If a Natural Disaster were to Strike Today, Would you be Prepared?

The saying “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst.” should hold especially true when it comes to a natural disaster. If you do live in a place where a natural disaster strikes more often than you would like, you probably have an emergency plan in place. The problem? That emergency plan most likely only focuses on your safety and how to survive. What a lot of people fail to take into consideration is what it’s like to try to start over again when they lose their entire house and everything in it. For example, could you list out all of the items in your home and how much they are worth off the top Read More

How to Save Energy and Money During the Harsh Winter Months

Save energy and money

It’s not incredibly difficult to find ways to save energy and money during the warmer months. Sometimes all you have to do is turn the air conditioner off and open a few windows. Winter is different. Unless you have a wood burner built into your house, you can’t just turn the heat off and have a different solution. For that reason, your focus should be on two things to save energy and money: 1) Keeping the warm air inside your home, Read More

Teach Your Kids About Home Security

home securityIf you have kids that are old enough to be home alone, you need to be sure that they know how to react to several situations in regard to home security. Before you ever let them stay home alone, you need to be confident that they know the best way Read More

Burglary Numbers in the United States

If you don’t currently have a 21st century alarm system installed in your home to protect you, your family, and your belongings from burglars, the infographic below might be the eye-opener you needed to get one. One of the stats that stood out the most was that there is a burglary every 14 seconds in the United States! The United States burglary numbers are substantial and tracked by local policy and FBI from the smallest theft to the largest and most extravagant.  Most burglars are men with an average household loss of over $2000 and one robbery of paintings in 1990 was worth over $300 million.  Read More

If You’ve Ever Built a House, This Video Will Amaze You

Designing and building your own home can be one of the most challenging, and in the end, the most rewarding things you do. If you have ever built a house you know how much goes into it. There are a million things that need your attention and require a lot of time and effort. There are lots of decisions to make about selections and finishes, location of items and layout of rooms, how you are going to use this home and its spaces. You will have to consider your entire family, your pets and visitors to your home. Will you entertain, do you need a pool for the summer months, do you need outdoor storage for garden equipment. Do you need an in-law space? You will make decisions on and about time and in a timely fashion. You will constantly be reviewing budgets and cash flow, maybe even Read More