Flood Insurance is No Longer Optional

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in , ,

Flood Insurance is No Longer Optional

Between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, you’ve seen what the destructive power of water and wind can do to a town, a business, and most definitely a home. Thanks to Harvey, Houston and the surrounding areas will be recovering for years to come. Certain parts of south Florida and Jacksonville will be in the same situation after Irma’s devastation. One thing that should be clear after these two monster storms: flood insurance is no longer optional. It’s an absolute...

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Fireplace Safety Tips

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in ,

Fireplace Safety Tips

Now that cooler weather is approaching, your fireplace may be calling your name. Before you light your first fire of the season, make sure your fireplace, your home, and your family are ready and safe. Take care of your fireplace now so that you can stay warm, cozy, and most importantly, safe all winter long. Fireplace Inspections Homeowners who use their fireplace on a regular basis during the cold months will want to schedule an inspection at least once a year. Fireplaces...

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Calming College Chaos

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in ,

Calming College Chaos

This is a special time of year when college campuses will once again be filled with students returning or just starting out.  There is something exciting about being on a college campus.  For a lot of kids, it is their first taste of freedom outside of the home and the rules of mom and dad.  While you may be happy to be able to “be on your own” it may not hurt to take some of the “house rules” and apply them to your new found freedom.  For example:...

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Inexpensive Home Updates with a Big Impact

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in ,

Inexpensive Home Updates with a Big Impact

Not every home improvement project has to involve a lot of time or money. With some elbow grease and a small budget, you can give your home an update without breaking the bank. The smallest changes often make the biggest impact. Faux Wainscoting  You could spend thousands of dollars to put up wainscotting around your home, or you can do it yourself with a few one inch boards. Paint the trim boards and the walls surrounding it white, and you’ll have the allusion of...

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6 Reasons Why We Love the Big E

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in ,

6 Reasons Why We Love the Big E

Now that Labor Day is over, it’s time to turn our attention to what may be the most fun time of year in New England – the Big E. This year, the massive fair runs from September 15 through October 1, 2017. To see and do everything available at the Big E, you’d have to go every single day – and you still might not get to try everything. But it’s worth the effort! Never been? Check out a few reasons why we love the Big E. The Music of Our Childhoods Every year at...

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5 Mistakes Renters Make

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in ,

5 Mistakes Renters Make

You’ve graduated college and you’re ready to move out on your own. Being at home with your parents was nice until they started wondering where you’re going, who you’re with, and when you’ll be back. It’s time to find a place of your own! Before you do, make sure you avoid these common mistakes that many renters, but especially first-timers, tend to make. Not Paying Attention to the Lease Your lease agreement is one of the most important documents that you’ll have to sign....

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