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If you’re already investing in rental property or thinking about doing so, then you know you have all kinds of options for the spaces you would like. Commercial property in strip malls, office buildings, or standalone businesses is popular right now, but so are residential properties for rent. Apartment complexes and townhouses are just the tip of the iceberg, however, because rental homes are also a great alternative to more traditional residential rentals.
What do you need to know about how to invest in rental homes? Here are three things that you may not have known about this type of real estate:
- Rental houses can turn a profit. Of the homes sold i (more…)
Fire safety is a growing problem at colleges across the U.S. “According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), firefighters across the nation respond to an average of 3,810 fires at college residence halls and Greek housing each year,” FireEngineering.com reveals. The fires mimic national, over-arching trends — with the vast majority (70%) starting in kitchen areas and 27% originating from dorm rooms and bedrooms. There is one critical difference, however. Student housing, whether that entails buildings with dozens or even hundreds of dorm rooms or low-cost residential housing, is often ill-equipped for fire prevention. What can parents and students do?
Do Your Part
While it may seem inconvenient and unnecessary to forgo items such as a hotplate or candles, i (more…)
Looking for roof repair tips but don’t know where to start? You’re not the only one feeling lost. The vast majority of homeowners, nearly 90% in the United States, said they think of the exterior of their house as one complete entity. In reality, the exterior of your house is made up of many different components that require different kinds of maintenance.
If you’re looking to repair a leaky roof or just get ahead of the natural wear and tear your home experiences, then you should know what questions to ask the roofers in your area. Here’s what other homeowners consider when looking for a commercial roofing company to replace or repair their roof.
First Off, Check Your Local Rules And Regulations
When it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home, few choices are as timeless as sheer curtains. This simple, breezy choice can be paired with almost any type of decor to create a clean, dreamy effect. In fact, sheer curtains don’t even have to be hung around your windows, although many homeowners love how easy they are to install; instead, you can use them in a variety of different ways around your house. Read on to learn about some of the many ways you can use sheer curtains around your home!
Layer Them With Other Window Treatments
If you love the heavy, luxurious look of draperies but are worried that your rooms will look too dark, simply use light, sheer curtains as an underlayer: (more…)
Aerial lifts are essential for a number of different construction jobs, but it’s important that they’re used properly. Since they’re specialized pieces of equipment, it’s crucial that your crew is qualified and ready to handle using them. Safety should be the biggest concern when it comes to construction work to begin with, but there are a number of risks involved when using aerial lift equipment. Here are three basic tips for starting to ensure aerial lift safety for your team.
1. OSHA Training
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is pretty much the authority on occupational safety, and the organization offers a number of different safety and training classes. Since these training sessions and certifications do cost money, it helps to look for candidates (more…)
With the rising costs of electricity and an increased awareness of environmental responsibility, many homeowners are turning to residential solar energy technology to power their lights and appliances. Cost-effective and environmentally-friendly, solar energy technology is a great solution for many homeowners’ utility problems.
While the initial costs of installing residential solar panels can be high, there are often financial incentives to the solar installation process. The United States government offers tax incentives to homeowners who install residential solar systems, and many individual states have followed (more…)
Before you go rub a dub dubbin’ in your old bathtub, take a good, hard look at its surface. Over time, a bathtub’s surface with experience normal wear and tear due to regular use or damage from abrasive and harsh household cleaners. However, the chips, dents, nicks, and scrapes that happen as a result become a breeding ground for dirt and germs. Therefore, not only is an old bathtub unsightly, it can also be dangerous.
However, before you rush out to by the latest and greatest new bathtub money can buy, consider fiberglass bathtub refinishing, also known as tub resurfacing. Fiberglass bathtub refinishing is a process is the of refreshing the surface of a worn, dam (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Selling your home can take months, even years if you are unlucky enough. And when you are likely to move every five to seven years in America, that is a lot of time sitting around waiting for your current home to sell. The timescale is all over the place even as short as a few [...]
What is the most obvious characteristic of the state of Texas? Its sheer size. Texas is one massive state. With a characteristic like that comes with a layered challenge citizens of Texas experience: soil, 60 different types, to be specific. The challenge comes from choosing a location to build your home or the problems you [...]
All throughout the country, heating and cooling systems are more widespread than ever before. In fact, the data that has been gathered on the subject more than backs this up, as up to two thirds of all homes and residences here in the United States alone have some sort of air conditioning system. And in [...]