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  • Shop With Style (And In My Case, Stupidity)

    Four of my best friends from New York City came to visit recently. As we all got ready for brunch on the first morning, I showed them where the towels were and then carefully explained how to use the hair dryer. “The plastic piece that you use to turn it off and on broke last year, so you have to use this tiny metal screw,” I said, demonstrating how to properly stick said screw into the hair...
  • Capitol Update: Finish Line Possibly in Sight for One Top Industry Issue

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,March was a big month for two of the top federal legislative issues that could impact the apartment industry’s future – housing finance reform and tax reform. In each case, a long-anticipated legislative proposal was released by a committee chairman. Neither one has universal support at the moment and both have their critics. The outlook for one is much, much...
  • Spring Is In The Air, Get Out Your Garden Chair

    My favorite time of year has finally come about. It can’t be said that rainy days are out of the picture, but the promise of sun puts a skip in the step of city routine. As those first rays hit the side of an apartment building, you want the foremost thought to be how long it will take to get to the beach; however, as property managers are aware, it’s hard to see through that window with all the...
  • May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    There’s no doubt I would be the Peeta of the Hunger Games. I faint whenever I see blood, I have a fear of getting stung by a swarm of bees—let alone tracker jackers—after seeing “My Girl” and I would most definitely try to force a romantic moment with my crush while trapped in a cave together. How could you not?! I wish I were Katniss, with her awesome hair braid and killer archery skills and 2...

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