Super Important Generator Safety Precautions That Can Save Your Life

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Reading time: 4 minutes Portable generators are typically used after natural disasters, such as hurricanes or massive snowstorms. Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, people tend to panic, and safety isn't always top of mind. That's why it's important to learn generator safety precautions before you need to use one. With cold temperatures already ...
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Electricity and Water Do Not Mix: How to Stay Safe at Home with GFCIs

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Reading time: 3.5 minutes You might have heard – electricity and water do not mix. This can be a problem in your home where most appliances run on electricity and are often located near areas with water. Since GFCIs, or ground fault circuit interrupters, were introduced in the 1970s, electrocutions have dropped significantly, but many people take t...
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Winter Survival Tips for Your Roof – Expert Edition

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Reading time: 4 minutes From the rough weather to the frigid temperatures, winter can do a number on your roof. That's why we reached out to Novalis Roofing & Siding, which has served Northern New Jersey homeowners for more than 80 years. Owner Jonathan Novalis gave us expert insight to combat the major roofing problems of the season and import...
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Realtor Roundtable 2021: How to Improve Your Chances of Buying or Selling a Home

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Reading time: 6 minutes The real estate market has been in flux since the pandemic hit last year. Home seekers flooded the market, wanting wide open spaces and larger living areas. Though the market has slowed, there's still low inventory, low interest rates, and high prices. How can you hope to navigate the intense landscape? We went to the expert...
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Mold in Your House: How to Banish and Prevent the Gross Green Growth

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Reading time: 4.5 minutes We're all in favor of "going green," but when it comes to mold, you definitely want to prevent green from taking over your home. That's why we reached out to Bill Titus of J.C. Restoration, Inc., who has been specializing in mold remediation for more than four years. Bill helps between 100 and 200 homeowners each year to e...
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Most Popular Home Insurance Endorsements and Why Your Home Needs Them

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Reading time: 4 minutes Earthquakes, heavy snow, tree roots in your sewer line – are damages from these issues covered in a standard homeowners policy? Spoiler alert: Many times they're not, but the good news is – endorsements on your insurance policy will cover these issues and more. To find out the ins and outs of home insurance endorsements, we ...
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Stork Stopping By? You Absolutely Must Read This Baby Proofing House List

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Reading time: 5 minutes Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! This is a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be a scary one. Your baby is coming home to a potentially dangerous environment, so what things can you do to baby proof your house? We reached out to Arvey Levinsohn, owner of A&H Childproofers and a certified member of the...
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Dreading a Roof Replacement? Here's How to Enjoy a Painless Process

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Reading time: 5 minutes One of the most dreaded home improvement projects is the roof replacement. "You need a good roof," says VP of Ecosystem Development Paul Chadowski, who owned his own insurance agency for more than 26 years. "Ours was reaching the 25-year mark, so we knew it was time to have it inspected and most likely replaced." Unfortunate...
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Mortgage Market Monitor Q3 2021 - Current Mortgage Trends

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Reading: 2 minutes Historic mortgage rates, a new program to help struggling home buyers, and reduced estimated payments on student loans - Sam Sharp, Executive Vice President of Guaranteed Rate, shares with us his insight into the current mortgage and refinancing trends in this edition of the Mortgage Market Monitor!  Download PDF File H...
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Indoor Home Health: How to Make Your Indoor Living Space Healthy

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"Your house – including its indoor environment – is a reflection of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being," says David Young, MPH, and indoor health specialist. While your home isn't quite a living, breathing organism, a house is more than just structure. It needs to be cared for or it will become ill. A home can, in turn, infect the home...
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Top 8 Answers to the Questions You Never Knew to Ask About Home Window Replacement

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Do your windows only have one pane? Maybe the glass is cracked. Or perhaps you just get super cold in the winter from a draft near your picture window. But how do you know when it's time to replace windows, and even if you do, what kind is best for your home? We spoke with Craig Diamond of Diamond Home Service to find out the answers to important h...
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Top Professional Organizing Tips to Improve Your Home's Value and Safety

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Reading time: 5 minutes We like our stuff, don't we? Like Gollum in Lord of the Rings, we sometimes grip our personal belongings and hiss, "My precious." While vipHomeLink is always a no judgement zone, home safety and home organization go hand in hand. If your home is well organized, you may be able to catch problems before they become costly repa...
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Behind-the-Scenes at the Castle with vipHomeLink and Make-A-Wish

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This holiday season, vipHomeLink is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fund more wishes for children with critical illnesses. From now through the end of this year, 100% of revenue associated with new annual vipHomeLink app sign-ups will be donated directly to Make-A-Wish.  To document this partnership, our production team headed to Mon...
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Home Resolutions 2020: Expert Edition

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Every year, you know your gutters will need to be cleaned out. You have to rake and mow the lawn, and every once and awhile, you need to apply a fresh coat of paint somewhere. But do you know what maintenance items you are missing? We asked Home Improvement Contractor Matt Van Cleve to give us his professional insight into essential maint...
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In Deep Water: Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

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When the Polar Vortex attacks without mercy, à la The Day After Tomorrow, a swift but harsh cold front can cause a drastic change in temperature and major problems for your home – icicles running down your walls, lumpy carpets, and mold, to name a few. If your home's pipes burst, you will need to take immediate steps to stop the leakage and be...
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Quick TIPS: Warning Signs of a Gas Leak in Your Fireplace

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Nothing warms you up on a cold winter's night quite like a fireplace. Though gas fireplaces have become safer in the last 20 years with shut-off devices and oxygen depletion sensors, homeowners still need to practice safety procedures, but when they should be worried? We spoke with Paul Pirro from PSE&G's Appliance Service to learn the signs th...
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The Ultimate Way to Prevent Catastrophic Water Damage While You’re on Winter Vacay

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Reading time: 5 minutes It's that time of the winter again. Halfway between the holidays and spring, you want to take a mid-winter break, but what happens to your house while you're away? Cold temperatures, ice, and snow can have a devastating effect on a home without proper preparation. Jeff Hoffmann from Schaible's Plumbing & Heating Inc...
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First Time Homebuyers: What to Look for to Score Home Gold

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Reading time: 3 minutes St. Patrick's Day is here, and we're spreading some good luck by helping you find some "home gold" during your home buying search. We spoke with real estate agent Eric Godoy of RE/MAX Premier in Warren, New Jersey, to find what first time buyers should look for in a home, and he offered this advice: "Commonly the way you kno...
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Testing the Waters: Water Quality in Your Home

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Reading time: 5 minutes Ahhhhh. There's nothing quite as refreshing as a cool drink of water. Unfortunately, with that water, you might be drinking common contaminants, such as lead, arsenic, and nitrate. Before you reach for a sports drink, listen to Aaron Simmons of Automatic Water Conditioning Co. Aaron has been helping homeowners to increase th...
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How to Save Your Home from Hailstorm and Windstorm Damage

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Reading time: 4 minutes Thunder might not only signal an oncoming storm. It might also warn of oncoming insurance claims. Hailstorms, windstorms, and broken pipes are the most common homeowners insurance claims – and the most expensive ones – that Orlando Berryman of Oberryman Insurance Agency has encountered during his 20 years in the insuran...
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