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Is Your Home Winter Ready?

Is Your Home Winter Ready?

Ice and snow can cause homeowners thousands of dollars in damages each year. Common-sense examinations can determine whether your home is winter-ready. Take the time to have a conversation with your Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Agent. He or she can make sure you have appropriate coverage for any damage related to winter weather.




Prevent Fires Where Many of Them Start - in The Kitchen

Prevent Fires Where Many of Them Start - in The Kitchen
Did you know more fires start in the kitchen than any other part of the home? Learn how to keep your home and family safe from fiery kitchen nightmares!



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 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.



How to Predict Problems Based on a Home’s Age

How to Predict Problems Based on a Home’s Age

Classic older homes have lots of charm. But not everything gets better with age. More mature homes can have problems such as plaster walls in need of repair or outdated systems that are hazardous. We have a list of home ages and potential problems to help you treat that older home with TLC.




Grilling Safely All Year Long

Grilling Safely All Year Long

Did you know that every year there are as many as 200,000 cooking-related fires, which cause hundreds of deaths and injuries throughout the U.S.? Last year in Virginia, there were 69 home fire fatalities.²




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.




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Teen Driver Discount Program

Get your teenagers’ driving career off to a great start while saving on your auto insurance premiums with our Smart Start Program.

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Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Central

Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe!

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Home Inventory 101 for Virginians

Every year one in 15 insured homes suffers a loss or damage large enough for the owners to file an insurance claim. In 2013 the average claim from such incidents was $8,823. Yet fewer than half of Americans know what’s in their homes!

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