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Summer! Time for play … and maybe some work, too

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grill-safety

Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer: time to grill on the patio, take the boat out, work in the garden or make a dent on that list of home improvement projects. Whatever your chosen activity, here are some safety and consumer tips from our blog.

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Inspection gives home buyer a deeper look

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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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How to protect yourself from fraud

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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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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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house-underinsured

When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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Spring checklist: How did your home hold up?

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spring-home-fixups

As the calendar turns to spring, it’s time to assess how your property weathered the winter. This is a good time to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

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