Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.


Security Monitoring Is Not Simply For Home Security

When homeowners are considering getting security monitoring, they sometimes wonder if they should forgo 21st century security. They reason that intruders are not always deterred by a home break-in. Still, by having your home monitored, if you have your life threatened by an intruder, you are much more likely to receive help.

Also, home security services protect you in many other ways and also have convenience features:


When your kids have a fight when you're not home, you might wonder who started it. That is, unless you have a home surveillance system. You might also wonder if you remembered to lock the door and turn on the alarm. But since the most modern home monitoring systems allow you to access your security system remotely, you can simply check from your office or the grocery store.

Flood Detection

Home monitoring systems protect homes against fires and floods as well. By placing sensors near areas that are prone to flooding, you will receive a notification when the sensors detect excess moisture and you can then quickly travel home to correct the problem and save your belongings. If you are at home, you will receive a piercing alarm sound that will allow you to quickly take care of the flood.

Small floods can turn into big disasters when the water is allowed to accumulate and cause corrosion. Also, depending on the severity of the flood, you may need assistance from professionals. The faster you can get your home dry, the less damage that will be done.

Fire Detection

Smoke alarms will notify you of a fire while you are in your home. But what if you are away from home? A fire alarm monitoring system can notify you so you can return home and determine whether the fire is legitimate or a false positive.

Also, if the monitoring company is not able to reach you, they can send firefighters to determine if your home is in fact on fire. In many cases, you do not have to replace your current smoke alarm because the home monitoring system will operate with your current smoke detector.

Home Security Synthesis

Combined with other monitoring services, such as home security cameras, you'll receive information instantaneously about what is going on inside your home. Then, if you see a fire, you can immediately contact the fire department instead of having to travel home to confirm the fire. With all of these monitoring services, you will have peace of mind and will not have to worry about what is occurring in your home when you're away.

To learn more, contact a company like Taylored Control Systems with any questions or concerns you have.