The official first day of winter this year, the winter solstice, is December 21. The winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight for the whole year. According to AccuWeather, it is going to be a long winter for those living in the Eastern U.S and the Northern Plains. Accuweather predicts that the area from the Eastern U.S. to the Northern Plains is going to feel the cold wintery weather into spring 2017. They predict that there is going to be several storm systems that may lead to above average snowfalls. In addition, AccuWeather forecasted that there will be less below normal or sub-zero days this winter, but overall the temperature will average 3-5 degrees lower than usual.
Those living in the Southeast may also feel a chill this winter. In fact, there is worry that a damaging freeze may threaten the citrus crop. In the areas between the Northern Plains and the Gulf Coast, it is predicted that fall will linger and transform into a mild winter leading to an extended dry period.
As a landlord or property manager, you need to be prepared for winter. Based on your location you may need to purchase salt, schedule snow remover, ensure your tenants cover their AC units, inspect your heating system and clear rain gutters. If you use software for property management, you may be able to predict your cost this winter based on last winter. RISSOFT’s Management Property Software enables landlords to track spending on certain expenditures like utilities helping landlords predict and or cut costs. Do not let this winter take you by surprise, be sure to use Realty Information Systems Building Management Software to keep you on track all year round.
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws.