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The 7 Most Unhelpful Things to Say to Someone Who’s House Hunting

By home, Home Insurance, homeowner’s insurance policy, Homeowners

Real talk: Buying your first house – or any house! – is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in a lifetime. (That’s why it matters to do your research about homeowners insurance.) My husband and I have been house hunting for more than three years. And if your experience is anything like ours… it’s an emotional roller coaster. As…

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7 Tips for Developing Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan

By Fire, Home Insurance, home safety, Homeowners

During a house fire, every second counts. That’s why it’s important for you and your family to be prepared. A recent study by the American Red Cross found that many homeowners are both overconfident and underprepared when it comes to fire safety. While 80% of those surveyed thought everyone in their house knows what to do if a fire breaks out,…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Restoring an Older Home

By Home Insurance, homeowner’s insurance policy, Homeowners

Old homes have a certain charm that’s hard to match with a new build. This is especially true when they’re restored back to their former glory. But we’ve all watched enough DIY reality TV shows to know that remodeling an older home isn’t as easy as it sounds. Historic houses were built with different materials and technologies than we use…

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Is an Animal Living Under Your Porch? Here’s What to Do Next

By home, Home Insurance, Homeowners

As a homeowner, you’ve probably entertained guests who overstayed their welcome. But unlike your in-laws or a former college roommate… an animal that’s made itself at home on your property has no intention of leaving. Some of the usual suspects include raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, skunks or the occasional stray cat. And while they’re just looking for a safe place to…

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