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Buying a new home? Add your insurance agent and an inspector to your advisory team

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Thinking about buying a new home this spring? Do your homework now because home buying is likely to be the single biggest purchase you’ll ever make. If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll probably work with a professional realtor and a mortgage lender. You should also add a private home inspector to…


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Snowbirds: Tips for winterizing your home while away

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Will you be making a seasonal move south to weather out the harsh winter months in a more favorable climate? Whether you’ll be gone for a few days or a few months, if you are traveling over the winter, there are some home maintenance tasks you should tend to so that you don’t come home…


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Last-Minute Halloween Liability Issues

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Halloween is scary enough, we don’t mean to add to your fright, but if you are a homeowner or an apartment dweller, there are some safety precautions you should take to greet the little ghosts and goblins who will be ringing your bell or roaming the streets. A few years ago, Christopher Boggs wrote a…


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How well do you know your stuff? Create a home inventory!

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Pop quiz – without looking, see how you do answering these questions: What are the makes and years of your major kitchen appliances? How many pairs of pants do you own? Jackets? Shoes? Boots? What year did you buy your mattress and bed frame and what brand is it? Name all the power tools you…


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Take the “What the Flood” quiz

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How much do you know about flood insurance? Probably very little, unless you’ve had an experience with flooding or your insurance agent has discussed it with you. Check it out – take this quick What the Flood interactive quiz to see if you understand the insurance protection that would apply should common water damage scenarios…


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