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    The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Travel

    Nobody really enjoys traveling during the holidays, do they? OK, you might if you’re going on vacation, or you’re visiting family in Hawaii or something. But for everyone else, it’s a slog—whether you’re battling airport crowds the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or fighting through highway traffic on Christmas Eve, getting anywhere can be a massive hassle. […]

    December 13, 2018

  • Winterizing Your Vacant Home

    Have you ever come back from a week or two away and realized that you forgot to take the trash out before you left? It’s no fun returning to a house that stinks to high heaven. Nor is it fun to stress about your house while you are away for weeks or months at a […]

    December 5, 2018

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    Safe Driving in Winter Weather

    Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday season, and if it’s anything like previous years, a lot of that travel will be on the road. Last year, AAA estimated that more than 100 million Americans were planning a trip of more than 50 miles during the holidays—and that was just between Dec. 23 and […]

    November 29, 2018

  • Everything You Didn’t Know About Spiders

    This started as a post about how to keep spiders out of your home, and it turned into a whole lot more. We learned so much from our research on this topic that we just had to share it with you! Myth #1: Spiders sneak into your house in the fall to get out of […]

    November 16, 2018

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    Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

    You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and 52% stay only at places that welcome pets. (For some people, the “welcome” part doesn’t matter: 20% admitted […]

    November 8, 2018

  • Navigating Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    If the words “open enrollment” give you heartburn, read on. We’re here to make signing up for health insurance something that you can not only survive, but feel good about! What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a time for people to sign up for a health insurance plan if: They won’t have insurance through […]

    November 6, 2018

  • No-Fault States (And Why You Should Care About Them)

    It was recently brought to our attention, when a car smashed into the back of Leo and Chris’s rental car in Hawaii, that some states operate much differently than Washington when it comes to auto insurance and accidents. States like Hawaii operate as “no-fault” states, meaning that drivers have insurance to cover their own injuries […]

    October 25, 2018

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    5 Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowners Mistakes

    Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix. In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, […]

    October 23, 2018

  • Driving at Night: 7 Safety Tips for Navigating Dark Roadways

    Summer is officially behind us, and there’s no denying that the days are steadily getting shorter. Over the course of the next few months, daily morning and evening commutes will be darker – and more dangerous. In fact, you’re three times more likely to be in a fatal crash at night, according to a study […]

    October 16, 2018

  • Home Improvement? Put Down the Hammer and Read This

    You’re finally in a place where you can make those renovations you’ve dreamt of since you bought the house – the updated kitchen, the addition, the Back Deck 2.0 – but before you get started (or before you go any further, if we caught you red-handed), it’s important to contact us about your homeowner’s insurance! […]

    October 9, 2018