When Should I File a Home-Owners Insurance Claim?

Regardless of payment to a claimant; whether or not you file or don’t ultimately file the claim; or whether it is denied or accepted; a call to your insurance company will most likely end up on your report. If you’ve experienced a property loss (flood, fire, etc.) it doesn’t necessarily mean you should file an insurance claim. Here are a couple of things to think about before you file an insurance claim:

NC insurance customers irked by policy

NC insurance customers irked by policy linking their Auto Policies to their Homeowners Insurance Policies. This year, two of the most popular underwriters of homeowners insurance policies in North Carolina – Allstate and N.C. Farm Bureau – have adopted underwriting guidelines that link homeowners policies with auto policies across the state. Read more:

What Gives My Mortgage Company the Right to Hold My Insurance Claim Check?

The Escrow Department will likely be the same department that will cash and hold your insurance claims check. Don’t be surprised if your bank/lender actually place a hold on the check for up to five business days due to the protential for fraud given the number of mass losses that have occurred recently.

Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

Scam artists are nothing new, but there are plenty of reasons to predict there will even more of them due to tough economic times. While they tend to prey on the elderly, anyone who is not cautious and informed is a potential victim. Your best defense is a skeptical mind and knowing what to look out for when you hear that offer that’s “too good to refuse.” Here are some of the most popular, and costly, home improvement scams.