Does My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Against Animal Damage?

Most homeowner insurance policies include some level of coverage for pet or animal damage, but it is limited to certain situations. These policies do not typically cover damage to your personal property, such as your furniture or other property, if it was damaged by your own pet. However, if your pet damages another person’s property, you may be covered, based upon the terms of your... Read Article

Light the Sky, Not Your House This July 4th

Hamburgers, hotdogs, parades, and fireworks! The 4th of July is a great American holiday, and fireworks are a tradition the entire Pittsburgh community enjoys. But first, a word of caution: make sure you light up the sky, and not your home!  Fireworks can reach as high as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The National Fire Protection Agency reports an estimated 17,800 structure fires and about $32 million... Read Article

What You Need to Know About Condos and Condo Insurance

It’s easy to see why condos are growing in popularity. They offer a more maintenance-free lifestyle, the opportunity to live in an urban setting close to desirable amenities and the chance to live in a community of likeminded individuals such as seniors, young professionals and more. If you’re in the market for a condo—or if you’ve recently purchased one—you may have considered these things. You... Read Article

Six Questions to Ask an Insurance Agent

When your life changes, your insurance often needs to change with it. Yet it’s not always clear what kind of protection you, your family or your business really need. Enter your insurance agent. He or she is there to help you get everything squared away. Not sure how to start? Here are six questions to ask an insurance agent. 1. Do I need additional insurance... Read Article

10 Overlooked Home Projects

Planning on sprucing up your home this spring? If so, you probably already have a list of annual projects. But there are many others that fly under the radar. Paul Sullivan, founder of a full-service remodeling company and the chairman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers, suggests you tackle these overlooked home projects. 1. Replace your water heater. It’s pricey (about $800 to... Read Article