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What You Should Know Before Investing in LandPurchasing vacant land can be a smart decision for an investor who doesn't want the hassle of renting out their home. (Even with the help of property management companies, investors are still ultimately responsible for the well-being of their tenants.) However, vacant land can also end up being more work than many investors realize. It may seem as simple as sitting on the land until the right buyer comes along, but there's more to it than that. See what to consider about raw land before getting started.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Patience and Discretion

Few investments are as easy as a quick turnaround and an even quicker profit.

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Home Insulation Information for HomeownersThe insulation in your home can have a big effect on how comfortable your home is. It may also effect property values or the amount a home may sell for. If your home is frequently too hot or too cold, then this could be a sign that the insulation in your walls is lacking. Knowing the signs of poor insulation and what you can do about it can help you take care of your home, reduce your energy bills, and keep members of your family comfortable. Here's what you need to know.

Why Insulation Is Important

Insulation is important because it helps the home stay a comfortable temperature. The better the insulation is, the less money the homeowner must spend running their air conditioner or furnace. This is better for the environment and better for the

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Building Technology Trends in New Home ConstructionAs the demand for residential construction grows in Canada, so does the availability of technological innovations, making for greater efficiency from bidding to project completion. Technologies improve communication, provide more accurate real-time information and address workflow deficiencies. Shifting buyer requirements also help shape the technologies and practices being used in new home construction. Residential construction companies and contractors can benefit from exploring the recent advances impacting the industry.

Faster Construction Communication

Cloud-based platforms and mobile apps have improved the ability for stakeholders to manage workflows and address issues as they arise. Options for the residential construction industry include

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Hidden Safety Hazards Homeowners May Find in Their HomesDespite homeowners' best efforts to make sure otherwise, homes have many hidden hazards lurking in their shadows and in plain sight. At each corner of the house, there could be a handful of hazards awaiting adults and children alike. Homeowners, especially those who are first home buyers, can take their preventative tactics one step further by understanding the nature of these hazards and learning how to prevent them. To get started, they can use this guide to start learning about the three most common residential safety hazards.

Trip and Fall Accidents

Trip and fall accidents can cause minor to severe injuries ranging from bone fractures to traumatic brain injuries. In residences, these accidents frequently occur due to loose or otherwise

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How to Handle a Home Pest InvasionDespite their size, pests can cause big damage to a home if the owners aren't careful. Their teeth, breeding habits, and waste can quickly tarnish the home's integrity and even stability. But more than structural damage, pests can bring disease and illness to residents if they're not careful. Rats can carry anything from rat-bite fever to plague to certain forms of meningitis. And if you are thinking of selling your home, getting rid of pests before selling is very important. Pest remediation starts with understanding how to prevent, identify, and attack an infestation as soon as it occurs. Here are five tips for getting it done as efficiently as possible.

Tour the Home

It doesn't take very much space for an ant to make its way from outside to

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verything You Need to Know About Home SecurityHome security can help you protect your property and the people in your household. The safer your home is, the better you'll feel about being at home - and after buying a home, it's important to add security in the home, if it is not already there. If you're a homeowner who would like to get started improving security in your home, here's what you need to know.

Different Types of Security Systems

Different homeowners may choose to install different types of security systems, depending on how much money they want to spend, what they would like to get out of their home security system, and whether they wish to install their system themselves. Different products may have different features, but in general, the two most popular kinds of security

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What You Should Know About Green Technology in Residential ConstructoinSustainable construction technology has been slowly but surely making its way toward residential construction technology. From solar panels to zero-waste homes, Canadian homeowners have more options than ever before if they're looking to cut down on their carbon footprint and be energy efficient in their homes. Learn more about which trends are catching on and how the future may look for home building.

Energy from Top to Bottom

Canada has largely seen geothermal energy being implemented to heat and cool their homes as opposed to solar power. This form of energy uses electricity and a set of compression pumps to interact with the Earth's core. Because the core remains at a stable 15.5° C, geothermal energy decreases the amount of energy used to

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Hidden Safety Hazards Homeowners May Find in Their HomesDespite homeowners' best efforts to make sure otherwise, homes have many hidden hazards lurking in their shadows and in plain sight. At each corner of the house, there could be a handful of hazards awaiting adults and children alike. Homeowners, especially those who are first home buyers, can take their preventative tactics one step further by understanding the nature of these hazards and learning how to prevent them. To get started, they can use this guide to start learning about the three most common residential safety hazards.

Trip and Fall Accidents

Trip and fall accidents can cause minor to severe injuries ranging from bone fractures to traumatic brain injuries. In residences, these accidents frequently occur due to loose or otherwise

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Spotting Mold Growth In Your HomeResponsible homeowners, especially those looking to sell their homes, are always looking for dangers in their home so they can get rid of them before they can cause any harm. However, some dangers are much more difficult to find than others, and mold is one of these. Mold can be tricky to identify for homeowners who don’t know what to look for. Here is what all homeowners need to know about mold growth in their home and what they should be looking for to keep their home safe.

Different Types of Mold

There are many different types of mold that can be fond in a home, and not all of pose a life-or-death threat. Here are some of the different types of mold that can be found growing in homes:

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How to Light Your Home Room-by-RoomDesigning the home lighting of each room may seem as simple as buying a few fixtures and light bulbs. However, the lighting of the home has a major effect on how people perceive each room. It's also an important safety element that's easy to overlook.

Dim lighting can lead to major accidents in slick spaces like the kitchen or the bathroom. It can even lead to chronic vision problems if people are constantly squinting while reading or going about their daily tasks. In addition, when selling a home, proper staging, along with good lighting, helps sell a home faster, and possibly for more money. For homeowners who'd like a little more visibility, keep these tips in mind.

Aesthetics, Meet Functionality

Spaces like the living room, family

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