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February 17th, 2014 by James B. Murdoch Insurance

6 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood

So you’re in the market to buy a home? Congratulations! You’re probably already overwhelmed by decisions: Colonial or ranch style? Stucco or stone? One or two story? Carpet or parquet flooring? And that’s not even including one of the most important factors in any new home purchase: location, location, location. It might not be everything, but it’s almost everything. It will determine your commute, impact... Read Article

Whose Line is it Anyway? Why Service Line Coverage Matters

If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve received multiple solicitations in the mail persuading you to buy a protection plan for your exterior utility lines or pipes. It seems like they’re in the mail pile at least every month. And if you’re like most people, you’re not quite sure if this protection is something you might actually need. The reality is that as a homeowner, underground... Read Article

IIHS Reports Improvement in Child Seat Installation Hardware

Child safety seats can be lifesavers for your car’s smallest passengers. However, child safety seats are only effective if they’re installed correctly. One way to help ensure they are is by using a car’s LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. This installation hardware can make it much easier for someone to secure a child safety seat into a car. In 2015,... Read Article

4 Ways to Avoid Car Repair Bills

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That saying certainly applies when it comes to your car. By spending a little bit of time and money before things go south, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars in the long run. Not sure what to do? Then check out these four tips. 1. Buy a battery charger. Dead batteries... Read Article

How to Use and Maintain a Leaf Blower

With fall in full swing, a leaf blower is something many people simply can’t live without. And while using one is pretty straightforward, there are some basics about how to use and maintain a leaf blower that are worth keeping in mind. The following tips will help you stay safe, use your leaf blower the right way and even extend the life of your leaf... Read Article