Homeowners Insurance

New Insurance Law Will Get First Stress Test With Hurricane Harvey Claims

By Bethany Erickson / August 28, 2017 / 0 Comments
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As the rest of the state watched helplessly as first Hurricane Harvey’s winds, then water, wreaked havoc on the coast of Texas and Houston, something else began circulating — a warning about a change to state law regarding weather-related claims on homeowners insurance. House Bill 1744 was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Greg […]

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That ‘City of Dallas’ Sewer Line Warranty You Got in The Mail: Is it Worth The Money?

By Joanna England / June 4, 2015 / 9 Comments

When we opened an envelope emblazoned with the City of Dallas logo, our first thought was that it was our water bill or some other city awareness campaign about fees and services. But my husband was a little perplexed when he opened it only to find a pitch for a warranty on our sewer line. […]

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Should You Add Earthquake Insurance to Your Home Insurance Policy? Deductibles Very High In Most Cases

By Candy Evans / January 8, 2015 / 4 Comments

Reader tells us her wall cracks got worse after Tuesday’s quakes Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, we had 12 little earthquakes in North Texas. I definitely felt one, the strongest one said to be a 3.6 on the Richter Scale. My son lives near Palo Alto where they had a fierce 6.0 quake this summer. […]

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Is Dallas a Disaster Area? New Trulia Tool Helps Buyers Avoid Floods, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes, Oh My!

By Joanna England / August 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

I love what Trulia manages to do with a little data. This company is consistently making the best tools that break down statistical information, helping homebuyers decide which areas best suit their needs.

Their newest tool, the Natural Hazards heatmaps, are perfect for seismophobics, potamophobics, brontophobics, and pretty much any other weather-related phobia you can think of. With data from the USGS, FEMA, NOAA, and the Forest Service, Trulia has created color-coded models showing which areas pose the greatest risk for these natural disasters.

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