Author Archives: Alecia Pirulis

About Alecia Pirulis

As Digital Content Manager at NCI, I spend my days writing, editing, and blogging. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband, our two sons, and our small-but-mighty chihuahua and sweet-but-dopey pug.
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"What Your Child Really Needs for Back-to-School

What Your Child Really Needs for Back-to-School

Whether your child is heading off to kindergarten or college, this time of year can be summed up in one word for everyone: expensive! Before you rush off to the stores with your back-to-school list and eager kid in tow, … Read More

"Gruene Hall – A New Braunfels Treasure

Gruene Hall – A New Braunfels Treasure

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes – or perhaps your dancing boots. Gruene Hall was recently named one of the world’s top 20 bars. That’s right – one of the best bars in the world. Of all the … Read More

"Live in the City That Loves You Back

Live in the City That Loves You Back

Quick: what city is this? Let’s see if any of these clues (ahem!) ring a bell: cheesesteak … soft pretzels … Rocky running up a flight of stairs. If you’re still not sure, here are a few more: Independence Hall … Read More

"Apartment Living Tips for Families

Apartment Living Tips for Families

Quick quiz: What does the typical apartment renter look like? Is it: (A) Single adults who want to experience life in the city, (B) College students striking out on their own for the first time, or (C) Retired couples who … Read More

"Team AF at the Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic!

Team AF at the Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic!

The Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic took place last week, and Apartment Finder was honored to participate in the event again this year as a Platinum Sponsor. This was the 11th year for the tournament, which benefits three charities: TAPS, … Read More

"How to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

How to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

Sure, all of those tents lining the downtown street can be a little overwhelming. Bins of fruits and vegetables — all looking quite different from the shiny, perfect fruits and veggies at the supermarket — and things you’ve never seen … Read More

"Beauty, Beaches, and Beer: Why Grand Rapids Apartments Are Hot

Beauty, Beaches, and Beer: Why Grand Rapids Apartments Are Hot

So, what destination could possibly top Lana’i, Hawaii, the stunning Central California Coast, and Yosemite National Park as a top 2014 travel destination? That would be Grand Rapids, Michigan. That’s right – Grand Rapids topped the list of Lonely Planet’s … Read More

"Texas: Where the Stars (and Stripes!) Are Big and Bright

Texas: Where the Stars (and Stripes!) Are Big and Bright

Just in time for the Fourth of July, MyLife.com released its list of the 10 Most Patriotic Cities. The state of Texas had the most cities on the list, with San Antonio ranking second, Austin as the third most patriotic … Read More

"Your Place in the Sun: Discovering Yuma Apartments

Your Place in the Sun: Discovering Yuma Apartments

Sand dunes resembling the dips and peaks of an alien landscape … rugged mountains against an azure sky … a wild and raging river snaking through the valley … combine all three, and you have the amazing landscape of Yuma, … Read More

"Summer’s Best Salads

Summer’s Best Salads

Spend some time at the farmer’s market this weekend and it quickly becomes clear why salads are so popular during the summer. Those gorgeous, vine-ripened tomatoes, an abundance of watermelon, beautiful blueberries, lettuce, herbs, fresh-picked green beans … who wouldn’t … Read More

"The AF Buzz at NAA

The AF Buzz at NAA

NAA is off to a great start! The response to Apartment Finder’s new OnDemand Coupons has been overwhelming! Apartment Finder is the first Internet Listing Service to offer this cutting-edge product, and many communities are buying them on the spot. … Read More

"Apartment Finder’s Citrus Update

Apartment Finder’s Citrus Update

Apartment Finder’s dedicated pursuit of trailblazing innovation has led to the Citrus update, a site update that features enhanced intuitive navigation and advanced search technology! With this release, award-winning Apartment Finder is once again setting the standard for Internet Listing … Read More

"Apartment Finder Announces OnDemand Coupons!

Apartment Finder Announces OnDemand Coupons!

Apartment Finder will be creating a buzz at NAA with the unveiling of several new products. Be sure to stop by and ask about our all-new OnDemand Coupons! Once again leading the way in cutting-edge innovation, Apartment Finder is the … Read More

"Apartment Finder Heads to Denver for NAA

Apartment Finder Heads to Denver for NAA

This year’s theme for the NAA Education Conference and Exposition is “Reach New Heights,” so it’s only fitting that it be held in the “Mile-High City.” That’s right – we’re excited to be headed to Denver this year, a beautiful … Read More

"The Best Summer Plants for Your Apartment Balcony

The Best Summer Plants for Your Apartment Balcony

Remember those gorgeous hanging baskets and planters you created in the spring? All of those colorful blooms turning your apartment balcony into a kaleidoscope of color? Are your once-gorgeous plants starting to look a little … crunchy? The summer heat … Read More

"Budget-Friendly Summer Vacations

Budget-Friendly Summer Vacations

You’re dreaming of a summer vacation in an exclusive, five-star resort on a tropical island. Your balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean features a lounge chair so you can relax and enjoy that glass of wine you ordered from … Read More

"The ZRS Technology Retreat 2014 Heats Up Miami

The ZRS Technology Retreat 2014 Heats Up Miami

For the fifth year in a row, Apartment Finder is partnering with ZRS Management, LLC for the ZRS Technology Retreat. The 5th-annual ZRS Technology Retreat will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami on August 28, 2014. Apartment … Read More

"Safety Tips for Your Apartment Pool and Beyond

Safety Tips for Your Apartment Pool and Beyond

Summer is a season defined by water. A summer vacation to the beach, where the ocean’s tumbling, salty waves provide hours of fun, dodging whitecaps and building sandcastles at the water’s edge; the lazy weekends spend at your apartment community’s … Read More

"Discovering Texoma

Discovering Texoma

You have your cowboy boots on and you’re ready to go – but where? The West is calling you, and you are ready to find your place in this dusty land of opportunity. But should you choose the dynamic state … Read More

"Light, Bright Summer Decor for Your Apartment

Light, Bright Summer Decor for Your Apartment

During the winter, your apartment was a warm, cozy retreat. The fireplace blazed, a chenille throw blanket was a welcome addition to your couch for those cold nights, and your dark, heavy drapes kept the cold air from entering through … Read More