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Home Security Systems can be DIY

DIY iPhone security synced system is affordable.

by MIKE HALL Owner/Broker/Agent

iPhone home security system

I recently came across an article which struck my interest, and I think will interest many of my tech-savvy, Louisville homeowners as well. While I know many of you would rather pay a little extra to go the “install it for me” route, those of you who enjoy DIY home projects might have a new weekend tech project up your sleeve.

As far as video security systems go, this seems to be the cheapest and most conveniently accessible option. For just under $200 you could have a video stream of your home accessible from your iPhone. Pretty user-friendly, huh? With the option of adding cameras as you go, you can start with a couple in high-traffic areas, and save up for more to install later. There are also no monthly fees which anyone can appreciate.

So whether you want to survey your home while on a week-long trip, check up on any pets during your work day, or catching your teenagers contemplating a party while you and the spouse have a weekend getaway, this extra amenity will give you relief.  

Happy installation!

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Appliances in Your Louisville Home

How long will they last for your Louisville home?

by MIKE HALL Owner/Broker/Agent

Below is a list for the average lifespan of home appliances. Give your home a lookover to check if you need to save up for new and shiny upgrades. Or, if looking to buy, make sure your prospective home’s appliances fall on the lower end.  

Refrigerators for Louisville home

Average Appliance lifespan:

Water heater and air conditioner: 10-15 years

Furnace: 15-20 years

Toilet: 10 years

Washer, dryer and dishwasher: 10 years

Garbage disposal: 12 years

Shower: 20 years

Fridge and oven: 15 years

Roof: 20 years

Pipes: 75-100 years

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