Entryways are areas welcoming everyone into your home. But what if those visiting have coats, umbrellas or other items that need storing prior to engaging in the entertaining part of the visit to your home. Entryway organization can help store these other items that will also help everyone find what they came with when it is time to leave. Read More
There is an ever growing amount of tools to allow you to track your home using your mobile devices. These home technology solutions give homeowners the ability to understand more details about their home. Some of the top home technology can add value to how you manage your home while you are away from your home. Here are the top ten home technology solutions that can easily be added for better home management. Read More
Tracking home documents can often be an overwhelming task. Concerns over what do you keep, what do you throw out, and where do you store these documents. Tracking documents can help provide more visibility to your home spending trends, prepare you for budgeting the following year and help keep detailed accounts of who your vendors are that you work with to fix, clean, and insure your home.
When you buy a home, you generally secure a mortgage and have a purchase contract of your home. These documents are important to keep in case you need to reference them in the future. Further, keeping a copy of your title can also help track the history of ownership of the home while an appraisal can give you an idea of the value of your home at the time of appraisal. If you do not have these documents, do not worry. Your title company and mortgage company most likely have a copy within their offices or systems. Read More
The homeowner lifecycle comprises of buying a home, managing the home and selling that home. The average homeowner buys and sells approximately 6 -7 homes in their lifetime. Everything from becoming a first time home buyer, upgrading to a larger home, and possibly upgrading again. Some homeowners decide that buying a second home for rentals or vacation is a valuable homeowner step. And finally, downsizing into a smaller home once family members have decided to move into their own homes. During these different phases of buying and selling homes, you are managing them and taking care of them to ensure their value. You are looking to keep these homes efficient and it is important that these homes keep your family safe. Read More
Although the concept was developed in 1999, it hasn’t gained much attention until early 2014. The idea behind the Internet of Things (IoT) is that objects would have network connectivity and could send and receive data. From your home appliances to your electrical and plumbing system, companies would be able to gather information about the use of these things. You could also use the connection to control them from anywhere in the world. As a homeowner, you should stay informed about the issue. Here are 4 ways that the IoT will impact you and your home: Read More