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Should I Notify My Insurance Company About a New Puppy?

Having a new puppy join your household can change your life. The snuggles and kisses make getting up in the middle of the night for potty breaks worth it, but in the whirlwind of change, it’s easy to forget some...

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How to Choose the Right Smart Security Camera

A security camera can help protect your property against intruders or provide evidence in the event of a break-in. But with all the technology available today, it can be tough to figure out which smart security camera...

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Things to Know When Shopping for Home and Auto Insurance

If you’re looking around for home or auto insurance, you may find the process confusing, especially if you’re new to buying coverage and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Here are five essential things you should...

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Grill Safely With These Outdoor Cooking Tips

Grilling food is a fun pastime, and it’s ideal on those summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. But every year, there are accidents and home fires because people don’t grill safely. Follow these tips to...

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Simple Household Pest Control Methods

No one likes the thought of having pests in their home, whether they be rodents, cockroaches, ants, or any other common household pests. If pest activity is common in your area, it is important to take steps to prevent...

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Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Yard

You've worked hard to create a beautiful garden for your yard, but there is more to yard maintenance than simply mowing the lawn and watering the plants. There are plenty of other tasks you'll need to complete in order...

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Energy-Saving Tips for California Homes

With the cost of utility bills constantly on the rise in Southern California, residents of Orange County are always on the lookout for ways to use less energy. Consuming less gas, water, and electricity saves money, and...

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Are You Planning Significant Improvements for Your Home? Beware These Common Pitfalls

According to the Hanover 2021 “Home Renovation Report,” 70 percent of homeowners planned to improve their homes in 2022. While this can be fun and a good investment, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for. Make sure...

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5 Things You Need to Check Before Buying a Used Electric Car

Electric vehicles are becoming popular for California residents. You may want to get ahead of the curve and rising gas prices by purchasing one now. Used electric vehicles can present a nice price point to explore this...

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Installing Solar Panels in California

3 Important Considerations Plus More Ways to Lower Energy Costs and Protect the Environment With rising energy costs and concerns for the planet, many homeowners in Orange County elect to install solar panels. Solar...

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