Protecting Your Smart Home from Hackers

A person holding a cell phone with a smart home phone app displaying control settings such as toggling security devices, temperature, and lighting with a hardwood floor backdrop.Smart home technology has been growing in popularity over the past decade. From virtual home assistance like Amazon Echo to motion-capture security cameras like Ring, homeowners are achieving better security and convenience for themselves and their loved ones. However, despite all of their benefits, smart home technology also comes with a potential for personal information or property theft. Since they operate through connection with your internet, these devices are at risk of cyberattacks. Fortunately, protecting your smart home from hackers isn’t as difficult as you may think. [Read more…]

What to Know Before Joining the Tiny-House Movement

A small wooden house in the woodens with a stone path leading to the entrance, meant to signify the tiny-house movementYou’ve likely read about the tiny-house movement in an article or caught wind of the trend on Netflix’s Tiny House Nation. For small families or those looking to sell to take advantage of the blistering housing market, moving into a tiny home temporarily or permanently can sound alluring. The costs are minuscule, and unlike renting, you have complete authority over the interior and exterior remodeling. However, it can also be frightening to imagine the downsizing requirements of tiny-home living. Let’s discuss what you should know before jumping aboard the tiny-house movement. [Read more…]