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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    7 Fun and Inexpensive Things to Do at Home for Labor Day Weekend

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Aug 10, 2015
    You don’t need to plan an extravagant trip or host an expensive party to mark the Labor Day holiday. Kick back, relax and soak up the last bit of summer this Labor Day weekend with these fun and budget-friendly activities.

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    7 Questions to Ask When Buying Florida Home Insurance

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Aug 03, 2015
    When it comes to finding the right home insurance company for your needs, there are several factors to take into consideration before you make a final decision. Here are seven important questions to ask yourself when selecting your next home insurance company.

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    Florida Hosts 2015 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jul 31, 2015
    Florida will host a 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday on August 7-16 to help families provide students with the supplies they need to be successful this school year.

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    7 Expert Tips to Keep Your Florida Lawn Green (While Saving Green) This Summer

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jul 09, 2015
    We want to show off our lush lawns and healthy home gardens, but that’s not always easy in the Sunshine State, especially during summer’s scorchingly hot days. Thankfully, there are things you can do to win the battle. Here are seven expert tips for getting – and keeping – your yard healthy and happy, even in the heat of Florida summer.

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    New 2015 State Laws That Florida Homeowners Need to Know About

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jul 08, 2015
    The 2015 state legislative session was a wild ride, but the results are finally in and several newly signed laws directly impact Florida homeowners. Which new laws have been passed and how will they affect you? Take a look…

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    Keep Your Cool: 9 Clever Ways to Save on Florida Utilities This Summer

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jul 07, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of your utility bill. Even as summer temperatures continue to climb, there are ways you can save money on your utility bill – and still keep your cool.

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    11 Expert Tips for a Safe and Fun July 4th Holiday

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jun 30, 2015
    Lighting fireworks is a beloved Independence Day tradition for families across Florida. While this sparkling display of freedom brings joy to both children and adults alike, fireworks can be extremely dangerous if not handled with care.

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    Are You Paying Too Much for Florida Home Insurance?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jun 22, 2015
    You receive an envelope from your home insurance carrier, open your invoice and GASP! You’re sitting there wondering why on earth you pay that much for home insurance? What determines homeowner’s insurance premiums and what can you do to decrease the cost of yours? Take a look…

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    My Florida Home Insurance Expires Soon: What Do I Do?

    by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jun 09, 2015
    It’s that time! You’ve received a notice in the mail stating that your Florida homeowner’s insurance policy is about to expire. But what should you do? Where do you start? Should you renew your policy as-is, change coverage levels, or shop around?

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