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  • It's a Risk I'm Willing to Take NOT

    I had a scary thing happen to me last month. And I need to share it with all of you. I happened to stop by a community while visiting family over the holidays. I pass it all the time when I am traveling to see my parents, and have always wanted to stop by. So, I finally did. It taught me a valuable lesson. And it can teach one to you as well. The office was clean and well maintained. I was...
  • Smile, You’re On NAA’s Candid Camera!

    If you want a free trip to Las Vegas, here’s your chance. In recognition of National Apartment Careers Month in February, the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is calling for submissions for its “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge posted on YouTube, where you are eligible to win a trip to the 2011 NAA Conference & Exposition in Sin City. All you have to do is submit a 30- to 60-second video...
  • How To Clean Up A Broken CFL

    Ask your typical apartment maintenance person what a CFL is and they’ll tell you, why of course it’s the Canadian Football League, where undersized football stars go to finish their careers!  While that is true, in the ever more green, sustainable, eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, renewable and recyclable world of business these days, a CFL is actually a compact fluorescent lightbulb. CFL’s...
  • Nothing Says ‘Lease Here!’ Like Some Rotting Pumpkins

    Last year I made the questionable decision to leave three carved pumpkins on my apartment balcony until late January. Some would call this lazy, but I had a pretty busy winter playing online Family Feud and there just wasn’t time to dispose of them. The end result was, well, unsavory. My hand went through the first pumpkin when I tried to pick it up, and the second was encased in a thick coat of...

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