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DIGITAL HOME MANAGEMENT

It’s time to get rid of the three-ring binder and move your home management documents into the digital age. Digital home management gives you the ability to start or update your home’s inventory, track a maintenance calendar, manage your home remodel projects, understand your home finances and market your home when you are ready to sell it.

For more than five years, Rosie on the House has been developing elements of this concept and teamed up with HomeZada, a revolutionary and state of the art technology provider.

HomeZada uses sophisticated and state of the art security technology that includes 256-bit encryption and the world’s leading cloud infrastructure provider that securely stores the data in multiple data centers and is continuously backed up.

Managing Your Home

Home Improvements

With templates for more than 40 common home remodel projects, create all the projects you are considering, including shopping choices to research and save on different product and brand options. Compare high, medium and low budgets that are realistic based on your decisions over what you want and need.

Many remodeling projects are considered financial investments in your home. It is important to keep accurate financial records for tax planning purposes or the selling of your home. Multiple dashboards and scorecards provide financial visibility into all your previous remodels.

Maintenance

Create a preventative maintenance schedule with recurring tasks. Email and news feed reminders notify you when these tasks need to be done which keeps your home operating efficiently and saves money on energy bills. These tasks also keep equipment and materials in good working condition which avoid expensive repair costs.

Track all the small fix-it projects. Keep track of costs, contractors who perform the work, warranties, receipts or documents, before and after photos, and the dates when the work was completed. This helps you keep great maintenance records of your home.

On-screen reports and dashboards summarize your annual and monthly preventative and repair costs. Use this information to budget for future maintenance costs to fully assess the total cost of ownership of your home.

Inventory

Easily personalize your home’s inventory by taking and uploading photos of all your rooms and items. Estimate the value of your personal property to make sure you are properly insured. If you bought a new tv or received jewelry for Christmas – take a picture and add it to your inventory. Be prepared with your inventory and documents safely stored in case your home is ever damaged, robbed, or destroyed.

Record, upload and playback videos for every room in your property. HomeZada’s advanced recognition A.I. technology automatically detects inventory objects in the video. Use the recognition technology to take photos of receipts that converts it to text to provide more details for your inventory.

Rosie’s Tip: Make your home less desirable to burglars.

Finances

HomeZada is the single platform that brings together all your home financial asset information and various categories of expenses. HomeZada calculates your original mortgage loan and any second mortgage. Track your home insurance policy coverages and cost as well as your property taxes. Budget for all ongoing household expenses such as energy, water, garbage, internet, and other premium expenses, like landscaping and pool services.

Market

If you are considering selling your home, HomeZada’s real-time current data prepares a market comparable analysis report that assesses recent sales, current listings, and sales history near your home.

Publish an online brochure of your home that displays unlimited photos of your rooms and features. Publish multiple remodel projects and maintenance schedules. Share inspection reports, owner’s manuals, or other important information.

You can provide a copy of the Zada File and all its information to the buyer in their own HomeZada account. This will differentiate your home as buyers realize that yours is well maintained with a “paper trail” beyond what they could imagine.

Your home is your largest asset and biggest expense. Keeping accurate records, regular maintenance schedules, and up to date inventory is key to keeping your home in good financial order. Knowing that your important documents are secure, and your inventory is up to date is one less thing to worry about. Get started at www.RosieOnTheHouse.com and click “Log-in” at the top right of the page – or click HERE! Be sure to click for plans and pricing.

Managing Your Stuff | Digitizing Photos & Videos

Do you still have home movies on 8mm reels or VHS tapes? How about boxes of photos? Time to get those digitized which will free up space and make them easy to share without losing your set.

HomeZada suggests the media conversion service, Forever.com. Transfer photos, slides, audio tapes – all the old school technology into digital versions. They will upload them to your personal FOREVER® Account which you can access through their website or with their free apps. Full-resolution downloads are available. They can send files on a USB drive at your request (charges apply). Any video content will be put on a USB drive and sent along with your items.

LegacyBox.com is another option. As of this writing, both are offering some good post-Christmas deals. Check out both to find the best fit for your needs.

There are do-it-yourself kits available on Amazon. If you are comfortable converting media, have the time and patience, and want to keep costs low, this may be the best bet for you. Otherwise, leave it to the professionals.

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