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18 Tips To Protect Your New Home

by Lisa Castanet

Here are 18 tips to protect your new home courtesy of Florida Realtors.





















Fire Protection

  1. Install smoke/carbon monoxide alarms on every level. Test monthly and replace batteries each year.
  2. Buy an ABC multipurpose fire extinguisher for the kitchen, where half of all fires occur. Check pressure annually.
  3. Plug major appliances into wall outlets, not extension cords, which can overheat.
  4. Create escape plans for all rooms and place escape ladders in upstairs bedrooms.

Burglary Protection

  1. Change locks on exterior doors and confirm that all doors and windows lock securely.
  2. Add security bars to sliding glass doors.
  3. Trim shrubs near home to reduce spots where burglars might hide.
  4. Install motion-detector lighting to illuminate dark areas.
  5. Consider adding a home alarm system.

Flood Protection

  1. Place wireless water alarms under washing machine and sinks.
  2. Install flood-safe hoses on washing machine.
  3. When leaving on trips, turn off water at main valve to prevent floods.
  4. Confirm that homeowner's insurance covers water and mold damage due to leaks and sewer backups. Some policies don't.

Storm Protection

  1. Trim trees and shrubs so weakened branches won't fall on home or be propelled into windows by high winds.
  2. Install downspout extensions to carry heavy rains away from the foundation.
  3. If you evacuate when a dangerous storm hits, turn off utilities to deter flooding and fires. (

Wear and Tear Protection

  1. Inspect inside and outside of home monthly for signs of damage.
  2. Repair/replace broken items before small problems become serious ones.

Sources: Red Cross,, House Logic,







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by Lisa Castanet

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Polk County October 2017 Market Trends

by Lisa Castanet



Get all the latest September data for your market area all over Polk County.  Check out the latest analysis for Lakeland FLMulberry FLAuburndale FLBartow FLWinter Haven FL or Plant City, Haines City and surrounding areas.

You can even look at your specific zip code within each of these cities.  All market data is updated in real time on the 15th of each month for the previous month's reports. The data is from My Florida Regional multiple listing service powered by Real Estate Business Intelligence and provided as a courtesy to by Native Palm Properties.

So check Polk County September 2017 Market Updates and check back each month for your zip code information.

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