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Top 5 Winter Insurance Claims (And How to Prevent Them)

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/28/17 9:00 PM

Wintertime is a season to enjoy blankets of fluffy snow, warmth by the fire and, if you’re a homeowner, avoid the damage snow, wind, sleet, and all that winter weather brings with it!

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Topics: Winter, insurance, homeowners insurance, weather, winterization, home owners insurance

Create a Hygge Home

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/31/17 7:30 PM

What is this hygge thing about?

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Topics: Home, Color, Winter, tips, calm, inspiration, cozy, hygge

Selling in Winter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/18/17 7:30 PM

Homes are totally sellable in winter. In fact, if someone is looking to buy your home in the winter months, they’re probably in a hurry. But here are some key factors, according to Zillow Porchlight’s Brendon Desimone, to selling in the winter-time.

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Topics: Sellers, Winter, house, heat, selling, heating

Transitional Porch Décor

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/28/16 6:00 PM

We take a lot of pride in our porches. From fall through winter, festive porch design is a must. But don’t wear yourself out arranging pumpkins and gourds, just to swap them for wreaths and garlands a few weeks later.

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Topics: Design, Plants, wood, Decor, Decorate, fall, Winter, porch, cold weather plants

Reasons to Buy in Winter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/16/16 3:30 PM

While we’re not quite there yet, winter is on its way, and the holiday season is upon us. It’s definitely not the most popular time to buy a new home, but you could be missing out if you don’t.

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Topics: Sellers, fall, Winter, tax, home price, taxes, homebuying, reasons

Home Maintenance Budgeting

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/18/16 7:30 PM

As a new homeowner, you may not be abreast of all you need to know about maintaining your home – least of all how to budget for it.

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Topics: Home, Spring, Summer, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, Winter, home improvement, budget, budgeting, winterization

Winter Maintenance Musts

Posted by Amy Patterson on 12/7/15 6:01 PM

The worst of winter is right around the corner and there are a lot of things that most people already do to prepare; things like purchasing a new ice scraper, coat or anti-freeze are common, but what about your home?

There are things you can (and should) do to prepare your home for winter.

1. Chimney – If you have an active chimney, have it cleaned once a year (before winter). This will prevent build up and keep your chimney in safe, working order.

2. Water heater – It may seem contradictory, but heating your water heater can actually save you about 9% in heating costs. Purchase a proper sized insulation blanket and wrap it around the water heater. 

3. Foundation – Inspect the foundation of your home and seal any cracks where heat could escape.

4. Roof – Prevent ice dams by installing ice shields on your roof.

5. Thermostat – If you haven’t yet, check out smart thermostats. These nifty devices control the temperature in your home automatically – adjusting it as you come and go.

 

Source: Zillow

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Winter

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