Got Mold? We Have a Simple Solution

in insider, homeowner tips, air quality, homeowners insurance, Virginia, diy, cleaning, home insurance, summer, weather, home Jul 12, 2019

Virginia weather is anything but predictable. But this time of year, it’s reliably hot and sticky! Heat and humidity are really uncomfortable and make your A/C work twice as hard. But the mold it invites into your home is the bigger villain of this mischievous moisture that plagues Virginia summers. Many types of mold naturally play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors,...

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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Simple Ways To Protect Home While You're On Vacation

in insider, homeowner tips, report a claim, Virginia, home maintenance, home insurance, travel, summer, vacation, burglary Jul 5, 2019

Summer is here and that means schools are out and vacations are in! Whether you travel to Virginia’s gorgeous beaches, camp along the Blue Ridge, or head out of state, the last thing you want is to worry about something happening to your home while you’re away.

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2 Big Insurance Questions for Virginia Homeowners

in insider, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, home insurance, moving, summer, home Jun 1, 2019

Summer is the time for families across the country to jump on the opportunity to sell their current home and find the next perfect fit. Virginia is no exception. With home values improving and mortgage rates currently hovering around 4.25% for all of 2019, buyers are jumping off the fence and into the buying market. Some areas of Northern Virginia have seen new home sales double since 2015. Homeownership is returning as one of the best...

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It’s Getting Hot! Is Your Home A/C Up To The Job?

in insider, homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, Virginia, spring, cleaning, home maintenance, home insurance, Air conditioner, HVAC, summer May 27, 2019

It's hot, it's cold! Virginia’s spring weather can be fickle! But we're getting our first real taste of summer this week and the Commonwealth's notoriously hot, humid weather. You know those temperatures that work our air conditioners on overtime. They can also turn into expensive problems for Virginians and their A/C systems.

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Do You Enforce Virginia Passenger Restrictions With Your Teen Driver?

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, family, distracted driving, crash, accident, teen driver, parenting, summer May 22, 2019

My husband and I trained all three of our kids to drive with the help of Stafford County Public School's driving program. From white-knuckled trips as copilot to watching our kids back out of the driveway by themselves for the first time, I don't think anything was as challenging as enforcing provisional license passenger restrictions. And nothing as dangerous if we didn't.

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