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  • Holiday Safety Tips for Residents: Trees, Lighting, Candles

    While decorating helps add to the beauty of the holidays, it also brings an increased risk of fire hazards. Apartment communities and their residents can benefit from the following decorating tips provided by Preferred Insurance. We hope they help you celebrate the holiday season safely. Christmas Tree Safety • Keep a fresh-cut tree outdoors and cover the trunk in snow, or immerse it in a bucket...
  • The Phrase that Pays

    Turn on almost any radio station morning show and quite frequently the morning talk host will be asking for “The Phrase that Pays”. This is generally a tag line that summarizes a marketing jingle that the audience is supposed to remember. Something such as “This is KSCUM radio… where we scrub the hits with no commercial breaks every day!” This short statement is meant to remind listeners what...
  • If You Give a Mouse a Mantel

    In fifth grade I saw a mouse at the vacation house we were renting for the week in Deep Creek, Md. I was an hour into the TGIF line-up—ABC’s magnum opus—when I saw the creature scurry across the mantel above the TV. Cue an immediate and total meltdown. In the throes of an 11-year-old freak-out, I strongly suggested we leave the house immediately. When no one made any moves to grab the car keys, I...
  • Inspection Time

    Fall is almost here meaning that the year is about three quarters of the way done. That means that it’s time for that most wonderful of occurrence: Next Year Budgeting!!!!! (YAY?) An important task to undertake in preparation for next year’s goals is to inspect the community. It’s an easy thing to say “I walk the property every day when I pick up trash or show a prospective resident the...

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