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5 Smart Home Upgrades that will Pay Off Later

Posted on: August 14, 2019 by in Blog
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Whether you want to make the most of your home now, or you’re thinking of selling soon, smart upgrades can boost your enjoyment of your home and increase its resale value. Some upgrades improve the aesthetics of your house, while others help save on energy costs or improve the functionality of the home. Still others can add a touch of luxury. Why not consider smart upgrades for right now, instead of waiting until you’re ready to sell? You can certainly appreciate the upgrades now, while Continue Reading ...


Posted on: August 8, 2019 by in Blog
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Whether it's a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own vacation home. There are seasons you may spend more time at these vacation properties, but for many people, much of the year they remain empty. That's why it's important to take precautions to ensure your property and belongings stay safe even when you're not there. Not only are vacation homes a target for thieves, but empty homes are often vulnerable to the elements and Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Smart Garage

Posted on: August 2, 2019 by in Blog
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If there is one thing that we learned from Prime Day it’s that the smart garage is a must-have for Amazon Prime Members. Chamberlain Group’s myQ Smart Garage Hub was one of the best-selling smart home items during Prime Day. So, why are so many homeowners focusing on making their garage smart? 1) Get deliveries straight to your garage with Key by Amazon. Key by Amazon lets you get packages delivered safely and securely right in your garage, so you don’t have to worry that the dog’s Continue Reading ...

5 Latest Trends in Bathroom Design

Posted on: July 25, 2019 by in Blog
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Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals. Home television shows and websites like Better Homes and Gardens (, and have showcased these once aspirational luxuries, while technical advances have made them more attainable. With the baby boomer population among the most active of renovating groups, those wanting to remain in Continue Reading ...

4 Effective Ways to Keep your Home Safe from Fire

Posted on: July 19, 2019 by in Blog
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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. Fortunately, a new generation of home safety technology — combined with tried-and-true safety practices — can help keep homes and families safer from the threat of home fires. First Alert offers the following tips and products to keep your family safe and healthy: Be safe, Continue Reading ...

5 Facts About Metal Roofing

Posted on: July 12, 2019 by in Blog
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Asphalt shingles may be the most popular roofing in the U.S. by volume, but metal roofing is gaining in popularity for its durability, longevity and low-maintenance benefits. Still, many people unfamiliar with the product have misconceptions about this quality roofing option. Myth #1: Metal roofs are loud One of the biggest misconceptions of metal roofs is that they are loud during a rainstorm and unbearable during severe weather, making sounds like repeatedly dropping objects on tin. In Continue Reading ...

Amazing Ideas to Improve your Outdoor Space

Posted on: June 27, 2019 by in Blog
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Are you looking for amazing ideas to improve your outdoor space and create an inviting relaxing area for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together? Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved. 1) Check your deck Does your current deck need repair? Check for loose balusters or railing or other issues needing attention. If you want to resurface your deck or build a new deck, measure the area and research how much decking you’ll need. Fortunately, there Continue Reading ...

3 Small Things Plus Bonus Tip That You Can Do to Add Value to Your Home

Posted on: June 20, 2019 by in Blog
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When it comes to your home, you want updates that make your property more comfortable, beautiful and of course, add value to your home. Whether you have a big budget or more elbow grease than cash to invest, there are numerous things you can do to improve your home's worth immediately. Here are three small things you can do to boost your home's value, plus one big one that will really make an impact. Small change #1 – Fresh paint Paint is one of the most affordable ways to bring dramatic Continue Reading ...

SEC Inspection Monthly Specials: Free Wind Mitigation

Posted on: June 13, 2019 by in Blog, Monthly Specials
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[caption id="attachment_140014" align="alignnone" width="940"] Free Wind Mitigation[/caption] A regular person will not know much about wind mitigation. One cannot deny that very little is known on this process. It’s not something you always hear about after all. What exactly is wind mitigation anyway? To make it simple, it is an assessment of the capacity of a home to withstand storms, particularly the strength of winds. A wind mitigation inspection will also evaluate the safety features Continue Reading ...

Your Peers Have Compiled This List Of Ideas About Real Estate Investing Just For You

Posted on: June 6, 2019 by in Blog
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Real estate investment can seem glamorous. People hear stories from speculators about flipping foreclosed properties. There are many television shows and websites dedicated to property renovations. Investing in real estate isn't always simple and easy. If you want to invest and make a profit, you have to have some knowledge of the process; the following tips will provide you with some of the information that you need. Investing in real estate Once you are sure that your investments will be in Continue Reading ...