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Lesson Learned while Searching for our Next Rental Property

The weekend means a lot of different things for a lot of people.  Some of you out there spend your weekends hanging out with your friends, partying, and celebrating your two days away from work.  Other people, like myself, spend their weekends on business ventures such as going to open houses with the goal of finding new properties to invest in.  At least that is how we spend most weekends, and though we don’t always end up making an offer on any homes, each potential property we visit helps us to better understand current market values.

For us, it is a good use of our weekend.

While there were no real good investments to find this weekend, we did learn a thing or two about water damage repair from a chatty realtor Saturday.  We were looking at a home that was priced well below market value, so we knew that something was up.  You don’t usually find deals like this in the current market, so we happened to ask what was going on.

He had a story to tell.

It turned out that the home had a bit of a flood after the drain pipe fell off of the upstairs washer.  They had hidden the damage by painting over it, but after the realtor had mentioned the issue, we could see what we were missing.


Needless to say we walked away from that property.

But the silver lining is that we learned a valuable lesson that will be applied to any other property we might look at – so looking at houses this weekend was worth it.

Posted by Melissa Jones - April 16, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Categories: Real Estate   Tags: , ,

How To Keep You Laptop In Top Condition

The importance of laptops for professionals and students cannot be stressed enough. People no longer need access to electricity to be able to use computer apps because of laptops. Students can now research in places where there is access to the internet and make electronic notes during class.

Many people don’t know how to take care of their laptops which may cause minor problems like scratches to major problems like overheating and scratches. If you don’t know how to keep your laptop safe, it may cause you to spend more in repair costs that could have been avoided. There are a lot of common habits that may cause small or serious damage to the laptop. Here are a few tips to keep your laptop, notebook or netbook safe and in top condition.

Don’t use your device in beds

The most common mistake of laptop and Macbook users is when they use their laptops in dusty surfaces like beds and mattresses. The device’s cooling system will not function properly if it is used in surfaces like beds because dust may block the device’s fan. Too much dust in the fan will block the fan from sucking in clean air that is essential in the cooling of the laptop or Mac.

Beds and soft surfaces also absorb the laptop’s heat and prevent the heat from dispersing into the air and the surroundings. Most people do not know that their device is overheating until it malfunctions and crashes.

Don’t put laptops near liquids such as drinks

Drinks should be nowhere near the laptop because these can spill and make the laptop electrical system short circuit. Place liquids and laptops in different surfaces to prevent any spills and to avoid costly repairs. Click this link, to know more tips to prevent laptop overheating.

Avoid overcharging

The laptop’s battery is one of the part that deteriorates faster due to overcharging. Avoid making this mistake by removing the batteries when it is already fully charged or when there is no danger of getting any power disturbance.

Protect the external surface and the monitor

Some surfaces like the monitor and the glossy exterior are prone to scratches and should be protected. Areas like the monitor should never be scratched because this will affect the overall experience of using the laptop. There are two ways to prevent scratches and these are using protectors and by handling your device with care.

Posted by stevenlocke - April 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Categories: Technology   Tags: , , ,