No Keys? No Problem! 4 Benefits of Keyless Entry In Your Home

While traditional keys have withstood the test of time, a large majority of homeowners struggle with keeping keys and locks are susceptible to being picked. More people are considering keyless entry options either for their new home or by installing a system on the front door of their current home.

Keyless entry systems are keypads that give entry to home occupants when a passcode is entered and are becoming popular for many reasons. Below are 5 benefits that keyless entry systems have over traditional lock and key setups.

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5 Short-Term Rental Guidelines for All Landlords (Or Property Owners)

Let’s be honest: it can be too expensive to live in the city under today’s conditions. Rising property taxes, rising energy costs, rising home values. At the end of the month, what’s left in your pocketbook? Not much, except just more bills, receipts and notices. This is why so many homeowners and landlords are taking advantage of short-term rentals.

Despite the government clamping down on the latest housing trend, it still remains popular for both property owners and tenants. It is convenient for homeowners and affordable for tenants. That said, it is imperative to protect yourself, your property and your investment when you decide to take on a short-term rental. You want the right tenants, you want everything to remain in great condition and you want to ensure you have a superb reputation.

Here are five short-term rental tips for all property owners and landlords:

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Settling Down: 4 Important Activities After You’ve Moved

Moving is always a stressful time with so many things to plan and do, even if you are moving locally. You could be moving to a nearby town but it still requires a lot of work. However, when you plan things properly and in an organized way, it can definitely reduce a lot of stress for everyone, especially if you have a family with children.

You want to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you don’t skip a beat the moment you get to the new place. Here are some things you really need to do so that you and your family get back into a normal routine as soon as possible.

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Raise the Roof: 5 Guidelines for Working with Roofing Contractors

Picking a roofing contractor can seem intimidating especially since everyone knows someone with a contractor-from-hell story. Fortunately, there are a few things to look for that will help you find a quality contractor. This blog post looks at five different factors that go into picking a quality roofing contractor!

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7 Basic Plumbing Lessons for Newbies

When you own a home, at some point, you are going to need to do some plumbing work. You don’t always have to call a plumber unless it’s a major problem which you can’t handle. If you know absolutely nothing about plumbing, then you may have no choice, but if you do have some basic plumbing knowledge and experience, then you may be able to handle it yourself.

Here are some basic plumbing tips every homeowner should know, since you can prevent or fix it yourself and save hundreds of dollars.

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Buzz Off: 5 Safety Measures to Keep Bees Out of Your Home

Bees are one of the most important types of insects on the planet, providing honey and pollinating plants that bear fruit for us to eat and provide seeds to re-plant. But when they become prevalent around homes they can become a nuisance and a threat to sting people in the vicinity. As a result, sometimes it is necessary to take steps to make sure your home is not an appealing place for bees to nest. Below are 5 steps you can take to make sure that bees do not become a threat to your home.

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4 Ways to Clean Your Wood Floors Before the New Season

Wood flooring is a luxury for most people to have in their homes or rental spaces, but they require ample care in order to maintain their beauty. Wood floors are the perfect complement to a variety of spaces and tastes, whether you decorate your home in a rustic, country, modern, artistic, or elegant style.

This guide will walk you through the basics of maintaining your hardwood floors from move-in day through years of living in your space. If you’re ready to create your cleanest and most enchanting space yet from the wood floors up, read on.

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5 DIY Plumbing Lessons You Can Quickly Learn

When you’re a homeowner, your budget is usually tight. A hefty mortgage, rising energy costs, soaring property taxes, constant repairs and maintenance. And, of course, the occasional plumbing mishap that can ruin an entire evening, or even a weekend. This is why so many property owners decide to embrace the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement when it comes to plumbing.

Indeed, plumbers would rather much prefer that you hire a professional to fix your toilets, kitchen sinks and pipes. However, if you are dead set on trying to remedy these matters yourself, then plumbers don’t want to disappoint you.

Major jobs should always include a plumber, but if you have quick and easy repairs, then there is no harm in grabbing a plunger, a wrench and a bucket to get the job done yourself.

Here are five DIY tips plumbers will always give you:

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5 Popular Reasons to Rent Your Furniture

There will be times in our lives when we just don’t want the hassle and expense of owning our own furniture. And there are times when the furniture we already have just isn’t enough. It may be during our student days when both money and space are at a premium. Or it could be that we are in between jobs or even cities and it makes more sense to rent furniture than buy it. Plus, if we are in transition we would only have to find a place to store all that furniture as we studied or travelled.

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