Andrea Fisher

5 Things to Do Before You Rent Out Your Home

It’s difficult to predict the housing market. If you’ve had your home listed for sale for several months and it’s not selling, perhaps the best solution is to rent it out. If this is the case, there are several things you need to do before you rent out your home.

These tips will help protect your property from a number of issues that could potentially arise when you put it for lease:

 

  1. Find Out How Much You Can Reasonably… Continue reading

How Security Systems Increase Home Protection

Countless people decide on getting a home security system to protect both their homes and loved ones safe from a variety of potential threats. Alarm systems are the best line of defense against burglaries, fires, floods and even carbon monoxide poisoning. With that said (and widely known), there are additional ways in which security systems increase home protection. Here are other security factors that you otherwise wouldn’t consider:

 

Security monitoring companies keep constant watch over your home

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New Years Eve Safety Tips

Ringing in the New Year is always a time of celebrating. After all, we are saying goodbye to a year that for some has been difficult and challenging, yet regardless of whether it was or not, a new year means a fresh start—a clean slate for everyone. When it comes to having a good time during these festivities, you should also be mindful of several safety tips that can help keep you, as well as your property safe on New… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

 

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays and it’s also one of the busiest times of year. Millions of people set off to travel in the days beforehand in order to be united with friends and family. It’s a time that we value what’s near and dear to us and display it openly. And while there are so many things to be thankful for, it’s important to follow some safety tips to make the day goes without a hitch.… Continue reading

8 Things To Know Before You Rent

Whether you are renting for the first time or are a seasoned renter who has done this before, there are several things you should always know before moving into a new place. These will directly impact your experience at your new residence during your time there.

Here’s what you need to find out:

 

1) Will you be able to do a walk-thru?

Being able to do a walk-thru is essential. It allows you to go throughout the apartment or… Continue reading

4 Ways to Secure Your Rental Home

There are many different reasons for living in a rental property. Perhaps you aren’t ready for a down payment on a mortgage or you move around a lot and can’t settle down in one location. So when it comes to finding a good property to rent, it’s crucial to not only find a place that is in a good neighborhood, but also take measures to protect and secure your home. For example, did you know that compared to homeowners, renters… Continue reading

St. Patty’s Day Safety Tips

Today marks St. Patrick’s Day, a time when everyone wants to go celebrate the luck of the Irish. That usually entails people going out and having a drink or two. Before you do, especially if you are a renter, there are a few safety tips to consider, both while you are out and while you are at home. Here’s what we suggest to keep you and your home safe on this carefree, festive holiday:

1. Protect Your Home From Potentially… Continue reading

Practicing Social Media Safety

 

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These days, privacy is a rare thing. Between mobile connectivity and social media, we literally share a majority of our important and day-to-day whereabouts and life moments. And while this keeps us in the loop of our friends and family, this same information could be catastrophic in the wrong hands. With that said, it’s crucial to practice social media safety. The best way to prevent anything from identity theft, credit card theft, home break-ins, etc. is by exercising the… Continue reading

Essential Tips for Renters

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 1. Review and read the entire rental agreement

 

Don’t sign anything before knowing all of the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Feel free to ask questions or even ask if any of the terms can be slightly modified (if deemed absolutely necessary). You never want to go into a legal contract in the blind. And always keep this document in a safe place—you might need to refer back to it at some point.

 

 

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Home Safety Travel Tips

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Nicer weather is finally here, which means you probably have a case of the travel bug. So, whether you are planning a trip for this spring or for the summer, make sure you help keep your home safe while you are away.

Here are a few tips to practice for your upcoming travels:

 

1. Avoid Broadcasting your Travel Plans on Social Media

As you prepare to go on a trip, it’s so easy (and tempting) to share your travel… Continue reading