How Home Renovations and Homeowners Insurance Interact

Home renovations start as dreams, then become plans, then budgets, a major project happens, and then your home is closer to your dream. But one thing often overlooked in the planning stages is how a home remodel can affect your homeowners insurance—namely, your premiums and what’s covered. There are three primary ways that home renovations and homeowners insurance interact. Let’s go over them below. Continue reading How Home Renovations and Homeowners Insurance Interact

4 Insurance Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Congratulations on the house! As both a big investment and a big change in your lives, it’s important to get the right protection and understand how that coverage works. Homeowners insurance is as complicated and varied as the houses it protects, so learning as much as you can before you start shopping around can make sure there aren’t costly mistakes down the line. Learn four helpful insurance tips for first-time homebuyers from your friends at Safeside Insurance! Continue reading 4 Insurance Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Reviewing Your Current Insurance in the New Year

A new year means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. New personal or financial goals, dealing with new purchases from the holidays, or a new business year. Regardless of your situation or plans, one thing everyone should do in the new year is revisit their insurance. Whether it’s homeowners, renters, auto, or business policies, reviewing your current insurance alongside your ambitions for this year is the first step to meeting your resolutions. Continue reading Reviewing Your Current Insurance in the New Year

Preparing Your Car and Home for Winter in New England

Even in New England, winter weather can sneak up on you, especially with the often milder fall days. But when it does hit—especially that first Nor’easter blizzard—if you’re unaware, your home and car are often the first to suffer for it. Whether you suddenly find an ice dam forming on your roof or are stuck in your car during a storm, learn how to mitigate the risks by preparing your car and home for winter when it strikes in Massachusetts. Continue reading Preparing Your Car and Home for Winter in New England

Getting Your New England Home Ready for Fall

We hope you’re having a great time in New England this fall! It’s a magical time of year, especially for us in New England, as the leaves change color and there is a crispness in the air. However, it also means the clock is ticking to prepare for both fall leaves and the winter freeze for your home. An ounce of prevention right now in the form of home maintenance can help you avoid big problems down the line, so learn all about getting your New England home ready for fall. Continue reading Getting Your New England Home Ready for Fall

Taking a Home Inventory for Your Homeowners Insurance

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have been in your current house for years, you know you should have a home inventory. We build up a lot of possessions over years of hobbies, families, and needs. But right now is the best time to get started on taking a home inventory: not just for the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve got everything covered, but also making sure you’ve got the right homeowners insurance coverage. Continue reading Taking a Home Inventory for Your Homeowners Insurance

When Should You (And Shouldn’t You) Be Bundling Insurance?

Insurance bundling isn’t a new concept—getting your various types of insurance (homeowners, auto, etc.) from the same company makes both your and your insurance provider’s life easier. Beyond the usual discount incentive, bundling insurance simplifies your logistics—things like paying bills, keeping records, and filing claims are easier. But there are times bundling insurance isn’t going to be in your best interests, especially if the savings come at the cost of quality coverage. Continue reading When Should You (And Shouldn’t You) Be Bundling Insurance?

What Homeowners Insurance in Massachusetts Should You Have?

Whether you’re new to Massachusetts or looking to cover all your bases with a better homeowners policy, it’s important to know the local risks and insurance options available to you here in MA. While homeowners insurance in Massachusetts isn’t required, almost all property owners have policies that cover their homes and the belongings within—doesn’t it make sense to ensure you’ve fully covered all of this in the most common events and natural disasters? Continue reading What Homeowners Insurance in Massachusetts Should You Have?

New England Winter Damage and Your Home

It’s that time of the year when the Nor’easters of Massachusetts and surrounding states start grudgingly to give up ground to spring thaws—and that means it’s also time to assess the New England winter damage to your home. Some are dramatic and sudden, such as fallen trees and ice dams, others might not be apparent unless you’re looking for them or after the thaw happens. Below are common winter issues with homes, how to deal with them, and how homeowners insurance helps. Continue reading New England Winter Damage and Your Home

Holiday Parties and Homeowners Insurance

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And while you’re decking the halls and anticipating that upcoming holiday party, it’s also a good time to review the protections you have for your home and guests with your homeowners insurance. We all want to be good hosts, anticipate needs, and make sure our guests are safe This requires an understanding of what your homeowners insurance policy does (and does not) cover and how you can help keep the holidays accident free. Continue reading Holiday Parties and Homeowners Insurance