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A few weeks ago, there was a meme circulating, that read “2020- Written By Steven King, Directed by Quentin Tarantino.”  And considering that scientists are already warning Americans to brace for an above-average hurricane season, the sentiment of that meme feels truer than ever. Although there are many things that we cannot control, there are some things we can do to prepare for a possible catastrophic event in advance. Coming up with a hurricane preparedness plan is among them. 

At this point, it’s probably safe to say that everyone is still adjusting to the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus. Going to the market now involves masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and a hospital-like sterile protocol. State and local governments are recommending people steer clear of non-essential travel. If you’re among the tens of thousands of Americans who sheltering in place in another state, you may be wondering how to

Ok. Before we get started, the team at Gulf Shore Home Watch and Concierge agrees that there is no need to rush the holiday season. We also agree that seeing Christmas decorations popping up in retail stores, in September, is entirely ridiculous. However- we also know a good deal when we see it. If you’re going a bit nuts because you feel like you’ve been locked in the house for months, you may have noticed that something quite interesting is happening on the Internet. If you haven’t been using your computer beyond Amazon Prime and grocery store take out, keep reading.

Surprising Things that Burglars Want to Steal from You When most people think of burglaries, they imagine a sketchy, masked intruder who breaks into a home to steal electronics and jewelry. Yet you may be surprised to learn that there are quite a few other things...

  If you’re a homeowner, you’ve long known about the importance of installing a smoke detector. Yet in recent years, experts have started to suggest installing a second type of alert device. The latter is used warn people of a carbon monoxide gas leak. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon...

In our last blog post we talked about two common ways that thieves try to steal your personal information: phishing emails and credit card skimming devices. But what happens if your personal information is stolen through no fault of your own? Data breaches If you follow the news,...

  In the year 2017, statistics show that nearly 1 in 15 people became victims of identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone gets their hands on your personal information, including your address, driver’s license number and/or social security number, and uses that information to open...

Regardless as to whether you’ve recently purchased a home in SWFL or if you have a house or condo you’ve owned for a while, you understand the importance of protecting your asset when you’re not in town. There are any number of things that could go...

If you own a vacation home in SWFL, it’s important to keep your home protected when you’re out of town. For this post, we wanted to talk about some of the things that would-be burglars look for when they’re choosing which homes to target. Easy access Burglars...