Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion

Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion MIAMI – Sept. 20, 2017 – Hurricane Irma’s monstrous 185 mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace as the storm inexorably made its way toward Florida earlier this month. But according to a study by the information company CoreLogic, flooding wreaked the costliest damage … Continued

Irma’s Fla. insurance claims already near $2 billion

Irma’s Fla. insurance claims already near $2 billion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2017 – With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) reported Monday. Calculated through Sunday … Continued

File a Claim

Insurer: ‘File a claim. It won’t count against you’ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 13, 2017 – It might sound strange, but the founder and president of one of Florida’s major insurance companies has a message for anyone who thinks they might have sustained damage from Hurricane Irma: “File a claim. It won’t count against you.” … Continued

Mortgage rates are still low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fall to lowest level this year WASHINGTON (AP) – Sept. 7, 2017 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, led by the benchmark 30-year rate, which declined for the sixth straight week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 3.78 percent, from 3.82 percent … Continued

Average 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.42%

Average 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.42% Mortgage Rate Trend Index Two out of three (62.5%) experts polled last week by Bankrate.com think rates will rise over the short term. No one predicted a decline, with the remaining 37.5% expecting little change. WASHINGTON (AP) – Oct. 10, 2016 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn’t move … Continued