• RaceAhead: Waiting On Hurricane Florence

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Storms are terrible things, and it looks like a monster is heading for the mid-Atlantic Coast.
    Those in the know look to Waffle House for a guiding light. The 24/7 eatery has become known in storm circles for their Waffle House Index, a quasi-informal assessment of potential damage and local infrastructure vulnerabilities which they use to predict which stores can safely remain open. It's even monitored by FEMA .
    When Waffle House announces it will pre-emptively close a store in the path of a storm, the index has just gone to red. FiveThirtyEight puts it succinctly: If Waffle House closes...
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  • 3 Staging Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

    10 days ago - By RIS Media

    Staging can be a great way to enhance your space and make it sparkle during showings, photoshoots or open houses. That being said, there is a right way to stage a home and a wrong way. Here are some classic mistakes that both DIY stagers and professionals sometimes make:
    Going Beige and Boring
    Many people will tell you that neutral colours appeal to the largest sector of people and that these shades make spaces look larger. While these are both somewhat true, it doesn't mean everything has to get painted beige and sleepy! There are plenty of other neutrals you can use, and a small feature...
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  • Open House Checklist: Look for These 3 Things

    10 days ago - By RIS Media

    While it can be easy to get distracted by soaring ceilings and sleek appliances-or frightened by things like leaky basements-there are much more subtle problems that can be easy to miss when you're touring an open house. Whether you're looking to buy or rent, make sure you double check for these sneaky issues, which may seem small but can be a major annoyance down the road.
    Phone Signal
    Before you leave the residence, whip your phone out and check to see if you can make a call or access your data. Being stuck in your new home unable to use your phone is an annoyance at best, and a safety...
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