each year from water or freezing. What can you do to minimize your chance […]

    October 3, 2018

  • Home Renovations Your Insurance Agent Needs to Know About

    Home renovations are exciting! You’re picking a contractor, deciding on finishes, maybe adding on to your home. There are so many things to consider! One thing often overlooked is an update to your insurance coverage. You don’t want to spend all of this money and time on something and leave it exposed and at risk! […]

    October 3, 2018

  • Environmental “Inspections” You Should Consider If Buying a New Home

    Are you currently house shopping? Most people know the importance of getting a home inspection to identify any building problems or issues. But have you considered environmental hazards like mold or radon? In Minnesota, for instance, “2 in 5 homes have radon levels that pose a significant health risk.” ** Before purchasing, consider having these […]

    August 9, 2018