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Before You Rent a House: 4 Things to Consider

Sep 17, 2018

If you are thinking about renting a house, you may first want to consider some factors that may differ from apartment rentals. From potentially higher expenses to more maintenance, here are four things to keep in mind before renting a house. 1. Outdoor Maintenance A perk to renting a house is that you’ll likely also […]

Tips for Returning Home After a Wildfire

Jul 12, 2018

After a wildfire dies down, you may be anxious to head home. It’s important that you don’t return to your home until authorities say it’s safe, says. It’s also a good idea to listen to authorities for notices about whether your water is safe to drink. Once you get the all clear to go home, you may […]

How to Waterproof Your Belongings

Jun 15, 2018

Whether it comes from a leaky appliance, overhead sprinklers or a flood, water can cause unexpected damage. That’s why it’s a good idea to be prepared when it comes to protecting certain items. Here’s a look at some ways you may be able to help protect important documents and belongings from water damage. Use Waterproof […]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire

May 23, 2018

If you live in an area that’s at risk of a wildfire, you’ll likely want to take precautions to help protect your home. Consider these tips to help create some lines of defense so you’re more prepared if a wildfire affects your area. Maintain Landscaping It’s important to create a barrier between your home and […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Car-Loving Dad

May 16, 2018

Wondering what to buy your car-loving dad for Father’s Day? From a simple car wash to an unforgettable experience behind the wheel of a race car, here are some Father’s Day gift ideas geared toward a dad with a passion for cars. A Clean Car If your dad appreciates a clean car — or could use a […]

How Shopping at Farmers Markets May Help Reduce Grocery Bills

Apr 6, 2018

Shopping at a farmers market may be a way to help support local growers, but you may see some cost savings, too. Here are some money-saving tips to consider when it comes time to shop for produce and other goods at a local farmers market. Get Food Straight from the Farm More than 8,000 farmers markets […]

Thinking About Solar Panels for Your House? Some Things to Consider

Apr 6, 2018

Solar panels may be an option if you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to use energy. Solar panels help produce electricity from sunlight, resulting in less reliance on traditional power sources, says. Using solar energy also helps reduce environmental pollutants, such as carbon, and may help you save money on your electric bills, according to […]

Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value and Attract Potential Buyers

Apr 3, 2018

If you’re considering selling your home, you likely want to make it enticing inside and out to help attract potential buyers. Before you begin remodeling your home, it’s important to know which improvements may be most appealing to house hunters. Here are some things to consider. Exterior Improvements Curb appeal is important if you want your home to make […]

Protecting Your Vacation Home When You’re Away

Mar 16, 2018

A vacation home can provide a welcome escape, whether you want a short getaway or a warmer location to wait out the winter. But leaving your second home may not be as simple as just locking the door when it’s time to head back home. You may want to take some extra steps to help […]