remodeling

How Remodeling Affects Homeowner’s Insurance

Homebuyers with the vision to consider properties that need remodeling can be a real estate pro’s dream client. In addition to showing such buyers a wider range of homes, you can also help educate them on the potential effects remodeling can have on their homeowners insurance.

While homeowners should consult with their insurance agents regarding specific coverage needs,

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Most Accidental Flooding Caused by Appliances not Weather

According to Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service experts, accidental flooding in the home is typically caused by an appliance or plumbing failure, not the weather. If flooding occurs when no one is home – or worse, when occupants are on vacation – the results can be catastrophic. Most incidents can easily cost the average homeowner more than $5,000 in repairs!

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Tips to Boost Your Brain Power

When you think about health and wellness, what first comes to mind? Most likely it’s along the lines of fitness, healthy eating and doctor’s appointments. But have you ever considered the importance of brain health as you age?

According to the National Institute on Aging, research shows that a complex interaction between your DNA,

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Tips for a Safe and Productive Road Trip or Staycation

C      From hitting the road to tackling a DIY project at home, Americans are ready for new adventures this summer, according to a national survey of 2,000 U.S. adults.  More than half of Americans (56 percent) are planning a road trip before Labor Day, with a third of those (31 percent) headed to a new destination this summer.

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Five Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Prescriptions

 Today’s rising health care costs can feel out of control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an exception. Consider these five simple ways to save money on your prescriptions so you can stay healthy and maintain your budget.

 

1. Ask about generic or lower-cost equivalents.

Your health plan has a list of covered prescription drugs,

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Water and Chimneys do Not Mix Well

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), water can create more damage to chimneys than fires, and the rainy spring season can exacerbate issues. Whether the chimney is masonry or factory-built, prolonged water exposure can result in cracks or gaps where creosote can collect, increasing the risk of fire or carbon monoxide exposure.

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Tips for Maneuvering Houston’s Potholes

With a record-breaking winter and many of us here in Houston experiencing months of relentless rainfall, motorists should remain vigilant when driving over the seemingly never ending number of potholes on our Houston roads.

 

Did you know that there is actually a pothole protocol? Well, now you do and according to some recent surveys,

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Read these 5 Tips before Your Next Road Trip

Across the country people are planning to take longer road trips this spring and summer. If you plan to be one of them, here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars.

New tires? “For four-wheel drive cars and trucks, buy new tires as a complete set,” says RockAuto.com Engineer and Vice President Tom Taylor.

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Do You have an Emergency Communications Plan?

Having access to technology is always a concern for those faced with a storm or power outage, but an emergency communications plan can help. To assuage any fears about losing important information if your device is lost or damage in a storm, the experts at Verizon Wireless first recommend stocking up on cloud storage to save your contacts on a secure server. 

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Tips to Avoid Drowsy Driving

One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today’s business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you’re tired can be tragic.

 

“Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability by reducing alertness and attentiveness,

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