Archive for May, 2013

Buying a Foreclosed Home: What Not to Do

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

Don’t expect buying a foreclosed home to be the same as the typical home purchase process. As a trade-off for great pricing, purchasing a bank-owned—also called a real estate owned (REO)—property usually requires extra effort to find the right deal. With your money and time at stake, you should be cognizant of the potential pitfalls […]

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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 2

May 21, 2013 No Comments by

Here is the second part in our discussion of home security myths. There is a lot of information on the best strategies to keep your home safe. Unfortunately, most of them are common knowledge by now and if you know of them, so do burglars! We tell you what ones offer good security advice and […]

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How Renovation Can Help You Save On Home Insurance

May 16, 2013 No Comments by

Home renovation offers an opportunity to beautify your home and enhance comfort and resale value. But it can also provide an additional benefit that many people don’t think about—saving on homeowners insurance. In order to take full advantage of these savings, consider adding the following your home improvement plans: Security Systems: Installing such things as state-of-the-art […]

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How to Avoid a Window Installation Nightmare

May 09, 2013 No Comments by

You may have heard the horror stories—botched measurements, damaged mouldings, caulking inadvertently tracked throughout the house, even shattered glass on the lawn, followed by leaks and drafts once the new purchases are actually in place. Indeed, when it comes to a happy window replacement experience, the quality of the installation is key. But how do […]

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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 1

May 06, 2013 No Comments

There are a lot of myths surrounding the best ways to protect your home and family, and believing the misinformation can have a high price when your safety is at stake. Here we present common home security recommendations and explain whether they are true or false.   1.) You should hide small valuables (jewelry, cash, […]

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