The days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting cooler, signaling that it’s a good time to prepare your winter home-maintenance checklist. Inspecting (and, if necessary, repairing) a handful of key parts of your house can help keep you warmer, save money, and prevent a number of cold-weather nuisances this winter. Seal windows and [...]
Did you know that in 2013, winter storms were the third-largest cause of catastrophe losses, causing $1.9 billion in insured losses? According to reports from Munich Re, from 1993 to 2012, winter storms resulted in about $28 billion (in 2012 dollars) in insured catastrophe losses, or more than $1 billion a year on average, according [...]
The arrival of winter means we’re bundling up in coats, hats, and scarves, but is your house ready for low temperatures? Here are some easy weatherproofing and winterizing strategies. Add these tips to your winter home maintenance checklist to help keep your home toasty warm and to lower your gas bill. Inspect and maintain home [...]
While the winter holiday season of Thanksgiving to Superbowl Sunday used to be dead for real estate, real estate industry observers now say sales drop only slightly. What slows down are the showings, which means that the serious shoppers are out and about. Here are some tips on keeping your home presentable during the holiday season.