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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 6/25/2017

You are required to get homeowners insurance when you purchase a home. You probably are so excited about buying a home that you neglect to learn the ins and outs of your policy. Unfortunately, there are many things that insurance won’t cover, yet many homeowners think that they are covered under their home insurance policy. Below, you’ll find some things that are often not covered by your home insurance, even though you might think they are. 


Broken Pipes


While your home insurance will cover damage from water in your home (different than flood insurance), the policy probably won’t cover what it takes to fix broken pipes. Your best bet in this area is prevention. You should be sure that your pipes are insulated properly and that there is adequate airflow around the pipes in your cabinets.


Earthquakes


If an earthquake hits, you’re out of luck when it comes to your homeowners insurance policy. You typically need a separate policy to get earthquake coverage. If you live in an area prone to earthquakes, you’ll need to inquire about specific policies to protect your home from this type of natural disaster.


Floods


You’ll also need a separate policy in the event of a flood. Homeowner’s policies do not cover damage or losses caused by flooding. You can get optional coverage and this is highly recommended, especially if you live near a body of water or in an area that’s prone to flooding.


A Sewer Backup


If a sewer backs up, you’ll face some serious damage in your home. Unfortunately, your homeowners policy will not cover this type of damage. The repairs can be hefty. If you wish, you can always add this type of coverage to your policy. 


Only Portions Of Disasters May Be Covered


If a hurricane hits, any damage that has been caused by the wind will be covered by your home insurance policy. If you face flooding, however, and do not have a flood insurance policy, you’ll be out of luck. Without extra coverage, some natural disasters can be a special disaster for you and your wallet. 


Keep Up The Maintenance On Your Home


It’s important to understand what is and isn’t covered by your home insurance policy. When you know how to prepare for different situations, it will make caring for and maintaining your home and your financial future a lot easier. If you prepare accordingly for natural disasters as directed, and perform proper maintenance on your home, your insurance policy should act in the best interest for you. If you happen to live in an area where you are prone to natural disasters, make sure you get the appropriate additional coverage that you’ll need to protect you.





Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 6/23/2017


84 Mannville St, Leicester, MA 01524

Single-Family

$274,900
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
Serenity on the Water in Leicester! Beautiful water-front colonial on Waite Pond. While the near-acre of fenced-in property provides unparalleled privacy, this property's location off of Main St. also allows for direct access to Worcester, I-290, the Pike. This unique house features 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a sun-drenched three-seasons porch with water views. Some interior updates include newer drywall and insulation, brand new carpet upstairs, a brand new tiled shower on the first level, with some new light fixtures and ceiling fans. If you are looking for a private, waterfront home with a ton of land and plenty of living area, you've found the right place! INVESTORS TAKE NOTE: Becker College-Leicester Campus is walk away, and this 5 bedroom home may provide an intriguing investment opportunity.
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Categories: New Homes  


Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 6/23/2017

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $446,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The DiRoberto Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


45 Browning Rd, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$459,900
Price
$446,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Elegant 4 Bed 2.5 Bath colonial house in desired Northside of Shrewsbury. The floor plan encompasses a large living room, family room with fireplace and slider access to deck with a view of back yard, formal dining area, sleek & stylish kitchen, bright & sunny eat-in with a door to the deck. The master bedroom in 2nd floor has attached full bath, closet and ceiling fan. Three additional bedrooms and a common full bath in 2nd floor. Hardwood floors throughout the house, finished basement, 3 zone heating, 2 car garage and lot more to list. Great location, convenient access to highway 290. Don't miss the opportunity to own this beautiful house. Showing begins at Open House on Saturday, 03/11 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM.

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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 6/19/2017

This Single-Family in Auburn, MA recently sold for $290,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The DiRoberto Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


26 Central St, Auburn, MA 01501

Single-Family

$305,000
Price
$290,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
MOTIVATED SELLER!! Move-in Ready make this your new home. Completely renovated home centrally located near all major routes (20, 12, 290, 395, and Mass Pike) Nicely updated Kitchen with Island, Tile Flooring, and Granite Counters, Gleaming Hardwoods, Master located on first floor with private bath and lots of closet space. Separate Laundry also on first floor. The second floor has 3 good size bedrooms with a full bath on this floor. The half bath is on first floor off Kitchen. Great yard space for all your entertaining needs. Full Basement with easy access to backyard.

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Posted by The DiRoberto Team on 6/18/2017

Children. You love them with all your being. But the mess they can make of the house? Not so much. Keep reading for four tips on how to keep your home clean despite your children’s best efforts. You might even be able to get them to join in on the fun! 

1. Cleanup after playtime. Build the habit of cleaning up one set of toys before moving on to the next, this not only keeps the floor from becoming littered in toys but also makes cleaning up more manageable for little ones. A large mess can easily overwhelm small children and by cleaning up along the way you make the task easier for them to participate in.

2. Have an organizational system for corralling toys that works for you and more importantly your children. Make cleanup easy by storing toys in bins and baskets that toys can easily be tossed into. Cleanup is made even easier when you give everything a designated place so there isn’t a chance for toys to end up in organizational limbo. Do a walk through of the house sweep once little ones are in bed to ensure everything has been put in its place.

3. The easiest way to keep things clean is to minimize the amount of stuff you and your children own. Of course, this is harder to implement with little ones but regular clean outs of toys helps to balance the influx of toys that come during holidays and birthdays. Include kiddos in on the process to pick out their favorites and get them excited to donate toys to other children. You can put some toys in storage and swap them out regularly throughout the year to minimize the amount kept in the home and reignite your child’s interest in them as well.

4. Create regular routines around the house to instill clean up habits in your child early on. Create designated areas around the house for play time, quiet time or even homework. This helps children adjust to focus on the task at hand as well as prevent toys from ending up all over the house. By keeping a routine time of day to do a  household chore you’ll also teach little ones the importance of having work ethic around the home. You can even involve curious kiddos in the chore by buying them a child-sized broom or vacuum to “help”. 

Keeping a tidy home with little ones in the house isn’t the easiest of tasks. But by minimizing the amount of stuff you own and instilling a regular clean up habits you can keep on top of messes. You can even create some fond memories and bonding time with your child by including them in on the fun. Happy cleaning!  




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