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  • Tips for Rental Housing Owners

    Researching frequently promoted tips for rental housing owners brought up a plethora of topics related to the functioning and financial survival of properties. Ultimately I want to narrow in on three different factors that I feel make the biggest impact on a smoothly operated building. Three business mannerisms which have been around forever but are now requiring methods of modern improvement...
  • Celebrate the Path to Your Apartment Career During Apartment Careers Month

    As we celebrate Apartment Careers Month this month, NAAEI is reaching out to high school and college students to make them aware of the exciting job opportunities we offer and to advise about working in the industry. You may have heard that our theme this year is “The Apartment Industry is Home to Many Successful Careers!”My early jobs in high school taught me the importance of good...
  • #WTHill: Fight For What You Believe In While Looking Good

    I randomly asked a coworker what ‘gladiator’ means to her and she replied Russell Crowe. Photo courtesy of DreamWorks PicturesIt took me a minute as that is not what I was expecting. I was thinking more of the "gladiator in suit" a la Scandal. Courtesy of ABC StudiosBut it got me thinking, what’s the difference? Just because one wears protective armor and the other in a well...
  • Too-da-loo, Weeds and Weathered Plants!

    In the words of Mrs. Doubtfire, my apartment currently has a “fleeing one’s homeland” motif. As I type this blog, several men are replacing all of the windows in my apartment, as well as the balcony doors. And everything that once resided within a 3- to 5-foot radius of said windows and doors is now piled on the couch. On the bright side, my roommate and I were forced to clear...

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