Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Home Hurricanes can be dangerous, listening to the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage. BEFORE
* Know your Emergency Shelters
Contact the National Disaster Office for the closest shelters.
* Have disaster supplies on hand Flashlight and extra batteries Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries First aid kit Non-perishable (canned food) and water Non-electric can opener Essential medicines Cash and credit cards Sturdy shoes * Protect your windows
Permanent shutters are the best protection. A lower-cost approach is to put up plywood panels. Use 1/2 inch plywood--marine plywood i
If you feel like the walls are closing in on you, you might be right. New apartments hitting the rental market in 2016 are 8% smaller than they were 10 years ago, according to a recent report from online rental marketplace RentCafe. Meanwhile, rents for all apartments on the market have risen 7% in the last five years. This year, the average square footage of all new apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, was 934 square feet. Just a decade ago, the new units coming online offered an average of 1,015 square feet. The national average for rent this year is $1,296 compared to $977 in 2011. Rent Affordability: A record number of Americans spend half their income o
If you're thinking about selling your home, you may be stressed out about all the things you need to do to get it market ready, and all the costs associated with those updates. Renovations don't have to cost you a fortune. By thinking smart about some of the updates that will have the greatest impact, you can minimize your spend and maximize your investment. 1. Give your kitchen some attention If there's one spot that can make or break your home sale, it's this. You could spend thousands on new countertops and cabinets - and your agent may advise you to do some of these larger updates depending on the age and condition of your current kitchen and the competitiveness of your local market. But