Protect Your Family With Home Security Cameras

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In this day and age when our safety is very important, it is worth considering that we are protected in our own homes. Having recently had a baby, I decided that it was time to install home security cameras. It is something that I have been considering for a couple of years, but until my little one appeared, it had been low down on my things to do. Having a family changed my perspective on life, and looking after it is now my number one priority.

Of course, I did not just go out and buy any old security camera system. As always, when I am shopping for something, I do a lot of research on the subject. This meant it took me a couple of days to go through all of the options. I ignored the cheapest, and went for something in the mid-price range. It includes cameras on my front and back doors, so I can see who is there. It also allowed me to set up two cameras in the home, and one of these I placed in the baby’s bedroom. Thanks to these cameras, I now feel safe in my own home.

Properties – For Sale July 18, 2016

Announcement: New addition to the list of properties for sale. For pictures of the property you can check it here: For Sale

405 Redtail Hawk Ln,
Stevensville, MT 59870
3 beds 2 baths 2,200 sqft
$379,900

Welcome home to 405 Redtail Hawk Lane. This 3000 +/- SF, 4 bed, 3 bath home is located on 10 wooded Stevensville acres!! Privacy galore. Nature abounds. Pride of ownership throughout this well maintained home. Wonderful country kitchen!! Upon entering you’ll appreciate the beautifully tiled foyer leading both to the living room and / or kitchen. The large living room is punctuated with a wood fireplace and gorgeous views out of every window. I have two words for you ”Natural Light!” The brick enclave hosting a woodstove in the kitchen is not only quaint but practical on a chilly morning or just for ambiance when entertaining.

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Jason Baker
(406) 322-3292

Properties – For Sale July 15, 2016

Announcement: New addition to the list of properties for sale. For pictures of the property you can check it here: For Sale

Bighorn – 3 Bedroom Plan, Josephine Crossing Billings, MT 59101
3 beds 2.5 baths 1,296 sqft
$233,900

This is a perfect starter home. Space on the main level features living, dining, and kitchen along with a powder bath and defined entry. A pantry closet serves as extra storage for dry goods and small appliances. The kitchen features an eat-in island, great for prepping meals while entertaining. Upstairs, a master suite includes a walk-in closet and its own full bath. A separate full bath for the second bedroom and a laundry closet are easily accessible to both.

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Call (406) 272-6950

Why You Need Hidden Home Cameras

When considering home security options, most people instantly think about security monitors and alarms for the inside of their house. Many never consider the need for outdoor security elements. However, a hidden outdoor camera is a great addition to your home security system. Here are a few reasons you should get hidden home cameras.

Catch Thieves in Action

While most thieves steal from inside your home, others will steal things in your yard. Many people forget the value of their lawn and garden equipment, which may be stored in a shed our outdoor garage. A hidden camera can catch the image of a thief who is trying to rob you.

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Watch Your Kids

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If you have teens and a pool, you can use the hidden camera to make sure they are safe. You can also watch to see if they are breaking the house rules regarding company or guests when you’re not home. They won’t know the camera is there so you can catch their behavior and correct it before things get out of hand.

You Can Catch Vandals

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Whether you’re trying to catch neighborhood kids who run through your yard or your neighbor’s pet who urinates in your garden, a hidden camera can get the proof you need. You no longer have to make assumptions or guess what happened. With hidden camera footage, you can approach the guilty party and use the video as evidence if you intend to take legal action.

Provide Evidence

There are many times when you wish you had proof when it came to a legal matter. Hidden outdoor home cameras can provide proof of a crime, by providing an image of the guilty party. It can also provide proof in the case of a liability claim. This can save you time, money, aggravation and eliminate the “he said she said”, that usually occurs when someone is accused of not telling the truth.

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When combined with the other security measure you’ve put in place, these cameras are just one more layer of protection. They must be used in conjunction with other security measures in order to protect your home and family. However, when it comes to outdoor security, they can be an asset.

You can combine them with motion sensitive cameras to provide an accurate image. You can have them running whenever you’re not home or all day. You can set them to upload to your home computer or the cloud so that you can view the footage at a later time.

Properties – For Rent

Announcement: Below are list of properties for rent available on the month of July. For pictures of each properties, you can check it here: For Rent

No. 1.)  421 5th St W, Billings, MT 59101
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft
$585 per month

Enjoy retro style 1 bedroom apartment across from Terry Park. Clean, quiet, secure building. Large laundry room with sinks and clothes line. Machines are FREE for the tenants. Electricity bill for lights is approximately $15 per month. Air conditioning units and garages are available for additional charge. A storage unit is included in the monthly rental fee. Colors vary in each unit. Call Carol today for a showing at (406) 672-2372. Credit check, rental references and criminal background check are required.

No. 2. ) 715 Anchor Ave APT 2, Billings, MT 59105
2 beds 1 bath — sqft
$595 per month

9508 – 2 Bedroom side by side apartment, washer/dryer hookups, covered patio, and storage shed. Pictures maybe of a similar apartment. Call (406) 248-9028 for more info.

No. 3.) 441 1/2 Howard Ave # 2, Billings, MT 59101
1 bed 1 bath 500 sqft
$525 per month

Large 1 bedroom daylite basement apartment, unfurnished, Heat and Water Paid, FREE laundry. Attractive and well maintained unit. New carpet. Call Ed McClintock at (406) 259-2293 for more info.

Properties – For Sale

Announcement: Below are list of properties for rent available on the month of July. For pictures of each properties, you can check it here: For Sale

No. 1) 43 Busby Ln, Pray, MO 59065
13 beds 6 baths 4,000 sqft

I have 5 acres with 2 five bedroom condos and a 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile that can be replaced with another residence. It is already approved by DEQ. With water rights and Gravity fed irrigation. In the beautiful Paradise Valley near the Arrowhead school.

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Tom Gierhan
(406) 534-7208

No. 2) 6304 Bear Paw Dr S, Billings, MT 59106
2 beds 2 baths 1,604 sqft
$299,900

Well kept single level rancher on over an acre just far enough out of town but still close to the city life. 28×40 cement pad already poured and ready for that shop to be built!! Underground sprinklers, 2 wells, abundant parking.

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Maya Burton
(406) 873-8299

No. 3) Buffalo Jump Rnch LOT 21, Nye, MT 59061
1 bed 1 bath 1,576 sqft
$349,900

End of the road privacy! Property is fenced & crossed fenced! 2 charming cabins w/2 car garage. 3 meadows for horses & wildlife to roam free. Other features include: garden area, storage, shed, gated entry & panoramic views from every direction!

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Shannon Sharp
(406) 480-6929

How To Buy A Home You Love

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Buying a house isn’t something that should be taken likely. Seeing as this is a long-term investment, you want to be completely happy with your choice. Will you and your family be happy there for the next 20 or 30 years? For this reason you should do everything you can to ensure it’s the right purchase. If you want to know how to buy a home you love, here are some tips.

Use A Realtor

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By using a real estate agent you’ll be cutting your search time into half. Why? Because they know what homes are available and they know what you are looking for. They gather information from you, which they then use to narrow down the options.

Plus, agents know everything about the legal side of things. Their knowledge and contacts are invaluable for anybody who wants to buy a home. The best part is that you only pay them after they find your perfect house.

Check Out The Neighborhood

Don’t be scared to look further than the property you are interested in. Even though it might be the perfect house, it could be settled in a neighborhood you don’t really like. Consider elements such as the commute to work, the distance from emergency services, or whether the property will maintain its value if you decide to sell.

For families it’s important that quality schools and parks are nearby. More importantly, the neighborhood should be safe. Take the time to meet the neighbors and ask their opinion.

Work According To Budget

It’s easy to overspend your budget on a home. When you’re standing in a house you know you can’t really afford, but put in an offer regardless. You quickly make calculations in your head to convince yourself you can move in.

Your-Budget

Don’t make this hard on yourself. Stick to your budget, and if you can’t find a good home in that price range consider saving up. Nobody is forcing you to purchase a house you don’t want, and there is no point in losing a house you can’t afford.

Some Final Thoughts

The most important thing when wondering how to buy a home you’ll love is to know what you are looking for. Decide on what you consider to be important, discuss it with your partner if applicable, and go from there. It also won’t hurt to let go of some things if the budget isn’t going to allow it.