Agents: Are you thinking of safety during an open house?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | August 9, 2017

Hosting an open house is an exciting and stressful experience. Your mind goes in a million different directions. However, have you thought about your own safety? Just the nature of working alone, often with complete strangers, raises your odds of being a crime victim. Attacks on real estate agents typically are crimes of opportunity, in which the assailant […]

Is your paint safe?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | August 2, 2017

Did you know that before 1978, residential homes were painted with lead-based paint? Lead is a toxic metal that can cause a wide range of health problems, especially in young children. In most cases, intact lead paint―with no cracking, chipping, or wear―is unlikely to pose health risks. However, you should always keep an eye open […]

Got Termites?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | July 26, 2017

One type of pest that homeowners really fear is the termite.  Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also like paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners.  Termites can enter your home through the tiniest cracks. Spring is when winged termites, known as “swarmers,” may emerge […]