Resident Life Blog

Five Tips on How to Be a Good Apartment Neighbor

The classic children’s TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood ran on PBS from February 1968 until the end of August 2001, and then again in reruns over a number of years. Each day, on the opening of the program, Mr. Rogers sang a song asking, ‘Please won’t you be my neighbor?’ Today, the simple tune is […]

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How To Foster a Culture Built Around Learning and Growing

In today’s job market, with record employment highs and a younger workforce characterized by frequent career moves, it can seem difficult to ‘build’ and maintain a culture that truly epitomizes your company’s collective values. This may be because a firm doesn’t really have the underlying principles that help guide a positive culture, the real keys […]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Phoenix

Thinking of moving to Phoenix? It’s an awesome place to live, but it’s always important to do your homework before moving to a new area. Here are the top five things you should know about the Greater Phoenix Metro area BEFORE you make the commitment. The Job Market is Hot, Hot, Hot The Greater Phoenix […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting an Apartment

Whether it’s your first time living away from home, you’re in a downsizing phase of life or somewhere in-between, moving into an apartment can be an exciting life change! There are all sorts of things to consider before you decide on a location, find an apartment and sign a lease. Here are a few considerations: […]

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A Frank Talk About Renter’s Insurance

Imagine, if you will, being cozy inside your apartment, and watching the news as an incredibly powerful monsoon storm moves in. Suddenly, a tree crashes down into the building roof and a wall buckles. Without warning, there’s water pouring in from everywhere, as pipes burst and the rain begins pelting down inside your home. You […]

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January is a Month to Remember at P. B. Bell

Passing the Torch On January 11, 2019, after 42 years of leadership, founder and chairman Philip Bell officially turned over the company reins to his son, Chapin Bell, the company’s president and chief executive. The transition was marked by a celebration at the Studio Movie Grill with P. B. Bell staff, plus friends, family and […]

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Welcoming New Residents – Little Wows, Big Returns

The decision to move triggers all sorts of emotions for people. Some love to move frequently; while others prefer the security of staying in one familiar place, but in reality, most people will fall somewhere in between. Where someone falls on the ‘to move or not to move’ scale doesn’t really matter though. Why? Because […]

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Why More Millennials Are Choosing to Rent

Once upon a time, homeownership was the central facet in the American Dream. Purchasing a home was also the single largest expense most people would undertake in their lifetime. In recent years, many younger people have been shifting away from traditional homeownership in favor of renting. Without a doubt, homeownership is in decline. According to […]

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