Archive for October, 2013
The State of Florida is widely known as a place with a high population of senior citizens. Given its year-round warm temperatures, many retirees and choose to make Florida either their permanent or seasonal homes. Consequently, Florida leads the nation in terms of elderly citizens with nearly one-fifth of its population being age 65 or older.
Although Social Security is the primary income for many senior citizens, one does not have to be 65 years-old or retired to qualify for Social Security benefits. This is reflected in statistics that reveal that only 33% of Florida’s senior population receives Social Security, while 20% of its overall population does receive some form of Social Security Benefits. If you are not familiar with Social Security you are probably wondering how this could be possible.
Good landscape design is something many of us may neglect when thinking about the value of a home. However, landscape and design can have many benefits for a home. Whether you are looking at buying a house, or looking to add some value to it before you sell, professional landscape design can add immense value. 60 percent of those looking to buy a home say that a well landscaped yard influences their home buying decision, and Money Magazine stated that landscaping could bring a recover value between 100 and 200 percent when you go to sell. But it’s not just about the value of your home. Well placed plants can make your home more energy efficient and lower heating and cooling bills by up to 20 percent. But while good landscaping can have many advantages, it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Here are just a