…or your next marketing meeting! In the MyNewPlace marketing team, we want to be prepared for anything that comes up in the office. Our fearless leader, however, is more concerned about the threat of zombies…and corny jokes. Thus, when we had a few extra dollars to spend on in-office supplies–only $5 per person, in fact–we [...]
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Welcome to our new blog home! The MyNewPlace blog is launching under a new name (LocalTalk) and a new URL (localtalk.mynewplace.com). Why the change? We wanted to focus on what’s local, whether that means in your apartment, at your property, or in your city. We’ll continue to look at new ways to enjoy home life [...]
Happy New Year! This holiday always presents a good opportunity to take a break and look back on the past year. At MyNewPlace, we’re thinking about all the apartment news of the past year… and the advice that we’ve given you. I want to share few of my favorite articles with you; check them out [...]
One of the best things I’ve ever done is live in cooperative housing. Three out of my four college years were spent sharing a house, and chores, with 60-150 other people. It was messy, loud, challenging, unifying—and utterly thrilling. Here’s some of what I learned as a result: 1. In some ways, having heaps of [...]
This recent revelation from Apartment Therapy: things you can get at a hardware store in order to divide a room in your apartment, and either save money by splitting rent or save your sanity by not having to look at your roommate all the time. 1. Rope Apparently, you can make walls out of rope. [...]
We Hate to Brag, But… We here at RealPage (what, you thought we only went by MyNewPlace? No, no, silly, that’s just our little sub-company; why would we settle for one name when we can have two?) are proud to announce that we’ve been honored with a Heroes of Hope Award from United Way. These [...]
I believe there’s a fear inherent in us that we will die alone in a pile of things we bought 50 years previously. Or maybe that’s just me—and numerous characters from TV and film, not least Bridget Jones, who fears she’ll die “fat and alone, and be found three weeks later half-eaten by Alsatians.” While [...]
We had a great turn out here for our Halloween party yesterday and we thought we’d share some of the highlights with our readers! We had a costume parade around both our offices: And some DELICIOUS baked TREATS! And finally, the winner of our Pet Halloween Contest, the one and only Leroy Brown! Do you [...]
Want to improve your housing karma? Consider donating to one of these housing charities. Times are tough for many of us right now, but there are many families who don’t have the resources to put a roof over their heads. Donating or volunteering can help you make a difference in the world and give your [...]
If MyNewPlace weren’t already proud of our efforts to raise money for breast cancer, we now have one more reason to feel good about our role in the community: our co-founder and former CTO Ken Cluff recently announced he is riding in Climate Ride California 2011. The ride is 320 miles over five days, a [...]
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