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Renting Out Your Home – Is It Worth the Risk?

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 30, 2019. It has 0 comments.

house that may need rental

Renting your home out sounds like a great way to make money or to hold onto a property you’re not living in. With the right tenants and an understanding the responsibilities you have has a landlord, it can be a sound way to build your income. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks involved.  […]

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Chimney Maintenance

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 26, 2019. It has 0 comments.

a fireplace belonging to someone who followed some fireplace and chimney safety tips

Winter is just around the corner — don’t let the last few warm days fool you. If you’re dreaming of a crackling fire on a cold night, now is the time to think about your chimney and fireplace. Proper care and maintenance not only keeps your fireplace functioning properly, it prevents damage and disasters. Here’s […]

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Hazard Insurance: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 23, 2019. It has 0 comments.

a couple ready to learn about hazard insurance

Are you buying a new home? Did your mortgage lender tell you that you need hazard insurance as a requirement for the purchase and you can’t go to closing until you have it? You know you need homeowners insurance, but you didn’t know about hazard insurance! Don’t panic. Hazard insurance isn’t a special kind of […]

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Best of Charlotte: Apple Picking!

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 12, 2019. It has 0 comments.

apple picking in Charlotte, NC

Even if you can’t feel the change in the air yet, fall is fast approaching. If that puts you in mind of apple cider, pie, and apple-picking, you’re not alone! September is prime apple picking season although you can still find delicious apples into late October, when the weather really begins to change. If you’re […]

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How Much is “Too Much” — Is It Possible to Be Over Insured?

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 10, 2019. It has 0 comments.

a question mark representing the question "is it possible to be over insured?"

We spend a lot of time making sure people have enough insurance. Not carrying enough liability coverage or updating policy limits over time can put you in a financial crisis after an accident. But there’s another side to insurance that should be avoided as well — having too much insurance. While it’s not as common […]

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Creating Safer Workspaces

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 3, 2019. It has 0 comments.

hard hats belonging to a company that follows workplace safety guidelines

While you can’t prevent all accidents or workers’ compensation claims, you can create a safer workspace for your employees and yourself. Doing so will keep your employees out of harm’s way and your costs down. Here’s how you can create a safer work area for your employees. Provide Safety Training Common sense isn’t always common, […]

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Fall and Fire Pits

Written By Charlotte Insurance on September 2, 2019. It has 0 comments.

fire pit safety tips

Fall weather is in the air, and the heat has started to lift. What better time to hang out with friends or enjoy a peaceful moment at home around your fire pit? Fire pits are popular in fall weather as homeowners extend their living space to the back yard or their patio. If you’re ready […]

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Understanding Flood Zones (and Why They Matter)

Written By Charlotte Insurance on August 29, 2019. It has 0 comments.

a man driving through a flood who understands what flood zones are and why they matter

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. But not every area floods at the same rate and in the same way. That’s why flood zones are created — to help homeowners, communities, and insurers understand the potential risk of flooding based on where your property is […]

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16 Labor Day Facts You Should Know

Written By Charlotte Insurance on August 27, 2019. It has 0 comments.

a family on the beach discussing labor day facts

Before you heat up the grill, hit the pool, and enjoy your three-day weekend, make sure you remember what the Labor Day weekend is really all about. Here are 16 facts you should know about Labor Day. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. It was planned by the Central Labor […]

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Making Room for Mom and Dad

Written By Charlotte Insurance on August 22, 2019. It has 0 comments.

elderly parents who are moving in with their children soon

As our parents age, it’s not uncommon to face decisions about where they’ll live and who will take care of them.  If you’re facing these life changes, here’s what you need to know to get your home and your family ready for your parents to move in with you. Understand Why the Move is Happening […]

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