man traveling

February 1, 2021

If you own a home, but you don’t live in it full time, you are an absentee homeowner. You may have a vacation home that you visit only several times a year, or you might spend a good part of your year traveling, leaving your home empty for months at a time. As an absentee […]
prepare-home-for-winter

December 14, 2020

Owning a home is a responsibility, and each season there are maintenance tasks to perform in order to keep it running in tip-top order. Here are 14 ways to prepare your home for winter. Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter Get a heating system tune-up. Ask your heating system technician to perform an inspection […]
crime-home-burglar

November 24, 2020

Do you think that crime won’t happen to your home while you’re away? Think again. Empty houses are very attractive targets for criminals. And because most of us are active on social media and like to share our vacation photos, you can inadvertently tip off criminals to your travel plans. They can find out when […]
snowbird-home-in-winter

November 6, 2020

If you’re like many who crave a warmer climate in winter, you’ll soon be packing up and heading south, along with the other snowbirds from our Northern Virginia region. And you’ll be leaving your home unattended. While the thought of playing golf in January may be appealing, returning to a home that has been damaged […]
Inherited-house

October 13, 2020

If you think you need to be wealthy or own a big house in order to use a Home Watch service, you’re wrong. There are plenty of reasons to protect a home you own or are in care of, including watching over an inherited house. When someone passes away, they leave behind assets. This can […]
homeowner toolkit

September 22, 2020

Whether you own your home or rent, there is always something to repair. Rather than call in an expensive handyman, you can make many of these small repairs yourself—if you have the right tools and a homeowner toolkit. Here is the homeowner toolkit that every homeowner should have: Toolbox. You’ll need a place to store […]
National Home Watch Association accredited member logo

September 21, 2020

We didn’t have to join the National Home Watch Association (NHWA). We chose to join because of the benefits, training and professional accreditation it provides our company. But that wasn’t the only reason—or the main reason. We understood that being an accredited member, it would benefit you, our client. Here are some of the reasons […]
Cyber Security

August 13, 2020

Not everybody understands what it means to protect your security, both in your home and online. But we do. This knowledge comes into play when choosing who to trust with your largest investments: your homes and cars. Here’s how our security background at Golden Rule Home Watch keeps you secure. Dan Lender, the founder of […]

December 20, 2019

These 5 tips for every homeowner are easy to follow, can save money, will increase comfort and in some cases help to avoid disaster for your home (and bank account). Fun With a Sharpie… When you change the filters in your furnace, write the date of the change. Use a Sharpie or permanent marker.  This […]

December 16, 2019

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?  Make Sure Your Home Stays Cozy and Warm. Whether you do-it-yourself or have someone tackle it for you, the point is to get it done before snow and really cold weather arrive. Tips: 1. Have Your Furnace Checked Have you had your furnace checked this year.  Winter 2019 does […]
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