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The Cul-de-Sac Defined

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/24/17 7:00 PM

A Cul-de-Sac is more than just a fancy word for a dead-end street.

The term is French and originates from the etymology meaning “bottom of a sack”, writes Matt Christensen via realtor.com. Beyond that, it’s the end of a street that’s rounded and is a haven for families or folks who hate traffic and gravitate toward the cozier, more quiet side of suburbia.

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Topics: safety, children, street, cul-de-sac

How You Lead Burglars to Your Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/14/16 7:00 PM

Julie Ryan Evans writes for realtor.com on habits most people have, that lead burglars to their home. Social media apps have gotten savvier, and so have burglars.

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Topics: Home, safety, social, social media, internet, media, burglar

Burglar-Repellent Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 10/26/16 8:00 PM

Yesterday we wrote about securing your smart home devices – however, securing your physical home is just as important.

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Topics: Home, Security, safety, preparedness, theft, home security, burglar

Smart Home Security

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 10/24/16 7:45 PM

In the wake of the recent DDoS attack, cyber security is on the forefront of everyone’s minds. According to news coverage surrounding the attacks, hackers used DVRs and cameras connected to Wi-Fi to execute an attack that “broke” the internet.

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Topics: Home, Security, safety, internet

CO Proofing

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 10/17/16 8:30 PM

As we transition into cooler temps during fall, new homeowners may wonder if they’re at an increased safety risk with carbon monoxide.

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Topics: Home, safety, Home Prep, Fall Prep, prepping, carbon monoxide

Water Damage Control

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/2/16 6:30 PM

Water damage is a huge deal if you’re a homeowner, and contending with it can be costly.

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Topics: safety, water, water damage, tips, damage, prevention

Moving & Identity Theft

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/19/16 8:00 PM

As if moving isn’t stressful enough, know that moving can make you vulnerable to identity theft if you don’t take measures to protect against it.

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Topics: Identity Theft, safety, Moving, preparedness, prepping

SMC Hosts Carl Carter Jr: Memories of Slain Mother Prompt Industry Safety Change

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/29/16 8:30 PM

Stockton Mortgage Corporation hosted Carl Carter Jr. in three SMC markets last week to discuss with realtors and real estate agents the issue of safety through the telling of his own personal tragedy, the kidnapping and murder of his mother, Beverly Carter.

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Topics: safety, realtor safety, real estate agent safety, Beverly Carter

Key Saver Hack

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/24/16 9:00 PM

We’ve all been there – locked outside of our homes, peering in through windows, peeking through blinds, hoping for some magic solution to the dilemma of gaining entry to our homes. The solution could be as simple as three easy ingredients…

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Topics: DIY, Home, safety, Easy, hacks, key, locks

Childproofing Your Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/22/16 4:20 PM

Becoming a parent is potentially one of the most horrifying (yet rewarding) experiences of one’s life! Whether your home is new or old, if you’ve got a new addition on the way, childproofing is essential.

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Topics: Home, Family, safety, Children's

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