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July 2013

There are 4 blog entries for July 2013.

Umbrella Insurance and Homeowner Liability

By: Richard Koreto

 Published: January 27, 2010

 Umbrella insurance offers added homeowner liability protection that kicks in after homeowners insurance reaches its coverage limits.

Understand homeowner liability

 Liability insurance covers you in the event you get hit with a lawsuit. Some of the liability risks faced by homeowners are more apparent than others. For example, a house guest takes a tumble after slipping on your hardwood floors, or a neighbor's kid falls off a swing in your backyard. Insurance agents call swimming pools, jungle gyms, and trampolines "attractive nuisances" because they draw children unable to appreciate their dangers.

If someone gets hurt on your property--whether

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Get the Kitchen You Want for Less

By: Kimberly Sweet

Published: November 6, 2012

 Enjoy the best of today’s popular kitchen remodeling trends without busting your budget. Here are 6 ways to get your out-of-date kitchen current — and in some cases more functional — for less.

 Get the trend for less:

Paint the walls white. A fresh clean coat of pristine white paint may be all you need to make your kitchen feel shiny and new. Avoid a stark “builder white” and go with a slightly warmer white instead.

Paint the cabinets white. The real question is, to DIY or not to DIY? Painting cabinets is a time-consuming job that requires a lot of prepping and priming. All the doors need to come off (where will you put them?), and you may not have the right tools

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Installing a Spa on Your Deck

By: Dave Toht

Published: November 25, 2009

Evaluate the cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining an outdoor spa to decide if it’s a worthwhile addition to your deck.  

Different types of spas and their costs

 It started with that icon of laid-back living, the redwood hot tub. Before long, fiberglass versions with circulating jets appeared called “spas.” Today the terms “hot tub” and “spa” are used interchangeably, but because most units are jetted, spa is the term more commonly used. Spas range in size from two-person models costing about $2,000, to

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Your Guide to Choosing Patio Pavers

By: Andrea Nordstrom Caughey

Published: April 9, 2013

There are so many options on the market for patio pavers, it can be hard to choose. So we’ve done the research to help you make the right choice for your home.

Brick pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes, and can look old or new. Because they’re smaller than other pavers, they take a while to put in place, and installation costs can be higher.

You can do the job yourself for $3 to $5 per sq. ft. You’ll need to rent a brick saw — a heavy table-mounted saw that makes cutting masonry a snap. Cost: $60-$95/day. Don’t forget: You’ll need to figure out a way to get the brick saw to your house.

For a pro-installed brick patio, you’ll pay

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