Most people have heard of the tiny house trend. But just how tiny are these homes? There’s no official definition, but most people consider a house less than 400 square feet as tiny. The average tiny house is only 186 square feet. This includes the living area, bathroom, kitchen and sleeping loft. Compare this to the average American house, which is currently 2,600 square feet, according to The Tiny Life. Tiny houses can be mobile, or set on permanent foundations.
Now that the year is almost over, it’s time to evaluate 2016’s storm season in Lubbock and the greater south plains. We interviewed Joel Mowery, Co-Owner of SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock. Together with Ron Hettler, President of Hettler Insurance, we have two experts on protecting property and restoring what is lost after a disaster.
All Texans know that we live in the greatest state on earth. As such, we don’t like to be bothered by problems that divert us from advancing our business, socializing or just relaxing with some Friday night football. So it’s no wonder that many folks don’t want to face the frightening and highly inconvenient problem of climate change. But it’s here, and a spate of recent weather extremes are affecting the insurance industry.
Solar energy has become increasingly popular across the US. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar panel installation increased 16 percent from 2014 to 2015. More impressive, for the first time, solar overtook natural gas in new installations.
The Fourth of July can be an exciting time to celebrate our nation’s history. On Monday, many of us will get off work and celebrate with friends and family – grilling burgers and brats, hosting parties, and lighting fireworks. Unfortunately, this holiday can also be dangerous and should be treated with caution. There are a variety of insurance claims that occur on July 4th, some obvious and some that may just surprise you!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, allow us to use this analogy to describe small vs. large insurance carriers. No one wants a small turkey for their family, you want quality meat at an affordable price that can feed everyone. Same with insurance, a policy that is affordable and provides adequate coverage should be the goal for a new auto, home or renters policy.
Travelers using Airbnb and HomeAway look to fully immerse themselves in the culture of a city by sharing the home of a local host, while a host makes some extra cash by allowing a stranger to stay with them. As the popularity of a ‘sharing economy’ increases in our society, it’s important to be armed with all of the facts when it comes to participating in these types of arrangements.
According to the Lubbock county clerk, “millions and millions” of marriages have been performed in Lubbock County since its incorporation in 1881. You can even find Buddy Holly’s marriage certificate in the hard copies on file at the courthouse. The mechanics of maintaining all of these hard copies, and of building digital databases is enormous.
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