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Grilling Safely All Year Long

Grilling Safely All Year Long

Did you know that every year there are as many as 200,000 cooking-related fires, which cause hundreds of deaths and injuries throughout the U.S.? Last year in Virginia, there were 69 home fire fatalities.²




How to Predict Problems Based on a Home’s Age

How to Predict Problems Based on a Home’s Age

Classic older homes have lots of charm. But not everything gets better with age. More mature homes can have problems such as plaster walls in need of repair or outdated systems that are hazardous. We have a list of home ages and potential problems to help you treat that older home with TLC.




What a Home Inspector WON’T Check

What a Home Inspector WON’T Check

When buying a home, hiring a qualified inspector is a no-brainer. However, home inspection certification is voluntary, so be careful who you hire.




Flood insurance: Essential to consider, even if you don’t live in a zone now!

Flood insurance: Essential to consider, even if you don’t live in a zone now!

Even without waterfront property, you may still need flood insurance. Find out why, and where to buy it.




What Kind of Home Coverage Do You Really Need?

What Kind of Home Coverage Do You Really Need?

Homeowners insurance policies in Virginia fall roughly in three categories: named peril, open peril, or a combination of the two.




The hidden costs of ‘attractive nuisances’

The hidden costs of ‘attractive nuisances’
If a real estate agent tries to sell you a home with “attractive nuisances”—the legal term for potentially dangerous structures and features children find irresistible, like pools, ponds and swing sets—proceed with your eyes wide open. Attractive nuisances can quickly become liabilities.



Emergency Family Communication

Emergency Family Communication

According to FEMA creating your Family Emergency Communication Plan starts with one simple question: “What if?”




Flood and Earthquake Coverage: Who Needs It?

Flood and Earthquake Coverage: Who Needs It?

Yes, here in Virginia we do experience earthquakes and floods, but do you really need earthquake and flood insurance? Is the risk worth the savings?




The Biggest Insurance Surprises for New Homeowners

The Biggest Insurance Surprises for New Homeowners
Don't be surprised by homeowner insurance requirements, or lack of.  Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned one, your house needs to be covered with an insurance policy to protect your investment. 



3 Precautions to Avoid Awry DIY

3 Precautions to Avoid Awry DIY

Do-it-yourself projects can save you money, but if you’re buying someone else’s DIY home, there are some precautions you should take before signing on the dotted line.




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