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  • The Pros and Cons of Renting to a Resident with Pets

    If you've managed a property long enough, you've surely been asked whether you allow pets, and may have considered accepting pets during times when you've had trouble filling a vacancy, but ultimately came to your senses and declined. A recent FIREPAW (Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare) survey found property managers who rent to residents with pets...
  • Jenny’s Great Adventure: Why I Love My Apartment Community

    Five years ago, I rescued a tiny kitten that was about to be put out to pasture. She was a mere five weeks when I got her, and I named her Jennifer (nicknames include Jenny, Jen Jen, and JJ). I’ve always been a dog person, but I found myself in the mood for a pet and happened upon her. I’m very fortunate because JJ is a pretty stellar cat in terms of cat temperament. She is friendly to a fault. I...
  • How Likely Are You To Get Burglarized?

    Certain states in the US are more vulnerable to crime than others, but unless you have easy access to the facts, how do you know whether your property is located in a high risk area? From Alabama to WyomingOverall, there is some good news—figures released by the US Department of Justice and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports show that between 2000 and 2012, burglaries in the US fell by 8.0 percent...
  • Get Your Hands Off Me

    Happy Halloween everyone! This year I decided to dress up as a multifamily housing professional. I’m wearing too many hats. Next year I’ll be a comedian. A few weeks ago I kicked off my Halloween festivities with a trip to Pennhurst Haunted Asylum outside of Philadelphia. A three-year tradition with my younger brother and cousin, the attraction includes two haunted houses, a ghost walk and a...

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