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August
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It's easy and smart to protect your home from electrical surges. Here's how you can make sure your property isn't in danger.

If you've been busy exploring Southport homes for sale or you've finally found your dream home, you'll be looking forward to moving in and getting settled. As you start setting up your electronics and appliances, you might wonder whether you should be taking steps to protect them. After all, the Southport area experiences many thunderstorms, and it only takes one lighting strike to damage your devices.

Other things, like a downed power line or even your appliances turning on and off, can cause power surges. The good news is, you can protect your home by using a three-phase protection plan. This includes a whole-house surge protector, an external surge protector, and strip surge protectors. Here's a closer look at each one.

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November
27

Holiday Home Security
The holidays are here and while you can't stop Jack Frost from nipping at your toes, you can stop thieves from putting a chill on your holiday spirit. As you prepare to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family, some simple additions to your shopping list will go a long way towards securing your home.

Our REALTORS® recommend the following smart security measures for your North Carolina home. Each of these home security features are efficient and effective at outsmarting the burglars who may be lurking on the other side of the door.     

  1. Smart Locks
    Smart locks make it easy for you to lock/unlock the door even when you can't reach for your key. Simply enter the code and the door opens then press a button to lock it behind you. The locks can also be set to open/lock automatically based on the proximity of your phone to the door. 

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November
29

Home Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating
With holiday decorations along city streets and in every store, it's hard to put your Christmas spirit on hold. Even if you've been looking at Southport homes for sale and you're hoping for a year-end move, you'll still want to decorate your current home. While you're enhancing your surroundings to match your festive mood, it's important to keep safety in mind.

Our REALTORS® understand that the Christmas decorations you've collected over the years bring thoughts of holidays past. It's easy to get lost in memories and lose track of safety. That's why we offer these timely reminders for decorating your home safely during the holidays.

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September
28

Prepare for Hurricane Season
Hurricanes are a fact of life along the Carolina Coast. Although our area doesn't always get the brunt of every storm, it's crucial to be prepared if and when we do. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 through the end of November and storms are unpredictable. An active hurricane season may spawn dozens of named storms.

How can you secure your home and be prepared? Follow these tips:

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