Some of the interesting trends in Florida real estate is the preference for fresh home designs, open rooms, cozier interior, smart technology, and a higher level in security and safety. Gone are the days when you have numerous small rooms and mega mansions! In exchange, the new interior ideas border on large screen TVs, large […]
Americans who live in storm-prone areas understand the gravity of hurricanes, need for insurance and emergency plans, and have a strategy for survival and recovery. They also read up on meteorology, property risk mitigation, real property market, and emergency management. Some even go as far as taking formal lessons in weather patterns and bunker construction. […]
Many homes in the state of Florida and around the country have installed hurricane impact windows. At East Coast windows, while this trend has validated our products, we also believe in making sure homeowners understand the realities of owning a hurricane-protected structure. One of the main reasons for hurricane impact windows and doors is that […]
2017 is now being seen as one of the worst hurricane seasons since 2005 because even though the hurricane season has not yet ended, there have already been 4 hurricanes to make landfall in the country, three of them were category 4 storms. The question is not about the significance of the hurricane season although […]
Hurricane Irma left behind 32 deaths in three states as of last count with the government already spending $250 million initially on recovery efforts. Irma came on the heels of another hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, which struck parts of Texas and caused damages worth over $100 billion.
With the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and the media attention it generated because of its intensity and amount of damage it has caused, there are many who are confused about why the prediction failed to be accurate. Is weather prediction an old school skill no longer valid today?
Based on last quarter 2016 figures, homes in the United States are targeted by burglars every 18 seconds daily. And these burglars are successful in gaining unlawful entry into American homes. According to an FBI crime report, one house out of every 36 houses in the country are burglarized with an average loss of slightly […]
Property owners often face the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or Do-It-For-Me dilemma when faced with having to handle home repairs that they are not familiar with, such as replacing broken windows. According to the True Cost Report 2017, the DIY projects by homeowners increased by 60% compared to 2015.
The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program of Florida was created after Category 5 Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Since then it has been activated 20 times after disasters hit the state and assisted over 2,700 small businesses across the state with over $63 million in loan assistance. This program is kept active for a limited […]
From “hurricane amnesia” to hurricane parties, too many are taking risks that can only be described as downright crazy. Last October when Hurricane Matthew hit Florida, leading the hurricane parties was Vanilla Ice who vowed to ride out a hurricane 4 with an “extreme weather live-tweeting” gimmick. Considering that Hurricane Matthew was tagged as the […]