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Being the new resident in an apartment building can feel like being the new kid in school sometimes. Everybody has advice for you—some really do intend to help you, while others are just trying to get you on their side regarding certain building disputes. There are the social units who get together on the weekends and barbecue, and the ones that stick to themselves. It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when you first move into an apartment building, and any time you’re overwhelmed, your guard goes down. Here are safety tips for when you’re the new resident in the building. Gather information before giving any out Everyone in the building knows a lot about one another already. But not you—you’re brand new to the environment and have a lot to learn about your neighbors. Be polite, but refrain from telling your neighbors too much about yourself (such as what you do and your income bracket) before you’ve gathered information about them. From there, you’ll know whom you feel comfortable opening up to. Stay neutral with all of your neighbors… Read more

Your fence is your first line of defense against burglars and intruders. Even if it isn’t impenetrable, bullet-proof, or lined with security guards, it can still be rather effective in preventing a burglar from even taking an interest in your home, or from getting onto your property. Don’t just think of your fence as a decorative item or something to keep your kids and pets in your yard; think of it as a security device. Here are ways to set up your fence to maximize home security. Consider the height of neighboring buildings Burglars are not the only individuals you don’t want looking inside your home. If you live next to a public building, or even next to residents you don’t know very well, think about the height of their property compared to yours. If the neighboring building is two stories high while yours is only one, then having a fence that is only one story high between the two of you still makes it quite easy for people on the second story next door to look into your property.… Read more

As summer heats up and children are freed from school, your kids will probably want to spend more time playing in your back or front yard. And you should encourage them to do so because that’s much healthier than staying inside all day playing video games or going on their laptops. But if you are lucky enough to have a yard that your kids can roam around in, just make sure you consider these safety tips and discuss them with your children. Go inside if someone approaches If your yard isn’t fenced in or doesn’t have a locked fence, then solicitors and other strangers may enter your property when your kids are playing outdoors. Instruct your children to go inside the moment that happens, and to yell to notify you that someone is on the property. If the stranger did mean your child any harm, it’s important that your child loudly vocalizes that someone is on the property so the stranger knows that an adult is inside, and monitoring the situation. Don’t answer strangers’ questions Make sure your children know… Read more

We live in a world that is very connected. If you visit a restaurant or bar, you might find a card on the table that says something like, “Like us? Take a photo of yourself here and share it on Facebook for a free drink!” If you check into a gym X amount of times, you might receive a complimentary private training session. Since everyone is sharing everything they do on social media, it can feel so safe. But it’s important to remember that anyone—anyone at all—can set up a Facebook account, a Twitter account, an Instagram page, and so on. Even though the rest of the world may not be editing what they post, perhaps you should. So, do you share too much about your home and family on social media? Children’s accomplishments If your child won the student of the week award or placed first in a fitness competition at school, feel free to brag about your kid. Just don’t name which school he or she attends. All a kidnapper needs is your name, your child’s name, face,… Read more

Though you typically find houses mostly in the suburbs and apartment complexes predominantly in the cities, some unique neighborhoods boast a combination of these two sorts of homes. If you live in a town that is the site of any major industry, you’re bound to find thousands of individuals from drastically different income brackets living in a close cluster—some are higher up at their company, some are still moving up at the same company, but they all want to live near the workplace, and so the surrounding areas offer a variety of housing to meet that need. If you live in a house but your neighborhood is a mixture of houses and apartments, here are some things to be aware of. Guest parking will be limited In true suburbia, your guests never struggle to find street parking. Since every residence is a house, every resident typically has a driveway and/or garage, leaving plenty of street parking for visitors. In a neighborhood that has both apartment buildings and houses, a lot more of the street parking will be taken up. Some… Read more