Everything is getting smart these days. Phones were smart, then the thermostats. And now you can buy smart lighting, smart locks, smart cameras and even smart little sensors that can tell you when there’s a water leak or a window is unlocked. What about your appliances, though? Smart appliances do exist, and they’ve seen a … Continue reading Smart Appliances : 101
If you have owned a home or are currently in the process of purchasing a home, you have heard of mortgage insurance. Now before you throw your phone across the room, take a minute to read to the bottom of this blog. Mortgage insurance doesn’t deserve the horrible reputation it has earned over the years … Continue reading Mortgage Insurance?
So, you’re hanging a picture or mounting a television, anything that goes on your wall needs something to anchor it in place. If there’s a stud in the wall that you can attach it to then you’re fine. You have well-supported wood to drive a screw into which will hold whatever you are mounting in … Continue reading Drywall Anchor?
So, you own a rental property and you know how important it is to have the right tenant. Good renters will take care of the property as though it were their own, leaving it as close to how they moved in as possible. Bad renters, on the other hand, make it obvious that they don’t … Continue reading Top Questions to Ask When Screening Your Renters
There must be a way to knock those electricity bills down while staying cool this summer. After all, the islands are calling you. Will you fill up your travel penny jar this year? How Air Conditioners Work (The Abridged Explanation) Air conditioners are very simple devices. They were invented to remove the humidity from rooms … Continue reading Ways to Make Your A/C Dollars Go Further
Pizza Drone? The day is not that far away when you’ll hear a tip tap at the front door and open it to find your friendly neighborhood pizza drone just waiting for you to collect your order (pineapple optional…). After all, it’s already happening in Australia. As it turns out, drones are handy things to … Continue reading Real Estate Photography, Here Come the Drones!
Homeowners often seriously consider selling their homes on their own. Although going FSBO has the potential to save a few bucks, there’s a lot to know before jumping in. What is a FSBO? In real estate agent speak, “Fiz-Bows” are homes that are being sold and marketed by their owners; it’s short for For Sale … Continue reading FSBO? Colorado Are You REALLY Ready to Sell Your Home Yourself?
One of the many great reasons of owning your own home is that you can do pretty much whatever you want when it comes to hanging things on the wall. No landlord will charge you $1 per hole you poke through the drywall. So, that’s kind of nice. You can let your creative side have … Continue reading What to Consider When Planning a Family Picture Wall.
You know “what goes up must come down,” so goes the saying. And, to that end, what goes forward must also go in reverse. Turns out the same also applies to mortgages, well sort of. Except, instead of being a direct inverse from a “forward” mortgage, reverse mortgages are kind of their own special thing. … Continue reading Reverse Mortgage?
“Siri, what’s the temperature today?” “Alexa, play amazon fire tv!” “Google, turn off the lights!” You know the drill. We’re all starting to talk to ourselves under the guise of speaking to our smart speakers and voice assistants. There’s nothing at all wrong with this, and it’s a future no one could have conceived even … Continue reading Smart Switches and Light Plugs Can Do What For My Home?