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Home Maintenance Checklist: Keeping Your Home Healthy & Safe

From roof to basement, keeping your house's maintenance up-to-date means a healthier, safer home. This seasonal home maintenance checklist will help get you started!

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10 Home Burglary & Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Home burglaries and auto thefts cost Americans thousands of dollars each year. Learn how you can keep your home and car more secure.

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Smart Home, Connected Home: The Latest Tech to Improve Your House

Is your home connected? The latest technology gadgets are designed to help make your home smarter, safer and better.

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Are You Ready To Purchase A Second Home?

There are both pros and cons to owning a second home. To help you make the best decision before purchasing your second home, check out some helpful tips!

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Going Green at Home

Want to green up your home? Going eco-friendly offers a number of environmental, health, and financial benefits to your family...here are some ways to get started.

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How to Protect Your Home Against Wildfire Damage

If a mandatory wildfire evacuation warning were issued today, would your family be prepared? Learn how to better protect your home, prepare for an evacuation, and plan for a safe return.

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Getting Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes can cause massive amounts of damage - are you ready if one hits? Check out some helpful resources to get started.

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Tree Damage

Trees are a beautiful addition to the yard, but have you ever thought about how they may bring damage to your personal possessions? Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to clean, maintain, and get your home in order. Tackle these jobs and see what a difference it makes.

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Winter Storm Prep: Keeping Your Family and Home Warm

Blizzards and cold air bring power outages and frozen pipes with them. Are you prepared? Check out our helpful checklist before the storm hits.

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Tips for Closing Up Your Winter Home

Things to consider when shutting down your second home for the season to cleaning and unplugging the appliances.

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How to Prepare Your Garden for A Bountiful Spring

Are you ready for spring gardening? As winter draws to a close, these easy tips will help you to prepare your garden for a bountiful spring.

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Electrical Safety

When was the last time you checked your electrical systems? Before you get started, here are some tips to keep in mind.

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Keep Your Home and Your Family Safe: Home Security Tips

Did you know that in the U.S., a house is broken into every 14 seconds? Protect your home, your possessions, and your family with these home security tips.

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Severe Weather is on the Way: What Can I Do?

Severe weather is on the way… what do I do? These tips can help you, your family and your home stay safe and secure during the next big storm.

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8 Smart Upgrades and Fixes to Boost Home Value

Learn which 8 affordable home upgrades don't cost a fortune and can help boost your home's re-sale value. Make these repairs today.

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Winterizing Your Home in a Few Simple Steps

By taking a few simple steps to winterize your home, you can mitigate the risks presented by cold, wet weather.

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New Year's Insurance Check: Is your Coverage Up to Date?

Take the Encompass "New Year's Insurance Check Up" to find out if you have the right homeowner's insurance for your lifestyle.

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Benefits of Cold-Weather House-Hunting

Home buying can be stressful but shopping when prices are the lowest will alleviate some stress. Our article on off-season buying is an absolute must-read!

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Designing Your Home Office

If you work from home, you need a functional yet pleasant office where you can be happy and work hard. Read our tips for designing that space.

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Burning Issues: Fireplace and Chimney Safety

Woodstoves alone are the primary cause of more than 4,000 private residence fires annually. Ensure your chimney is in good working order.

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Flood Cleanup

Protect your family by understanding what flood cleanup actions to take after a flood—and by knowing how to prepare for the possibility of a flood.

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Tornado Safety Precautions

Tornadoes can unleash their fury with practically no warning, so it's critical to know what tornado safety precautions you can take to protect your family.

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