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Residential real estate tax rates

Here is a look at 2017 real estate tax rates per $1,000 of assessed residential value, a factor to consider when purchasing a home. Boston $10.59 Brookline $9.88 Cambridge $6.49 Canton $12.79 Dedham $14.76 Dover $13.05...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Every Thanksgiving, Foley & Palenscar purchases pies for our employees from the Community Servings Pie in the Sky fundraiser. Proceeds from Pie in the Sky go towards healthy, delicious meals and delivery to the...

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Tips for a safer Halloween

Tips to ensure your Halloween night doesn't haunt you.1. Light it up!Be sure to turn on your outdoor lights so trick-or-treaters can easily see the path to your stash of candy. Lit candles may add ambiance but they are...

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Recent Testimonials - August 2016

Thank you for your quick and complete work on my insurance. Well done! -Home, umbrella, jewelry, fine art, auto client That's perfect. Thanks so much for all the attention you've give us, Steve. I really appreciate it. -...

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Recent Testimonials - March 2016

"Everything to date has been top notch. We are extremely pleased with the service we have received. I can't thank you enough for having us insured with these guys. It's been an incredible level of service we've received....

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Damage Caused by Falling Trees or Limbs

After heavy snow or high winds, we receive calls about tress or limbs falling from a neighbor's property onto our insured's property. Here is some helpful info about this scenario: - Your policy will pay to repair...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

1. Life insurance agents have a reputation of being a little too pesky. The reason why...because it's true. Life insurance is sold, not bought. In most cases, buyers of life insurance will not purchase unless they are...

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Giving Back

Each year, Foley Palenscar Schortmann donates to many wonderful causes. While we cannot donate to every organization that asks, we try to support organizations that are special to us or to our clients. Here is a partial...

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Accidents, Surcharges, Appeals and Your Auto Policy

In general, if you are in an auto accident in MA where damages paid by the company exceed $500 and you are deemed 50% or more at fault you will be surcharged. Companies are required by law to surcharge drivers. A...

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Did you know?

Often folks will ask us, "Do you do that?" Our answer is almost always, "yes, we do." Here are some businesses insurance policies we have placed recently: Master condo association Non profit Security video monitor...

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