Why Are Auto Rates On the Rise?
We’ve been reading a lot about rising auto insurance rates lately. While not everyone’s rates are expected to rise, there is good reason why we have seen an increase. According to our industry experts, here are the top 3 reasons for a bump in the auto insurance pricing road: More auto claims are being submitted. […]
Do “Smart” Buildings Increase or Decrease Risk?
The world is increasingly “smarter”. Smartphones, homes, wearables, and more. How does the increase in technology impact building of new homes and other properties? According to Insurance Journal, the new world of high-tech construction brings advantages in sustainability and safety, but it also adds risks for costs, delays, materials, and workers. To read more about […]
Are Self-Driving Cars Here to Stay?
Drivers beware. Phoenix, Ariz., is the latest testing ground for the newest autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. But are they still a thing of the far-off future or are they here to stay? Currently a fleet of 500 vehicles are making their way around the Phoenix area in test runs for Google. The company is testing for […]
How A ‘CPR Party’ Could Save Lives
In 2011, a Washington, D.C.-based mom lived every parent’s worst nightmare: Her son nearly drowned in a pool. The good news is, her son made a miraculous recovery. But that mom knows what happened to her son is the exception, not the rule. As she told Parents.com, she had to come to terms with the […]
Summertime is Swim Time – Know How to Keep Safe Around the Pool.
It’s been described as the silent death when a child slips under the water. There is no screaming, no splashing, just silence. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a phone. Many of the areas VIP Mortgage serves are warm climates with backyard pools, including Arizona, California and Texas. According to […]
Is your vehicle on this year’s top safest cars to drive? Check out the list and see if it made the cut!
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, in the United States alone, more than 37,000 people die every year in car crashes. Another 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Our heart is telling us that those numbers aren’t okay. We need to do something about it. In addition to following practical safety rules […]