Category: Homeowners Insurance

Townhomes & Duplexes: How Much Will A Homeowners Policy Cover?

If you are considering purchasing a townhome or duplex, you may be wondering if coverage under a homeowners policy would be different than coverage for a single-family dwelling. Our knowledgeable agents at Serpe Insurance Agency in Chicago, Illinois will be happy to explain the coverage for each type of dwelling and help you find a policy that suits your needs at the best available rates.... Read Article

Protecting Your Home Through The Seasons

Blazing sun, sub-zero temperatures, or any extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on your home. Seasonal maintenance can go a long way toward preserving the condition of your home. The following are home maintenance checklists for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Winter Home Maintenance Vacuum HVAC registers to remove dust and debris. Flush out water heater to remove built-up sediment. Clean refrigerator coils. Check caulking... Read Article

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

You might think you don’t need flood insurance if you live in an area that is considered “high and dry.” Although some areas are more susceptible to flooding than others, flooding can occur anywhere. With heavy rains, spring thaws, or rapid accumulation of rain after a wildfire, flooding can occur in places that are not generally considered at risk. How Does Flood Insurance Differ from... Read Article

Homeowners Insurance: When Do You File a Claim?

Homeowners insurance is designed to cover damage to your property caused by certain covered events. It stands to reason, as you are paying your premiums, you should take advantage of available coverage. The reality is, it is not always advisable to file a homeowners insurance claim as it can lead to higher premiums or even cancellation in some cases. Underwriters tend to frown on policyholders... Read Article

Understanding Your Homeowners Policy

Most people don’t want to think about their homeowners’ insurance until they need it. Homeowners policies are lengthy, complicated, and written in legalese. Nevertheless, it could pay off to thoroughly understand your homeowners’ policy and know how it works. Our agents at Serpe Insurance Agency in Chicago, Illinois are happy to assist you with not only finding the right homeowners policy but also understanding what... Read Article