4 Communication Tips For Homeowners Associations

Are you on the board of your neighborhood's homeowners association? If so, you likely know how challenging the job can be. It's not uncommon for a homeowner or even a group of residents to object to certain HOA policies. Often these disputes arise from poor communication. The residents may not understand the reasoning behind certain policies or decisions. Or they may feel that they should have been given more inclusion in the decision making process. Read More 

4 Ways To Flood-Proof A Manufactured Home

Are you worried about the possibility of flooding in your area? Manufactured homes can be placed anywhere you desire, but there are many locations that are simply naturally in a flood zone. You are right to be concerned, but many flooding risks can be reduced through proper planning. 1. Install Your Home on a Raised Foundation The higher your foundation is, the less likely it is for your home to flood. Read More 

Useful Steps to Take When Looking for a New Home

A dream of yours may be buying a new home. To make this process easier, you can take these steps.  Hire a Real Estate Agent If you have never bought a home before, you are going to need professional assistance from a real estate agent. Your agent can help you find real estate in your area, depending on your price range. Your agent will show you all of the important details of a home, and you can inspect the house without having to go to a property showing where there might be a lot of people. Read More 

Preparing Your Self Storage Unit For Maximum Efficiency And Safety

Even the most secure self-storage facilities offer little more than a bare room with a door that can be locked from the outside. For anyone who plans to store items that are vulnerable to the elements or that need to be organized for easy access, it can be beneficial to prepare your space before moving anything in. Doing so is relatively easy, but in exchange for a few hours of your time and the cost of some organizational aids you can ensure that everything you store will be in the state you left it and easily located every time you open the door. Read More 

Itsy Bitsy Enigmas: 5 New Facts About Spiders

Spiders, like snakes, wolves and sharks, get a lot of bad press. Much of what we think we know about spiders comes from urban myths and legends. But researchers continue to study the spider, and have found 5 amazing new facts about them. 1) We humans are better at detecting snakes than spiders. It might seem that humans would be more alert to the presence of spiders, since they are more numerous in homes than snakes. Read More