Common Condominium Issues

When purchasing a condominium, many believe it’ll be just like owning a home. Yet, from obtaining a loan to dealing with close-by neighbors and a homeowners’ association, the experience can prove to be quite different. Here’s what you should think about before going through with your purchase decision. Location Although more and more suburbs have…

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Weather Hazard Safety Tips

No matter if your region of the country is known for its hurricanes, major blizzards or susceptibility to mudslides, one factor remains constant: You’ve got to be prepared. From heat waves to freezing cold temperatures and flash floods, weather hazards claim hundreds of lives per year. As a result, survival is often dependent on how…

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Tips for Fireplace and Chimney Safety

Your fireplace and chimney are part of your home’s heating system, and require very little maintenance. Yet, ignoring upkeep entirely can have serious consequences, including chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, few homeowners understand the basics of cleaning and assessing their fireplace and chimney. This results in creosote – a combustible originating from charred wood – accumulating and,…

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Understanding Flood Insurance

When a major storm is on the way, it’s often too late to get a flood insurance policy. In the aftermath, paying for water and property damage comes with a high cost. So, whether you live inland or by the shoreline, it’s always a good idea to be ready with Connecticut flood insurance. What should…

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Protecting Your Home While You’re on Vacation

Returning from vacation generally isn’t fun in the first place, but imagine returning home to find your property broken into and your prized items damaged or stolen. Yet, for any homeowner who leaves for more than a few days, this scenario becomes a distinct possibility. As such, before you leave, make a plan to protect your…

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