What Cartoons Teach You About Insurance

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in , , ,

If your children are anything like mine, then you are familiar with their interest in watching cartoons. Come Saturday morning, sitting down and watching morning cartoons is something that almost every child has experienced one time or another. Taking away from this unspoken Saturday morning cartoon ritual, I’ve realized that there are quite a few lessons that adults could take away from our children’s cartoons as you’ll see below. 1. Whether or not you grew up in the...

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11 Steps to YOUR New Home

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in , ,

Dorothy once proclaimed, there is no place like home, but as any homeowner will tell you the steps to finding a home can certainly be confusing. When it comes to purchasing a home, many people will tell you what orders of business you need to handle first. Some think that it is building credit while others think it is getting a feel for what is available. Both are important steps. In order to make this process a little less stressful for you, we’ve put together...

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National Flood Awareness Week

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in , , , , ,

National Flood Safety Awareness Week starts on Monday March, 14 2011. The purpose of the event is to highlight the many ways that floods occur, the hazards of a flood and what policy holders can do to protect their property. On a standard homeowners insurance policy, losses caused by water that accumulates in your home because of a system or an appliance, such as a broken valve, is covered. However, a standard homeowners policy does not cover any losses as a result of the...

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Winter Advice To All Homeowners

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in , ,

Winter weather reaches its peak here in Western Massachusetts, as schools and business both resort to closing from the weather conditions outside. The snow seems to never stop in New England, and the city of Holyoke has seen its fair share of blizzards over the past few months leaving behind massive snow mounds and icy walk ways. There is however a few guidelines that homeowners should follow when dealing with snow and ice. -Clear all entry ways and walk ways as soon as...

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Fireplace Safety

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in , , ,

Nothing beats gathering around a fireplace with close family and friends to warm up the winter season. The ambiance of a burning fire helps set the tone for a relaxing evening for entertaining or solitude. However, over 36% of residential home fires are caused by heating fires including fireplaces. These are often due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stove stops which can easily be avoided by incorporating regular maintenance. Having your chimney or wood stove inspected...

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