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Sunblock for Your Home: What You Need to Know About Sun Bleaching

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 7, 2018 9:18:35 AM

If you’re like me, you carried around paint samples and fabric swatches for weeks before finally settling on the choices. Now that my room is coming together, I’m still in love with the color scheme I chose.

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Testing, Testing: Health Evaluations for Potential Homes

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 31, 2018 12:08:38 PM

Surprises are great — but not when you’re closing on your new home. Even if a house passes a pre-close inspection, environmental hazards like mold, asbestos, radon, and lead may still be lurking. According to 2013 data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 30 million American homes pose “significant” health issues.

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Protect your home from theft this summer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For many families, summer vacations are the highlight of their year. Hectic schedules are put aside for rest, relaxation, and quality family time. No matter where you go this summer, family memories will be made that will last a lifetime.

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Eleven tips to save on your utility bills this summer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 10, 2018 10:39:45 AM

While summer is a great time to enjoy many outdoor activities, it can take a toll on our pocket books because of increased utility costs. Air conditioning units and dehumidifiers are working overtime to keep our homes comfortable. With the kids home from school, electronic devices are used more often, and family vacations can lead to more laundry.

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Using smart devices to protect your home and your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Most parents would agree that the safety of their family is a top priority as they make purchases for the home. Smart home devices are helping parents protect their families in entirely new ways, making their lives safer and healthier, while providing peace of mind as well. Here are some of the best types of smart devices for keeping everyone safe.

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Eight ways to keep your home safe during showings

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 5, 2018 10:05:01 AM

As a child, your parents may have taught you never to talk to strangers. As an adult hoping to sell your home, not only are you going to have to talk to strangers — you’re going to have to invite them in.

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Twelve tips to open your cottage or summer home

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 8, 2018 10:46:09 AM

The grass is turning green, trees are beginning to bud, and the temperature is rising. It’s time to open your cottage or summer home!

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Keep your home in tiptop shape with these spring home maintenance tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Depending on where you live, spring may have sprung. For some of us in the Midwest, we’re still waiting.

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Benefits of a home water flow monitoring/detection system

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 20, 2018 8:56:52 AM

Owning a home is a dream shared by many. Home ownership provides many benefits, such as financial security and stability, the pride of ownership, and a special place to raise a family.

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Tips to make sure your sump pump is ready for spring [Infographic]

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

According to Tom, West Bend claims manager, March, April, and May are typically heavy volume months for sump pump claims. Significant temperature fluctuations in the late winter and early spring months can result in a lot of pooling water and saturated soil. As a result, sump pump claims often come in fast and furiously.

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