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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
Incredibly ubiquitous, modern style furniture allows us to sit, recline, lay, and simply enjoy our surroundings. Whether we use folding chairs at the beach or a rolling chair in the office, we use furniture everyday. In fact, it seems very nearly impossible not to use furniture during the day! Standing throughout the day can be [...]
Camping is one of the most popular summer vacations in the United States. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV alone. This does not take into account the number of campers who choose to rent cabins or stay in ground tents. As you prepare for your camping trip [...]
Is it time to have your roof inspected? Under normal conditions, it should be inspected at least once or twice a year. If you live in an area that experiences heavy storms and winds, however, you’ll want to have it inspected more often. Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Approximately every 4 out [...]