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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.

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3 Gun Safe Options For You To Consider

You live in a world where there is no such thing as being too prepared. Some people believe one way to be prepared is to own a firearm. If you do own a firearm, you may find it in your best interest to also have some kind of safe to store the firearm in. Each different type of firearm and situation calls for a different kind of safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of different gun safes on the market to choose from.

Option One: Biometric Gun Safe

A biometric gun safe is also known as a fingerprint gun safe. This type of safe utilizes a fingerprint lock system. This means only fingerprints stored into the lock system by you will be able to open the safe.

Naturally, you also have the option of getting a safe that has a pass code or password, but anyone can figure out the password and get into your safe with enough guesses. With a fingerprint lock, the person needs your actual hand to get into your safe. You can get a small biometric safe for smaller firearms, or you can get a vault version if you have a rifle or other larger firearm.

Option Two: Fireproof Gun Safe

While a large portion of safes are made out of steel, it does not necessarily mean they are fireproof. Some steel safes still allow heat to penetrate the steel, which can cause harm to the firearms that are tucked inside. The last thing you want is for your precious firearms to be barbecued while they are supposed to be safely tucked away in your safe.

You can get a fireproof gun safe that is a small size or a vault size, making it a perfect option regardless of what type of firearms you have or how many you have. This type of safe will usually have a turn lock or an electric keypad.

Option 3: In-Wall Gun Safe

Just as the name suggests, an in-wall gun safe is located somewhere in the wall of your home. The most obvious benefit to this type of safe is that it is not portable, so no one can steal the entire safe. The fact that it is not portable is also a downside, as you cannot take the safe with you anywhere. An easy solution to that problem is just to have a second smaller safe you can use if you transport the firearm or take it somewhere with you.

Naturally, this list only begins to scratch the surface on the many gun safes on the market. What you need to do is think about what type of lock you want your gun safe to have, how many guns you have, and how big your guns are. There is a perfect gun safe for everyone.