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The Pleasures of Community

There’s a lot of pressure on us to make our individual lives interesting. But sometimes, the best experiences aren’t those connected up with our personal triumphs; they’re moments of joy at belonging with others.

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Property Management and Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is an everyday event.  Acceptable levels of noise vary as much as the type of property in question.  For purposes of this conversation we narrow the scope to garden-style multifamily property. As more people work from home noise...

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Peaceful Playgrounds – Why Recess Makes Kids Smarter

According to second grader, Allison Rincand, her favorite activity at school,   “Recess because I get to play with my friends.”  Her response mirrors the majority of children in elementary school where over 80% of students rate recess as their favorite...

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Green Cleaning With Vinegar

Vinegar’s magic ingredient is acetic acid, which is about 5 percent of the finished product. Vinegar has been around for about 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest products in use by humans. There are many different types of vinegar...

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Way to Transform Outdoor Common Areas

The summer months present a perfect opportunity for managers to reinstate a sense of community by bringing residents together in the patio, courtyard or other outdoor common areas. Outdoor space can serve as everything from a venue for social gatherings...

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Stop Consuming Culture and Create Your Own

Are you creating the life you want? Or are you just absorbing a version of reality that has been projected upon you? Are you living life on your own terms? Or are you letting your hopes and dreams become the desires...

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Shocking Ways to Use a Magic Eraser

We keep packed schedules, live large and play hard. But it doesn’t feel good if you come home to scuffed walls, stains and marks left from our rock star way of living. Living in a Camden Community means that you like the finer...