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Smart home security: Quick and easy home...
Smart home security: Quick and easy home...

Key takeaways Wireless technology has made security systems more affordable Video doorbells and cameras can now show you when someone is at the door You can monitor your own security or have it done by a professional Not long ago, the only way to see who was at your door was through a tiny peephole. Now, you can just open a phone app from your living room, view the entire entranceway, and chat with that person before deciding whether or not to open the door—or let them in. A high-tech revolution is sweeping through the world of home security. Everyday doorbells are now equipped with video cameras and wireless intercoms. Your cell phone can now... Read more

What To Expect When Hiring a Property Manager

Every property manager or management company is different, with different skills and different goals, but in general property management services are designed to take...

Roof Replacement Costs

At some point, every homeowner will deal with roof replacement costs. Whether it's a few missing shingles or a major leak, roofing problems can quickly become a...

These apartments will soon get their heat from...

Two new high-rises in the Bronx are installing a system called SHARC that captures wastewater for heating and cooling. At two high-rise apartment buildings in the...

How to Clean Popcorn Ceilings Without Creating...

Here's what to do when your popcorn ceiling harbors dust, cobwebs, mold, or mildew. Textured ceilings, commonly known as popcorn ceilings, were popularized in the...

6 tips for preventing frozen pipes
6 tips for preventing frozen pipes

Key takeaways Frozen pipes can cause serious water damage and expensive clean-up In freezing temperatures, insulate pipes that go through unheated areas Install frost-proof faucets and electric heat cables where needed When winter temperatures drop below 20ºF, water pipes are at serious risk of freezing, bursting, and springing a leak. This can cause extensive water damage to your home, not to mention a costly clean-up project. To appreciate the risk, picture this: Under full water pressure, a pipe leak as small as ⅛-inch wide can release 10 gallons of water per hour. Water leaks are not only messy and disruptive, the resulting moisture can also cause mold to grow and spread... Read more

A landlord-shaming project in Madison goes...

The Slumlords website offers renters some leverage in a rigged legal landscape. It only took a few months after its April 2022 launch for Madison Slumlords, an online...

Everything You Should Know Before Installing Wood...

If you've been dreaming about a bathroom redo complete with hardwood floors and a clawfoot tub, but have cold feet when renovation day arrives, your...

Making Money Renovating Distressed Properties for...

Buying rental properties that are in a distressed state is one strategy for making money as a property investor. Rental properties that are old or are in...

Make Conservation Your Guiding Principle in 2023

2023 is here! Whether you set resolutions or not, a new year is a natural time to think about building and bettering properties for the sake of business growth and...