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Holiday Gift Giving Activities in Your Community

Holiday Gift Giving Activities in Your Community
One of the best parts of the holiday season is giving to others, whether it’s by volunteering your time, baking a sweet treat to share, or picking out the perfect gift for someone. Any of these gift giving options can be incorporated at your community for a small cost, but with a high impact. If you’re leaning towards hosting a holiday party for your residents, consider incorporating one of these types of gifting:   White Elephant This is a fun activity that residents of all ages can be involved in, and the best part is, they don’t have to spend much in order to participate- in fact, setting a limit is preferred! Invite your residents to contribute a wrapped gift, and place all gifts in the center of the room on the floor or on a table. Draw numbers out of a basket or hat to determine who gets to pick a gift from the pile first. The first person will have to pick from the selection of wrapped gifts, but each person thereafter will be able to either pick a wrapped gift or ‘steal’ the unwrapped gift from anyone who has already picked. If an unwrapped gift is taken from someone, that person can either ‘steal’ from another participant or select a wrapped gift. This game can continue until all gifts are chosen from the wrapped pile and each person has taken a turn. In this game, the perk of going last means that person can pick any gift they’d like – and sinc......
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Are Your Pet Policies Giving Renters “Paws” When Deciding Where to Live?

Are Your Pet Policies Giving Renters “Paws” When Deciding Where to Live?

Pets bring unconditional love and affection into the lives of millions of Americans, and whether an apartment community permits pets can clearly become a deal breaker for many renters. There has been a nearly 30% spike in pet ownership among renters over the past two years, according to a recent survey by Apartments.com. Despite this surge in pet-owning renters, many indicted they still faced difficulty finding an apartment that allowed their four-legged friend.

The good news for these renters is increased demand is driving new apartment construction to accommodate the needs of pet owners, especially in urban centers. Some of the innovative spaces and luxury amenities being offered include pet spas, rooftop walks, pet decks, washing stations and outdoor dog runs.

With nine out of 10 renters saying pet policies play a deciding role in where they choose to live, how will your pet policies and amenities keep pace with the needs of this important and growing segment of renters?

For more survey results, check out the infograph below.

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