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Monday, September 12, 2022   /   by Angie Jacobs

What's the Worst Part of Renting???

In our crazy real estate market, many would-be buyers are turning to renting rather than buying. And I don’t blame them. But it might not be their best choice.
Renting has pros and cons, like anything else. In fact, if you’re not ready to settle down in one place or know that you’ll be moving to a different location in the near future, renting is absolutely the way to go.
But sometimes it seems that for every pro renting provides, it has at least two cons. Unlike owning your own home, you can’t design or decorate your living space the way that you want. If you want to paint a fun accent wall or even hang a beautiful painting, chances are you can’t unless you want to forfeit your deposit.
And right now, buying a house is definitely tricky. But renting is also becoming more and more difficult to get into. Rent costs are skyrocketing across the country, and rental markets are becoming incredibly competitive. Renting used to be a good way to save up for a ...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022   /   by Angie Jacobs

Do You Need a Back Up Generator??

Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home?
Many people live where power outages occur quite often. This can be caused by storms or simply an unreliable power grid. If you experience regular power outages, you may be wondering if you need a backup generator. Here are some considerations for you to think about before you buy.
You May Need a Back-up Generator if…… 
- You store large amounts of frozen/refrigerated food – Do you have a storage freezer or regularly keep large amounts of food on hand?
· You have life-saving medical equipment on-site – Are you or a loved one reliant on medical devices to stay healthy that require power? 
· You need electricity to stay warm in winter – Do you live in a location where temperatures drop to dangerous levels in winter and rely on power to generate heat?
· You have essential equipment on site – Do you have systems that must run constantly to prevent damage? A . ...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022   /   by Angie Jacobs

Home Security Basics

News reports all over the country are filled with stories of rising crime. Homeowners and business owners alike are concerned and looking for better ways to safeguard their properties and lives. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available on the market; from full-service security companies to DIY smart home systems, there is a solution available for every budget. Following a few simple strategies can help protect you and your belongings from theft and crime. · Install a Security System – Security systems are one of the most effective ways to protect your home. Many systems include motion detection video surveillance as well as two-way communication. · Be Unpredictable – Burglars love routine. Using smart home devices, it’s easy to create unpredictable patterns for lights and sound. Leave a car in the driveway if you’re traveling as well, that makes it look like the home is occupied. · Think Like a Criminal – Spend some ti. ...

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