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Damage Caused by Falling Trees or Limbs

After heavy snow or high winds, we receive calls about tress or limbs falling from a neighbor's property onto our insured's property. Here is some helpful info about this scenario: - Your policy will pay to repair...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

1. Life insurance agents have a reputation of being a little too pesky. The reason why...because it's true. Life insurance is sold, not bought. In most cases, buyers of life insurance will not purchase unless they are...

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Giving Back

Each year, Foley Palenscar Schortmann donates to many wonderful causes. While we cannot donate to every organization that asks, we try to support organizations that are special to us or to our clients. Here is a...

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Accidents, Surcharges, Appeals and Your Auto Policy

In general, if you are in an auto accident in MA where damages paid by the company exceed $500 and you are deemed 50% or more at fault you will be surcharged. Companies are required by law to surcharge drivers. A...

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Did you know?

Often folks will ask us, "Do you do that?" Our answer is almost always, "yes, we do." Here are some businesses insurance policies we have placed recently: Master condo association Non profit Security video monitor...

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Winter Advisory: Ice Dams

The Boston area has seen undprecedented snowfall in recent weeks. A change in temperature combined with the record breaking snow will produce ice dams. Here is a good illustration of an ice dam: https://www.travelers....

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Recent Testimonials

"Thanks again for putting together a great policy for the association. Please pass on our appreciation. I can already see the benefits. I will share my story with other associations on the block." - Patrick from...

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Local residential real estate tax rates

Here is a look at real estate tax rates per $1,000 of assessed residential value, a factor to consider when purchasing a home. Boston $12.58 Brookline $11.39 Cambridge $8.38 Canton $12.30 Dedham $16.08 Foxboro $14.99...

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Recent client testimonials

"You are the best!!! Thanks so much." [Jodi, , Norwood MA, long-time auto and home client, 2014] "Thanks for looking into this for me! You guys have been great to deal with and we've always appreciated that." [Sarah,...

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Facts of Life

Given the staggering cost of college, adequate life insurance is a must for growing families. However, studies show most families are underinsured. Click here for more: Amazing facts about life insurance in the U.S. (...

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