Winter Weather Update:
Helping Your Home Brave the Elements

With wintry weather conditions still gripping many regions, it’s the perfect time to review preventative measures to help protect your home and family. After several months of cold temperatures and with snow loads accumulating over extended periods of time, your home can become more susceptible to weather-related damage. It’s never too late to double check your preparedness and make sure your home has optimal safety and protective measures in place.Following are tips to help protect both your family and your home. Continue reading

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Secondary Homes – Choosing Relaxation over Vexation

For many, a secondary home is a dream come true. The home may serve as a place to spend vacations, relax, build traditions, and establish a family legacy. It may also be a residence to invest in for the future. Unlike rental or income properties, a secondary home is not rented to others and therefore is usually occupied only periodically throughout the year.

However, with a home that is unoccupied for long periods of time, problems can occur such as water leaks, theft, vandalism, and other maintenance concerns. To prevent your dream home from becoming a nightmare residence, consider the following suggestions to help protect your home-away-from-home while it is unoccupied.
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Participating in the Sharing Economy? Don’t Overlook Potential Exposures

Seventy-two percent of Americans have used some type of shared or on-demand online service. As more individuals opt into the sharing economy—especially short-term vacation rentals—it is increasingly important you don’t overlook potential exposures. Imagine the situation where you decide to … Continue reading

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Avoiding Alarming Vacation Home Problems

As summer winds down, it’s time to make sure your alarm system is doing everything it can to protect your vacation home.

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Unoccupied Homes Need Extra Care

A growing range of high-tech products are available to help homeowners mitigate risks from water or mold damage in unoccupied, secondary homes.

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