Category: Home Automation

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Sep'16
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VRBO: How to Winterize Your Vacant Home

The winter months are right around the corner on the Outer Banks and many vacations properties will be vacant during the off season. When you are leaving your house for the winter or closing up your summer vacation rental, it’s important to winterize your property. VRBO owners should take precautions to prevent hefty utility bills, property damage, and other issues from occurring in their home. Before you head out of town, you should make a checklist and spend a few hours preparing your home... Read more
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8
Jun'16
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Catch The Wave: Proven Benefits of Installing Automated Thermostats

Home automation is becoming more and more common within houses nowadays. Home automation and smart homes provide many key benefits. Smart and automated thermostats help to save on energy use and are easy to use. Check out some more of the proven benefits of automated thermostats for your Outer Banks vacation home or second home! Automated thermostats can be programmed based on your customized temperature settings. If you prefer a certain temperature as you sleep or when you wake up, the the... Read more
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7
Jan'16
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Home Automation Is the Key for the Next Generation Vacation Rental Manager

Home automation for Vacation Rental Managers and home owners has more options and advantages than just keyless entry systems. By now, the advantages of keyless entry systems are obvious; with improved security, guest / vendor convenience and improved access reporting.The keyless entry system from Point Central provides real time control unlike other systems currently available.  As the guest leaves, cleaner completes cleaning and the inspector finishes the inspection, the property manager is au... Read more
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17
Dec'15
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How Smart Home Technology is Changing Real Estate

Smart Technology has invaded almost every facet of our lives.  Your phone is smart, your television is smart.  Now, your entire home can be upgraded with technology that can control everything from lights, doors, windows, to climate control and more. The advent of this technology is causing numerous changes in the real estate industry everywhere.  But it is especially beneficial to Outer Banks home owners as well. Check out the following list to learn about how smart home technology can he... Read more
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10
Dec'15
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Top Home Automation Apps

Home automation is a trend that is gaining momentum and is a sign of the future.  In the past, home automation was limited to professionally installed systems with a high price tag.  But now the technology, both systems and apps, is increasingly available to the DIY market at an attractive price point. There are several stand-alone gadgets that use home automation technology with your smart phone or tablet readily available at Home Depot, Lowes and even Staples.  There are smart lightbulbs... Read more
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2
Nov'15
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How to Fund Your Next Home Remodeling Project

 Before you hire the contractors or select the materials for your next remodel project, you will need to find a way to fund it. Of course you first need a rough idea of your budget before investigating your financing alternatives. Consider how long you plan to stay in the home before deciding on a payment strategy.For example, refinancing your mortgage when you plan to only stay in the home a few years longer is not advised.  It will be more expensive to refinance once the other costs are ... Read more
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25
Sep'15
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Why Choosing a Team with Local Knowledge is Important

Home maintenance services are beneficial to have to keep a home or second home in good shape. In addition to having your home maintained on a regular basis, it is best to have a local team that is available to perform its home maintenance services. Xpert Home Services provides Outer Banks home maintenance services and is an all-in-one provider. A local team provides numerous benefits when providing home maintenance services. Check out some of the top benefits of asking for local help with your ... Read more
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Categories: Blog

20
Sep'15
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Closing Your Vacation Home for the Season

The Outer Banks is your happy place. You reminisce about vacations past and imagine future ones spent relaxing on the beach with no responsibilities other than to spend the afternoon doing more of the same. You wanted your children, friends, and family to spend joyful summers without a care in the world, so you purchased the perfect vacation home. Now it is everyone's happy place! Life on our wonderful island means expecting the unexpected. A serenelyperfect, sun filled beach day, complete with... Read more
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21
Aug'15
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Simple Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

In addition to new production installations and home renovations, there are various ways to reduce the amount of energy your home requires to operate on a daily basis. Find out how you can save on your energy bill by checking out these tips below! Water Heater Adjustments When you get into the shower, do you turn the water temperature to its highest level? If you don't, then you may want to consider adjusting your water heater inside your home. Heated water that goes unused represents wasted e... Read more
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