Homeownership comes with a myriad of joys and responsibilities. One of the responsibilities that homeowners often encounter is dealing with potential property damage, whether caused by natural disasters, accidents, or even the actions of their neighbors. A common scenario that raises questions about home insurance coverage is when a neighbor's tree falls onto your house. Who is responsible for the damages, and whose insurance pays for it? In this blog post, we will delve into the complexities of this situation and provide insights into how home insurance typically works in such cases.

Determining Liability

The first step in understanding how insurance coverage comes into play when a neighbor's tree falls on your house is determining liability.…

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As the final days of summer unfold, August presents a perfect opportunity for homeowners to tackle essential maintenance tasks that will help ensure a well-kept and comfortable living space. As temperatures transition and the season starts to wind down, taking care of your home now can prevent potential issues down the road. In this article, we'll delve into some of the best home maintenance tips for August, helping you maintain your property's value and functionality.

1. Check and Clean Your Gutters

With the fall season just around the corner, ensuring your gutters are clean and free from debris is essential to prevent clogs that could lead to water damage. Remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper…

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Download the August Data PDF


(Video Transcript)

Hey, it's Steve at the Steve Volkers Group. Of course, we're in our office in downtown Grand Rapids, and it's another monthly update, the data is in. So then we go through the data. Kevin puts together this really great book for us. If you haven't downloaded it or gotten it, It's worth getting.  I think it's worth getting, and I know the data is not for everyone.

It's for some people, but not for all. But, hopefully recording it and putting a video out, you take a couple of minutes to think about what's going on. So this is our monthly update. We do it every month. It is for August we're talking about, but obviously, it's in arrears. So all the data is July's data and past, so.

We have…

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A REALTOR® plays a valuable role when buying a new construction home, just as they do when purchasing a resale property. Despite the perception that new construction homes involve fewer complexities, having a REALTOR® by your side can provide several benefits and ensure a smooth process. Here's how a REALTOR® fits in when buying a new construction home:

1. Expertise and Guidance: A REALTOR® brings a wealth of knowledge about the local real estate market, including new construction developments. They can provide insights into neighborhoods, builders, and trends, helping you make informed decisions based on your preferences and needs.

2. Negotiation: Contrary to popular belief, there's still room for negotiation when purchasing a new construction…

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