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Winterizing your Vacation Home or Snowbird Nest

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on November 06, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice
It’s that time again. We look up into the sky and see flocks of them leaving us – the annual migration of the Mid-Atlantic snowbirds heading to their winter homes. If this is your first year away from snow and ice, or even if you have racked up millions of airline points, here are a few pointers. 1. Protect Your Pipes to Avoid Water Damage by Turning Off Your Water Supply If a pipe bursts or leaks while you are away, it could cause significant damage. Consider completely turning off the water supp... read more
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Get Your Mind INTO the Gutter!

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on November 06, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice
Water is the number one problem for every home. We want to do whatever possible to make sure the home is waterproof. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your rain gutters often or realize what an important role they play in keeping your home and property safe from water damage.   The Many Ways That Gutters Defend Your Home Your home is made up of multiple components, which makes it vulnerable to damage from rainwater, especially in these key areas: · &nbs... read more
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Selling your Home: iBuyers

Posted by Stephanie Thibodeau on September 02, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
We have all heard the commercials: “Sell your home when YOU want to paying no real estate agency commission!” Can this be true? What are the Pros and Cons? Full disclosure – since we have a dog in this fight we will be spending a lot of time on the Cons. What the heck is an iBuyer? iBuyers are companies that purchase homes outright, directly from the owner. The seller doesn’t have to pay an agent, list the home, stage it, market it, or even show it to potential buyers. Instead, they tell the... read more
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Home Ownership: Facing and Emergency

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on September 02, 2019 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
From hurricanes to floods to fires, Mother Nature, accidents, and unforeseen circumstances all pose a threat to your home. That’s why taking steps safeguard your property from these and other home disasters are important. But what if the emergency is imminent? Step 1: Make a plan Creating an emergency plan now can prepare you and your family to respond safely to a disaster. To help, the Department of Homeland Security recommends the following: ·        ... read more
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From hurricanes to floods to fires, Mother Nature, accidents, and unforeseen circumstances all pose a threat to your home. That’s why taking steps now to safeguard your property from these and other home disasters are important. Step 1: Review and improve your standard insurance policy Homeowners insurance can provide coverage to reimburse you if you suffer losses caused by many home disasters. But it’s crucial to ensure that you have proper coverage limits in place. FEMA reports that over hal... read more
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