June 2011

Your Credit Report Affects Your Insurance Score!

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June 30th, 2011

Your credit report not only has an impact on your financing options for your home and car, it also affects your insurance score, which ultimately affects your homeowners insurance premiums. Insurance companies only consider those items from credit reports that are relevant to insurance loss potential. Both an insurance score and a credit score are» Read Full Article

Lightning Victim At Ease After Home Starts on Fire

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June 29th, 2011

Ted Marino, resident of Brookfield WI and an R&R customer since 1984, explains the peace-of-mind he had immediately after his home caught fire from a lightning strike during a storm in 2010. Ted and Chris escaped without harm, but their house was another story… Wisconsin residents can have the same same peace-of-mind that the Marino’s» Read Full Article

Regular Updating of Aging Building Key To Property Exposure Risk

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June 16th, 2011

Electrical fires are the #1 cause of property damage in commercial buildings. Regardless of the age of your building, keeping on top of regular maintenance checks for the electrical system, the heating and cooling system and the roof will ensure that you not only keep your property safe, but also keep your property insurance costs» Read Full Article

Think Twice Before Switching Insurance Companies

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June 15th, 2011

You should think twice before switching homeowners insurance  – it could end up costing you money! Lately, there’s no shortage of commercials on TV trying to get you to switch to a new insurance company for “savings”. It may not, however,  be as easy as they make it out to be. Here are some key points from» Read Full Article

12 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs

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June 14th, 2011

Let’s face it, we’re all looking for ways to trim our expenses.  Here are 12 ways to make sure that the value you are getting from your homeowners policy is real, and to ensure that you aren’t paying more than you need to. Raise your deductible Deductibles are the amount of money you have to» Read Full Article

Build Bonding Credit With Construction Funds Control

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June 3rd, 2011

Contract Bond underwriters traditionally screen potential bond customers (contractors) on the basics of 3 C’s Capacity, Character and Credit. The 3 C’s are usually defined as: Capacity: to complete the work, the resources of manpower, equipment and track record of completing work in the category of the work contemplated. Character: the background and history of the» Read Full Article