The First Rule of Renovation Club

There IS a renovation club! If you have ever paid a contractor or handyperson to complete a job, you’re part of it. I recently broke the first rule of renovation club. I knew better! This isn’t my first rodeo, and I’m mildly disgusted with myself for not following the rule. But as the saying goes,Continue reading “The First Rule of Renovation Club”

How Broadway Got Her Groove Back

You’ve come a long way, Lady. After decades of abuse and neglect, you’re back. We didn’t try to change who you are. You always had understated elegance, and we weren’t trying to erase your identity. But your value had been overlooked for too long by too many people. That’s how life works sometimes. You’re gettingContinue reading “How Broadway Got Her Groove Back”

50 Shades of Beige

Simplicity is beautiful. The more responsibilities you have, the more you can appreciate the value of simplicity, because simplicity saves time. In the spirit of simplicity, I appeal to you. Saturday afternoon I tackled a task that had been on the back burner for a long time. Too long. It was one of those tasksContinue reading “50 Shades of Beige”

Save it or raze it

In this season of renewal, I find myself looking with a discerning eye toward what can be renewed and what must be removed to make space for the new. When we can save it and it’s worth being saved, let’s do it. There’s value in reuse. There’s value in salvaging what can be saved. ButContinue reading “Save it or raze it”

You Don’t Know What You Want

You may think you do, but until you are confronted with options – perhaps just a few or maybe dozens, you don’t really begin to understand what you want. In this humble case, you don’t believe that you want a yellow tub.  Who would?  Yet, when you browse the apartment listings online, you fall intoContinue reading “You Don’t Know What You Want”

Serendipity on Broadway

People mean well when they say, “When God closes a door, he opens a window,” but I still find the phrase mildly annoying. I mean, who wants to hear about the next open window when you’re looking at a closed door? Yet, it didn’t take me long to consider the window when I was staringContinue reading “Serendipity on Broadway”

Don’t Respect My Privacy

I won’t respect yours, either. This morning I’m reflecting on a first in our business. We had our first experience of a tenant who passed away in a unit and was found after neighbors suspected a problem. It’s been a sad, distressing, and difficult process for everyone involved, but this post isn’t about being aContinue reading “Don’t Respect My Privacy”