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Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and...

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Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many...

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Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or...

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Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At NuStar Insurance Agency, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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Protect Your Family From the "Silent Killer"

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself...

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Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in Michigan. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal activities...

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Flood Insurance - What You Should Know

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At NuStar Insurance Agency we want you to be...

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A Home Inventory Will Help You Know What You Own

Why should I have a home inventory? - Your furniture and appliances, clothing, sports or hobby equipment, and electronic goods are all regarded as personal property. Like many people in Michigan, you may own much more...

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Tornadoes Happen Every Year - Are You Prepared?

You don't have to be directly hit by a tornado in Michigan to experience damage. Taking some time to prepare could save you thousands of dollars and hours of clean-up. Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You...

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Spring is Coming!

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we're starting to think about spring. (Or at least hoping that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether spring arrives on time, we've got you covered with...

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues here in Michigan, and they're not only annoying - they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you like...

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Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

Summer has ended, but there's no need to fret: Fall brings with it crisp, cool days, wonderful colors - and football season! It also brings with it a few maintenance tasks that NuStar Insurance Agency recommends to help...

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Prepare now for a cozy winter

Winter weather is just around the corner in many areas, but a few simple steps can help you stay cozy indoors and save on heating costs, as well: • Insulate open spaces – insulation is one of the most efficient and...

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Disaster Preparedness, FEMA and More

If the unthinkable happens, NuStar Insurance Agency understands that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. That information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Sites to Check Out...

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Don't Let Your Guard Down When Away From Home

If you'll be traveling over the holidays and staying in motels or hotels, please practice these simple safeguards: Locate the emergency exits and stairs nearest your room. Always use the main entrance, especially when...

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Living on Shaky Ground in Michigan

Believe it or not, every state in the U.S. has some degree of risk from earthquakes, including Michigan. If you live in an area susceptible to earthquakes, make sure you speak with us in order to determine whether you...

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Be Prepared in the Event of a Loss

Try sitting down with a pad of paper and making a list from memory of everything you own and how much you paid for it. This is exactly what many homeowners must do when fire or storm destroy their homes. You might be...

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