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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 of Justice...
  • Father Knows Best

    My Dad has been a high school English teacher for over 30 years. Naturally, he couldn’t help but teach his own daughter a few things, too. 1. All of life’s answers can be found in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” My Dad is a faithful husband, but if he crossed paths with the 87-year-old author, Harper Lee, I would most likely have a stepmother. He dedicates approximately three months of each school year...
  • Maintenance Department Promotions or New Employee: How's that Candidate Pool Looking?

    Ask any maintenance technician how they ended up in their current position and inevitably there will be a statement similar to: “I kind of fell into it”. In other words, this job is not one that often lends itself to being a “destination” type career. How often is there a booth at a Career Fair advertising the apartment maintenance field? Similar to the upkeep required on a swimming pool, a...
  • Dispelling Common Myths . . .

    Unless you’re cramming for Jeopardy, have a photographic memory or just like random factoids and can remember them to win a bar bet, you likely believe some pretty common myths.  A few common myths people take as fact are: 1. What came first, the chicken or the egg?2. What are the chances of a coin landing on heads?3. How much does a cloud weigh? You may not even be aware these are actually myths...

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