What’s Scarier Than Halloween? Realizing Your Homeowners Policy Wasn’t Ready for The Big Night

Halloween is just a handful of days away, and while this fun holiday is celebrated by all ages, we know that the night can come with a fair share of dangers in addition to the delights. Perhaps no one is more aware of these dangers than your friendly neighborhood insurance agent, who nervously eyeballs the […]

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Work at Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

In the current job market, working from home, or “teleworking” as it’s best-known, is becoming increasingly popular. After all, what’s not to love? It’s less overhead operating costs for the business owner to pick up, traffic and commute time becomes a non-existent issue, and employees can enjoy a more flexible schedule and work environment which […]

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Hump Day How-To: Filing a Claim with Your Homeowner’s Insurance

We’ve made it to Wednesday, and with it being the first week of school here in Polk County, that’s an accomplishment! We like offering our readers a wide variety of content here on our blog, from informative posts about types of coverage, common issues clients face, and even helpful how-to guides about the insurance industry. […]

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Investing in Your Home: Does Landscaping Matter?

No matter how many times you go through the process of buying a home, keeping up with market values, fluctuating rates, and timing the buying of property to maximize your budget are all vital to putting yourself in the best possible situation. In that same way, keeping your home value up is important to many […]

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To Jump or Not to Jump: Trampolines and Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance can have a whole caveat of loopholes, items that require specific coverage, etc., but few bring up more questions than trampolines. We often hear clients asking if a.) their existing trampoline will be covered by their policy if they choose to switch providers or b.) if their coverage will allow for them to […]

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Making Your Yard Ready for A Safe Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and with school days counting down to the final bell for the year, and kids planning out their days of swimming, lounging, and playing with friends, it’s definitely time to get your yard ready for the fun. Getting your yard summer ready means more than pulling out the patio […]

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Did You Know? 3 Interesting (And Important) Facts About Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowners insurance is a pretty well-known and understood topic among most of us, especially if we’ve already gone through the process of buying and owning a home. You pay your monthly premiums, you get coverage for unexpected events, end of story. However, there are actually many details that go into making up each individual policy, […]

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Looking Out for You: Save Money on Your Insurance with These Tips

Homeowners insurance is, for many homeowners, simply a number on a piece of paper they receive from the mortgage company each month. Once you get out of the signing room after purchasing your home, you might not give much thought to your homeowner’s insurance policy, until, that is, you have to make a claim. What […]

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Springtime and Your Home: What You Need to Know About Florida Homeowner’s Insurance

Spring is in full bloom here in Florida, and if the yellow dust covering every available outdoor surface wasn’t enough to convince you, the myriad of colorful flowers and lush Florida greenery are big clues that winter (as mild as it is) has officially left us. While April showers do in fact bring about May […]

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Why Maintenance Matters for Your Insurance Claims

Here on the Carroll Marshall blog, we’ve discussed why insuranceĀ 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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