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Be Prepared and Update Your Household Inventory!

By Bob Keras on July 1, 2020

During the emergency shut down in Massachusetts because of the pandemic, people have had time to do tasks around the house that they've been putting off. One more task you might consider: creating or updating a Home Inventory. It's amazing how much a family adds to its personal property in the course of a year with birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and other occasions.

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There's Better to Come!

By Bob Keras on May 10, 2020

There's no sugar-coating it.  Massachusetts has been slammed by the COVID-19 virus.  We're third behind New York and New Jersey in terms of COVID-19 cases.  Our Governor and state health officials are working tirelessly to respond and to keep us all as safe as possible. And there's no denying that this is producing major cases of cabin fever that are trying everyone's patience. And then there's..

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Safety Projects You Can Do Right Now!

By Bob Keras on April 14, 2020

During this state and federal state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we are all asked to avoid all non-essential activities and to stay safe in our homes. And while we all may be in for a major case of cabin fever in the coming weeks, there is a silver lining.

First, there's the obvious opportunity to spend unhurried quality time interacting with the family. The second is the..

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How Renovations Change Your Home's Value

By Bob Keras on March 26, 2020

Spring is on the way. And many homeowners are making plans for renovations to their property when the warmer weather arrives. Maybe it's a new kitchen or a master bathroom. Or a bonus room over the garage or a playroom in the basement. Maybe it's a sunroom or a larger deck. 

Whatever it is you decide to do, it will affect the value of your home, especially if you add square footage. PLEASE..

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Winter Is Still Here!

By Bob Keras on January 28, 2020

Despite our recent warm spell, we can expect some severe cold spells this winter.  The most immediate threat to your home is from frozen pipes, which could burst and cause substantial water damage to your home.  The second threat is not immediate, but something you should prepare for now: snow loads and ice dams on your roof. Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from the..

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Our Favorite Part of 2019..

By Bob Keras on December 26, 2019

The year 2019 is fast drawing to a close. All of us at Keefe Insurance want to wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!

One of the highlights of 2019 is the passage of a new Distracted Driving bill in Massachusetts. The bill passed with only 1 dissenter in the House, and 1 in the Senate. Previously, Governor Charlie Baker had opposed an outright ban on the use of cell phones..

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Finding The Perfect Helmet Can Turn a Fun Summer Into a Safe One Too

By Bob Keras on July 3, 2019

It's summertime.  What a great opportunity to get the bikes out of the garage and enjoy a relaxing ride while getting a little exercise.  As enticing as that sounds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone that consistently 2% of all traffic fatalities involved cyclists.  In the under 14- year-old category, that increased to 9%, the majority of which are boys...

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How to Have the Best New England Summer

By Bob Keras on June 12, 2019

Greetings!

It's the start of another summer season and we hope that you and your family will have an enjoyable one.  We're sharing some ideas and information with you to keep everyone safe and happy while they are participating in all the outdoor activities that make summer in New England a wonderful season of the year.

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Do You Know What It Means To Be A Distracted Driver in Massachusetts?

By Bob Keras on March 25, 2019

We're coming up on Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Despite the fact that New England states banned cell phone use while driving in 2010, illegal usage is up nationally. According to a study by Zendrive, 60% of all drivers use their cell phones at least once while driving.  The study found that distracted drivers used their phones an average of 3 minutes and 40 seconds per hour. And..

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What Are Windshield Requirements in Massachusetts?

By Bob Keras on January 28, 2019

Massachusetts may be the sixth smallest state in the USA in terms of square miles. However with our large population, our drivers spend considerable time commuting to and from work, visiting friends and family, and doing errands. Obviously the more time a person spends on the road, the greater the chances of experiencing vehicle damage.  Windshield damage is one of the more common types of damage..

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