safety: Deck Safety - Warning Signs - Preventing Your Deck From Collapsing - 07/26/10 04:26 PM
Deck collapse stories become more prevalent as we head into the height of the summer season. Many decks are unsafe because they were built incorrectly, have not been maintained properly or are beyond their lifespan. To help prevent deck collapse events it is important to inspect decks for safety at least once a year. While many decks initially look sturdy, on closer inspection it becomes apparent how proper construction makes all the difference when it comes to safety. Look for these five warning signs when inspecting your deck for safety:
#1 - Missing ConnectionsLook underneath your deck for missing connections. A deck needs to be built … (0 comments)

safety: Q&A: Emergency Preparedness for Homeowners - 06/21/10 10:29 AM
Part 4 of 4 on Emergency Preparedness.  You may still have some questions on preparing for an emergency.  Read through the Question and Answer article below.  You may just find your answer there.
I hope you enjoyed this small 4 part series of information!
Regards,Michael Collins - Broker - Rock Realty

Q&A: Emergency Preparedness for Homeowners
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By: Mike DeSennePublished: March 31, 2010
HouseLogic talks to Red Cross disaster response expert Court Ogilvie about emergency preparedness for homeowners.
Emergency preparedness starts at home. Because disasters, from floods and fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, can strike … (0 comments)

safety: Give Your Community the Gift of Emergency Preparedness - 06/17/10 11:53 AM
Part 2 of 4 on Emergency Preparedness.   Have you thought about creating an disaster plan for your Home Owner's Association or Subdivision?  It probably would be a good thing to have if it is not already in place.  Take a look at the checklist below.
Regards,Michael Collins - Broker - Rock Realty

Give Your Community the Gift of Emergency Preparedness
Article From
By: Sue MellenPublished: November 23, 2009
Creating a neighborhood disaster preparedness plan can safeguard your family, neighbors, and property, while strengthening and unifying your neighborhood.
Creating an emergency preparedness plan that helps your condo or homeowners association … (0 comments)

safety: Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit - 06/17/10 11:39 AM
This is Part 1 of a 4 Part series on being prepared for emergencies.  Below you will find great information on putting together a kit for you and your family.  Emergencies can strike at any time, and by being prepared, you can lessen the impact.  In the process, you may even save someone's life!
Regards,Michael Collins - Broker

Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit
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By: Wendy ParisPublished: August 28, 2009 
Having a home emergency preparedness kit could be the key to your family's safety if disaster strikes.
Preparing a home emergency preparedness kit you hope never … (3 comments)

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Janesville, WI

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Rock Realty is a brokerage that specializes in Short Sales, Bank Owned Foreclosures, BPO's & REO listings in the Janesville and Madison Wisconsin area. This may involve negotiating a short sale for a home owner in need or finding the perfect home for a first time home buyer. Whatever it is you are looking for, Rock Realty's WI real estate agents are here to help you with your real estate needs!

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