How Oregon Homeowners Insurance can protect you from firework damage

Snap, Crackle, Boom, the Fourth of July week is here, meaning sparklers and and fountains will be aflame in Oregon. Although festive and fun, fireworks can be dangerous and cause unwanted damage to one’s property and person. Proper Homeowners Insurance  is crucial.  If fireworks are used near your home, your house and property (and possibly that of your […]


How A Homeowners Policy Covers Backyard Celebrations

As summer approaches in Oregon, many of us are gearing up for graduation parties and summer holiday celebrations; this means our backyards are taking center stage. But even the most well-planned event can bring the unexpected. As you uncover the grills, hang the banners, and spruce up the patio furniture, make sure to polish up […]


7 essential tips to disaster proof your Homeowners Insurance

If disaster strikes your home in Oregon, you will need homeowners insurance coverage to help you rebuild, repair and replace the damage that occurred.  As you deal with the uncertainty and stress of recovery, the last thing you need to is try and wade through insurance process wondering if and how your home with be […]


Wildfire Season: 5 ways Homeowners Insurance can protect you

Summer fun is here in Oregon, and so is wildfire season. Ensure you have the right Homeowners insurance in place to safeguard your home and belongings in the event of a fire. Homeowners Insurance typically covers damage caused by wildfires; however, the seasoned team of Personal Lines professionals at EPB&B  will collaborate with you to […]


Eight things to consider before purchasing a vacation property

Purchasing a vacation home is an exciting endeavor.  Whether you are looking for a tropical escape from the dark Portland winters, craving the bustle of a big metropolitan city or looking to add to your investment portfolio, purchasing a vacation home  requires careful consideration and having the right insurance coverage  is an important part of the […]


Flood Insurance: What it is and why you need it

Flooding is the most common and expensive natural disaster, but few businesses and homeowners are adequately prepared and insured.  According the NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) floods can happen during heavy rains, when ocean waves come on shore, when snow melts quickly, or when dams or levees break. Damaging flooding may happen with […]


Hosting holiday parties: Five ways to address liability risk

Are you planning to rock around the Christmas tree with friends and family this season? Along with the  fun and festivities, when hosting people for a holiday party, there is always a risk of unexpected  liability concerns but with  some pre preparation  some of this risk can be mitigated. Here a five risks hosts should […]


Safeguarding Your Purchases: Eight Strategies to Prevent Porch Package Theft

Holiday shopping is here, and the abundance of cyber Monday deals mean the days and weeks ahead  could be a busy week for your front doorstep; and thieves know it. With the convenience of having packages delivered to your front porch comes the risk of theft. Porch piracy is a growing concern, but there are […]


RATS: Nine strategies to keep your home rodent-free 

Rats may be seen more this time of year; in fact, an estimated thirty percent of Americans have had a rodent problem in their home.* Deterring rats from invading your home is essential to protect your property, prevent potential health risks, and maintain a safe living environment. Rats can cause significant damage to structures and […]


Prepare Now For Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is here, and taking steps now can prepare you and your family to react to a wildfire that could threaten your home or community.  DEVELOP A PLAN: Make a plan with your loved ones on what to do during an emergency.  Write it down and do a practice run-through.  PROTECT YOUR HOME: Give […]