Renters Insurance

5 Ways to Help Residents Calculate Renters Insurance Coverage

Property managers have probably heard over and over the reasons why residents or applicants don’t want renters insurance. “Renters insurance is too expensive,” “My stuff isn’t worth that much anyway,” and “The apartment is already insured, right?” These are some of the common misconceptions, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). While including[]

Keeping Coyotes, Bobcats out of Apartment Communities

A coyote standing at the perimeter of apartment communities isn’t an invitation for a photo or admiration for nature. Rather, the longer the animal is permitted to intrude upon the property, the more likely it will be back and potentially create a nuisance for staff and residents. “Urban coyotes have learned that people in cities[]

Electric Safety Month

10 Tips for Maintaining Electrical Safety at your Rental Homes

Electricity that provides the necessary power to make a house feel like a home is a necessary convenience today. It consumes its fair share of the energy that it takes to operate your properties. Because a growing number of appliances are used in today’s homes, more electricity is being consumed, says the Electrical Safety Foundation[]

How to Keep the Flu and Other Viruses Out of your Community

The country’s annual flu epidemic has begun building momentum for about a five-month journey that will keep some workers from working, children from going to school and seniors at their bedsides. Influenza or flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe, cautions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While prime flu season is[]

Food for Thought: Smoke Alarm Safety in your Home

A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’[]

Creating a Safe Dog Park for Your Residents

It’s no secret that man’s best friend is becoming an apartment owner’s or operator’s BFF as well. Dogs and pets are becoming as big as part of the resident amenity culture as a good internet connection and a cool breeze from a ceiling fan. Creating a Home for Canines Late last year, a National Multihousing[]

Minimize West Nile Virus on Your Apartment Property

The potentially deadly West Nile Virus has one of its strongest holds on the U.S. in recent years, causing concern from not only residents but apartment owners and industry officials. Apartment property owners and managers can help minimize the impact of this year’s outbreak with these five steps.

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