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  • “My RPM Story” – Shelby Goins

    Before beginning my career in residential property management (RPM), I worked in retail while completing my degree. Working in retail gave me experience and a strong appreciation for customer service and sales, and an internship in commercial real estate gave me insight into the RPM industry. So with graduation approaching, I found the Manager in Training (MIT) program at Weidner Apartment Homes...
  • White House Spotlights Local Barriers to Affordable Housing Development

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Last month the Obama Administration weighed in on one of the seminal issues impacting local communities and one with which our industry finds itself struggling again – housing affordability. What might surprise you is that the message from the White House was not directed at property owners. The Housing Development Toolkit opens with this:Over the past three decades,...
  • Bringing Balance to the Real Estate Tax Discussion

    Recent reporting on Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s taxes has spilled over into broader coverage of specific incentives within our federal tax code that are perceived to benefit only the real estate industry. Many of these stories paint an incomplete picture of both the economics of real estate and what segments of our economy, in addition to real estate, use these tax incentives. They...
  • New EPA Regulations for Handling HFC's

    The Environmental Protection Agency has updated the regulations that govern purchasing and handling refrigerant. This change can affect the way that we provide service to our residents during the hot summer months. Many of the changes expand the scope of the rules beyond ozone protection and include substances that are known to produce climate change.  This includes regulating Hydrofluorocarbon’s...

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