Memorial Day is a time to remember those who’ve served this country and died fighting for it. But it’s also a great way to kick off the summer, and nothing makes that more fun than a great barbecue. Want this to be a BBQ that everyone raves about later? Here are some tips! Invite Family […]
Hurricane season is right around the corner, but the time to prepare is now. If you wait until there’s a storm on the way, it might be too late. Here’s what you need to do now to get your home and your family ready for hurricane season. Put Together an Emergency Kit Even small storms […]
When you’re in the middle of a move, there are a lot of things to remember. It’s easy for important things to slip through the cracks, like contacting your insurance agent. Your insurance coverage needs to be updated when you move, especially your auto insurance. Notify Your Agent as Soon as Possible Ideally, as soon […]
Every home in North Carolina needs a homeowners insurance policy. When you’re buying a home with a lender, it might seem like just another box to check to get to the closing table. But if you don’t know what’s in your policy or what it covers, you can get a nasty surprise the first time […]
Halloween is a time of spooky fun, celebration, and fun costumes. Kids roam the neighborhood, trick-or-treating and having a good time with their friends. Adults get a night to feel like a kid again.. But that doesn’t mean it’s a risk-free holiday, especially if you’re decorating, throwing a party, or expecting to give out lots […]
The sooner you can buy a flood insurance policy, the better off you’ll be. If heavy rains or rising rivers and lakes don’t make you nervous, Hurricane Florence might have been a wake-up call. It’s easy to think of flooding as a waterfront property or coastal problem (and it is), but anywhere it can rain, […]
The time to get ready for a hurricane isn’t when you’re in the cone of uncertainty and you’re not sure where the storm will land. You need to get ready long before hurricane season begins. That’s June 1, if you didn’t know.
That’s why Hurricane Preparedness Week is so important. The more you can do now, the better off you’ll be if and when a storm makes landfall.
Here’s what you need to do.
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has declared October 9 through October 15, Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” This is part of a three-year effort by the NFPA to educate the public about basic smoke alarm safety. Having a working smoke alarm can save your life.
Fire Prevention Week was originally established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. That devastating fire killed 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 buildings, and burned over 2,000 acres. Not every fire is that large and destructive but they all have the power to be devastating.
Halloween is a favorite holiday for a lot of people. Seeing the kids in costumes takes us back to our own childhoods, and putting up spooky decorations is fun for the whole neighborhood. Before the trick-or-treaters arrive, make sure your home is ready for them with these safety tips.
You’ve met with a real estate agent, looked at a dozen or more homes, and finally narrowed it down to the one you imagine raising your family in. Even better, the seller has accepted your offer. You’re nearly done with the home buying process, right? Think again.
One of the most important steps when you buy a home is the home inspection. Before you hire an inspector, make sure you review these tips.