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  • Registration Open for Fair Housing Webinar Focusing on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time for a fair housing education session focusing on the deaf and hard of hearing.  Background The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has filed eight housing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

  • How to Calculate the Benefit of an Amenity?

    How does an owner calculate the value of an amenity.  How do we know whether to spend on a dog park, pool, or WiFi?     It's easy to figure what a % increase in occupancy is or the ability to raise rental rates.  The hard part is being able to attribute the increase to a particular amenity.  Is it...

  • DIY Maintenance Stories

    The upcoming October issue of units Magazine will feature numerous stories on maintenance, including an entire feature on Do-It-Yourself maintenance.  Before that issue hits your mailbox, we're looking for stories about your experience with Do-It-Yourself maintenance. Did you repair a garbage...

  • Tattoos, Piercings and Company Policy

    We recently had this issue come up for discussion in our company and I was wondering if anyone would like to share their thoughts, ideas and policies when it comes to tattoos and piercings.Since tattoos and piercings are becoming more prevalent and more accepted in society what role does that play...

  • Generators

    Dear IRO Members:   I am the property manager of a 50 unit apartment complex in Chestnut Hill, MA (just outside Boston) and we are thinking of installing a generator for our facility.  Our primary goal is to keep the heat on should we lose power during cold weather.   My question for you is:  what...

  • How Do You Handle Resident Push-back to Ancillary Income?

    How do the IROs out there handle resident push-back to ancillary income? Is it ever a problem for prospective residents? Or do you find that residents typically don't have a problem with items such as move-in fees?