It Pays to Go Green: How Apartment Communities are Becoming Eco-Friendly

In the past, “going green” was considered by many as a vague, passing trend for community managers of apartment buildings. Today, environmentally friendly living is a top priority for both renters and community staff, as sustainability has become a widely recognized global matter. From transitioning to energy-saving appliances to limiting water waste, apartment communities are […]

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Eat, See, & Do Series: Boston Area

For many, sitting down to research a new city to call home can be one of the most daunting tasks. To make things a little easier, check our new Eat, See, & Do blog post series highlighting unique places to visit when exploring your new surroundings. Whether you’re making a big move or simply in […]

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Build Value While Building Relationships: A 12 Month Plan For Resident Retention

As many apartment community managers already know, what happens in the time between signing the lease to the delivery of renewal papers can play a crucial role in the resident’s decision to stay and call your community “home”. While most renewals are an annual event, it’s an important milestone to keep in mind throughout the […]

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New School Year, No Problem: Welcoming Residents To Student Housing Communities

As the days of summer come to an end and the start of a new semester is just around the corner, property managers for student communities can make the transition from sleeping in to studying an easy one! Opportunities to socialize, learn about the new community, and show off their school spirit are great ways […]

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Three Hot Tips for Summer Resident Events

When planning events for your residents this summer, it’s important to keep in mind that while it may be nice to enjoy the long days of sunshine, summertime is not without its special challenges. For those of you looking to plan outdoor events for residents during the summer, it’s important to stay mindful of different […]

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Low Heat and Low Cost: How to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill this Summer

In the summer it can be challenging to keep an apartment cool. This is especially true if you live in an upper-floor home or high-rise apartment community. Air conditioning is not always the answer; not everyone has access to it and it can be quite expensive to use. While energy costs are forever on the […]

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3 Keys to Keeping a Pet Happy in Your Apartment

For many, a pet isn’t just a companion, but a part of the family. However, as families relocate to new settings and surroundings, it’s important for pet owners to keep their feline friend or canine companion in mind when choosing a home. Moving to a new apartment can give pet owners a reason to pause, […]

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Three Reasons Empty-Nesters Move to Apartment Communities

As families grow older, one moment that can signify a new stage in life is the departure of your children from your home. As children get older and leave for college or just move out on their own, the “empty-nest” syndrome sets in, and often acts as a signpost to a significantly new chapter in […]

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4 Must-Haves for Your Apartment Rental Application

Whether you are applying for your first apartment or have been through the application process many times before, there are a few documents and assets that are critical for the apartment application, and others that help to reinforce and demonstrate your ability to be a reliable resident. When applying to be a resident at your […]

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Going Beyond “Pets Allowed”: Making Your Apartment Community Pet-Friendly

Be it your feline friend or canine companion, pets are part of the family. While advertising your residence as pet-friendly can help offer some peace of mind to prospective residents, ensuring that pets and their owners feel comfortable in your apartment community requires a few extra steps. Below, we outline a few different ways to […]

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