Property Management Guide for Beginners

Property Management Guide for Beginners

Before you as a landlord, owner or an investor decide to put your trust in any property management company, there are some things that you need to take into your consideration. First of all, by hiring professionals to manage your property, you will be surprised with what they can do for you actually. If you are completely new to this, it is important to know that you need a team of experts who can put themselves in your shoes and think like they are the ones who own that particular property.

Seeing things from the perspective of owners changes the way you do things, absolutely. You are not there just to do some job, no, you are there to make the best of it. After you are done with the place as the property manager, you can introduce the great results to the owners. Vastly improved conditions in their properties, increased property value and rent rolls would be very nice for starters.

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Managing a property is not only about taking care of it, it is about making the most of what you have and ensuring that you reach the full potential of the property. If you consider selling your property, it’s strongly advised you not to do it until you consult the experts. There may be more to your property than you actually know and they can help in those kinds of situations. A property management company can help you figure things out quickly and efficiently.

Let professionals assess the value of your property

In case that you still want to do it after they have done what they could for it, you will be pleased to know that they can greatly increase the value of your property by properly taking care of it in every sense of those words. they have a really exclusive system and methods of how they do things and they can really help out. They want to maximize the profit you can make off of your property by cutting the expenses and actually increasing the value of your property. That is what property management is all about, to be honest.

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Even though they have nothing against self-management, most of the time these landlords do not know how to do things properly or they are not aware of certain things and ways of how things work. That is why this property management company in Manhattan offers to do things for you. They have all the necessary knowledge acquired through all these years of work and more importantly, we know the regulations and standards.

They keep the teams updated on new rules and norms. They use this knowledge and skills to help the owners raise the value of their properties and increase the rents. This company wants to help them make some money off what they have and they can only do that if they are compliant with the rules. If you’re new to this game, it is good to know they can be way more efficient if you join forces and work together.

Drunk Driving Penalties – How to Deal with Them

Drunk Driving Penalties – How to Deal with Them

Having to deal with drunk driving penalties is never a fun thing because you know for a fact that you will have to complete that penalty. It is always a benefit if you know what to expect or how to deal with certain situations. However, if this is your first time facing these penalties, then you most likely don’t know how this process works, and for people like you, we strongly recommend you hire a professional private lawyer who specializes in these types of penalties.

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These drunk driving penalties can be all types of things, usually, it depends on the state you are living in and on the state, you were caught driving your car. All of these things will affect the outcome and the penalties that you will have to complete. If you want to know what is the best way to deal with these penalties, then continue reading this article and you will find out everything you need to know.

Professional Help

No matter the type of drunk driving penalties, hiring a lawyer is the best option that you have. We always recommend to people to hire a professional lawyer in these situations because we both know that a lawyer can change a lot of things. The outcome of these penalties can be completely different if you just hire a lawyer who knows how to deal with this situation.

There is just one issue that you can have and that is it is not easy to find a DUI lawyer that is actually good. Of course, you could have hired just the most expensive one, but that also doesn’t guarantee that he will be good enough. You always have to find one that is affordable and in the same time has a lot of experience.

Dealing with penalties on your own is never a good idea because you will be most likely charged with some penalties that a good drunk driving defense lawyer could have helped you avoid.

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When it comes to legal things, you have to know your way around them because if you don’t, then people will take advantage of your lack of knowledge and punish you even harder. Of course, because you are inexperienced, you will not even know that you are getting a much worse penalty than you should. All of that can be avoided by just hiring a professional lawyer.

Educate Yourself

An even better way to deal with penalties is to educate yourself about the laws that you have broken and that way you might not need a professional just to help you out understand the process. Of course, if it is your first time, then we recommend that you go with the professional just to get a feeling and a base knowledge.

After that, if you ever broke the law again, you can find everything you need online and learn about it. If you are smart enough, you will get a hang of it really quickly and you will save yourself a lot of money.

Sunless Tanning Gaining Traction in the US

Sunless Tanning Gaining Traction in the US

Reports show that airbrush spray tanning is fast gaining popularity in the US. The growing number of salons and beauty spas offering airbrush spray tan is a clear pointer that spray tanning is the new trend in town. Moreover, random surveys of popular salon services indicate that an airbrush spray tan is among the most requested services now.

It is true that basking in the sun can be good, but extreme exposure to ultraviolet rays poses greater risks. For this reason, many people are turning to sunless tanning, as it is one of the most viable alternatives to sunbathing. In any case, it is safe and delivers great results.

What is Spray Tanning?

Airbrush spray tanning is a cosmetic process that involves the use of special sprays, creams, and lotions to change skin tone and color. Instead of baking in the sun for hours and exposing yourself to dangerous rays, you can easily tan your skin using this procedure. This procedure will give you the bronze glow you have always desired, as long as you apply it carefully and correctly.

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How does spray tanning work?

Self-tanners consist of Dihydroxyacetone, which is the main active ingredient. Dihydroxyacetone stimulates the process of tanning by interacting with dead cells on the skin’s surface, consequently causing them to darken. Importantly, the tan is not permanent, and you should expect the glow to shed off in about a week or two.

The administration of airbrush spray tans is manual and requires the input of a professional beauty artist. These artists have to undergo rigorous training to ensure that they can keep up with client demands.

Airbrush tanning session should last for about 20 minutes, and the results can take up to 10 days if you take proper care and maintenance. For best results, you should wait for up to 24 hours before taking a shower. You can find more info here https://www.artesiantan.com/airbrush-tanning-solution/.

Many people often wonder if tanning products provide protection from the sun. The truth of the matter is that they do not. Tanning creams and sprays do not contain sunscreen lest they become ineffective. Sunscreen tends to reduce the duration of the results to only two hours of tanning.

Why is it popular?

Sunless tanning is a safe and natural way of temporarily changing skin color without exposing yourself to ultra violet rays. In fact, cancer awareness protagonists are encouraging more people to opt for sunless tanning to reduce the high number of new cancer cases in the USA.

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The cost of airbrush spray tanning has come down significantly in recent years. This has had a major impact on its popularity as more people are turning to sunless tanning as an alternative to sunbathing. Furthermore, it is highly customizable, and you can choose the tone and color of your glow. The fact that it is temporary makes it easy to change to a new tan whenever you want.

So what is the future for sunless tanning?

Scientists from the Massachusetts General Hospital discovered new cells near the skin that produce more melanin for darker skin. However, the research findings are yet to be tested on humans. From these developments, people may soon be able to tan their skin without using creams or lotions. Until then, the future of sunless tanning remains bright, if the current trends are anything to go by.

Most powerful solar flare in decades – Blackouts and Health Issues

Most powerful solar flare in decades – Blackouts and Health Issues

The solar flares that ravaged were reported as one of the most powerful ones in the last decade. The last solar flare that was almost this magnitude happened in 2006.

What are solar flares?

A flare is defined as a sudden, and intense variation in brightness. They occur when built-up magnetic energy is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma rays at the short wavelength end. The amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time!

What are the effects of the solar flare?

High-frequency radio went through blackouts and there was no contact for 60 minutes. The SWPC reported high-frequency radio experienced a wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over the sunlit side of Earth, and low-frequency communication, used in navigation, was degraded for an hour.

 

It has been proven that solar storms are linked to whale strandings. What is still unconfirmed is how it is affecting people and their health. NASA claims this solar flare is not strong enough to do any damage, but people report headaches nightmares and such. It has also been said to increase anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. One explanation for the correlation is that solar storms desynchronize our biological clock. The pineal gland in our brain is affected by the electromagnetic activity. This causes the gland to produce excess melatonin, and melatonin is the brain’s built in “downer” that helps us sleep.

Follow News Hour 24 for more on disruptive powers of the solar storm.

 

Irma leaves deadly, destructive trail in Caribbean – Florida Evacuates

Irma leaves deadly, destructive trail in Caribbean – Florida Evacuates

ABC News Reports on the devastating trail of the hurricane Irma.

The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S.

South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. update on Thursday.

“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations,” the NWS said in its newest warning.

Hurricane Irma is currently “pummeling” Turks and Caicos with powerful winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. It is located about 535 miles southeast of Miami and should make landfall in South Florida on late Saturday or early Sunday.

The record Category 5 storm, which skirted north of the Dominican Republic early Thursday, has set its sights on South Florida after leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean. At least 13 people have been killed.

Irma, dubbed the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, had maximum sustained winds of 160 mph at 2 a.m. Friday as it moved over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The wind speeds had dropped from Wednesday by about 25 mph.

“Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days,” the National Hurricane Center said in its advisory.

As of 2 a.m. ET on Friday, Irma was moving at 16 mph and was located about 20 miles east-southeast of Great Inauga Island, the southernmost island in the Bahamas, where the storm was expected to hit Thursday night. Much of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas could get 8 to 12 inches of rain, with up to 20 inches in isolated spots through Saturday. A storm surge could bring water levels up to 20 feet above ground in Turks and Caicos.

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A storm surge could also reach 5 feet on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic where Irma swept by on its way to Turks and Caicos.

Millions of children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are at risk, according to Save the Children organization.

“Deadly storms have a bias against children. Storms often leave a lasting impact on young minds. Relief efforts should prioritize children – their needs, their emotional well-being,” Unni Krishnan, director of Save the Children’s emergency health unit, said in a statement Thursday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who declared a statewide emergency earlier this week, has warned that the “massive storm” could be more treacherous than Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the Sunshine State 25 years ago.

“I want everybody to understand the importance of this. This is bigger than Andrew,” Scott said Wednesday in an interview from Tallahassee with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “This could be worse.”

At a press conference Thursday, Scott said Irma could bring “life-threatening” damage to Florida and he urged residents on the state’s east and west coast to be prepared to evacuate and to heed warnings from local officials, saying a storm surge could bring water levels up to 10 feet above ground.

“This could impact any part of our state,” Scott told reporters. “We’ll be doing evacuations, but everybody’s got to listen.”

Scott said he expects additional evacuation orders will be given once the storm gets closer.

Mandatory evacuations have already been ordered for parts of several Florida counties, including Brevard County, Broward County, Indian River County, Lee County, Martin County, Monroe County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, St. John’s County. Most of the mandatory evacuation zones were issued for barrier islands, coastal areas and for those living in mobile homes.

As of Thursday afternoon, about 650,000 people had been asked to evacuate Miami-Dade County alone, the southeastern-most county on the U.S. mainland with more than 2.7 million residents.

ABC News estimates about 1,200,000 Floridians statewide have been asked to evacuate.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio on Thursday declared a state of emergency for the town and ordered a mandatory evacuation for the entire island, where President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is located.

Voluntary evacuations have also been issued for certain regions.

Hurricane and storm surge watches were in effect for portions of south Florida and the Florida Keys on Thursday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Irma leaves 13 dead in the Caribbean

The islands of St. Martin and Barbuda were especially hard hit in the storm on Wednesday, and officials there are continuing to assess the damage.

Irma delivered massive destruction to St. Martin, and at least eight people were killed and 21 more injured on the small island, according to French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb.

There are about 6,000 Americans stranded on St. Martin, according to The Associated Press, which said the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao is working to get them off the island.

Although the airport was not destroyed, it is also not functional and support will have to be delivered via helicopter, Collomb said. He noted that 100,000 military emergency rations will be sent to the population.

One person — a toddler — was killed in Barbuda. The toddler drowned as the child’s mother tried to move to safer ground on Wednesday, according to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

Barbuda suffered near-total destruction, with 90 percent of its structures destroyed, according to the prime minister, who described Irma like a “bomb” that shot “missiles” of debris across the island.

“When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force, this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city,” Browne told ABC News in a telephone interview Thursday. “It is really the sheer magnitude of the winds that destroyed these properties.”

Barbuda recorded the strongest winds of any island in the path of Irma, with 155 mph gusts measured Wednesday morning. The prime minister on Thursday called for voluntary evacuations of Barbuda’s 2,000 inhabitants to Antigua, which fared better than its sister island during Irma, as a second hurricane, Jose, is strengthening and appears to be taking aim at the Caribbean.

One person also died in Anguilla where Irma caused “moderate to severe damage” to “critical infrastructure,” including the hospital, airport, fire station, police station, government buildings, public utilities and roads, according to the Department of Disaster Management in the British territory.

The U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a peak wind gust of 131 mph on Buck Island north of St. Croix on Wednesday.

Although Puerto Rico largely avoided the worst of Irma, with the highest wind gust on the Caribbean island measured at 70 mph, at least three people died there as a result of the storm’s impact, according to the governor’s office. A 79-year-old woman died at the hospital after she fell while being transported to a shelter, another woman died of electrocution and a man died in the hospital after getting in a car accident while driving in poor weather conditions.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a press conference Thursday morning that 6,200 people had hunkered down at shelters while Irma dropped 2 to 8 inches of rain across the island and up to 12 inches of rain in some isolated spots. One million customers were without power and 17 percent of the U.S. territory doesn’t have access to safe water.

Officials began assessing the extent of the damage Thursday, Rossello said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday launched crews to conduct search and rescue flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist anyone potentially in distress after Irma, while also conducting overflight and surface port assessments.

“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of lives and helping anyone in distress. Following that, reopening the ports is a top priority, but we have to make sure we also do it safely,” Capt. Eric King, the commander of Sector San Juan and the incident commander, said in a statement. “Opening the port prematurely could create a situation for a greater risk or incident, which could ultimately result in an even longer port closure. We must ensure the port is clear of any obstructions and any significant damage to the port infrastructure from the storm that would prevent the flow of commercial commerce.”

ABC News’ Benjamin Gittleson, Max Golembo, Joshua Hoyos, Aaron Katersky and Benjamin Stein contributed to this report.

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