Tis the season for cold weather, ice and snow…and the threat of frozen pipes and ensuing floods. Many kinds of disasters can cause water damage to your home. Fortunately, there are also many devices on the market for water leak detection. A water alarm will… Read More
Renting out your vacation home when you aren’t using it yourself can be a great way to offset expenses such as taxes, mortgage payments, and maintenance fees. Sound appealing? Well, before you assume the role of landlord and rent out your vacation home, you should… Read More
Like many vacation homeowners, my husband and I employ a local caretaker to mow the lawn, plow the snow, and pick up the trash. Our caretakers — a reliable, honest neighborhood couple — also stop by our house every Monday and do a walk-through to… Read More
Every Friday afternoon from December through late March, the White family loads up their SUV with kids, suitcases, coolers and the dog to drive three hours to their ski house. In the four years since they bought their mountainside home, they have pretty much mastered… Read More
There are many easy and effective ways you can safeguard your property which don’t involve hiring one of those expensive home security monitoring services. Here’s a handy do-it-yourself home security checklist you can print out and refer to each time you are going away.