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Theft and the Holidays: Are you Covered?

November 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

theft-300x175The holidays are a wonderful time for criminals to plot out their next great score. This is a time of year when everything changes: mall trips become more frequent, kids come home for Christmas, and we start preparing to host our many relatives. There are big incentives for thieves in November and December, and Southern Oak wants you to know more about how insurance works to protect you and your family in different situations.

Home Insurance – Does Yours Cover Fallen Trees?

November 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Liability

family safetyThe holidays are just around the corner but Florida homeowners know that hurricane season is here for a few more weeks. Even though it’s time to start planning for your winter parties, bad weather could make it hard to get in the holiday spirit. For many homeowners, fallen trees are one of the most common issues that come up during hurricane season. Make sure you’re prepared for fallen trees with regular home maintenance steps and the best homeowners insurance coverage from Southern Oak Insurance.

Halloween Safety Tips for the Family

October 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year if you are a child. Dressing up, being outside with friends, family and tons of candy are enough to make any kid boil over with excitement. Keeping family safety in mind ahead of time can help produce a safe and memorable holiday for everyone. Here are 5 important tips to consider:

Fire Safety Around The House

October 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm | No comment | Category: Fire Safety

fire-safety-4October is fire safety month, and that means making sure your family knows the dangers a fire can cause. Exercising fire prevention in your home is essential, so it is important that you are aware of the many ways in which a fire can start. Keep your family safe and prepared, and beware of these red flag fire starters:

Dangers of Price Gouging

October 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance, Storm Season

Being a Florida homeowner means you are familiar with the impending hurricane season every summer. homeowners insuranceStorms can leave your home damaged, leaving you with no option but to get repairs done as soon as possible to keep your family safe. Before you scramble to hire a contractor or worker, take some time to ensure you won’t fall victim to price gouging, a practice that’s seen frequently during storm season.

4 Ways to Prevent Water Damage from Clogged Gutters

September 26, 2016 at 8:08 pm | No comment | Category: Preventative Maintenance

Autumn is here- the season of changing colors and falling leaves.  Although these things may be pretty to look at, they could potentially be harmful to your home. Clogged gutters can cause water to leak into your roof and cause mold to grow in your home, which can cause respiratory infections and allergies. The cost of eradicating mold is nowhere near cheap; it can cost a homeowner anywhere from $500-$5,000, depending on the severity. Gutters that are not properly secured have the possibility of falling off and allowing water to get down to the foundation of your home, damaging the entire structure. Fortunately, there is some preventative maintenance you can do to protect your home from gutter troubles.

How To Get the Best Home Insurance Quotes

September 14, 2016 at 10:01 pm | No comment | Category: Uncategorized

home insurance quotesHome insurance can be expensive, costing the average homeowner hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. The good news? You can substantially reduce your insurance quotes by following a few simple guidelines so you are prepared when insurance agents give you a quote. Whether you’re waiting to close on your first home or are just getting new insurance, these steps can help you get lower home insurance quotes.

What Your Home Insurance May Not Cover

September 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance

Home InsuranceIf you’ve just bought a new house – and especially if this is your first time buying one – you’re probably wondering exactly how your homeowners insurance works and what it covers. Well, a better answer may be what it doesn’t cover. Many new homeowners assume their policy handles quite a few types of damage that it doesn’t, and the results can be devastating in a disaster. So before calling it a day and turning your attention to other things, it’s best to find out what your home insurance fails to cover and fill in any holes. Here are five of the biggest gaps that you might consider plugging.

Flood Safety Tips to Keep You Prepared

September 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm | No comment | Category: Flood Insurance, Uncategorized

flood safetyFloods are a reality and the current hurricane and tropical storm activity are becoming more and more common. If you want to prepare for a flood successfully and give yourself the best chance of coming through one, here are some flood safety tips to keep in mind.

What to Consider When Buying a New Home

August 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Liability

home insurance coverageSure, you know all about location, location, location. Buying a home near good schools, good shopping, city centers or water is always a good idea. But what about those home-buying considerations you don’t usually hear about? Let’s take a look at some of the most common factors homeowners should – but often don’t – think about.

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