Why Maintenance Matters for Your Insurance Claims

Here on the Carroll Marshall blog, we’ve discussed why insurance¬†is a key part of owning vehicles and homes in Florida, but we haven’t necessarily covered how to best go about making insurance claims. More importantly, we haven’t offered much insight into what insurance providers are looking for when determining when they should/shouldn’t approve your insurance […]

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My Home Was Burglarized…Now What? Steps to Take After Becoming A Victim and How to Keep It from Happening Again

Having your home burglarized is high on the list of fears that homeowners face. Unfortunately, for many it will be come a reality, and it can be devastating. Not only do you lose your belongings through the theft itself, but you also lose your peace of mind and sense of security in your own home, […]

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Pushing the Limit: Top 3 Gift Ideas for Late Shoppers

Merry Christmas Eve! With Christmas TOMORROW, most of us have gifts for everyone on our list neatly wrapped, tied with a bow, and waiting under the tree for the big morning. All except for you. That’s right, you. We see you. Nervously sweating at Christmas Eve brunch as everyone talks about the holiday plans and […]

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Tips Before You Travel: 3 Holiday Pointers for Homeowners

Christmas is only two weeks away, and while many of us are preparing our homes for family and friends to come celebrate the holiday, others are preparing for travel. Whether meticulously packing suitcases with gifts for air travel, or loading the car for a road trip across the state (or across the country), Christmas is […]

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Looking Beyond Christmas: What Could 2019 Hold for You?

The holidays are here, and with Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are busy with preparations for parties, out-of-town guests, and plenty of fun and festivity over the coming weeks. However, after those few short weeks have passed, we will all be left standing in our living rooms trying to figure out how our¬†Christmas¬†decorations have […]

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Insurance Has You Covered…Doesn’t It?

The holidays are upon us, and now that Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday has passed, and all stores have gone into full Christmas mode. Shoppers everywhere are checking their list (and checking it twice) to make sure they’ve covered everyone they care about this season. Whether shopping online, or hitting the local mall, Christmas […]

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Risky Business: Preventing Mishaps This Halloween

Halloween is always a fun time for children and adults of all ages, and while there are many ways to enjoy and celebrate the holiday, from parties to pumpkin patches and all the trick-or-treating in between, the fun does come with some risks. Whenever you mix large numbers of people walking along roadways, have strangers […]

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Put Safety First This Halloween: Tips to Protect Your Winter Haven Home and Property

Halloween is just a week away, and kids all over Polk County are readying their costumes and their candy buckets (or bags) to go out on the town and bring in enough candy to last them for months…or at least through the weekend. We know that trick-or-treating is a fun pastime, and it can be […]

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Will Your Home Stand the Test of Time? Signs of a Sinkhole on Your Property

Sinkholes are a fear factor for residents throughout the Southeast, specifically in Florida, since our soil composition, close proximity to the water table, and frequent rain make us susceptible to these destructive natural disasters. A sinkhole is just what it sounds like…a hole that develops under the ground and over time gets larger until the […]

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Being Neighborly: How to Support Our Northern Neighbors as They Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Just a year ago, Hurricane Irma pounded the entire state of Florida with powerful winds, heavy rains that resulted in flooding, and major damage to homes and businesses alike. While much of our state has recovered, or are in the process of recovering, we are no stranger to the catastrophic impact of a hurricane on […]

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