MIAMI (CBSMiami) — In a sleep deprived nation, we’re all about to lose a little more as Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday. This means the daylight will begin later in the morning and the sun will set later in the evening. So this is your reminder: Before going to bed Saturday night, move your clocks and watches forward by one hour or risk being an hour late to Sunday church or other activities. The lost hour will return Sunday, November 6th, when...Continue Reading!
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jan. 31, 2013 – Travis Young got ripped off by a company that claimed it would unload his timeshare for a price. Then a scammer called with a new twist on the old con. “John Anthony” told Young that he worked for the fraud unit at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and would get Young’s money back. The catch? Young had to wire $390 to the state for lawyers’ fees. Instead, Young...Continue Reading!
It is a well-known fact that real estate agents are constantly on the go, running between neighborhoods and cities. This week’s cool app is made especially for people on the go, and again, it is an app you will use for both business and for fun, whether you’re an agent or not. AroundMe allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, gas stations, hotels, movie theatres, and just about anything––if you’re looking for something around you, AroundMe will help...Continue Reading!
If you want to get a home sold quickly and inexpensively, you should review these sales and design tips. By Barbara Ballinger Even with rising values and reduced inventory in certain markets, selling a home remains challenging. Buyers expect not just a shiny new stainless sink but pruned hedges, freshly painted walls, glistening hardwood floors, and more. Making everything look great can cost a pretty penny, and many sellers won’t be able to afford all the suggestions you might make. You can help...Continue Reading!
DETROIT – Aug. 27, 2012 – Locks are supposed to keep the crooks away – or at least make them work harder. So who would imagine that there’s a locksmith scam out there? If you need to change the locks, say someone stole your purse with your house keys, be extra careful when shopping for a locksmith. Some con artists advertise super low prices on the Internet, show up when you call, disassemble the lock and then say they’re going to...Continue Reading!
No sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. From the Florida Department of Revenue website: The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school supply item selling for $15 or less. The exemption will apply no matter how many items are sold to a customer. The...Continue Reading!
By Ben Wolford, Sun Sentinel South Florida has been without a major hurricane since 2005, but it has no shortage of hurricane apps. Search "hurricane" in the Apple App Store, and, yes, the University of Miami shows up, and so do at least 75 variations of storm tracking and disaster preparedness mobile software. On Wednesday, as an Atlantic storm became the fifth tropical depression, the American Red Cross joined the field. It launched its creatively titled "Hurricane App," the digital Swiss Army knife of...Continue Reading!
July 4 Festivities: Where to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July in Miami, Miami Beach and South Florida
Want to know where to park your folding chair, boat or behind to enjoy the festivities this July 4? We've got it mapped out for you. FOR THE LAND LOVERS Here are some of the favorite places to bring the whole family for a day-long celebration. Don't forget your folding chairs. Bayfront Park Miami throws America's Birthday Bash every year starting at 3 p.m. with fun for the kids, music, food and beverage. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami; 305-358-7550. Miami Beach Miami Beach...Continue Reading!
Houzz.com, the largest database of home design ideas on the net, is the perfect website to find ideas for decorating a new home or sprucing up an old one. It’s like a pinterest just for your home decorating needs and it's FREE. The website holds over 400,000 high resolution photos for all of your decorating needs and is accessible from your iPhone or iPad. Get ideas and create room boards all on their secure website without searching...Continue Reading!
Did you know.........The Miami Trolley is already running and its a great new and FREE addition to moving around the Downtown area. The Biscayne-Brickell Trolley route will travel along the Brickell/Biscayne corridor between SW 26th Road ne...ar the Rickenbacker Causeway and NE 17th Terrace near the Omni Terminal. This service will offer residents, workers, and tourists in the Downtown area a fun, free way to connect to the area attractions including Brickell Financial District; Mary Brickell Village; Bayfront Park;...Continue Reading!