Monday, November 14, 2011

Electric Cars on the Decline

A recent experiment by Chevrolet lead to an investigation on Lithium ion batteries in cars. A Chevy Volt burst into fire on a test one day. The lithium batteries may be a hazard for drivers and there's no telling whether or not the battery will just bust and cause a fire in the car. Another problem with the car is that retailers for the car are afraid that after the car is purchased its value will decrease way more than a car that uses gasoline will. It's an estimated 70% decrease in value in four years for cars with replaceable batteries rather than the 40% in four years for cars that use gasoline. That is a really problem for dealerships that want to buy the car back and for the people that decide to sell their battery powered car. The battery powered cars deal with long recharging times and limited ranges, which would frustrate people when filling up a car with gasoline takes a few minutes. The only upside to the battery and gas is the battery will cost little to no money to recharge rather than spending all the money on gas. Some think that electric cars will help the US become less dependent on imported oil which demand for the purchase of oil will increase dramatically. Eventually putting the oil company out of business if we as a country convert to all battery powered machines.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Fancy House

Say you been a 2 story house in Dalworthington Gardens for 2 years and your neighbors move out. The house that you own decreases in value automatically. The retail value by 10%, so you paid $3300 dollars for your houses now the retail value of your houses is $3000 dollars. a great way to increase the value of your house is to extend is make it bigger, which would cost a little more money but if you want the bang for your buck its worth it. In addition, having a modern bathroom, a big kitchen with alot of work space, and natural materials in your house also so increases the value of your house. When buyers come look at your home and they see natural materials such as ceramic tile, hardwood floors,and granite there going to like that and want to buy the houses for more. Buyers also like master baths that give a little room to roam, along with kitchens that have solid surface counters and high-quality flooring, such as wood, laminate, tile or stone. Making all of these little updated or changes will increase the value of your home and help you get more money.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hurricane Katrina

Katrina is one of the five of the worlds worst disaster. It is also one of the most costly disaster that happen, Katrina cost approximately $108 billion dollars in damages. At the paste our economy is going the reconstructing of the boot of Louisana will take some time. All the people with that lost of there home, cars, and even family members will alway suffer from the though of the tragedy. Being the fact that everything was underwater and I mean everything there is no food, fresh water, or shelter in order to survive FEMA had to provide everything. With more than 70% of there population to provide for FEMA would have to have a fat check to go out and purchase food, water, and open a facility to put all these people in. To do all this for these people would cost a fortune but instead of trying to fix other countries we need to built in America.