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Making It A Happy Holiday for Everyone!

November 27, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s that time of year when you roast chestnuts in the fire or when you dream of a white Christmas while hanging the stockings by the chimney […]

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IRO Insights – Contingency Planning

December 11, 2018

We sometimes forget that as independent rental owners we are small business owners. We are entrepreneurs and, many of us, are sole proprietors.  We like being our own boss (don’t tell my wife). We put the […]

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Pillow Talk: Change

December 5, 2018

Change happens; sometimes for the better, occasionally for the worst. The 2018 general elections brought change and, depending on your personal political perspective, the voters got it perfectly right or terribly wrong. Democracy can be […]

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REDBOOK Blues – Resident Misconceptions

December 3, 2018

Most of us have encountered residents that believe with all their heart that:  1) there is a legal cap on the amount rent can be increased upon renewal; 2) they have three days after signing […]

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Recent New Members

December 3, 2018

Introducing our new members! As always, we invite all our onsite, property staff and owners to shop our members first for any of their product or service needs. Also, word of mouth is the best […]

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December President’s Letter

December 3, 2018

Grateful Challenge Do you ever find it ironic that less than 24-hours after spending a whole day being grateful for what we have on Thanksgiving Day, we see people literally brawling over trivial Black Friday […]

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November ALN Market Report

November 29, 2018

Submarket Spotlight The end of the year is fast approaching, and Q4 will be over before we know it. This makes for an opportune time to have a look at which Greater Fort Worth submarkets […]

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November 2018 Election Results

November 7, 2018

The 2018 Election season has come and gone and I think we can all agree that the best thing about this election is that we get our normal television commercials back! What a night with […]

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Pillow Talk – The Ancient Art of Advocacy

November 5, 2018

AATC held its October 2018 board of directors meeting at Dallas Glass Art (fascinating place, recommend you visit).  As part of the meeting, AATC’s leaders made an individualized glass sculpture (either a pumpkin or an […]

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Redbook Blues: Personnel Challenges

November 5, 2018

As a multifamily owner/operator, I’ve learned two critical management skills:  1) people do strange things; and 2) the less time that bosses and employees spend on human resources issues, the more time they both spend […]