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6 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Garage

A garage helps protect your vehicles from exposure to the elements. It can also be a convenient location for storing items you don’t want to keep in the house. Keeping some items in the garage can create a health and safety risk for you and your family. Never store these six things in your garage: Propane Tanks If you barbecue outdoors, you may keep propane...

Understanding What Your Home Insurance Policy Covers

Understanding your home insurance policy and what it covers is essential but easier said than done. Insurance contracts are written in a legal language unfamiliar to most of us. To understand your coverage, you may want to get help from a local insurance agent. You need to know what is covered – hopefully long before you need to file a claim. You likely have homeowners'...

What To Know Before You Finish Your Basement

In most cities across the United States, today’s hot real estate market is showing no signs of cooling down. Home prices continue to climb, driven by a shortage of inventory and low mortgage rates. And this hot market is driving many homeowners to invest in upgrading their current home instead of buying a new one. For those looking to add more usable indoor space, finishing...

High Wind Advisory: What to Do Next

When you think of storms that can cause wind damage, your mind might jump to recovering from a tornado or prepping for a hurricane. But it doesn’t always take an extreme weather event for high winds to damage your home or car. The National Weather Service issues a “high wind warning” when winds are sustained at speeds of 40 miles per hour or above. And...

Do’s and Don’ts for Hiding a Spare Key

At some point, most of us have lost our keys. More than a few of us have even tried to break into our own property before finally admitting defeat and seeking third-party assistance. Once we’ve been freed from our accidental exile, we waste little time before paying a visit to a local locksmith or hardware store to safeguard ourselves from future lockouts: we get a...