The Value Of An Insurance-Backed Home Warranty

Authored by Joan M. Riordan And William R. Warnock Jr. This article is written in response to an article published in the January 2013 edition of the South Carolina Lawyer entitled That New Home Warranty, Now You See It, Now You Don’t. The prior article missed the basis and purpose behind the insurance-backed new home […]

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Tips for choosing the right general liability insurance carrier

Authored by: Insurance Specialty Group Whether you’re buying your first policy, or rethinking your current provider, finding the right general liability insurance carrier can be tough. You want to understand what their policy offers and if they’re in good standing with a national rating organization. Here are a couple questions to ask when looking. Is […]

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General Liability Insurance for home builders: Are you protected?

Authored by: Insurance Specialty Group Many builders would be surprised to know what their general liability (GL) insurance does and does not cover. They figure, “I have (or I pay a lot for) insurance—I should be covered for everything.” However, it’s important to understand the nuances that come with a GL policy so you, or […]

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Enjoy summertime grilling with these quick tips.

PREP SMART Grilling with skewers? Soak bamboo skewers in water for an hour to avoid burning the sticks. For future use, after soaking skewers place them in a plastic bag and store them in the freezer. Charcoal grills. When using a charcoal grill, never add lighter fluid to coals that are already hot. This can […]

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5 Tips For Buying A New Construction Home.

Buying a new construction home is a much different process than buying a pre-owned home. Familiarizing yourself with what to look for will help you navigate the process with confidence. 1. Use a real estate professional  Real estate agents offer their expertise with reviewing a builder’s paperwork to ensure your best interest is met and […]

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Relax about your energy bills this summer—we’ve got some easy tips to keep you cool.

Overworking your air conditioner can result in high energy bills and cause potential breakdowns. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to have your home running efficiently.  During the day… Keep your windows and doors closed. This helps kee heat and humidity out of your house. Cover windows with curtains that directly face the […]

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The gold standard—what are you offering your home buyers?

The gold standard—what are you offering your home buyers? When purchasing a structural warranty, it’s important to know your chosen warranty provider and understand the warranty agreement’s protection you’re offering your home buyer. A proper understanding saves you time and simplifies the process when a buyer comes to you with a question, and ultimately helps […]

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Make your home masterpiece: Yard work tips

Take advantage of longer days to complete your yard work. Aerate. Aerating your lawn is especially important if you have heavy foot traffic. It helps keep your lawn healthier and reduces maintenance. Mow it over. For cooler grass seasons, such as spring, avoid cutting your grass too short. This helps prevent weeds from invading. Prune […]

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An interview with first-time home buyers: Part Two

Josh and Kristi, after months of searching, finally found their perfect first home. Still, getting to the closing table wasn’t easy. 2-10 HBW: How did you know this house was the one you’d make your home? Kristi: We walked in and knew it had everything we wanted. There weren’t a lot of repairs needed; it […]

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Four reasons to use a real estate agent when buying a new construction home.

1. Purchase Agreement. Real estate agents offer their expertise with reviewing a builder’s paperwork to ensure the home buyer’s best interest is met and interprets the contract for the home buyer. 2. Sales price. Real estate agents will ensure you’re paying the appropriate price based on a market analysis and provide valuable insights on the […]

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