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    ForRent.com & Homes.com Help One Hurricane Victim Family Find a Home

        In late October, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast hard, leaving almost 8 million families throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut without power and thousands without a place to call home. We were inspired by one family in particular and had an opportunity to help support the Correa family of Staten Island. […]

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    College Housing

    When it comes to college housing, students are never guaranteed anything on-campus. Every year beginning in June, right after high school graduation, and running all through summer, freshman and transfer students from all different colleges are in search for housing for the upcoming semester.   After my first year of college I decided to transfer, […]

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    Include the Kids on Game Day

     We’re all getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday, but what about the little ones?  You can’t leave them out!  Games are always a good way to keep them entertained!  Here are a couple activities to make sure they feel included: -Balloons-Get a brown balloon, so that it is the same color as a football and […]

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    Fair Housing Factoids and Word Search

    Dear Fair Housing Lady:I have been attending your classes and reading your articles for what seems like years now.  Do you ever get bored keeping up with all of the Fair Housing issues for our apartment industry? Sincerely, Just Wondering Dear JW: It not only seems like years that I have been teaching fair housing, […]

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    Keeping Christmas Fun and Stress Free

    As a working mother of two children, (ages 8 and 5) I never thought I would relinquish certain Christmas traditions from my 20’s and early 30’s.  Instead of my perfectly decorated tree with white lights along with my perfectly arranged glass ornaments and ribbons, I now let my “little people” do the decorating. My husband still […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady: Merry Christmas?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, At this time of year I would say “Merry Christmas” to you, but I am oh-so-nervous to do that.  My manager says that would be a violation of the Fair Housing Act because anything related to religion is a no-no (I am even afraid to say “sin” because that might have […]

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    Taking Liberties with a Couple’s Registry- Good or Bad?

    I vote, “good”, but can I instill conditions?  Hear me out. Some couples are comfortable registering for higher end gifts while others try to keep the expense reasonable to low for their guests.   If you’re trying to get out of a high end gift for couple A by getting them a less expensive version,  please […]

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    ForRent.com Expands Housing Options Through Exclusive Partnership with Homes.com

    According to a study conducted by the National Apartment Association in June 2010, 76 percent of consumers now believe renting to be a better option than homeownership; that’s a 5 percent increase from 2008! With the ever-changing real estate landscape, it’s clear that consumers are rethinking the way they approach the home search process. In […]

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    Look Before You Leap: Making Informed Business Decisions as You Embrace Social Media

    It’s not just about stone tablets anymore (even if those of you who know the authors of this article may think we put this article together using them). We no longer rely solely on print to convey our messages and information, and the once-exotic website is now oh-so-last century as many of you text, tweet, […]

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    Small Dog, Big Personality

    Great things come in small packages, and small dogs are the epitome of that rule.  Within their small exterior lies a big heart just waiting to love you and welcome you home daily. In addition to easily adapting to any environment, small dogs bring loyalty and friendship to any family dynamic. A large part of […]

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