What To Do With All That Stuff

In a previous blog post titled "Collectibles Are Losing Their Appeal," we discussed the changing outlook of the younger generations regarding furnishings that have been handed down to them. They don't want to polish silver, don't host formal dinner parties, and many just don’t want to...

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Neil Sadaka recorded a song that hit the top of the charts in 1962. Titled "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," many who grew up in that era can still sing every word.   (I'm guessing you're singing it to yourself right now.)    There are many...

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Extended Warranties – Buy or Not Buy?

You face a wonderful decision each time you purchase appliances or electronics, and that decision is whether to buy the extended warranty or not.   Inevitably, as the sale is coming to an end, the clerk will ask if you'd like to purchase this extra protection. ...

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Protect Fine Art

Can you imagine owning many valuable pieces of art, and one day having them stolen while you were away or destroyed by fire? Possibly they have just been ruined due to not being cared for properly.   The latter cause of loss, of course, cannot be...

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Appraisals – Why and How?

Our family appraisal firm was founded 40 years ago in a single office in Naples, FL by my father Ray Nugent Jr. Over the years, we are often asked, "Why should I have an appraisal?" and "What is the process?"   I can't speak for others...

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Why You Should Consider Being Certified

You have probably noticed the initials CIE next to our names, and wondered what they mean. These initials stand for Certified Inventory Expert, stating that we have achieved certification by the National Inventory Certification Association and abide by their stated Code of Ethics.    The asset inventory...

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