Hales Property Management Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!


A special greeting at Thanksgiving time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.


Travel Safety Tips

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind as the Holiday travel season approaches.

  • It is a good idea not to post Thanksgiving travel plans on Facebook, Twitter or MySpace letting people know that you will be out of town
  • Make sure to have all mail, newspapers, and deliveries stopped or picked up by a neighbor, friend or relative
  • Never leave a key hidden outside your unit. Burglars know all the best hiding places
  • Ensure that the common areas of your building are safe and appear well attended, to deter criminals. The areas should be well lit (report burnt out light bulbs promptly), clean, and secure
  • Consider using a light timer when you’re away on vacation, to give your unit the appearance of being lived-in
  • Keep all flammable materials safely away from furnaces, electric heaters, and hot water heaters.
  • If you’re planning on being out of town, never turn your furnace below 55 degrees to avoid pipes freezing.
  • It’s a good idea to change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when clock times are changed. In addition, check your emergency supply kit to make sure it is fully stocked and ready.
  • If your unit is equipped with an alarm, there is a good chance that it will still work even if you haven’t activated the service for it. If someone breaks in, they will still hear the alarm even if the system does not contact the police directly. Your owner’s manual will most likely have instructions on how to determine the master code.
  • Any windows that can be reached from the ground level should have adequate locking mechanisms, and possibly metal bars, depending on the area

Need a last minute recipe for Thanksgiving? Try this Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe


4 lbs sweet potatoes
1 1/4 cups margarine
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Ground cinnamon
Ground nutmeg


1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

2.) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until slightly underdone, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and peel.

3.) In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine margarine, brown sugar, 2 cups marshmallows, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.

4.) Stir potatoes into marshmallow sauce. While stirring mash about half of the potatoes, and break the others into bite-sized chunks. Transfer to prepared dish.

5.) Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover top evenly with remaining marshmallows. Return to oven and bake until marshmallows are golden brown.

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