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How much are solar panels and are they covered by my home insurance?

Clients are asking this solar panels impact on home insurance question, so I decided to answer it in this short blog post. Solar Panels As you probably know solar panels are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. They can help you save money on your energy bills as well as reduce your carbon footprint. Installing […]

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Can I build an ADU at my home and how would my Home Insurance be impacted?

Clients are asking about the impact on their home insurance of building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), so I decided to answer it as a short blog post. What is an ADU Yes, you can build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) at your home, subject to local permitting. An ADU is a small living or

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Wildfire Zone? See How Close You are to One

This post has been updated to include the latest 2022 Maps. Wildfire zone risk in California has become a huge concern for all of us, whether we are homeowners, Association members, or Insurance companies. For safety and insurance reasons it’s important to know your proximity to the higher risk wildfire zones and how the new

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Interior Water Claims in Condominiums – Who Pays?

Hi everyone, my name is Kevin Boland and I’m a Farmers insurance agent based in our beautiful San Francisco Bay area. As many of you know my specialty is insurance of Homeowner Associations and I am super excited because I have a brand-new educational video for board members and hardworking certified community association managers. I

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Directors and Officers Insurance (D&O) – The HOA Board’s Shield

This blog reproduces an ECHO educational webinar presentation on HOA insurance in general, and Directors and Officers Insurance (D&O) in particular. It includes a detailed discussion and Q&A session on D&O Insurance. Our speaker for this session is Kevin Boland. Kevin is an Elite Farmers Insurance Agent specializing in management insurance for common interest developments.

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5 Insurance Coverages every Condominium Owner Needs

I love surprises, but only good surprises, and I don’t want any of my clients getting a bad surprise and discover they did not have the right type or amount of insurance coverage after an Urban Fire or out of control Wildfire!  This blog post describes the 5 insurance coverages every condominium owner needs to

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