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The Community Scoop

With over 50 years in the industry, we have lots of insight and experience in apartment living and hospitality in the communities and guests we serve. Find behind the scenes insight, rental property best practices, and apartment life inspiration here.
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    Apartment Pool Etiquette

    Temperatures are finally starting to warm up, which means that pools will soon be opening for the summer season. It’s hard to beat a beautiful summer day at a beach, splashing around in the water and catching some rays—but most of us can’t make the trip to the sandy shores, so we rely on local […]

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  • group of male roommates at the sink

    How to Find LGBT+ Roommates

    Looking for a new roommate can be a tricky process. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them so it’s important to find someone who you feel comfortable and safe with. This can be particularly important for members of the LGBT+ community, and learning how to find LGBT+ roommates can be a priority.  When […]

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    Benefits of Renter’s Insurance

    While you don’t need to insure your apartment as a renter, you’ll still need to cover your personal belongings. This is where renter’s insurance comes in. More and more management companies are recommending—or even requiring—that their residents purchase renter’s insurance.  While it might seem like an unnecessary expense, the benefits of renter’s insurance actually add […]

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  • studio apartment

    Pros and Cons of a Studio Apartment

    As the saying goes, “good things come in small packages.” But is that true when it comes to your living space?  Studio apartments are a very popular housing option for singles who want to live on their own. In particular, they can be a great option for students and young professionals with a limited budget […]

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