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8 ways to lower the cost of your motorcycle insurance

  Bikes are your thing. The open road is calling. But insuring a motorcycle can be expensive. So cool your heels for a moment or two, while we explore some of the best ways to reduce the cost of your premium. 1. Bundle your policies with a single insurer Using the same insurance carrier to […]

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Get the right auto insurance, not the cheapest

USnews.com recently gave Maine car owners a big reason to smile about. After running the numbers, they found the average cost of auto insurance in Maine is $992 per year — that’s 32% less than the national average. And it’s no surprise to the team at Varney, knowing what we know about the state. Comparatively […]

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Don’t get caught out. Get a homeowners’ insurance that pays out.

Make sure your homeowners insurance protects those possessions you couldn’t live without. Speak to a Varney agent today for a policy that’s specific to what you need.

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How to hide your home security cameras

With around 2.5million burglaries happening each year, according to statistics released by the United States Department of Justice, it’s easy to see why cameras have become an essential part of home security systems.

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Why conditions are ideal for checking your boat insurance

Conditions couldn’t be better for boat owners right now. There’s currently great pent-up demand for new and secondhand boats.

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Protecting your summer home for the winter

Leaving your vacation home at the end of the summer is always a bittersweet moment. Read our tips to take care of your home while you’re away.

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“And away we go!” say 65 million RV-loving Americans

A recent survey commissioned by the RV Industry Association has discovered that 36% of America’s leisure travelers plan on going RVing in the next 12 months.

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5 Ways to Keep your Summer Home Safe

Maine is a great place to vacation for you and your family. With miles of rocky coastline, sandy beaches, islands, lighthouses…

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Commercial real estate liability insurance: what are my options?

Liability for commercial real estate developers can be a tricky minefield to navigate. Developers aren’t just responsible for making sure their own risks are taken care of, but they also need to stay on top of whether their general contractors (GCs), contractors and subcontractors have the right coverage for that project too.

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Pitch perfect: Why developers and landlords should treat Property Insurance like a four-seam fastball

Landlords and property developers are increasingly frustrated about the cost of insurance premiums but applying strategy will help them strike back. It’s fair to say that until just recently, insurance was something the Real Estate industry didn’t spend a great deal of time thinking about. Property owners and developers simply viewed it as a necessary […]

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Property and Casualty price hikes for developers: why we’re living in a materials world

New insurance challenges are emerging around the construction materials developers need to get their projects off the ground. With inflation the highest it’s been in 40 years you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. But let’s take a closer look at the changing attitude of insurance carriers toward construction materials […]

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Do I really need to insure my watercraft?

Find out everything there is to know about Watercraft insurance and whether you need it in our article. Happy boating!

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Steven Coward: “Surety is about solving problems and I love that challenge.”

As Managing Director for Surety, Steven’s expertise in surety and risk management adds an extra dimension to the services Varney provides to commercial real estate clients. Steven and his team of surety specialists identify and solve practical and financial puzzles that might otherwise hamper projects.

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A very big win: securing Avery Hall’s entire portfolio

We believe we are bringing a fresh approach to the New York real estate market, but hear it first hand from our client and good friend Avery Hall.

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Pat Yannotta and Jack Cowie IV – a client’s winning combination

Headed up by Patrick Yannotta and Jack Cowie IV, our new New York office will act as our hub for our commercial real estate clients, both in New York City and across the nation. Read on to find out the unique proposition Pat and Jack teaming up brings to our real estate clients.

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Varney opens New York office and appoints Patrick Yannotta as Senior Vice President

Varney, an insurance agency covering commercial and private clients, is today announcing the expansion of its US business into the New York property market with the opening of its real estate head office in Manhattan and the appointment of Patrick Yannotta as Senior Vice President in Commercial Real Estate.

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Varney Re launches to market

Varney Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the formation of Varney Re a Bermuda-based reinsurance company. Tod Austin has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for driving the business forward.

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