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How to Know if a Neighborhood is Right for You

Before you buy a home and make what’s likely to be one of the biggest investments of your life, you owe it to yourself to get good information on your new neighborhood.

Conserving Energy, One Appliance at a Time

Appliances account for nearly 13 percent of a household’s energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, with refrigeration, cooking and laundry at the top of the list.

Fire Prevention Day: Facts and Lifesaving Safety Tips for Your Family

It’s easy and inexpensive to follow safety measures to avoid the causes of most home fires.

October 09 / 2012

Can a Safe Room Add Value to a Home?

By Pauline Hammerbeck, Allstate Guest blogger Pauline Hammerbeck is a content editor for The Allstate blog, which helps people prepare for the unpredictability of life. There are several things homeowners can do to add value to their houses; upgrading a kitchen or adding in a new bath are common projects that come to mind. But [...]

The Need-to-Know Truth about Home Improvement and Resale Value

Let’s face it.  Selling a home today is much different than it was five or six years ago.  Prices have likely come down and the competition among homes on the market could be intense. It’s common for homeowners to consider renovation projects prior to putting their home on the market. But if the sole purpose [...]

Is that swimming pool safe? What homebuyers should know

By Allstate When an agent takes you to a home and slides open the patio door to reveal a backyard swimming pool, you’ll likely have one of two reactions: you’ll either conjure up images involving lazy Saturdays and margaritas, or you’ll stiffen up with thoughts about the pool safety implications. In either case, a swimming [...]

May 24 / 2012