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Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and...

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Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time...

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Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we...

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Cheap Antique Car and Truck Insurance

If you are a connoisseur of classic cars and have one (or two or three or four) in the garage, you need classic / antique car insurance. A standard auto insurance policy doesn’t provide the type of coverage you need to...

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Texas Pet Insurance

At Rockland Insurance, we know how much your pets mean to you. Pets provide comfort, friendship and unconditional love, which is why it is so important to take care of them and make sure you can handle any unexpected...

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Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for...

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6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of...

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Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But,...

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How much Home Insurance do I need

If your home is damaged or destroyed you want to make sure that you are carrying enough insurance to rebuild your home, replace all of your possessions and be able to afford to live somewhere else while your house is...

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Brand New Construction Homeowner Insurance

Why is Homeowners Insurance so Inexpensive for Brand New Construction Homes - If you are in the market for a new home you may be looking at both old homes and newer builds. While you may love the look and feel of an...

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What is a Flood Elevation Certificate

Flood insurance can be complicated but it is also an absolute necessity if you live in a flood prone area. A standard homeowners insurance policy does not cover damage caused by flooding and in specific high-risk areas...

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and...

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What does Texas Windstorm Insurance Cover

Windstorm insurance is not a required coverage in the state of Texas but depending on where you live it can be an absolute necessity. In some areas, your mortgage lender may require you carry a windstorm policy. This...

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Why you need Homeowner Insurance

Your home is probably one of the biggest assets you own and if it is damaged or destroyed it can be financially devastating. Unfortunately, a house is vulnerable to a wide variety of risks. Fires, storms, wind, hail...

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How does a Home Insurance Escrow work?

How does a Home Insurance Escrow Work? - If you recently purchased a home or just haven’t paid that much attention to your monthly mortgage statement until now, you may be wondering what the escrow line item is on your...

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Why does my Homeowner Insurance keep going up

If you recently opened your insurance statement and found the cost of your homeowners insurance has increased you may be wondering why. There are a variety of factors that can push up your premium. We thought it might...

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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more...

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Three things that could increase the cost your Homeowner Insurance Premium

Homeowner premiums are calculated using a variety of factors, some will lower your premium while others will increase it. We thought it might be fun to have a quick look at three factors that can absolutely push your...

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Sugar Land Texas Home Insurance Reduction-Certificate

If you live in Sugar Land and your Insurance company is asking you to get your Home Inspected for a Home Insurance premium reduction, here is help on who to contact and what they need.Repost from Sugar Land Texas City...

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How much is Home Insurance in Houston Texas

How much is Home Insurance in Houston? - If you live in Houston, Texas, and own a home... you probably know that the Home Insurance rates can be all over the place. Did you know that Houston has the 4th highest Home...

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Best Homeowner Insurance Companies in Austin, TX

What is the Best Homeowner’s Insurance in Austin, Texas? If you live in Austin, Texas, or are looking to relocate here, you may be searching for companies to insure your home. Your home is your pride and joy and means...

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Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for...

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How much does Home Insurance cost in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas Texas?

How Much Does Home Insurance Cost in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas Texas? - Rockland has the ability write Homeowners Insurance in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, or Dallas Texas. As a Home Insurance Agent...

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Protect yourself from Carbon Monoxide at Home and at Work

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning-and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem...

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Home Insurance Calculator for Harris and Fort Bend County

We've made it easy to calculate / estimate the cost of Home Insurance if you live in Houston, Katy, Cypress, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Fresno, Humble, Kingwood, or Jersey Village. Below...

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Who has the lowest and cheapest Homeowners Insurance quote in Houston Texas?

If you're looking for the cheapest and best Homeowner Insurance quotes in the Greater Houston Tx area, you've come to the right place. Rockland has over 50 different Homeowner Insurance companies to find the cheapest,...

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Who has the Cheapest and Best Insurance in Pearland Texas?

If you're looking for the cheapest and best Homeowner Insurance quotes in Pearland TX, you've found the spot. We shops over 50 different Home Insurance companies to find the best rate with the best / cheapest coverage....

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Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling...

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Tips for Buying a Safe Car

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone)....

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Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and...

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Greater Houston Real Estate Outlook for 2018

The Houston housing and economic forecast as presented by Dr. James Gaines is promising for Houston and surrounding areas. After a slowed Texas economy in 2016, 2017 has been much better- Energy, healthcare, business...

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How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad...

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Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could...

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Three Ways a Pool May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

That oh-so-covetable experience of taking a dip in your very own pool? Millions of American households enjoy it, at least when the weather’s nice. With the summer heat ratcheting up, you may be coming down with a...

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Flood Insurance Rates and Zones

Were you in the Houston Texas area affected by Hurricane Harvey? Did rising water get close to your Home and now your worried about it happening again? Even Preferred flood zones, the low risk areas, had damage from...

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Flood Insurance

If you've lived in the Houston area, you know that it can Flood in certain areas of Houston quickly. With Hurricane season here, 3-5 inches of rain can wreak havoc. Water can rise in Flood prone areas within minutes. It'...

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

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Understanding Insurance Binding Restrictions

Since Tropical Storm Cindy recently hit, many people are curious about insurance moratorium or binding restrictions that were issued by some insurance companies. What does it mean and why do insurance companies do...

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Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many...

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Cheapest Home Insurance in Houston Texas

Live in Houston, TX? Looking for the best and cheapest Home Insurance in Houston, Texas? You've come to the right place. At Rockland Insurance Agency, we shop for the best rate with the best coverage. We know which...

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Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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Who has the Best and Cheapest Home Insurance in Sugar Land Texas?

If you're looking for the cheapest and best Homeowner Insurance quotes in Sugar Land, you've come to the right place. Rockland shops over 50 different Home Insurance companies to find the best rate with the best...

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Houston Flood Insurance

If you are in Houston or the surrounding areas (Sugar Land, The Woodlands, League City, Pearland, Katy) you know that Flood Insurance is critical where we live. In 2001, Tropical Storm Allison dumped 7 inches of rain in...

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Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t...

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Love Bites – Get Umbrella Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies. So why worry about umbrella coverage? Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits. Large damages can be...

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Teen Driving Safety

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car...

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Texas Vacation Rental Insurance

If you own a Vacation Rental in Texas (From Concan, New Braunfels, Austin, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, South Padre, Galveston, to Rockport) make sure you are properly insured. Most of the big Insurance companies classify...

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone. Even still,...

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Corpus Christi Home Insurance

Corpus Christi is one of the largest coastal cities in Texas. As of 2014, Corpus Christi had a population of 320,434 making it the 8th largest city in Texas. Some of the biggest attractions in Corpus Christi aka "the...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

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Pearland Texas Home Insurance

Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and the 15th fastest in the United States. As of 2013, Pearland had a population of around 101,000 people. That number is expected to rise to around 111,000 in 2017....

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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What does Windstorm Insurance cover?

Texas Windstorm insurance will generally cover damages to your home and the personal belongings inside your home. Several policies will also include coverage for detached structures such as garages, sheds and swimming...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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Sugar Land Home Insurance

Looking for a quote on Home Insurance in Sugar Land Texas? You've come to the right place. Rockland represents over 25 different Home Insurance carriers in the Sugar Land area. We provide the lowest Home Insurance...

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Average Cost of Home Insurance for Cities in Fort Bend County

These are a list of cities in Fort Bend County and the average cost of Home Insurance. Study based on 500 Homes in Each City and excludes a couple cities. RankCityAverage Annual Premium1Needville$16242Fresno$...

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Get a second opinion on your Home Insurance

Did you know that Fort Bend county has some of the highest Home Insurance rates in the United States? Crazy... right?! The reason that some of the big carriers are so expensive is that they want to price themselves out...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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