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Rental Property Myths Debunked

Although landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state, common myths about rental properties are in circulation nationwide. The following are some widely held beliefs about renting and why they may not be as true as you think. The Security Deposit Covers the Last Month’s Rent Although the security deposit may equal a month’s rent, it is not earmarked for that purpose. The last month’s rent... Read Article

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

You might think you don’t need flood insurance if you live in an area that is considered “high and dry.” Although some areas are more susceptible to flooding than others, flooding can occur anywhere. With heavy rains, spring thaws, or rapid accumulation of rain after a wildfire, flooding can occur in places that are not generally considered at risk. How Does Flood Insurance Differ from... Read Article

Are You an Unsafe Driver?

Driving on America’s roadways today is a dangerous undertaking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the U.S. saw 37,461 traffic fatalities in 2016, many of which were caused by driver error. Many people who consider themselves to be safe, dependable drivers actually have dangerous driving habits. Whether you’ve been driving for days or decades, avoiding the following common driving behaviors can help... Read Article

Understanding Your Auto Policy

Drivers are required to carry minimum liability coverage in most states in the U.S. This coverage provides some protection in case you are involved in an accident that causes injury to another or damage to someone else’s property. Most vehicle owners want additional optional coverage for damage to their own vehicles. Our experienced agents at GSM Insurors in Rockport, Texas can work with you to... Read Article

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