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June 21, 2021
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How to Best Prepare Your Home, Livestock, and Land From Wildfires

The best precaution is to make sure that your belongings are covered with an insurance policy in the […]
June 14, 2021
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Using Your Air Conditioning Correctly

The hot summer months are here, and you and your family have probably cranked up the AC to […]
June 7, 2021
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Preparing for Extreme Weather

Summer months bring extreme weather in the form of powerful gusts of wind and pounding hail in the […]
May 24, 2021

Road Trip! Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Road Trip Tips – Let’s face it… quarantine has been hard! With many families looking to rejoin the […]
May 17, 2021
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The Importance of Home Inventory

Whether you’re renting or buying a home, it’s a great idea to keep a home inventory. Keeping of […]
April 26, 2021
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Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

Here are a few tips for keeping your home organized every room in your house and start taking […]
April 12, 2021

Baby-Proofing Tips

Baby-proofing your home can seem daunting, but it is a very important task. Here are some tips to […]
March 29, 2021
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Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather is warming up. That means spring is here! Here are some tips to get your spring […]
January 11, 2021
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home In the spirit of new beginnings, HGTV has consulted the experts […]
November 2, 2020

Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home Checklist By Valerie A. Date Updated: July 29, 2020 Make sure your home is safeguarded against […]
October 19, 2020

Leaving For The Winter

Leaving for the Winter When falling leaves start to hit the ground snowbirds start to get itchy. Winter […]
August 24, 2020
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Maintaining Your Cabin Exterior

Tips for maintaining your beloved cabin exterior. Your cabin guests are so overjoyed about spending a weekend at […]
July 27, 2020
Home Buying

Buying A Home

Home Buying: 10 Steps to Success   You’ve crunched the numbers, thought about your lifestyle and made the […]
June 8, 2020

Late Spring to Early Summer Garden Tips

Just as warm sunshine begins to approach, give your garden the boost it needs for seasonal beauty. Here […]
April 20, 2020

Eco-Friendly Living Tips

Earth Day is April 22nd. To celebrate, we\’re sharing our best tips for eco-friendly living at home. centerno-repeat;center […]
March 2, 2020

Misconceptions About Renter’s Insurance

In the event of a loss, could you afford to replace everything if it were stolen or damaged? […]
February 3, 2020

Protect Your Pipes This Winter

Frozen pipes are a big deal and can cost a lot to fix! Avoid that expensive damage by […]
October 21, 2019

Should You Invest in a Smart Home?

Smart homes are on the rise, and it\’s no wonder why! Investing in smart home technology can be […]
September 16, 2019
Fall Home Preparation

Prepare Your Home For Fall

Make sure your home is prepared for the changing seasons and get ready for the cooler days with […]
August 13, 2019

Hit by a Hailstorm? What to do Next

Was your property just damaged by a hailstorm? Use these tips to guide you along the process of […]
May 17, 2019
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Preparing for a Hailstorm

May 13, 2019
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

April 15, 2019
Flood preparedness and safety

Flood Preparedness & Safety

April 8, 2019
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Lawn Mower Safety Tips

March 4, 2019
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10 Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

December 10, 2018
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Protect Your Home from Frozen Pipes

Why should you be concerned with freezing pipes? When water freezes, it expands. This expansion puts pressure on […]
December 3, 2018

Money-Saving Energy Tips for Winter

Winter is here, and so are cold temperatures and higher energy bills. Save some money while still staying […]
October 15, 2018
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Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance

It’s a common misconception that only the so-called “breadwinner” of the family needs life insurance to protect their […]
October 1, 2018
Composting at Home

Composting at Home

Composting at home isn’t as complicated as you may think. Give your plants some love, keep your trash […]
August 13, 2018
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COOP, there it is! A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens can be daunting for beginners. If you’ve been thinking about it, it’s important to do […]
July 30, 2018
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Heat Wave! Tips for Reducing Your AC Use This Summer

The summer season always brings warmer weather, but this summer has been an especially hot one across the […]
July 16, 2018
Go Green! 8 Eco-Friendly Habits

Go Green! 8 Simple Eco-Friendly Habits Worth Adopting

Trying to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle? These 8 habits will help you on your journey to going […]
April 30, 2018
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Home Staging Tips for Spring

Springtime brings sunshine, showers — and plenty of opportunities for home staging. Make the most of the season […]
April 16, 2018
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6 Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Perform these simple maintenance jobs to fend off potential moisture problems, prevent costly repairs, and pave the way […]
April 2, 2018
April Gardening High Altitude

Jump Start Your Gardening Season!

Gardening at elevations of 5,000 feet and higher in the mountainous west presents unique challenges. The high country […]
March 12, 2018
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7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that’ll keep your home cleaner with […]
February 19, 2018
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Roof Snow Removal Tips

Several parts of the country are facing snow and ice storms on top of large snow totals, making […]
February 5, 2018
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Winter Energy-Saving Tips

The strategies below will help you save energy, save money, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and […]
January 8, 2018
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

This time, it’s going to be different. A brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to […]
October 16, 2017
Fall Leaves

What To Do With Fall Leaves

The chill is in the air and many leaves have fallen from the trees. If lots of leaves […]
October 2, 2017
October Home Checklist

Your October Home Checklist

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must […]
August 28, 2017
Fall Season Windows

7 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Fall

With the kids back in school and September right around the corner, it’s time to think about how […]
July 24, 2017
Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat!

There are people who find the hot sun and heat intolerable. And when temperatures rise significantly, many lose […]
July 10, 2017
Camping Safety

Remember Your Camping Safety!

Many outdoor enthusiasts are heading out into the wild for their summer camping trips. And it is never […]
May 30, 2017
Grilling Safety

Grilling Safety Tips

Warmer weather is in sight for the high country and most of us are looking forward to firing […]
May 22, 2017
Memorial Day

10 Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day is coming up and many of us will spend the long weekend celebrating those who served our […]
May 8, 2017
Umbrella Insurance

Umbrella Insurance: What is It?

CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE A ONE MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT? Protect yourself with Umbrella Insurance before you lose […]
May 1, 2017
Preparing for a Disaster

Preparing for a Disaster

While nobody expects a disaster, everyone should be prepared. When disaster does strike your community, you might not […]
April 17, 2017
Spring Storms

Spring Storms: Are you ready?

In our region of the world, the weather can by rather unpredictable in the spring. In recent years, […]
April 10, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt Indoors

10 Indoor Easter Egg Hunts for Unpredictable Weather

Spring weather in the high country can be pretty unpredictable, but that shouldn’t stop you from planning a […]
April 3, 2017
Save Money

7 Simple Ways to Save Money

Sometimes it’s hard to just save money month to month and the hardest thing may be just getting […]
February 27, 2017
Home Savings

5 Nifty Tricks for DIY Home Savings

If you are a homeowner or your rent your home, you know that their are many costs of […]
February 20, 2017
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Tips to Prep Your Home for the Spring Homebuying Season

If you want to sell your home during this year’s spring selling season, now is the time to get […]
February 13, 2017
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15 Ways to Stay Motivated This Winter

Finding it difficult to stay motivated for your winter workout? Here are 15 excuse busters to nudge you, […]
January 23, 2017
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Wood Fireplace: 9 Tips for Safety and Efficiency

Besides the annual inspection and sweep for your chimney, you can improve the function of your wood fireplace […]
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