Does Your Homeowner Insurance Cover Damage from the New Airline Electronics Rules?

April 24th, 2017

All politics aside, the latest U.S. travel policy is clear. Personal electronics larger than a smart phone are to be placed in checked baggage for flights to the US from such Middle East airports as Cairo or Dubai. Devices that need to be checked include cameras, laptops, tablets, game units, e-readers, and DVD players. But what happens when these devices are damaged inside baggage on your trip? You may be surprised to learn that your homeowner’s insurance covers you.

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Ironically, the Transportation Security Administration advises packing fragile electronic devices in carry-on bags, which is what you’ve always done. But this suggestion is nixed by concerns that terrorists may use such devices as explosives on commercial flights. Unfortunately, such concerns don’t make your electronics any hardier, and if they’re damaged, here are your options. Read More >

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OCRegister.com “Real estate briefly: Buena Park Homes”

April 17th, 2017

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Brandywine Homes has closed escrow on 1.66 acres at 8572 Stanton Avenue in Buena Park and will break ground in May on Corsica, a new community offering 17 two-story townhomes. (Courtesy of Brandywine Homes)

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Irvine-based homebuilder Brandywine has secured nearly 2 acres in Buena Park for its next development, Corsica. The new community will include 17 townhomes on 1.66 acres at 8572 Stanton Ave. It will break ground in May and vertical construction is expected to begin this summer, the company said in a statement. Corsica is scheduled to open for sale in the fall.

The homes, roughly 1,842- to 2,100-square-foot Mediterranean-style townhomes, will include energy-efficient tankless water heaters, recessed lighting, double-strength glass windows, and state-of-the-art communication and networking systems.

Corsica is near Knott’s Berry Farm, the Buena Park downtown shopping district, Ralph B. Clark Regional Park and major employers including Prologis, Leach and Access Business Group.

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Homes For Sale: How To Choose a Neighborhood

April 17th, 2017

If you’re in the market for a home you’re no doubt thinking of what the home itself should have. A whirlpool bath, or granite counters, or a beautiful garden.

Sure, amenities are important. But it’s also important to focus on the right neighborhood. The best policy in home shopping is to choose an area that has everything you need and want. Then you focus on the specific homes and what you want within them.

Why? Well, neighborhoods vary. If you have children, the quality of a school district can have major impacts on the cost of homes. And that’s only one example. Neighborhoods vary in their safety, the number of parks, and just about any factor you could name. So, what’s the best way to choose the right neighborhood for a home? Here are 3 tips. Read More >

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Builderonline.com: “Brandywine Homes Closes on 1.66 acres in Orange County”

April 14th, 2017

April 14, 2017

The company will break ground on 17 two-story townhomes in May.

Brandywine Homes has closed escrow on 1.66 acres at 8572 Stanton Avenue in Buena Park and will break ground in May on Corsica, a new community offering 17 two-story townhomes. Vertical construction is expected to begin this summer, and the community is scheduled to open for sale in the fall. Read More >

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BRANDYWINE ACQUIRES NEW PROPERTY TO BUILD 17 NEW TOWNHOMES IN BUENA PARK, CALIF.

April 11th, 2017

New Neighborhood Corsica Expected to Be Open for Sale in Fall 2017 

BUENA PARK, Calif.Brandywine Homes has closed escrow on 1.66 acres at 8572 Stanton Avenue in Buena Park and will break ground in May on Corsica, a new community offering 17 two-story townhomes. Vertical construction is expected to begin this summer, and the community is scheduled to open for sale in the fall. Read More >

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What Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover: You Might be Surprised

April 10th, 2017

Homeowners insurance is an invaluable investment that helps to secure and protect your home, and the items within its walls. However, while insurance will protect your home from a variety of things such as theft, as well as fire and wind damage, there are many things that homeowners insurance doesn’t cover that often surprises homeowners. It is important that you are aware of what your homeowner’s insurance does cover, so that you are not surprised by a rejected claim. If you are wondering what homeowners insurance doesn’t cover, here are a few common things not covered by your insurance that homeowners find the most surprising. Read More >

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How to Allergy Proof Each Room of Your Home

April 3rd, 2017

Even in sunny Orange County, you look forward to spring because of the longer days and the blooming of trees and flowers. But with the season of colorful renewal comes plenty of pollen as well as mold spores wafting through the air. If you suffer from allergies, being outdoors can prove a major challenge as you sneeze and itch your way through major allergens.

While there’s nothing you can do about the outdoor onslaught, you can avoid problems inside your own home by following these allergy-proofing tips for each room. Read More >

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