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  1. #21
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    I stopped giving my auto insurance business to companies that wanted nothing to do with my homeowners insurance

  2. #22
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    LOL... Just had a roofing contractor come to my house that I did not call. They are driving around asking people if they had hail so they can replace the roof. This company was Better Built of LA.

    There site does not even work.

    I smell shyster!!!
    Last edited by Xeon64; April 28th, 2021 at 02:18 PM.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Dahua CVI
    This is one of my older cams that is a 2mp. I have others up to 6mp and color night vision as well.
    Itís good quality over analog cable. I did not want to pull cat 5 everywhere to run IP cams.
    However, IP cams do have better image quality
    Depends on the IP cameras and the analog cameras. Generally speaking it doesnít matter what the cable is, unless youíre looking for super high performance, beyond what pretty much anyone needs in residential applications.

  4. #24
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    I know State Farm is not the cheapest around, but I'll throw in my 2 cents as to why I am still with them.

    Gustav in 2008 was brutal in BTR. I had 5 trees down, two of which were on ~15% of my house, and two others through ~30% of my detached workshop's roof. I had (have) replacement cost coverage. The adjuster literally said it would not be possible to repair the 20 year old roof due to shingle age issues, and because I had replacement coverage, they would foot the cost to replace the entire roof. I only paid the difference between 3 tab and architectural type shingles. They covered removal of all trees, the roof, structural repairs on the house and workshop, a fence that blew over, and food loss from the power outage.

    It was a royal pain in the ass to clean up, but financially, we did ok. Didn't have to fight with them at all.
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  5. #25
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    I use to have State Farm. Had to change. Rates were too high. I saved almost $3700 switching to Liberty mutual per year for home and auto for the same coverage.


    Quote Originally Posted by davidd View Post
    I know State Farm is not the cheapest around, but I'll throw in my 2 cents as to why I am still with them.

    Gustav in 2008 was brutal in BTR. I had 5 trees down, two of which were on ~15% of my house, and two others through ~30% of my detached workshop's roof. I had (have) replacement cost coverage. The adjuster literally said it would not be possible to repair the 20 year old roof due to shingle age issues, and because I had replacement coverage, they would foot the cost to replace the entire roof. I only paid the difference between 3 tab and architectural type shingles. They covered removal of all trees, the roof, structural repairs on the house and workshop, a fence that blew over, and food loss from the power outage.

    It was a royal pain in the ass to clean up, but financially, we did ok. Didn't have to fight with them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon64 View Post
    I use to have State Farm. Had to change. Rates were too high. I saved almost $3700 switching to Liberty mutual per year for home and auto for the same coverage.
    I have a couple of friends who did that too. In the third year, their rates increased substantially. Not to what they were, but to the point where the service State Farms gives made the overall situation comparable. I'm also concerned with companies pulling out of HO coverage in LA and leaving me in a lurch. I *think* that risk is less with State Farm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidd View Post
    I have a couple of friends who did that too. In the third year, their rates increased substantially. Not to what they were, but to the point where the service State Farms gives made the overall situation comparable. I'm also concerned with companies pulling out of HO coverage in LA and leaving me in a lurch. I *think* that risk is less with State Farm.
    State Farm has something like 26% of market share for residential policies. At one point they were almost twice that, and there are a number of tactics that were used to pressure insureds into switching insurance. They still currently have too much and are certainly still doing this to an extent.

  8. #28
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    I have had State Farm on my cars and home for 40 years, yes they are more expensive but they have always treated me fairly and quickly. I had roof, fence and other damage from katrina they estimated at $12,000, repairs and replacement cost $7000. In the end I ended up with a new fence, roof and about $5000 in my pocket
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    Mickey... complicated question... each claim has a separate deductible. Some policies have a limited time frame to report a claim also. Also, have you changed insurance companies since the damage happened? If so, does the cost of repair belong to your current company or was it pre-existing?

    Rates... you can put 4 different companies declarations pages side by side and they look alike. You have to either trust your company OR read the policy booklet (which is difficult!). Reading the booklet is the only way to differentiate coverages. What's covered? What's excluded? Do they cover water damage from a broken pipe in the wall? what if that pipe is a sewage line under the slab? How much and for how long do they pay for additional living expenses after a claim?

    I tell clients all the time... you're standing on the corner watching the house burn... do you really care what your premium was or that you saved $500??? It's suddenly all about coverage...
    "Be water, my friend..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LACamper View Post
    Mickey... complicated question... each claim has a separate deductible. Some policies have a limited time frame to report a claim also. Also, have you changed insurance companies since the damage happened? If so, does the cost of repair belong to your current company or was it pre-existing?

    Rates... you can put 4 different companies declarations pages side by side and they look alike. You have to either trust your company OR read the policy booklet (which is difficult!). Reading the booklet is the only way to differentiate coverages. What's covered? What's excluded? Do they cover water damage from a broken pipe in the wall? what if that pipe is a sewage line under the slab? How much and for how long do they pay for additional living expenses after a claim?

    I tell clients all the time... you're standing on the corner watching the house burn... do you really care what your premium was or that you saved $500??? It's suddenly all about coverage...
    Iíve been with my current insurance company since the purchase of the home (probably a little over 8 years now). We bundle homeowners with the vehicles and the boat with the same company. So, any damage that occurred should be under this provider.


    Your last statement was very well put. Lol. It speaks volumes.
    Last edited by mickey; April 29th, 2021 at 07:24 PM.

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