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  • The Pros and Cons of Renting to a Resident with Pets

    If you've managed a property long enough, you've surely been asked whether you allow pets, and may have considered accepting pets during times when you've had trouble filling a vacancy, but ultimately came to your senses and declined. A recent FIREPAW (Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare) survey found property managers who rent to residents with pets...
  • Millennials: Interior Renovations For The Finicky, Trend Setting, and Creative Generation

    It’s no wonder today’s college student renter expects their next off-campus apartment home to look like it was just featured on HGTV. Millennials are infatuated with decorating and creating a sense of space they can call their own, even if it is just a temporary home away from home. They browse countless Pinterest boards and spend time watching home improvement shows to find...
  • Remember (We Lost) the Alamo

    I made my first trip to Texas a few years ago. I was in Dallas for a conference and my roommate met me afterward for a little road trip.  After passing what seemed like 15 different dead animals on the side of the highway—I swear I saw an ocelot among the roadkill—Steph and I arrived in San Antonio. First order of business: margaritas and Mexican goods. We made our way to a...
  • Oh Hair No!

    It’s always awkward when someone gets a haircut. It seems rude not to acknowledge it, so you have to start by asking the obvious: “Hey, did you get a haircut?!” When they say yes, there’s only one appropriate response: “It looks great!” It could be the ugliest haircut in the world—a mullet or a rat tail or a Kate Gosselin—but you certainly can...

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