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Avoid Water Damage: Three Tips for Protecting Your Property

The best way to protect yourself from floods is to prepare your home and property before any kind of natural threat occurs, such as heavy rainfalls, hurricanes, mudflows and ice jams. However, even problems relating to damaged drainage systems, new development and overtopped levees can cause flooding. Fortunately, to help keep your investments protected, here…
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Increasing Your Home’s Value

BY JOE SZYNKOWSKI Not all home improvement projects are the same. The impact of a project or upgrade depends on factors such as the market you’re in, and your existing home value. Some projects like adding a pool or wood floors tend to have bigger increases for more expensive homes, while projects like a kitchen…
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Home Prices Are Dropping: How Far Are They Falling

Home buyers pinching their pennies should rejoice: Existing-home prices are continuing to drop. Sorry, sellers! The median price of an existing home (i.e. one that has previously been lived in) fell 0.24% from September to hit $247,000 in October, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors® report. And as cash-strapped would-be buyers are…
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