News & Announcements

January 21, 2021

Covid, Mail, and Email

As you may have experienced first hand with your holiday mailings, the Covid pandemic has taken its toll on the United States Postal Service (USPS). Unprecedented volumes of mail and staffing challenges are causing delays in postal deliveries, with many …
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January 20, 2021

2021 Assessment Rate Announcement

The challenges we faced in 2020 were extraordinary. Our businesses, our neighbors, and our nation struggled to navigate a global pandemic and the financial and personal fallout that came with it. The uncertainty of our safety and wellbeing encompassed every …
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January 20, 2021

Is It Sleet or Graupel?

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet can cause damage to your home and property, not to mention increase fall and personal liability risks. But, there’s another form of winter precipitation that can make for slippery walks called graupel. You’ve never heard …
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January 19, 2021

New Year’s Resolution Tips for 2021

We all like to start off a new year with lists of things we’d like to accomplish, like losing weight or talking to long-lost friends. Statistically, most new year resolutions are abandoned within 2 months, so here are some tips …
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January 19, 2021

Outdoor Heater Safety Tips

Staying home is one of the safest things we can be doing to protect ourselves and our families from the pandemic. But staying at home doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Sitting outside on a patio with a heater …
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January 13, 2021

What You’ll Need To Do At Your Home if You Purchase an EV

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining in popularity as new and compelling models come into the marketplace. Greater efficiency, fewer emissions, and fun to drive are just some of their attractive qualities. Not having to pump gas, however, is likely the …
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January 13, 2021

Make Your Own Soft-Serve Ice Cream In 60 Seconds

In the “where has this been all of my life” category, a new Keurig-like machine has been introduced at CES 2021 that will let you make your own soft-serve ice cream from recyclable aluminum pods in around 60 seconds. This …
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January 7, 2021

Virginia Sidewalk Snow Removal Laws

Sidewalk snow removal laws vary from community to community across Virginia. If you’re a property owner, it’s important to check your city or homeowner’s association codes to see who is responsible for snow and ice removal. Penalties for leaving public …
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January 4, 2021

How The Pandemic Has Helped Increase Ransomware Attacks

The transition to a remote workforce in 2020 triggered an unprecedented increase in the use of personal devices and residential networks for business operations. This created a feeding frenzy for cybercriminals and a 400% increase in cybercrimes, a 350% increase …
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December 17, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Home Maintenance

An annual risk assessment survey of homeowners conducted by Rabin Research has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way homeowners perceive risk and protect their property. Property wear and tear has not taken a break in 2020, but …
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