6 Holiday Theft Prevention Tips

  The holidays are a cheerful time, but while you’re celebrating, someone may be eyeing those new gifts. Beware of the burglars waiting to get their hands on your presents. Here are some tips to help avoid being a victim of theft over the holidays: 1. Save the status updates for later Four out of … Continue reading 6 Holiday Theft Prevention Tips

Save Money When You Move With These Tips

Find out where it’s better to spend or save your money when you move into a new home. Moving is considered one of life’s most stressful events. It doesn’t have to cost you your sanity—or an arm and a leg. Some things are worth a few extra bucks, but there are ways to save, too. Packing … Continue reading Save Money When You Move With These Tips

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Simple fixes and smart thinking can ensure a safe environment for seniors. Stairs are the most obvious barrier to seniors hoping to stay in their homes as long as possible. But lighting, bath and kitchen design as well as access to home systems all require a top-to-bottom rethinking to ensure the elderly can manage the … Continue reading Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Apartment vs. House: Which is Right for You?

Houston once again was declared a best place to visit in the world in 2019 by CultureMap Houston.  Who would disagree?   Most non-native Texans probably all visited Texas at least once in their lives before moving here.        In 2013, the Houston Chronicle reported Houston's growth shows no signs of slowing. People are still moving … Continue reading Apartment vs. House: Which is Right for You?

Guidelines for First-Time Homebuyers: What to Do and What NOT to Do

Few experiences are more exciting or rewarding than purchasing a new home for the first time. However, the process can be more complex than it may seem. Working with a skilled agent can make things go more smoothly, but it’s important to remain actively involved at all phases. Anticipating and addressing key issues directly can make the … Continue reading Guidelines for First-Time Homebuyers: What to Do and What NOT to Do

Is Your Insurance Keeping Up With Your Home Business?

Even though it's called a home business, that doesn't mean your home insurance policy will provide all the coverage you need.         Here's what you should know from the Texas Department of Insurance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhb6ATWK-PM&feature=youtu.be   At Joe Cook & Associates Inc, we’re committed to keeping your business protected – so you can … Continue reading Is Your Insurance Keeping Up With Your Home Business?

Protecting Your College Student From On-Campus Losses

Do  you have a college student?  With burglaries constituting approximately 50 percent of all on-campus crimes, it's important for college students and their parents take steps to prevent theft, adhere to safety measures—and review their insurance coverage. Campus coverage basics It's best to consult your insurance professional for the details of your family's specific coverage … Continue reading Protecting Your College Student From On-Campus Losses