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Types Of Padlocks And Their Features

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Individuals and businesses often use padlocks to secure equipment or locations against possible thieves. Padlocks are available in a surprisingly large number of types, but the two most often used are combination padlocks and key padlocks. These usually have a lock body and a shackle of varying lengths. The shackle is the part of a padlock that slides through a loop or hole in order to secure whatever it is that needs to be secured. The tumblers and the combination dial or keyhole are located in the body of the lock. These are what enable you...

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First-Time Homebuyer Programs That Help You Get Into Your New Home

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In the U.S., there are several programs that assist homebuyers with purchasing their first homes. Most of them are provided for and by government agencies. However, there are also private funding options and grants that can help you buy your first home. Seller’s Assist, the Little-Known Private Grant Very few people are aware that this program even exists because it is not used that often. In fact, if you do not ask about it or for it, your realtor and the seller of the home you are interested in will not offer it. To get it, you have...

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Familiarize Yourself With The Home Inspection Process For A More Confident Purchase

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It seemed to be an endless search. However, you finally found a home you’re in love with. The kitchen is large and the open floor-plan makes the home highly functional. There’s still one thing that needs to be done before the process is complete: a home inspection. Home inspections are a critical component because they ensure you’re getting a home in good condition, not a home with a long list of repairs. Given its importance, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the most important parts of the...

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Getting Your Home Prepared To Sell: Putting Yourself In Their Shoes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re selling a home for the first time, you are about to experience a whirlwind like none other. Not only do you need a good real estate agent, but you also need to keep the place looking great while you’re still living in it. Get an idea of what buyers should see by grabbing a pen and a note pad. Then head out to pretend you’re buying a home. Visit a home in a subdivision in your area and make note of these things: First Impressions of the Exterior When you pull up to the home, write down the first thing you notice. It...

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Mold Remediation After A Flood: Why It Is Necessary & How It Is Done

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does your home have mold growing in it from flood damage? You should get the mold removed as soon as possible because it can destroy your property and make you get sick. Find out why prompt mold remediation is necessary after water has flooded your home and how it can be professionally removed. Why is Prompt Mold Remediation Necessary for a Home After a Flood? Prompt mold remediation is necessary after a flood because spores can quickly produce more of the fungi. The spores are able to circulate in the air and form mold in any room that...

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Getting Your First Place? Use These Tips To Cut Moving Costs

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For those young people who haven’t moved around much on their own, it can come as a very unpleasant surprise how expensive moving really can be. Not only do you have to deal with paying your first month’s rent and deposits, in addition to utility deposits, but first timers also have to set up house as well as actually move. Here are some tips to move to your first place without breaking your slender budget. Free Boxes Boxes are pretty much a necessity for moving, even if you own very few belongings. Rather than buy boxes from a...

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3 Reasons To Use Self Storage While You’re Studying At University

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At the end of the academic year, it is time to pack up and visit your family at home, take a trek around the world, or go to work at a new internship or summer job. The last thing you want to worry about is where to put all of your belongings over the summer. The easy solution is investing in a self storage unit. Self storage helps you save money when you are in college, both in terms of convenience and accessibility. Here are three reasons to use self storage while you’re studying at university. Split the cost of storage over the...

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Three Common Myths About Ticks—Busted

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people fear ticks. After all, they are known to transmit several pretty awful diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The idea of having an insect latch onto you and feed on your blood is simply not enticing, either. Unfortunately, there are a lot of false myths floating around about ticks. If you want to truly protect yourself from these obnoxious pests, then you need to know the truth behind these myths. Myth #1: A tick can transmit Lyme disease just by biting you. While a tick does need to bite you in order...

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2 Ways To Program A Transponder Key

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Transponder keys have gained in prominence over the past few years. They have become more popular because they provide an increased level of security for the vehicle. The reason why a transponder key is able to provide a greater level of security is because it has a chip inside that will send a code, made up of both letters and numbers, to the ignition of the vehicle. This code is unique to the car, so only the correct key will be able to turn the car on. This makes the vehicle much more difficult to steal and the keys harder to duplicate....

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Three Mobile Phone Trends To Add Extra Security To Your Life

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When most people think of security, they think of home alarm systems, surveillance cameras, or bodyguards–they’re probably not thinking about their mobile technology. But mobile devices, especially phones, are a place where you can both gain and lose security, depending on how you use them. Here’s a look at three new mobile phone trends that offer security features in a variety of ways. Mobile Ordering and Payment Using your phone for more than just making calls and surfing the web has been possible in places like Asia for...

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