Homeowners Insurance: When Do You File a Claim?

Homeowners insurance is designed to cover damage to your property caused by certain covered events. It stands to reason, as you are paying your premiums, you should take advantage of available coverage. The reality is, it is not always advisable to file a homeowners insurance claim as it can lead to higher premiums or even cancellation in some cases. Underwriters tend to frown on policyholders... Read Article

Great Insurance Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Homeowners insurance is not required by law like automobile liability insurance. However, it is required by mortgage companies to protect the lender’s investment. Even if you were able to pay cash for your home, homeowners insurance is an important protection for what is likely your biggest asset. Following are some tips about homeowners insurance for first time home buyers. Get Renters Insurance to Help Lower... Read Article

How to Protect Your Home This Winter

Extreme winter weather can lead to serious damage to your home. Frozen water pipes can burst and cause a flood in your home and basement; a dam of ice within your gutter can divert the water to your interior walls creating a mess that will be costly to repair. Your homeowners insurance protects against specific types of damage, but every policy is different. Ensure you... Read Article

Save Money and Energy by Winterizing Your Home

The winter months are upon us, bringing cold temperatures and adverse weather conditions. You may already be prepared for winter, and purchased a new pair of rain boots or a heavy coat, but have you thought about preparing your home? The rain, snow, and ice that are synonymous with winter can cause serious damage to your home, resulting in costly repairs. The unnecessary costs and... Read Article

Planning Tips for the Perfect Holiday Season

For those of us who love family get-togethers, parties and events, this is a favorite time of year. Get started on your planning early so you have a safe and special holiday. At Matthew Cooper Insurance Agency, we have gathered together some great planning tips that will help you make your holiday fun and safe. Holiday Decorating Making your home festive is a lot of... Read Article