Homeowner's Academy

This is your guide to interesting facts, tips and general homeowner information. We hope you find the information useful - and feel free to share with friends!

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    Expert Tips to Prepare Your Home Before a Storm Strikes

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    We asked the Rapid Response Team’s Kevin Walton, Jason Coben, Steve Berman, and Bryan Jeffords what Floridians can do to prepare their homes before a storm makes landfall in their area. Here are their expert insights.

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    Debunking 5 Common Myths about Hurricanes

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    As Florida homeowners gear up for the 2015 hurricane season, a tidal wave of “tips and tricks” are once again hitting the Internet that describe how to best protect your home from a major storm. But how do you know which ones to believe, and which ones should be blown off?

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    5 Things Florida Homeowners Need to Know about Flood Insurance

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    From hurricanes to torrential afternoon rainstorms, the Sunshine State is not so sunny when it comes to flooding. Whether you are located in a high-risk zone or a low-risk zone, having flood insurance will ensure that your home is covered if a disaster strikes.

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    2015 Hurricane Season Forecast & Storm Names

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 21, 2015
    Was T.S. Ana an abnormality or an indicator that the 2015 hurricane season will be more active than the experts projected? Despite this year’s below average forecast, remember that it only takes a single hurricane to cause extensive damage. You must prepare for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

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    8 Mistakes Florida Homeowners Make When Preparing Swimming Pools for Spring

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | May 05, 2015
    Summer is just around the corner, which means homeowners across Florida are preparing their backyard pools for swimming season. What are some common mistakes Florida homeowners make when preparing swimming pools for spring?

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    10 Photo Tips for Compiling Your Home Inventory Before Hurricane Season

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 29, 2015
    While you don’t need to be a photography maven when it comes to compiling your home inventory, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind when shooting your home valuables… as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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    7 Top Mother's Day Gifts for Active Moms Around the House

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 28, 2015
    Mother’s Day is just around the corner! For many, finding the perfect gift for mom can quickly turn into a stressful, overwhelming task. To help you out, we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and unique gifts that any active mom would love to have around the house.

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    Are These Dangerous Poisons Lurking in Your Florida Home?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 27, 2015
    Every year, Americans report more than 2 million instances of poisonings, and over 90 percent of these incidents take place in the home. Fortunately, there are several precautions Florida homeowners can take to prevent a poison-induced panic from happening.

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    Is Your Home Landscaping "Florida-Friendly?”

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Apr 23, 2015
    When planning a lawn or garden, most homeowners don’t consider the environmental impact of their landscaping decisions. Keeping your yard in line with your local climate is the easiest and best way to ensure beautiful and healthy curb appeal.

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