Landlord Insurance

How much does raising deductibles save on home insurance in Texas?


Raising deductibles on your Texas home insurance policy can result in savings on your premium, but the exact amount saved can vary significantly based on several factors.  Most of the time, your home insurance deductible is based off of a percentage of your total coverage.  For example, let’s say you have a 1% deductible for…

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Can I change my insurance agent but keep my insurance company?


Yes, you can switch insurance agents for your auto, home, landlord and other policies while keeping the same insurance company. Many times bad service and experiences are the agent’s fault and not the insurance company’s; so customers may want to use a new agent with the same insurance company.  Here’s how the process generally works…

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Everything you need to know about the home insurance claims process


Home insurance claims can be a bit daunting if you’ve never navigated the process before. Here’s a comprehensive overview: 1. Understand Your Policy: Before you can file a claim, it’s essential to understand what your policy covers. Most standard homeowners insurance policies provide coverage for: Dwelling (your home’s structure) Other structures (sheds, fences, etc.) Personal…

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Does Texas home or landlord insurance cover rodent damage?


Home insurance policies can vary in terms of their coverages, exclusions, and limits. In Texas, as in many other states, standard homeowners insurance policies typically do not cover damage caused by rodents (such as rats, mice, and squirrels) under their basic terms. Here are some reasons why: Maintenance Issues: Insurance often considers rodent infestations a…

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Are Earthquakes Covered by Home Insurance in Texas?


In Texas, as in most other states, standard homeowners’, landlord, and mobile home insurance policies typically do not cover damage caused by earthquakes. However, homeowners can purchase a separate earthquake endorsement or a standalone earthquake insurance policy to cover such damages. If you’re considering earthquake coverage in Texas, keep in mind: Coverage: Earthquake insurance typically…

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What does TWIA insurance cost and what does it cover?


The average premium on a TWIA residential policy is approximately $2,000 (as of 6/30/2023).  To get the lowest rate your agent needs to check all factors and discounts like the WPI-8 certificate discount. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) was established in 1971 to provide windstorm and hail insurance for Texas Gulf Coast property owners in…

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What is the difference between landlord and homeowners insurance in TX?


Landlord insurance and homeowners insurance serve different purposes and are designed for different types of property ownership. Here’s a breakdown of the primary differences: Purpose Differences: Homeowners Insurance: It’s designed for properties where the owner resides. It covers the structure, personal property, and usually includes liability protection for the homeowner against accidents that may happen…

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How does my mortgage escrow work and how does it pay my home insurance?


When you have a mortgage, your lender might require you to set up an escrow account to ensure that property taxes and homeowner’s insurance are paid on time. Here’s how the process typically works: Setting Up the Escrow Account: When you close on your home, your lender will often set up an escrow account for…

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How to get a WPI-8 certificate to lower your TWIA Windstorm Insurance

In Texas, the WPI-8 certificate, often referred to as the “Windstorm Certificate” or “Windstorm Inspection Certificate,” is a document that shows a particular building or structure has been inspected and certified to meet the windstorm building code requirements set by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). These requirements are designed to ensure that structures are…

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3861 Long Prairie Rd Ste 110
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Phone: (972) 798-3769


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