Security Series – Practical Home Security

Security Series – Practical Home Security

Your home is likely your largest investment. You put thousands of dollars each year toward your home, and the emotional investment you make in it is truly priceless. So when it comes to protecting your home, it’s not something that should be taken lightly. Home security systems can be very expensive, and not all of us have the means to install them. Even if you’re on a budget, you still have home security options.

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Keep Yourself Safe and Stay Smart in the Event of Disaster

Keep Yourself Safe and Stay Smart in the Event of Disaster

With a little prevention, protection and recording, you can be ready for whatever the world has to throw at you – and at your home. Whether it’s water in the basement or a tree through your roof, you can take steps to prevent disasters from happening, and make your life easier if they do: Protect your home and your family, record your belongings before disaster, and document the aftermath.

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Winter Home Selling Tips

Winter Home Selling Tips

Winter is generally not thought of as the best time to sell your home. Nevertheless, as the calendar turns to fall, you will still need to move your home in the market. While it’s true that the market tends to be slower in the winter, there are some things you can do to keep the heat turned up on your sales prospects even with a chill in the air.

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How Homes Can Positively or Negatively Impact the Real Estate Market

How Homes Can Positively or Negatively Impact the Real Estate Market

We’ve all seen them: the gorgeous and pristine home with curb appeal that just seems to liven up the entire neighborhood, and the down-on-its-luck home with the weed-filled yard and shabby paint that makes the whole block look bleak. For people who live near both of these homes, they might understandably wonder if the first will have a positive impact on the local real estate market while the second will cause housing values to fall. The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.

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(The Other) Moving Checklist

(The Other) Moving Checklist

Depending on where you are in the home buying process, you may have made a list of the features you want in your new home, the supplies you need for packing, the final to-dos of moving day and the beverage request list for all the people helping you move. But what about that other list? The one with your new doctor, pharmacy, bank, cable/Internet company and favorite coffee shop? Here's a list of things you’ll want to think about when moving to a new location, to help make that transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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