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Water Heater Maintenance Will Prolong Useful Life

Vince’s vacation bliss lasted almost 10 minutes after he returned home. Then he went downstairs and discovered his basement soaking in two inches of water from a water heater leak. The bill for fixing carpet, drywall and a pool table? Over $20,000.   Like many homeowners, Vince installed his[...]

Know the Insurance Limitations on Vacant Properties

Homeowners who spend time away from properties they own need to be aware that their insurer may determine their primary and secondary vacation home(s) vacant or unoccupied if left for a certain length of time. Insurers deem vacant or unoccupied houses a greater risk for vandalism, theft,[...]