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  • It’s Not Me, It’s You: Dealing with Different Personality Types in the Workplace

    According to the Myers-Briggs personality assessment—or, to be more accurate, a free version I found on a questionable website—I am an INFP, or Idealist. Among other things, INFP’s are laid-back, non-confrontational, highly intuitive, focused on making the world a better place and talented writers. Hey, I didn’t make this up—it’s science. They may also have...
  • How Many More Occupied Homes are Rented Today Compared to 2000? Probably Not as Many as You Think

    One of the most frequently asked apartment industry questions NAA receives is how many single-family homes are rented. Today, the USAToday, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data, compared the totals from 2010 with 2000. USAToday’s report shows that, nationally, 34.9 percent of occupied homes were rented in 2010 compared with 33.8 percent in 2000. Among the statistical highlights USAToday...
  • Figuring Out the Out Years – What to Do After the IDP

    Don’t you wish you had a crystal ball that showed you the future of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI)? A simple wave over the crystal ball, the mutter of a magic word, and the entire future would be revealed to you. Unfortunately, the crystal ball does not literally exist, but in MHPI there are many indicators you can use that function like a crystal ball. They can...
  • Show Me the Bandwidth—And Some American Idol Lovin’

    When I got up early this morning to watch YouTube montages that suggest American Idol’s Lauren and Scotty are dating (please be true), I didn’t have the time or patience for slow Internet service. I had a bus to catch and a limited amount of time to live vicariously through these two teenagers. While some would argue that I could still function day-to-day with poor Internet speed...

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