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A Man’s Best Friend

October 23, 2013 – 6:31 pm Comments Off

We’ve all heard the phrase that man’s best friend is a dog. But let’s be honest, when we think of our dogs, the first thought that comes to mind are the pictures we see circulating in emails where the …

The Safe Home Purchase

January 14, 2012 – 7:26 am Comments Off
The Safe Home Purchase

For most of us, purchasing a home is the biggest investment we will ever make. Yet it’s easy to get carried away in the process. Follow these tips in order to be the most safe and satisfied with the …

Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

January 13, 2012 – 3:06 pm Comments Off
Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

If you asked most people, they’d likely say that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the home — especially for little ones. But what about the bathroom? It presents a host of dangers: drowning, burns, slip-and-fall accidents, poison and electrical shock.
A few …

Safe at Home: Heating Tips

January 7, 2012 – 2:56 pm 2 Comments
Safe at Home: Heating Tips

As temperatures drop and we spend more time indoors, it’s important to be aware of the dangers presented by your home heating equipment. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Some …

The Babysitter’s Checklist

January 2, 2012 – 2:51 pm Comments Off
The Babysitter’s Checklist

Babysitting can be a great way to earn money. But, with the job comes a responsibility to know how to prevent injuries and keep those you watch safe. You can protect yourself and the children for whom you …

Older Home? Time for an Asbestos Check

December 27, 2011 – 11:26 am Comments Off
Older Home? Time for an Asbestos Check

While it was once revered for its utility, asbestos’ ability to cause fatal diseases — through fiber inhalation — has been known since the 1920s and to cause cancer since the 1930s.
Asbestos — a group …

Keeping a Fire-Free Kitchen

December 19, 2011 – 12:03 pm Comments Off
Keeping a Fire-Free Kitchen

Even the best-planned events can result in tragedy. It can happen on an ordinary Saturday night. You’ve invited a few friends to a dinner party and as the food is underway on the stove, you decide to …

7 Questions to Ask About Home Warranties

December 14, 2011 – 10:42 am Comments Off
7 Questions to Ask About Home Warranties

Most buyers of any product ask the seller, “what is the warranty?” The more expensive the purchase, the more important the warranty is to most consumers. The purchase of a home is probably the most expensive …

A Truly Happy Holiday

December 14, 2011 – 10:30 am Comments Off
A Truly Happy Holiday

Despite its most-often-used defini­tion, the term “Happy Holidays” also means having the peace of mind that your home and belongings are safe while you are away. As with most things in life, simple preparation and prevention …

Never Skimp on the Home Inspection

December 9, 2011 – 10:39 am 7 Comments
Never Skimp on the Home Inspection

Robin, a 22-year-old single mom, just purchased her first home to raise her young daughter.
Robin wanted to hire a home inspector, but the sellers had already hired some one to perform a home inspection and …