Posts Tagged ‘home’

Imagine a world of automation, where everything can be done remotely with a click or a touch of a button. Smart home technology allows for automation, interconnection and integration of various systems such as lighting, heating, security and entertainment. Gone are the days when we saw doors automatically opening for...

In today’s fast-paced world of real estate, timing is absolutely essential. If a potential client tries to contact you, and doesn’t get a response, your chances of gaining that client decrease substantially. Even worse, if you don’t contact them quickly, another agent surely will, effectively destroying any chances...

As a property manager, I am constantly dealing with vacancies (and filling them) along with all of my other tasks- maintenance issues, collecting rents, dealing with staff, accounting and so on. To put it lightly, I’m a very busy person. So for me, any little bit of extra time and energy I get to myself, I appreciate...

Within the Brooklyn area is one of the areas that has become a source of gentrification throughout the years. Yet, the story of Bedford-Stuyvesant reflects the story of American migration, changing economic times and the rebuilding of a piece of history. Brief history of Bedford Stuyvesant Originally, this...

When it comes to the beauty of St. Louis, nothing captures the brick houses and French style as the three neighborhood district that includes Lafayette Square, Soulard and LaSalle Park. Yet LaSalle Park provides the most interesting tale because it was a case of revitalization through the determination of the city and...

The central business district of Dayton is a story of industry and renewal throughout the growth of this unique urban area. While the city enjoyed a population boom and economic heyday during the early part of the 20th century, the second half of the century saw a mass exodus to the suburbs. Therefore, the city began...

When most individuals hear about Bloomington, their first association is Indiana University, known as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. This is also home to several other schools as part of the university system. Yet while this city has deep educational roots, there is also a rich history and vibrant...

Every city has its suburban flair and Alexandria is no exception. Nestled in Fairfax County, the West End neighborhood boasts beautiful winding roads and secluded cul-de-sacs. This highly residential area is known to locals as the Landmark, due in part to the close proximity of Landmark Mall and the variety of strip...

As a renter, there are several top amenities that you have. But at the same time, landlords know about these must haves and they are willing to increase the rent based on the fact that they have them. So how can you get the home of your dreams without breaking your rental budget? Get into the mind of the landlord of...

Did you know that you could save money on your utility bills by going green and choosing or upgrading to a smart HVAC system? It’s true: HVAC systems are cleaner and more energy efficient than ever before. Take a look at these technologies to determine which might fit your needs and your budget.   Internet-Connected...

The Portland of the West Coast is a beautiful city that embraces big ideas in small packages. Home to a vibrant tiny home community, the city also embraces living a lifestyle based on being kinder to the environment. The outdoors also plays a large part in the vibrant culture of the city itself. One of the...

While the recent rental trend has been consistent spikes in rent, it appears the tide might finally be turning. According to Zillow, rents grew an annual 4.5 percent in October, which was down from 5.3 percent in September. This is also a significant decrease from their reported high of 6.6 percent in July. This data...

While many of us who grew up in the 1980s are familiar with the phrase trickle down effect, newer generations may not have the same cultural reference. In a nut shell, the idea is that when the wealthiest citizens benefit or see financial prosperity, they will spend more, which will benefit everyone further down the...

Throughout the last few years, the interest rates on loans, including car and home, have been kept low by means of the efforts of the U.S. Federal Reserve. As the economy has begun to show signs of improvement, there have been discussions about when the Federal Reserve is going to take the bridle off and let the...

Within the Brooklyn area is one of the areas that has become a source of gentrification throughout the years. Yet, the story of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn reflects the story of American migration, changing economic times and the rebuilding of a piece of history. Originally, this neighborhood was created by the...