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What are the Hottest Yard Sale Items

First, I’ll share with you what I, personally, have experienced in terms of what sells and what doesn’t at yard sales. Then, we’ll see how my list compares with what “the experts” say. Who Buys What? I’ve found that guys tend to gravitate...

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How to Reduce Your Maintenance and Repair Costs

Maintenance and repair costs can eat quickly into any landlord’s income, especially first-time landlords that don’t adequately protect themselves. If you’re looking for some ways to reduce your overall maintenance and repair costs, you’ll need to plan things through from...

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12 Step Trade Show Survival Guide

Brace yourself.  Spring is here and with flowers that bloom come a dizzying array of industry meetings to attend, exhibit halls to walk, booths to man, speeches to sit through, and networking events to navigate. The following is a list...

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4 Easy Water Conservation Tips for Apartment Communities

With rising water rates, persistent drought conditions, and a growing U.S. population, water conservation is becoming more important every day. Water and sewerage costs have doubled in one of every four municipalities over the last 12 years, which can hurt property managers...

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Top Ten Tips for Surviving Property Management

Top Ten Tips for Surviving Property Management. 10. Don’t take things personally.  How hard is it not to want to cry when the 50th resident has yelled at you in one day?  But it’s not you they are frustrated with.  We...

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Organizing a Volunteer Event in Your Community

There’s no feeling quite like the one you get from supporting a cause you care about. Whether it’s serving a meal at a soup kitchen or walking dogs at an animal shelter, it just feels good to give back. Chances...

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New Things to Help You Feel Alive and Enhance Your Well-Being

A 2013 study conducted by the University of Exeter even found that regular volunteers have a 20% lower mortality risk than directly comparable non-volunteers. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images Helping out the community Volunteering offers a treasure trove of opportunities, and...

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How to Increase Resident Satisfaction, Organically

Maintaining a solid online reputation is only half the battle when it comes to improving your customer service image. While much of the focus of reputation management is on increasing and finessing positive reviews, some properties are taking it back...

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Community Gardening: The Plot Against Hunger

What if you could grow more than 3 tons of organic produce, flowers and herbs annually for an entire community on less than an acre of land? Sound impossible? There are community gardens all over the country doing just that....

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Chattiest Streets are the Happiest Streets

Research we’ve carried out among 2,000 adults has found that speaking to our neighbors makes us happier – the chattiest streets are the happiest streets! Seven in ten of us claim that a simple conversation with a neighbor makes us...

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Home: What Happens When We Come Together

This film is about an extraordinary group of people in Central Florida who have identified a rising problem (homelessness) in their community. Over talks and meetings spawned by the Emmy Award Winning 60 Minutes Special from 2011, apartment owners connected...

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The Cause for Community Engagement

These days you hear the same conversation: “Things are getting worse in this country!” “I can’t imagine what our country is going to look like in 50 years. It’s the end of the Republic.” The conversations are nearly verbatim. It...

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Flipping For A Cure

The staff at Belcourt Apartments in Roswell, GA is more about developing a community than running an apartment complex.  Over conversations throughout the past year each staff member realized they had all been affected by Cancer in some way.  Knowing...