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The hidden costs of ‘attractive nuisances’

The hidden costs of ‘attractive nuisances’
If a real estate agent tries to sell you a home with “attractive nuisances”—the legal term for potentially dangerous structures and features children find irresistible, like pools, ponds and swing sets—proceed with your eyes wide open. Attractive nuisances can quickly become liabilities.



What Kind of Home Coverage Do You Really Need?

What Kind of Home Coverage Do You Really Need?

Homeowners insurance policies in Virginia fall roughly in three categories: named peril, open peril, or a combination of the two.




The Biggest Insurance Surprises for New Homeowners

The Biggest Insurance Surprises for New Homeowners
Don't be surprised by homeowner insurance requirements, or lack of.  Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned one, your house needs to be covered with an insurance policy to protect your investment. 



3 Precautions to Avoid Awry DIY

3 Precautions to Avoid Awry DIY

Do-it-yourself projects can save you money, but if you’re buying someone else’s DIY home, there are some precautions you should take before signing on the dotted line.




What a Home Inspector WON’T Check

What a Home Inspector WON’T Check

When buying a home, hiring a qualified inspector is a no-brainer. However, home inspection certification is voluntary, so be careful who you hire.




Flood insurance: Essential to consider, even if you don’t live in a zone now!

Flood insurance: Essential to consider, even if you don’t live in a zone now!

Even without waterfront property, you may still need flood insurance. Find out why, and where to buy it.




Holiday Lights Safety

Holiday Lights Safety

Keep the Sparkle, Avoid the Sparks with Safe Holiday Lights. Add a festive touch to your home inside and out with holiday lights! But before you start decorating for the holidays, read up on holiday lights safety.




The Secret To Safely Carving Your Halloween Pumpkin

It's no secret that pumpkin carving can be a little dicey especially when kids are involved. Follow our not-so-secret tips to avoid perilous mishaps this year.




Emergency Family Communication

Emergency Family Communication

According to FEMA creating your Family Emergency Communication Plan starts with one simple question: “What if?”




Flood and Earthquake Coverage: Who Needs It?

Flood and Earthquake Coverage: Who Needs It?

Yes, here in Virginia we do experience earthquakes and floods, but do you really need earthquake and flood insurance? Is the risk worth the savings?




Get an Insurance Quote

Whether auto, home, life, or health, Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance has you covered. Get an insurance quote today.

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