Taking a Home Inventory

No one wants to imagine serious damage to their home, much less its total loss, but that unfortunate (though unlikely) potential makes homeowners insurance a necessity of life. And when you purchase coverage, it’s important to make sure all those personal belongings count—literally. That’s the critical purpose of a home inventory.

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Emergency Preparedness: Do You Have the Coverage You Need?

Because having the right insurance coverage plays such a key role in being prepared for emergencies, the third week of National Preparedness Month is designated as Check Your Insurance Coverage Week.

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Longtime Risk Adviser and Past President Robert W. Gilbert Jr. Retires from The Dowd Agencies

Robert W. Gilbert Jr. has retired after 43 years of dedicated service at The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading New England insurance provider celebrating 120 years of family-led business this year. An insurance consultant and risk adviser for The Dowd Insurance Agencies, Gilbert also served as its president, vice president and treasurer over the course of his tenure. “Bob has

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Home Maintenance You’ll Regret If You Forget

Homeowners can find themselves surprised at how much maintenance they need to do to their houses, even new ones. Sometimes, the maintenance is simple, like plunging a toilet or touching up paint on a wall. Other times, home maintenance projects require the help of a professional. Skipping these projects—big or small—could wind up costing you in the long run.

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