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3 Misconceptions About Home Elevators

Residential elevators are convenient home additions that improve mobility, increase resale value and enhance your interior. After learning about their practical and aesthetic benefits, you might want to install your own. Since a home elevator is a significant investment, educating yourself [...]

Elevator Controls

There are around 900,000 operating elevators in the United States today. Elevators have become an integral part of our society. Without elevators, we wouldn’t have the iconic skylines of cities like New York or Chicago. Elevators have transformed the architecture [...]

Top 11 Unique Elevators in the World

An elevator helps us get from point A to point B. It makes it easy to transport heavy objects from one floor to the next and helps people with limited mobility navigate spaces without using stairs. Although elevators are functional, [...]

8 Resources for Living Alone as a Senior

As people get older, they often have several decisions to make about their living situation. Some choose to downsize, moving into a smaller residence or from a multi-story home to a single-story home. Some move into independent or assisted living [...]

Safety Code For Elevators

Safety Code for Elevators Homeowners who are considering adding an elevator to their property can rest assured that there are safety standards in place to make residential elevators safer and minimize the risk of injury. The code is from the American [...]

Veterans’ Assisted Living vs. Aging in Place

After retiring from active duty or returning stateside after a long overseas tour, you might have used a VA loan to finance your home purchase. VA loans provide current and former members of the armed services and their surviving spouses [...]

Construction Loans

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant decrease in interest rates. In July 2020, mortgage interest rates dropped to less than 3% for the first time, encouraging many current homeowners to refinance their existing loans and spurring [...]

The Future of Elevators Post-COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, several unwritten rules applied when riding an elevator in a commercial building. It was polite to hold the doors if you saw someone running toward the elevator. The direction to face was toward the elevator doors, not [...]

Top 8 Features in Luxury Homes

Several features set luxury real estate apart from other properties. Luxury homes are in the highest value tier in their area. They are larger than other homes, made from higher-end materials and tend to be located in the most desirable [...]

The Lifespan of Your Residential Elevator

The Lifespan of Your Residential Elevator A residential elevator can last for several decades on your property, allowing you to access multiple levels of your home. Consider modernizing it after about 20 years to prevent future injury and costly repairs. It also [...]