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The Apartment Lobby: 5 Ways to Make It Welcoming & Safe

Posted March 26th, 2015 by Barbara Ballinger in Maintenance & Upkeep

A modern, well lighted, and safe lobby will impress tenants and guests. Lobbies can be luxurious and grand with high ceilings, elaborate moldings, marble flooring, and elegant furnishings that reflect another era when vintage apartment buildings were

Bank Recs, Not Bank Wrecks

You’ve probably heard the old adage: “measure twice, cut once.” Well, my dad — being my dad — insisted on putting his own spin on things. He used to quip, “I don’t get it. I cut it twice and it’s

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DIY: How to Patch a Wall

When tenants move out, they might take all their belongings off the walls but there’s a high probability that they’ll leave behind holes and dings — especially if they couldn’t find the stud “the first time.” Fortunately, it’s easy to

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Come and Get It: Hot Amenities to Lure Renters

Everybody likes a freebie, or something extra.  Condominium and apartment amenities are hardly new. International Village in Bloomington, Minnesota, opened in 1968 with perks that could rival those now used to woo buyers and renters — pools, hot tubs, and

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Introducing Built by Buildium

I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new section of our blog called Built by Buildium. When my cofounder, Dimitris, and I created the first version of Buildium back in 2004, we were building it for ourselves. Truthfully, we had

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