My wife and I are expecting our second child this year. While we’re both incredibly excited to have another member of the family by this Christmas, we’re also scrambling to make sure we have enough space! We’ve been looking at apartments all over town that are in our price range, but still include at least one or two more bedrooms than what we have now. The three and four bedroom apartments and townhomes are in terrible areas – the ones we can afford, anyway – so we’re at the end of our rope as we try to figure out what to do. Fortunately for us, my wife’s parents have decided to get into real estate, and they decided to buy a three-bedroom house in town just to rent it out to us! It was an incredible gesture of kindness that they gave us, especially since the house they bought just got renovated. The house has a brand new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, which came standard with a smart thermostat and several zone-control thermostats already installed in the house. How cool is that? Not only are we guaranteed to move into a house that has excellent heating and air conditioning systems in place, but we’re going to cut costs on our utility bill by being able to adjust the heating and air conditioning settings on the fly per room. We don’t have to worry about our kids trying to set temperatures for their own rooms yet, but at least we can rest easy knowing that we can simply shut off the furnace or air conditioner even if we’re away at work or on vacation.