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  • Understanding Periodic Cicadas: What the Apartment Industry Needs to Know

    Some annoying, temporary “residents” will soon come to communities located from the Carolinas to Connecticut. Their “stay” will be approximately six weeks, and they will likely be among the most memorable you will ever have.Red-eyed, noise-polluting insects referred to as Brood II cicadas, are fortunately, a cause for wonder and not a cause for concern, according to the National Pest Management...
  • We're Gonna Party Like It's 1993

    Twenty years ago, I was six. Naturally, a lot has changed since then. 1. I no longer secretly cut my bangs in the bathroom and then lie when my Mom asks why there is hair in the sink. Today, I do it out in the open with poultry shears. And because I am my own boss, I don’t have to lie to anyone. 2. Jell-O Pudding Pops have lost their allure. When I was six, pudding pops were pretty much the most...
  • Support Military Veterans and Spouses by Serving as an Exhibitor for NAAEI’s Military Career Fair in San Diego

    Military veterans, spouses and transitioning military members often make excellent apartment industry employees, yet few are aware of the many job opportunities our industry offers. Meanwhile, this segment of our workforce continues to face unemployment rates well above the national average. To help change this, we are organizing a military career fair on June 19, immediately preceding the start...
  • Love Thy Neighbor...Well, Sometimes

    I’ve had some odd neighbors. In the four years that I’ve lived in my apartment, three have cycled through. The first family was very nice. Well, I assume they were nice—we never actually spoke. But they didn’t light our doormat on fire, so in my book, that’s nice. When they left, two 20-something frat guys moved in. They weren’t the brightest crayons in the box but they were polite and held the...

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