"Real estate cannot be lost or stolen,
nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed
with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world."

Franklin D. Roosevelt
COMING SOON
Morris Plains, NJ
4BD/2.5 Bath
COMING SOON
Denville, NJ
3BD/2 Bath
9 Nerewood Rd
Randolph, NJ
4BD/4 Bath, 3200sq ft
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In this issue of "Doug Talks..."
Entry Door Locks

Technology has come a long way from the old skeleton key locks. Most new construction homes are being built with more sophisticated locking systems. Weโ€™ve highlighted a few of these systems that had high ratings for safety, ease of use, and multi-functional...all having unique features and benefits. 

Multi-Point Locking System 
A key operated multi-point lock system is fitted into the body of the door and locks into the door frame. When the lock is engaged, multiple bolts will slide into the door frame, usually with a minimum of 3 points and sometimes 4 or 5 point. This type of lock provides added security, keeps large doors from warping and is very popular with composite doors. Learn more about multi-point locks here.

Keyless entry 
Keyless entry systems allow homeowners to lock or unlock a home without using a mechanical key and lock. These are great locks if you constantly misplace keys, or want easy access for children/guests. Entry options include a keypad, touchscreen, or fingerprint reader (most are battery operated with a low battery warning).

Smart Locks
If youโ€™re looking for optimal functionality in keyless entry door locks, a great option is a Smart lock. These door locking systems allow complete remote access and management from a smartphone app and can connect via a few methods; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, or Zigbee. Some app features include custom access codes for multiple users such as guests, cleaning service, or contractors, detailed activity logs of entry, voice sensor, biometrix technology and can also integrate with your home security system. Learn more about top selling smart locks here.
The "Doug Talks..." section will be featured in our monthly real estate email
and will include articles and/or videos showcasing some aspect of
home improvement or home construction.
Are rental properties a good investment?

Ever thought of investing in real estate? A financial advisor will tell you it's wise to be diversified in your financial portfolio and real estate is a great addition to that.

It can be lucrative if you know the basics of what makes a sound investment property. There are many things to consider like the "numbers" - income vs expenses, a good rental area that is desirable and will generate steady rental income, long term vs short term rentals, etc. Click here to read... 12 Reasons why rental properties are a great investment.
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We have seen other realtors...but by far you are the best we have ever
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 John, Randolph, NJ
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