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Older homes: Hidden gems, or hidden pitfalls?

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older-homes

Buying an older home can be appealing for many people. Older homes are usually found in established neighborhoods, have an abundance of character and are often one of a kind. However, hidden expenses could accompany all that charm.

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Inspection gives home buyer a deeper look

By agent, attic, basement, condition, costly, damage, electrical, equity, exterior, foundation, gutters, home, Home Construction, independent, inspect, inspection, Insurance, interior, investment, mechanical, plumbing, property, purchase, repair, Risk Management, roof, systems, valuable, Valuation
home-inspection

Buying a home is the biggest and most valuable purchase most people make. Many factors could draw you to a home: location, price, updated countertops or a large yard. The home inspection offers the buyer a deeper look into how the home has been maintained or whether it needs costly repairs.

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7 reasons why single people need life insurance

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single-people-life-insurance

Many believe life insurance isn’t a necessity while they’re single, but nothing could be further from the truth. Life insurance is for anyone, and it is useful in many more situations than just providing a cushion for a spouse in the face of suddenly lost income.

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How an independent agent stands out

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independent-agent

If you’re not in the industry, you may have many questions when purchasing insurance. Insurance companies have different structures and use different types of sales agents. Understanding your options can help you decide which is right for you.

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What to watch for when buying a high-rise condo

By agent, building, claims, condo, condominium, damage, high-rise, home, Home Maintenance, Home Protection-Water, independent, inspection, Insurance, investigate, leak, losses, mitigae, newer, ownership, plumbing, prepare, prevent, protect, real estate, records, reports, research, Risk Management, unit, water
high-rise-condo

You move into a new city and purchase a high-rise condo in one of the nicest parts of town. Shortly thereafter, you notice water leaking from the unit above, causing damage to your property. Sadly, this is a common reality for condo owners; water continues to be one of the top perils in high-rise habitational buildings.

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Feeling stressed? Go easy on yourself

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stressed-working-from-home

Change can add stress to any family routine, but change amid a pandemic can bring stress to a whole new level. Make sure you recognize signs of increased tension and address it before it impacts your life or health.

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October brings focus on fire prevention

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kitchen-fire

Fire safety organizations traditionally conduct fire prevention awareness campaigns in October, coinciding with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Though its origin is disputed, the deadly fire burned from October 8 to 10 that year, killing about 300 people, destroying more than 3 square miles of the city and leaving 100,000 people homeless.

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Fall means family fun for everyone

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fall-fun

The song lyrics “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” are not just for Christmas, or even back-to-school season for parents of school-age children. If you are anything like me, it applies to the entire season of fall.

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How to protect yourself from fraud

By agent, Better Business Bureau, builder, business, claim, Consumer Tips, contract, Contractor, damage, estimate, FEMA, flood, fraud, handyman, home, Home Construction, hurricane, independent, Insurance, insured, loss, money, NICB, prevent, property, protect, quote, references, repair, service, time, wildfire
prevent-fraud

Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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Wildfire: Suppression tips may help keep homes standing

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wildfire-threatens

When a house is still standing after a wildfire destroys neighboring homes, observers often wonder how the home survived. While not every wildfire can be avoided, several factors are key to preventing damage or saving a structure from destruction.

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