Movin’ On Up

For those who remember the TV show The Jefferson's, I'm guessing you remember the catchy theme song.   The words gave me the thoughts of being successful and how exciting it must be to earn the opportunity to "move on up" from wherever I might be...

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Collectibles Are Losing Their Appeal

One of the saddest situations we encounter when providing estate inventory services is when the children of the deceased find that their parents' collectibles are not worth what they anticipated. What was purchased at one time with the intent to leave their adult children with...

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Time Marches On

How often do you need an inventory of your belongings? As various life events take place, this document can serve as a great referral source. How many occasions require you to know what you own? I thought of the lyrics in the Tracy Lawrence song, titled...

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Off They Go!

One monumental life event that calls for an inventory of your belongings is when your son or daughter heads off to college. Millions of young adults will be making the move this year, if they haven't already departed. In addition to their clothes, they will...

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Will the Burglars Return?

Before we answer the question the title poses, let's look at the terms robbery, burglary, and theft. Robbery is when someone takes something from another person by force (i.e., a gun, knife, or other threat).   Burglaries are crimes of breaking and entering into a building with the...

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Defining the Terms: Umbrella and Rider

We are certified inventory professionals, offering documentation of home or business contents. The most commonly known reason for collecting this information is to be prepared in the event of a loss (file, theft, natural disaster) resulting in a need to file an insurance claim.   This translates...

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