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Spring Maintenance for Your Home & Car

Spring Maintenance for Your Home As spring rolls around, many homeowners should consider revitalizing their homes through post-winter maintenance. Winter can often damage a home, including its exterior, plumbing, and climate control systems. In anticipation of winter, try adding the tips below to your spring maintenance checklist. HVAC Maintenance During warmer seasons, air conditioning is more than just a luxury; it is a home essential....

How to Protect Your Bike from Theft

Whether you’re a hardcore biking enthusiast or more of a casual cruiser, riding your bike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors – and a healthier way to get around, too. After each ride, it’s important to remember to lock your bike up so thieves can’t steal it. Close to two million bicycles are stolen each year, according to bike registry Project 529.  And...

Beyond the Walls: What is Dwelling Coverage and How Much is Enough?

Dwelling coverage is the portion of your homeowner’s insurance that protects the physical structure of your home from common hazards. This includes not only the livable area of your house but also attached structures like your deck, porch, or garage. Since it covers anything that’s considered to be legitimately part of your home’s structure, it also covers things like built-in appliances. When it comes to unattached...

6 Considerations for Preparing for Your Move

Exciting Times Ahead Congratulations on your new home! Buying a new home is filled with fresh possibilities and the excitement of new beginnings. As you prepare to move into your home, it is important to ensure it is as stress-free as possible. Whether you’re moving across town or to a different state, taking these specific steps can make a big job less overwhelming. Assess Your...

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value: What's the Difference?

If you were asked to describe the state of the housing market over the past few years, it could be summarized in one word: expensive.According to Home Bay, a real estate education platform, U.S. home prices increased an astounding 42% in the three years between March 2020 and March 2023.That data also showed that the national median home price rose to $468,000 as of 2022,...