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Month: December 2015

Californians More Obsessed Than Anyone About Housing Bubble in 2015

Californians More Obsessed Than Anyone About Housing Bubble in 2015

The folks at Estately decided to honor the closing of 2015 by running a bunch of search terms through Google and figuring out which states’ residents led the U.S. pack in searching for the same terms. Though the choice of terms may say more about Estately than about the U.S. populace at large (“Dad bod?” Really?) a couple of searches stood out for anyone interested in real estate matters. First off, residents of California searched for the term “housing bubble” more…

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Your Home Is Your Fortress: But Can Emergency Responders Get In?

Your Home Is Your Fortress: But Can Emergency Responders Get In?

Holidays are for visiting family, which in my case means visiting a place with a lot of AARP publications sitting around. And one of the aforementioned (December 2015 AARP Bulletin) offers useful reminders on the effects of living behind carefully locked doors and barred windows, perhaps with a zealous security guard or a protective dog, if you need to be rescued by ambulance or fire personnel. Bottom line: Your rescuers may not be able to reach you. The article, ominously…

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With Winter Storms Felling Trees, Do You Know What Your Homeowners’ Insurance Covers?

With Winter Storms Felling Trees, Do You Know What Your Homeowners’ Insurance Covers?

Strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding are in the news in various parts of the U.S. this winter, and are all major forces in felling trees. Just this week, the National Weather Service issued high wind advisories for Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and also warned that, “The gusty winds could blow down weaker trees and branches.” If you’re hearing the wind whip up outside your house, and there are any large trees nearby, now might be a good time to review the…

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