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Hurricane season is on

Hurricane season is on

June marked the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will last until November 30. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP), which specializes in Atlantic Basin seasonal hurricane forecasts, predicts 13 more named storms for 2017. Counting tropical storm Arlene, which formed in April, the number increases to 14. “We anticipate that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane […]

Insurance And Your Life

Insurance And Your Life

Change is the only constant in life and when your life changes, so do your insurance needs. The complexity of the industry isn’t always easy to grasp, making it unclear what kind of insurance protection fits at a particular moment in your life, whether we’re talking about you, your family or your business. Since the […]

Wedded + Insured Bliss

Wedded + Insured Bliss

Inspired by the love birds around me getting married, I took the serious responsibility to research one of the least appealing aspects of life: insurance. Homeowners and renters insurance Couples who spend their first years in a rental should consider renters insurance to cover the value of their belongings. By combining homes, one of the […]

Renting in San Francisco

Renting in San Francisco

Based on the age of the building they’re renting in, San Francisco has two kinds of renters. The lucky ones are those who live in a building predating June 1979, because they enjoy the safeguards from outrageous rent hikes and unfounded evictions. In other words, they are protected by the Rent Ordinance of 1979. The […]

Renting’s many advantages

Renting’s many advantages

Renters by necessity dream of homeownership, but the truth is that even though both renting and buying have their own financil advantages, in today’s economy, renting seems to have an edge. The financial benefits to renting as opposed to buying are quite big. Here are a few. Maintenance costs and repair bills One of the […]

Top tips for renting with pets

Top tips for renting with pets

It’s perfectly understandable that many landlords are nervous about renting to pet owners. Unfortunately, there are people who allow their pets to damage the property, disturb neighbors, giving pet-owning renters a bad reputation. Yet, these people are in fact, the exception. It is important for landlords to realize that the majority of pet owners are […]

Renters insurance vs bed bugs

Renters insurance vs bed bugs

We’ve been making lists with all the scenarios covered by the renters insurance policy, but you might have noticed something missing: bed bugs (add cockroaches and rats, while we’re at it). Bed bugs are considered the responsibility of the tenant—the lease agreement states clearly that renters agree to maintain the home they live in and […]