Home Maintenance Tips

Homeowners may be surprised to learn that the bulk of water damage to a home is not due to natural disasters or flooding. It is actually due to unchecked plumbing issues that lurk on the property — things like slow leaks, corroded pipes, and degraded...

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Holiday Home-Buying Surge

An unusual surge in home buying, just as the market enters the historically slow holiday season, is driving mortgage demand higher. Total mortgage application volume rose 1.8% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Banke...

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Home Matters: Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips While preparing your Thanksgiving turkey in a turkey fryer can be a timeless tradition, it’s important to keep cooking safety measures in mind to protect yourself, your guests and your home. After all, the U.S. Fire Administr...

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5 Places Facing Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency refers to its new flood insurance pricing structure, known as Risk Rating 2.0, as “Equity in Action.” The agency says that the revised rates, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2021, “leverage industry best practic...

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Preserving Financial and Emotional Investments in Wine

"Approximately 33% of wine and spirit insurance claims are based on an electrical breakdown or mechanical failure at homes and storage facilities. The emotional impact of spoiled wine often exceeds the financial loss, given the special occasion tied ...

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