9 practical steps to take in your first year as a homebuyer

  • So you officially own a new home — congrats! Before you get settled, there are a few things expert homeowners recommended doing in your first year.
  • Take some time to set reasonable expectations and goals as a homeowner, and start with small changes before jumping into major renovations. 
  • When making changes, plan ahead — inspect your house, learn about protocols and programs in your local area, and invest in the right people and tools for the job.
  • Homeowners also suggested creating an ongoing maintenance schedule to keep your home in great shape throughout seasons. 
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Between all the financial finagling, neighborhood research, inspections, and more, the process of buying a house can be a chaotic one. But once closing day comes and goes, the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives: You’re officially a homeowner!

Now what?

Whether you bought a fixer upper and you’re

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

In a perfect world disaster recovery would not be necessary, but the reality is that all businesses require a disaster recovery plan in some capacity. Some require near instant recovery; most can get by with much less. Implementation and regular testing of a disaster recovery or backup plan can literally save your company from going under. Worst of all, most companies who lack these things do not even know it.

The truth of the matter is that most businesses make unsafe assumptions, push out implementations for budget reasons, or make the same excuses. Can you say 100% that if your infrastructure were to go down or burn up that your business could recover?

Some assume they are safe because they are in the cloud, but you still rely on hardware. It is just all hidden behind the scenes. It is someone else’s problem, but do you know if the proper

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Trex Hammers the Competition in Two Industry Awards Programs

New Product Innovations Hailed by Building Supply Dealers and Remodelers

WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trex®, the #1 decking brand and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, has done it again! The company, which has been recognized this year by virtually every aspect of the building industry, recently added two new awards to its growing list of 2020 accolades. Trex received a Golden Hammer Award from HBS Dealer for the newest infill additions to its Trex Signature® railing collection. The company also captured two spots on Pro Remodelers’ list of “Top 100 Products” with its Trex Enhance® decking and Trex Transcend® railing kits.

“This recognition reinforces and reaffirms Trex as the ‘go-to’ decking brand for trade professionals,” said Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing for Trex. “It is especially meaningful to us because it reflects the opinions of industry experts and

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AI In Aviation Market Key Insights Based on Product Type, End-use and Regional Demand Till 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI In Aviation Market Research Report by Type (Hardware, Software, Services), Equipment (Autocollimator, Measuring Microscope, Profile Projector, and Others), Technology (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Others), Application (surveillance, virtual assistance, flight operations, smart logistics, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot

Rapid development of artificial intelligence technology and increased incorporation of AI in aviation is aiding the aviation industry in optimizing various processes from passenger experience to flight operations. Market Research Future’s report on the global AI in aviation market is anticipated to expand at a striking CAGR of 46.83% during the forecast period of 2017-2023 and reach the valuation of 1014.81 Mn by the end of 2023 from USD 113.29 Mn in 2017. Increasing adoption of automation and utilization of big data in aerospace industry are

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AI in Transportation Market Facts, Figures and Analytical Insights 2021 – 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI in Transportation Market Research Report by Offerings (Hardware, Software), IoT communication Technologies (LTE, 5G, and LPWAN), Machine learning technology (Deep learning, Computer vision, Natural language processing, and Others), Application (Autonomous truck, Semi-autonomous trucks, Truck platooning, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot:

Market Research Future (MRFR)’s latest report projects that the global AI in transportation market is poised to expand at 18.03% CAGR during the forecast period 2017 to 2023. The valuation of the market is prognosticated to witness a growth of USD 1.87 Bn from 2017 to 2023-end. AI is the next big technological innovation which is forecasted to revolutionize the transportation industry. The adoption of AI in transportation is predicted to enhance driver and vehicle safety. This is likely to drive the growth of the market in

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Vibration Monitoring Market Size, Share and Growth Analysis to accrue $ 3,574.3 million by 2026 – Industry News

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Sep 03, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware According to Market Study Report, Provides A Detailed Overview Of Vibration Monitoring Market With Respect To The Pivotal Drivers Influencing The Revenue Graph Of This Business Sphere. The Current Trends Of Vibration Monitoring Market In Conjunction With The Geographical Landscape, Demand Spectrum, Remuneration Scale, And Growth Graph Of This Vertical Have Also Been Included In This Report.

The global vibration monitoring market size is anticipated to reach USD 3,574.3 million by 2026. The report ‘Vibration Monitoring Market Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software, Services); By Monitoring Process (Online, Portable); By End-User (Automotive, Chemical, Aerospace and Defense, Food and Beverages, Construction, Mining, Oil and Gas, Others); By Regions: Market Size & Segment Forecast, 2019 – 2026’ provides a complete analysis of present market trends and future insights.

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ID Technologies Awarded ITES-SW2 Contract

ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ID Technologies, a mission-driven integrated solution provider to the US Federal Government, announced today that it has been awarded the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract by the Army’s Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solution (CHESS) office, in coordination with the Army Contracting Command (ACC), Rock Island (RI). The contract has a ceiling value of $13 billion and a 5-year base period of performance from 31 August 202030 August 2025 as well as a 5-year option term from 31 August 202530 August 2030. ITES-SW2 aims to supply commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software and maintenance services, across 14 product categories, to support all Federal agencies within the Army’s enterprise infrastructure and infrastructure goals.

ID Technologies is one of 31 companies positioned on the potential 10-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity ITES-SW2 contract. Under this contract, ID Technologies will support all

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Structural Health Monitoring Market worth $2.9 billion by 2025

CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report Structural Health Monitoring Market with COVID-19 Impact by Technology (Wired, Wireless), Offering (Sensors, Data Acquisition Systems, and Software & Services), Vertical (Civil Infrastructure, Energy, Aerospace), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2025″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Structural Health Monitoring Market size is estimated to grow from USD 1.5 billion in 2020 to USD 2.9 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.1% between 2020 and 2025. The major drivers for the market growth are automation and standardization in maintenance & repair of civil infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 period, loss of lives and capital due to catastrophic failure of infrastructure in recent years, increasing capital investments in structural health monitoring across various countries worldwide, stringent government regulations pertaining to the sustainability of structures, aging infrastructure and superior benefits associated with structural health monitoring, and declining

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ExpressVPN review: This speedy VPN is worth the price

ExpressVPN has muscled its way ahead of the virtual private network (VPN) pack in 2020, offering outstanding speeds and a reputation for reliability and security. Its easy-to-navigate interface makes it an apt choice for newcomers just learning about VPNs, and its multiplatform compatibility expands its value to a wide base of consumers. These factors more than justify ExpressVPN’s slightly higher-than-average prices, starting at $6.67 a month. 


  • Market-leading speeds
  • Solid security suite
  • Company is based in privacy-friendly jurisdiction

Don’t Like

  • Higher-than-average price
  • Limited number of simultaneous connections
  • No Safari ExpressVPN browser extension for WebRTC security

We recommend ExpressVPN as an excellent choice for privacy novices and professionals alike. Find out more about how we review VPNs here

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  • Average speed loss: Less than 2% 
  • Number of servers: 3,000-plus
  • Number of server locations: 160 in 94 countries (four in Hong Kong)
  • Number
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9 Basic Home Maintenance How-tos Everyone Should Know

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or have been living in your home for decades, there are some basic home maintenance how-tos you need to know. From what to do when you trip a circuit breaker to how to paint a wall, here are some essential home tasks worth remembering. These are the type of super-simple how-tos you’ll wish they covered in your high school home economics class—but it’s never too late to learn.

How to Reset a Tripped Circuit Breaker

If you’re trying to blow-dry your hair, watch TV, and run a window AC unit all at the same time, you ought to know what to do if a circuit breaker trips. The first sign of a tripped breaker: everything will shut off. 

Familiarize yourself with the breaker box in your house or apartment (if you have access to it). Open the cover and look for the tripped

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