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  • Increase Your Marketability with NAAEI Professional Designation Courses

    With less than a month remaining until the presidential elections, everyone is talking about jobs and unemployment rates. The news is full of reports of people who have been out of work for more than a year and still can’t secure jobs. And, some of those people with jobs may be looking for greener pastures elsewhere but aren’t sure how to qualify for the job they really want. That’s where...
  • Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance

    Beginning October 1, 2012, more Austin residents residing in multifamily communities will have access to onsite recycling. The Commercial Multifamily Recycling Ordinance (CMFRO) was enacted in 1999, which established recycling in multifamily communities with over 100 units. The program required that apartments collect a minimum of four materials. The Austin City Council approved changes to the...
  • Who Needs a Stairclimber When You Live On the Third Floor?

    They say getting dressed for your workout is half the battle. Half the battle for me, more specifically, is making the decision to resist watching nine YouTube videos of my latest Hollywood obsession—Anna Kendrick from “Pitch Perfect” at the moment—put the bag of croutons down (I eat them like chips) and sort through my dirty pile of laundry for a pair of running shorts. My apartment community...
  • Sustainable LED Light Fixtures – Worth the Investment

    Recently, a Green Blogic subscriber contacted us to find out how we can help make his property more attractive to current and future residents with green products. The associate manager of Sustainability, Kelly Thompson, and I had the pleasure of walking the multifamily property to look for efficiencies. I’ll start by saying that it was very attractive to begin with, inside and out, but we were...

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