Why You Need Condo Insurance

Are you contemplating buying a condominium but aren’t sure if you need condo insurance? While it’s not required by law in many states, most lenders or banks won’t give you a mortgage unless you provide proof you have insurance first. Condo insurance, also referred to...

Roslindale Office Location Moving to Boston

We’re moving!  In January 2023, we will be moving our Roslindale Office to our Boston location. Same great service with the same great staff.  All phone and email contact information will remain the same.  We welcome Thomas Black and Bender Hatch customers to visit us...

Cold Weather Tips

Rising Costs of Heating Your Home this Winter Heating bills are expected to increase by 17% across the country—costing about $177 more on average and reaching the highest cost in more than a decade, according to a report by the National Energy Assistance Directors...

Chimney Safety Tips

Leaning toward an old wood-burning fireplace to help cut your heating bill this winter? Before you spark a log you should know, fireplaces and chimneys are involved in 42% of all home-heating fires. So before you use your fireplace, ensure you know how to properly use...

Massachusetts RMV to Make Inspection Sticker Changes

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will soon change how it handles late vehicle inspection stickers. The change means that beginning November 1, 2022, vehicles that pass inspection will get a new sticker with the month the last sticker expired, according to...

Home Fire Escape Plans

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Why do you need a...

Can I Buy Life Insurance on My Elderly Mom or Dad?

If your parents don't have an insurance policy or the funds to pay their own way in their later years, you can buy life insurance for your parents yourself, assuming they’re on board and can qualify for coverage. Supporting your aging parents up until and including...

Flood Preparedness: Before, During, and After

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death. Floods may: Result from rain, snow,...

Hurricane Storm Tips for Homeowners

Hurricane season may be inevitable, but disaster isn’t. The key, according to the American Red Cross and the National Weather Service, is to mitigate risks by taking precautions ahead of time. As hurricane season approaches, take the time to get ready. Follow these...

Summer Safety Tips with Kids!

Sunscreen  Summer is the season for sunscreen! When the sun is out, everyone should be protecting their skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation has found that children who have gotten severe sunburns have higher chances of developing Melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin...