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August 9, 2017

Are you Ready for Hurricane Season?

Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts? Are you planning to move to or vacation in a city like New Orleans, Orlando, Virginia Beach, Jacksonville, Charleston, or even Atlanta or Washington, DC that may lie in the path of a devastating hurricane this summer?

If so, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center advise you to be prepared for another worse-than-normal hurricane season. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a 20 percent chance of a [...]

 
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August 9, 2017

Nutty Cities

The Homes.com team went nuts finding several street names and locations that are so nutty, Surly and his friends (from The Nut Job 2) may reconsider relocating to one of these tasty-sounding towns. You may *think* we're nuts, but how about the folks living in Nuttsville, Virginia, or the defenders of Nutter Fort, West Virginia? With almost 20,000 cities, towns and villages in the US, you'd expect a little bit of nuttiness to creep into some of those locations' names.
 
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August 9, 2017

Why Logan Square is the Next “It” Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

Logan Square is fast becoming Chicago’s newest "It" neighborhood. Find out why in this neighborhood review by Homes.com.
 
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August 8, 2017

Critical Habitats (and Squirrels) Near Your Home

Who Runs The World? Squirrels – Or at Least They Help to Run It

Although you may see squirrels scrambling around every day in your backyard and neighborhood, some types of squirrels are actually on the endangered species list. Pretty nutty, huh?

You probably didn’t realize it, but there are over 200 species of squirrels in the world and although some of these species are ubiquitous, there are some that are in danger of extinction.

Why should you be concerned? Squirrels play an important role in nature, working as seed and spore distributors; During the autumn months, they stockpile seeds, nuts, spores, and plants; but they don’t always remember where these [...]

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