It can be extremely annoying to run out your front door and realize you just locked your house keys inside. Almost as annoying is pulling out your cell phone and noticing that the keys in your pocket have damaged the screen. If you would like to avoid these kinds of problems in the future, you might want to consider the benefits offered by keyless entry systems. Doors equipped with keyless entry locks offer homeowners a number of important benefits, such as greater convenience and security.
The reasons for screening an applicant for your apartment are obvious—you want the best tenants possible so you don't have to worry about the state of your apartment. But what are some of the questions or talking points you should ask during the screening process? Here are three that can help you weed out the good tenants from those to avoid like cockroaches.
Can I run a background check?
Next to a fire, one of the biggest worries for a homeowner is a crime like breaking and entering, where your house is violated and your personal things stolen. Instead of spending more time being worried this year, make 2015 the year you'll make sure to outsmart the burglars.
According to the FBI, property crimes -- stealing from others' homes -- resulted in $16.6 billion in losses for 2013. The good news is, that's a decrease from the previous decade; the bad news is that you still need to be diligent about security around your home to avoid being one of the statistics.
Coral snakes are a highly venomous snake that homeowners in some states are likely to encounter. Here's what you need to know about these dangerous creatures.
What do coral snakes look like?
These snakes are small: they are usually between 20 and 30 inches long. Coral snakes are easy to identify thanks to their bright coloration. Coral snakes have red, yellow, and black bands along the length of their bodies.
Other snakes have similar color patterns, but you can identify a coral snake by the placement of the colored bands.
Selling a house isn't as cut-and-dry as it used to be. Real estate listings are plentiful, but they are not all sold the same way.
1. MLS: Traditionally, a homeowner lists a house with a licensed Realtor who, in turn, places the home's information on the Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is a computerized database of all the homes for sale in the area. Any licensed Realtor can access the information for buying clients.