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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: Top Tips To Keep It That Way

The holiday season is here and you know what that means!! Decoration season is upon us. Whether you opt for a more conservative decoration style or go all “Christmas Vacation” during the holidays it’s an exciting time of year! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 15,000 injuries related to holiday decorations [...]

Flood Insurance Options: FEMA or Private Market- Which Is Better For YOUR Property?

As a society, we have grown accustom to having options. With the growth of available options in nearly every area of life, we have developed a preference (and expectation) for choices and speedy delivery. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the flood industry would be any different. Property owners want more than the standard, cookie-cutter government [...]

Make Your List, Check It Twice (And Stay On Budget) -Top Tips For Holiday Shopping!

The holidays are here (where in the world did this year go?!?) and you might be finding yourself swept into the hustle of gift shopping, holiday planning, travel prep and general seasonal chaos. What is dubbed the “best time of the year” can turn into “the most expensive time of the year” faster than you [...]

Recent Fire Extinguisher Recalls: Was Yours Recalled?

According to the most recent NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) data, in 2010 U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,331,500 fires. These fires resulted in 3,120 civilian fire fatalities, 17,720 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $15,478,000,000 in direct property loss. In residential fires, fire extinguishers successfully put out 80% of fires. To highlight the [...]

The Story Behind Auto Insurance Rate Increases…..& What YOU Can Do About It

There will come a time in the not too distant future when auto insurance rates will drop significantly.  Autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer by decreasing, and maybe one day eliminating, car accidents.  In the meantime, we are being faced with a different reality of more accidents and higher auto insurance industry rates.  Why [...]

Real Estate Smarts: Passing Solutions To Your Clients (and snagging a few yourself!)

Your partners matter. However, in the midst of all the chatter from companies just trying to get your business…..how do you sort out the relationships and services that actually add value for you and your clients? Here’s how we do it. A strong partner will listen to your needs, help you develop solutions and is [...]

Need Home Repairs? Top Tips For Picking A Great Contractor (The First Time)

Making repairs comes with owning a home. Whether you are a homeowner living blissfully in your dream neighborhood or you are a landlord that owns a property and rents it out….repairs will be part of your home-ownership journey.  Some repairs are easy to tackle yourself (thank you, YouTube!), however, whether it is due to time, [...]

Top Trail Safety Tips For You And Your Pup This Fall!

Move over summer! Fall is officially here and with fall comes cooler nights, brisk breezes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and walks in the woods to admire the beautiful fall colors that surround us.  It is the perfect time to get out and enjoy a nice walk with your fur-babies. State parks are wonderful places to bring [...]

Keep Your Home Cootie-Free: Top Tips To Avoid The Cold And Flu This Season!

With the end of summer, the beginning of the school year and the on-set of colder months, cold and flu symptoms begin to pop up…and spread! Being sick is never fun! Check out these top tips for avoiding the flu this season: Avoid Close Contact. If you know that someone is sick or has recently [...]

Fall Is HERE! Check Out These Fun & Budget-Friendly Events In Hampton Roads

Ready or not, autumn is here! The leaves are beginning to change, the kids are back in school and soon the weather will be cooling down. Friday, September 22nd marked the official first day of fall and along with that comes fall festivals, pumpkin patches and the start of the holiday season!  Check out this [...]