Technology

WeMo Switch – control your appliances remotely

by Greg on August 15, 2013
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If you are a gadget junky like me, and your dream home is a smart one, then this cute little thing is definitely for you. It is called WeMo switch by Belkin and it allows you to control your home appliances remotely. Basically you plug it into any power outlet in your home and then […]

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5 of the best home, garden and design publications available on the iTunes Newsstand

by Greg on July 16, 2013
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The iTunes newsstand has a huge range of awesome publications for real estate, design, home décor and garden enthusiasts alike. And let’s face it – sometimes swiping through a bright, colorful and beautifully designed digital publication is a lot more fun than trawling the app store for apps that will help you find home loans […]

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Home Security Gadgets For A Theft Proof Home

by Greg on June 1, 2013
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Owing to the ubiquitous nature of crimes and perilous social activities, we all suffer from chronic life insecurity. We may fear going out and leaving our home with nobody to watch over. Furthermore, due to the alarming social scenarios we may even feel uncomfortable staying alone at home or leaving kids without supervision. Unfortunate events […]

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Why switch to LED for your home lighting

by Greg on February 20, 2013
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As parents and responsible homeowners, we are charged with ensuring the future of our kids as well as doing our share for the betterment of society. In recent years, that responsibility has never been more daunting. Environmental concerns, such as the impacts of climate change, have overshadowed every other concern for the simple reason that […]

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How Home Alarm Systems Work

by Greg on February 1, 2013
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Any alarm system will contain at least the control panel and a keypad that will arm and disarm the system. Other components of a typical security system include sensors and warning signals or strobe lights. Anything inside an alarm system will automatically fall under either of the above stated categories. The Master Control and Keypad […]

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Wired for the Future

by Greg on November 14, 2012
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One of the main reasons that people purchase a new home or purchase their first home is to have a space that is all their own. Sure, when you rent a home or an apartment, you can make it feel like a home with the way you decorate, but you don’t ever really have total […]

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When Is the Right Time to Go Solar?

by Greg on October 5, 2012
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One of the most commonly debated subjects in not just green living practices, but home owning in general, is the value and relevance of converting a household to solar energy use. The benefits of solar power are virtually indisputable, but the truth is, there may be a prime time to go solar as…

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5 Reasons to Use Video Surveillance in Your Home

by Greg on September 19, 2012
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Video surveillance is no longer an expensive and difficult thing to set up in the home. Modern technology and wireless designs make recording images around the dwelling simpler than ever. So why is video surveillance a good idea and what benefits can be achieved?

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Hiring a Security Company or Relying on a Sound Alarm?

by Greg on August 28, 2012
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For many homeowners having a standard sound alarm is all the security that they need for their home. This may be because they have a friend or a neighbor to look after their home when they are not there or because they live in a close knit neighborhood that watches out for each other and will take action and call the relevant authorities if…

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Houzz – iPhone app review

by Greg on August 5, 2012
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Whether you just bought a house or rented yourself a nice place, if you want to design the interior yourself, then this app is definitely for you. In it you will find endless flow of design ideas sorted neatly by categories corresponding to each part of your house – bedroom, bathroom, entry, dining room, etc. […]

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Stamp Duty iPhone app review

by Greg on May 25, 2012
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Victorian State Revenue Office (SRO) created a nice free iPhone app that helps you calculate the land transfer duty you will have to pay when buying property.

This app greatly simplifies for you the process of finding out exactly what grant, bonus or boot applies to your particular situation…

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