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  • Capitol Update: What Events in Washington Mean for the Apartment Industry

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,When he eventually pens his memoirs, it is safe to say that the President will not look upon the spring of 2013 with much fondness. The White House now fights an investigations and public relations battle on three fronts – more questions about the Administration’s handling of the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, revelations about Department...
  • Capitol Update: Congress Returns from Recess to Sequestration; Industry Will Feel Impact

    Happy spring…if indeed spring has arrived in your neck of the woods. Here in the Nation’s Capitol, Old Man Winter is taking his sweet time in departing; much to everyone’s chagrin.  In other news, Congress returns from its annual two-week spring recess this month. This time was likely especially exciting as constituents across the nation share their (a) outrage, (b)...
  • Catching the Apartment Love Bug

    In case the hordes of men having panic attacks in the card aisle of CVS hasn’t tipped you off, today is Valentine’s Day. This cruel holiday certainly makes us all ponder a lot of things. Why, for example, do candy hearts taste like chalk dust? Why do we still eat 40 of them? Why can’t we meet that special someone while sitting on our respective couches in pajamas? We also stop...
  • My 2004 Laptop: The Little Computer That Could

    My mother is incredibly frugal. She hates to “waste” money on restaurant meals she can make at home, rarely grocery shops without coupons and drove her beaten-up 1996 Ford Windstar until it reached 200,000 miles and died on the side of the road. (According to my father, her side of the family likes to hold onto their vehicles until they “blow up.”)   For better or...

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