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Home Inspection vs Home Inspection

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As you may be aware, the office has recently added Real Estate to our list of services we offer. As I’ve been going through the different training classes, today we went on a mock home inspection. I’ve always thought that the background of insurance agent gives me an entirely different perspective on buildings than the … Read more

5 Important Fireplace Maintenance and Safety Tips

A fireplace is an important piece in your home. From family gatherings in the cold weather to spending the holidays in front of it, a fireplace is a part of your daily family life. In order to keep your fireplace looking great as well as keeping your family safe when it is in use, there … Read more

5 Top Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

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Fall is coming around the corner, which means that it’s time to get your house in shape for the inevitable cold months ahead. As school starts and the kids’ extracurricular activities are in full swing, the Fall season may be one of the busiest times of the year. However, it is still very important to … Read more

Downsize Your Home: It May Increase Your Insurance Cost

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When it comes to thinking about downsizing and insurance, people may be surprised to learn that your insurance costs may not be reduced simply by moving into a smaller home. The cost of insurance is largely based on where you live. If you are moving from a large home in the country and buying a … Read more

Tips to Prevent Snow Melt Damage To Your Property

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We made it through a massive snow storm! Phew! Hopefully your cars are dug out and your dogs are again going to the bathroom outside. Now for the next worry, snow melt damage (the flooding) that often happens after a large snow storm.   Here are some tips to help prevent water damage to your … Read more

Do You Know Your Insurance Gaps?

You may have seen Farmers running commercials recently on insurance gaps. This is a great article from Farmers.com on an example of a home replacement insurance gap: Home Replacement Insurance Gaps Home Tool Kit Home renovation projects can completely change your house, make it more enjoyable, and increase the value of your home. In fact, … Read more

3 Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do This Spring

This week’s contributing blog is by Bode Hennedgan of Life Management for Seniors. Her tips are great for all homeowners getting their homes prepared for spring, not just seniors. Spring is here….or did we just jump right to summer? Whichever it is the temperature is hot. With the change of season comes home maintenance. Here … Read more

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

I think I’m not alone when I’m ready to begin complaining about the heat of summer! With these cold temperatures there is a risk of freezing pipes. I know I spent two days trying to gingerly thaw the pipes in my kitchen. I think I heard a chorus of angels above me when the water … Read more

Prepping Rental Properties Against the Winter

If you own rental properties, there are five things you should do to help prevent a costly claim. Don’t rely on the renter because if these basic steps aren’t followed, it’s your pocket not the renter’s that will be feeling it. 1. Salt and shovel the stairs and sidewalk. 2. If you have an oil … Read more

Annual Insurance Review: 5 Important Tips

Often when a new potential client calls me for an insurance quote they often ask me to do an apples-to-apples comparison. If I hand you two perfectly red luscious apples that look identical on the outside, but once you cut them open, one of those apples is rotten, would you still want to eat both … Read more