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  • Yup, Me and Jewel (the country singer) Could Do Our Laundry Together

    Whenever America’s favorite snaggle-toothed singer, Jewel, talks about her past life as a homeless person living out of her car, I picture her in an environment very similar to that of my 1996 Jeep. A co-worker who will remain nameless (Michelle) once likened the contents of my car to something you would see on Hoarders. While I respectfully disagree, I will admit I could survive quite...
  • Three Common Facebook Abuses: What’s Not to Like

    It started innocently enough. I was visiting the Facebook page from a friend from my high school days and wanted to write on his wall and I noticed a familiar multifamily housing industry face on the “mutual” friends’ section. I was intrigued. Was it possible that one of my industry colleagues knew my friend, Ed? The one who sat across the aisle from me in Calculus? Who...
  • 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...

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