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April 15, 2022

When you leave your home for an extended period of time, you can’t help but worry what’s happening with your house when you’re not there. Has a storm come up and damaged the roof? Has someone tried to break in—or been successful? Did the power go out and the electrical system was damaged? Did a […]

March 24, 2022

We at Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge are pleased to welcome two new members to our team of home watch professionals: Jenny Holsinger, Home Watch Professional Team Member Jenny Holsinger was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and has witnessed many changes in the housing market in both Fairfax and Loudoun counties throughout the […]

February 22, 2022

When you trust your home with a Home Watch Professional, it gives you extra peace of mind to know that your representative has passed the Home Watch Certification test given by the National Home Watch Association (NHWA). Dan Lender, owner of Golden Rule Home Watch in Northern Virginia earned the right to become a Certified […]

January 11, 2022

When you leave home, whether for a short vacation or an extended time, who’s checking your home? Are you asking the neighbor or the neighbor’s kids to walk around the house once in a while?Do you rely on a family member who comes in to water the plants occasionally? Home Watch is a serious business […]

November 20, 2021

Trust is an essential part of any human relationship, including friendship, marriage and business partnerships. If you don’t trust someone, it’s much more difficult to interact with them. One of the questions we’re sometimes asked is “Can I trust Home Watch in my home?” What is Trust? According to Paul Thagard, Ph.D. in Psychology Today, […]

October 5, 2021

One of the services we at Golden Rule Home Watch offer includes checking the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors, and replacing their batteries when necessary. These are essential equipment pieces for any home to protect the safety of its residents. There are different types of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. We’ll look at those […]

September 29, 2021

The name of our business is Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge. We’ve discussed what Home Watch is in previous posts, so let’s take a look at the concierge services side of our company. When you live in a house, there are constantly things you need to do to keep the home running effectively and […]

July 10, 2021

When you live in a house, you know that the systems in it (HVAC, plumbing etc.) all have a limited life. The question is…will you be there when one quits? If not, you could be in for substantial damage and financial loss. Home systems can represent up to 20% of the home’s total cost! With […]

June 26, 2021

Using your thermostat correctly can be to your best advantage to save both energy and money, and to protect your home’s interior.  Mainly, it is to create a comfortable environment while you’re living in the house. But what about when you travel? One question we’re often asked is “Should I run my AC fan while […]

April 7, 2021

If you’ve never used a Home Watch service, or if you’ve never heard of a Home Watch service, know that there is no one type or style. As independent businesses, each owner may offer a different range of services, and have a wide variation in background and training. Not all Home Watch companies are the […]



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