Houston Auto Sales Boom Post-Harvey

Hurricane Harvey left it’s mark over the Houston area, flooding and destroying homes, business and vehicles alike. As the aftermath clears, we are seeing more people get back on their feet and get back to their daily life. But it wasn’t easy. Many residents of the area had to deal with home repairs, meeting with insurance companies, joining in community efforts and just trying to get things back to normal. These residents also had to deal with their cars as well. The Read More …

Hurricane Aftermath: Those Without Renters Insurance Struggle

Most tenants require that renters obtain some sort of renters insurance plan to protect themselves from floods, fires, robberies or some other form of accident. The 2017 hurricane season should be a wakeup call for the future of renters insurance, as after all the damage is now starting to be cleared and fixed up in Texas and Florida and surrounding areas, the financial numbers are coming out, and for those without insurance, it is not pretty. While most tenants do recommend it Read More …

Dealing With Insurance After Natural Disaster

In a summer and fall seemingly filled with natural disasters, hurricanes and wildfires, many are now wondering, what is the process when dealing with insurance companies and the damage to your home or business? How will you get your money? How long will it take? What is the process? They are not alone in asking. Here are some tips to make this transition into rebuilding easier. On any ordinary day, insurance companies and the payout money is generally all smooth and easy, Read More …

U.S. House Will Give More Funding For Wildfires And Hurricanes

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said the House will take up supplemental disaster funding to help areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires this week. “We think it’s critical that we pass this legislation this week to give the people in California the support that they need to fight these fires, to help the victims, and also to help the communities still recovering and dealing with humanitarian problems with the hurricanes,” Ryan said at a news briefing on Wednesday.. Northern California’s Read More …

Renters Must Prepare For Hurricanes When Landlords Won’t Help

Florida, which has had a recent surge of hurricanes this year, has no law that really requires landlords to protect their rental properties or tenants from hurricanes. “Almost every state requires a landlord to provide a habitable residence for the tenant and nearly every lease will include a similar clause,” said Daniel Watts, a California-based real estate lawyer. “The problem is that before a hurricane strikes, the house is still inhabitable,” Watts added. “It’s only after the hurricane hits that the [residence] Read More …

Con Artists Will Try to Take Advantage of Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey has caused mass devastation in Houston, Texas. People lost their homes, vehicles, and places of business to the high winds and severe flooding. Now that the hurricane is over, residents are returning to their neighborhoods, and the city is in a stage of rebuilding. Homeowners are attempting to clean up the mess and get their lives back on track while the government and the insurance companies lend a helping hand. Unfortunately, whenever something like this has happened in the past, Read More …

Losses from Hurricane Harvey are Bigger Than Expected

Those who do not live in Houston, Texas have only gotten a glimpse into the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The people of Houston have lost their homes, cars, and places of business to the severe flooding that took weeks to recede. Now that things are starting to calm down, experts can get an honest perception of how much was lost to the Hurricane. Turns out, after adding everything up, the cost of damages is estimated to be much higher than expected. Read More …

What Will Happen to the Flood-Damaged Vehicles of Hurricane Harvey?

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey have caused thousands of families to abandon their automobiles. Years ago, during Hurricane Rita, many residents escaped the path of the storm by getting into their cars and driving north. This caused an enormous amount of car accidents, damaged properties, human injuries, and death. In order to keep this from happening again, the State of Texas urged Houston residents to use buses, trains, and other forms of evacuation instead of using their vehicles. This means that Read More …

Texas Auto Insurance Market Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey

The devastating effect of Hurricane Harvey on Houston Texas has resulted in hundreds of thousands of car insurance claims. Many residents had to evacuate the area and abandon their automobiles, leaving them submerged in the floods. Now that everything is starting to settle down, the insurance claims are pouring in. So, if you are an auto insurance company in Houston, Texas, then you currently have a lot on your plate. How does a regular, local insurance company with not much capital deal Read More …