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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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