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    Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

    As a busy homeowner, it is easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can […]

    July 17, 2017

  • Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

    Northeast Ohio isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed for earthquake activity. However, just five months ago the southeastern town of Woodsfield in Monroe County suffered an earthquake of 2.2 magnitude. Two months later, the same area experienced an earthquake of 3.0 magnitude. The state of Ohio actually has quite a history of earthquakes, with […]

    July 10, 2017

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    Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your Stuff? Think Again!

    Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and nothing more. After all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t even cover the structure itself. So how important […]

    June 29, 2017

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    Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

    Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you […]

    June 15, 2017

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    Will the Cars of the Future Leave Drivers in the Past?

    If you’re like most people, you start up the car every morning and get ready to fight traffic on your way to work. But wouldn’t it be nice to read a book on your commute instead? Or check your email? Even send a few texts? Today, that’s not possible for drivers. (Actually, it is possible, […]

    June 1, 2017

  • How to Organize and Prepare Your Home for Vacation

    Everyone looks forward to going away on vacation. It’s a time to relax, unwind, or experience some new places. Whether you’ll be traveling for a few days or a few weeks, the time leading up to your trip can be hectic as you prepare to get away. However, if your home is properly organized and […]

    June 1, 2017

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    Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

    Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break […]

    May 17, 2017

  • How to Create an Energy Efficient Home

    We’re all looking for ways to save a little money each month. From shopping the clearance racks to packing your lunches, every small step you can take allows you to stock away a bit more into your saving account. Did you know there’s another way to save money on a monthly basis? According to the […]

    May 4, 2017

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    Avoid Deadly Distractions Behind the Wheel

    Many people have a limited definition of “distracted driving”: They think it only means texting behind the wheel. There’s good reason for that, because texting requires visual, manual and cognitive attention – the same attention required for safe driving. But although texting is perhaps the most dangerous distraction, there are many others that can impact […]

    May 3, 2017

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    Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

    Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, about to begin an ambitious vacation or a challenging business project. And, this is the point at which you’re asked, “Do you want insurance with that?” Most travelers, […]

    April 11, 2017