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7 Steps For Protecting Your Home and Your Family From Wintertime Hazards

Posted on: November 12, 2018

7 steps

With our weather finally cooling off, it’s a good time to think about protecting yourself and your home as we settle in for winter. Guest blogger Paul Denkin, of tells us how, with the following tips:

Your home is a safe haven from the cares and worries of the outside world. That’s one reason why you love it. But did you know that many of the dangers you fear most can occur while you’re sitting inside your house? In this post, we’ll look at six ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from these home-based hazards.

Step #1: Clean That Creosote Creosote is a smelly, sticky compound that builds up in your chimney like plaque in your arteries. Ignoring this dangerous substance can cause chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other deadly issues. The only way to eliminate this ticking time bomb is to call a professional chimney sweeper. So-called “creosote cleaning fire logs” have only a minimal effect. Never rely on them to safeguard you from this hazard.


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The Housing Market is Changing, but Don’t Panic!

Posted on: October 13, 2018

housing up and down

Being a Realtor means I have to keep my finger on the pulse of the housing market.

For the 16 years I’ve been in the business, I’ve been looking for signs. Signs that prices are rising, signs that prices are falling, signs that demand is growing and signs that demand is waning.  I look at graphs, stats, and lender websites. I read articles, talk to my fellow Realtors, talk to home owners and potential buyers, I listen to ‘experts’, and I look at history, always looking for signs.


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