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Summer Maintenance Tips

Enjoy longer days and warmer nights while protecting your investment. Summertime is the best time to be outside enjoying the weather. Make sure your home is ready for the summer sun by keeping in mind the seasonal maintenance tips below. Check deck or patio for possible deterioration and safety hazards such as loose

Cycling is on the Rise … Do You Have the Coverage You Need?

As gasoline prices increase, more and more commuters are going green and saving by biking to and from work.  Making sure you have the proper coverage is important! “A bike can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a basic model to several thousand dollars for a fast, light

Flood Insurance Rate Map Changes for the City of Woodland

FEMA flood map changes for the city of Woodland took effect 5/16/2012 and may allow new decisions related to flood coverage. Property owners should visit the City of Woodland website  to determine if their property has been placed in the low to moderate risk flood zones B, C or X. We recommend

Are You and Your Family Protected From the Unexpected?

Did you know two out of every three homes nationwide are underinsured? In fact, 64% of homeowners are underinsured by an average of 19%.* Don't wait until you have to a loss to find out whether you have the right coverage. Talk to a Van Beurden Insurance Advisor today and get professional assistance

Do You Have Adequate Coverage for Your Condominium?

Condominiums are a great homeowner option for many – no grass to cut and no snow to shovel. Owning a condo can take some work out of home ownership, but making sure you’re properly insured can be tricky. Insurance carriers offer a broad range of coverages that can

Tips for a Safer Halloween

Even if your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat on their own, they still need help from parents to ensure that when they leave the house, they have everything they need to stay safe. Consider these tips: Be sure your child takes a working flashlight along or a supply of glow

National Flood Insurance Program will NOT expire on September 30, 2011

According to Fidelity Flood Insurance Company:  The House of Representatives passed a short term funding bill that will prevent a shutdown of the federal government and continue funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Tuesday Oct. 4.   When they return from recess Congress has the option to consider short term

A Matter of Taste

The insurance industry is filled with great stories. In a recent claim, an artist added egg yolk with paint as a binder to add richness to the colors. The finished painting was "comic art". The art dealer put the consigned painting in his home office. The dealer’s dog decided it wanted

Water Damage 10 Times More Likely Than Fire

While fire may be a common worry among homeowners, claims data from Travelers suggests that homes could be as much as 10 times more likely to be damaged by water than by fire. Fortunately, much of this water-related damage can be prevented, and taking a few simple home maintenance steps can