Category Archives: Safety

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From... 

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You just moved. You started your new job. You super busy unpacking and getting settled. You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a doctor. This scenario is quite common. Getting unpacked into your new... 

  • With the Drought in California, Here are Some Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Drought conditions in California are at an all time high. Conserve water in the garden with these beautiful plants and ideas. By Kelly Roberson, BHG Plant Smart in drought conditions                                                                                                                             ... 

  • How to Prepare for an Emergency in Your New Home (Part 1)

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps... 

  • Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You bought your new house, put in new carpet and just had your custom-made sofa delivered when you find the drainage pipes have backed up. Your in-laws will be here tomorrow, so you call your homeowner’s insurance... 

  • Rental Property Scams Sweeping Through Butte County

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty’s General Manager, Kim Jergentz, gives a very informative interview with KNVN, regarding the Rental property scams that are sweeping through Butte County. Please click the link below for... 

  • 12 ways to declutter your kitchen

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

        Follow these tips to organize and maximize every last inch of space in your kitchen. From MSN Living   1. Keep lightweight items you don’t use often—think holiday cookie cutters or bakeware—up... 

  • The Teen Lounge Becomes the New Hangout Spot in Homes

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    The teen lounge allows for privacy & fun, all in a safe environment: your home By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Get ready for Justin Bieber posters lining the walls and video-game arcades. The “teen... 

  • Simple ways to protect your Privacy

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Encrypt Your Computer Encrypting your computer means that someone has to have your password (or encryption key) in order to peek at its contents should they get access to your hard drive. On a Mac, you just go to your settings,... 

  • Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches for California

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

      The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic...