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If something happened to your house — a fire, for example — do you know how much it would cost to replace all your belongings? We’re not just talking about…
Post-Storm Checklist: Checking for Tornado Damage At Home
In recent years during tornado season, we’ve seen news reports of areas that have suffered devastating personal and material losses to tornadoes. In their most severe form, tornadoes can toss…
How to hire a Chicago contractor and avoid getting scammed
Update, Nov. 20, 2013: Severe weather ripped through the Chicago area last weekend, bringing high winds, hail and reports of tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, severe weather events in November that…
Holiday home hazards - candle safety
The holidays aren’t always as sweet as they could be. Home safety and security frequently bubble up as big concerns, according to a new Allstate claims report that reveals an average…
Make sure your items in storage are insured.
Over the past 10 years, tens of thousands of people have relocated to the Las Vegas Valley—and many of them are doing so at retirement age. For some retirees, it’s…
Hurricane Evacuation Route
Most people living in hurricane-prone areas know the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year. Every year, you hear it: “Prepare early. Buy your hurricane…
Fore! Is Your Tricked-Out Golf Cart Insured?
It may be a bit of a stereotype, but as a longtime resident of Bonita Springs, Fla., I can assure you that it’s true: Floridians love their golf carts. Some…
Pool Safety and Homeowners Insurance
A residential swimming pool can be an oasis in the Las Vegas desert. If you’re installing a pool or thinking of buying a home with a pool, it’s in your…
Market Madness [part 3]: Is It the Season for Selling?
It was time to sell our house. We were bursting at the seams. Soon, our kids would be taller than us and personal space will be hard to come by.…
Assessing the Risk of the ‘Home Alone’ House – INFOGRAPHIC
Life in Chicagoland has been chronicled by Hollywood through many popular television shows and movies over the years. Shows such as “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Good Times,” “Married with Children,” and “ER,” and…