When Enough is Enough

September 10, 2010 /

With the market With the market value of homes going up, sideways, down and up-side-down, it’s hard not to question if your homeowners insurance is giving the coverage you need in case of catastrophic loss. If your homes market value goes down, should your insurance coverage? No Here is why: There are three ways to…

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Stroller Accident Lessons at the Fair

September 2, 2010 /

At the beginning of every year our family sits down with a HUGE calendar and fills in important dates. After birthdays and anniversaries and before “xing” out Labor day we fill in the opening day of the Evergreen State Fair. We are always there on the first day. So, last Thursday, August 26th, you know…

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August 12, 2010 /

You’ve bought your new home and your realtor or escrow agent has told you to call and set up your homeowners insurance. This is where I come in. How much homeowners insurance should you buy? There are three ways to value a home: The market value, the tax value and the insured to value amount.…

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Teen Drivers: The Yawns And The Nevers

July 29, 2010 /

I just had an interview with a teen driver and was reminded of a few things: • How sharing the exciting world of insurance with a teen produces a plethora of 16 year old yawns. • What auto insurance coverage is most important in the life of a 16 year old. • Their interest in…

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June 17, 2010 /

I don’t do boats. I have never enjoyed being drug around the back of a boat either above or below the water (yes I have done both). I lived on a lake for a number of years in my youth and found boats to be noisy and contain many noisy people who loved throwing trash…

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It's That And So Much More

May 20, 2010 /

I saw it again on the news last night, people standing outside their home, tired, cold and hopeless. They are staring at their burning house, barefoot and in their jammies, with a blanket for their only warmth. The news announcer said they were renting the house, all of their possessions were destroyed and they had…

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May 13, 2010 /

In an earlier blog I told you how much I love what I do. How, because of what I do, I am able to help people at a time help is most needed. We don’t usually receive awards for doing what we enjoy, that is not why we are here. Well, SILVERMARK, INC., all of…

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May 6, 2010 /

There is no mention of cowboy in this blog, it just seemed to go with colon. Talking with someone about a colonoscopy is like having a conversation about life insurance: It’s a scary procedure, it’s costly and it makes you face an uncertainty. But you feel soooo much better when it’s done. That is why…

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New tool for your insurance questions

March 3, 2010 /

This is an exciting day for SILVERMARK Insurance. Not only is it the first post on our new blog, but for me it is the first use of a “social media” tool. I am of an age where any use of an electronic tool is new….so you can understand why every day is exciting. My…

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