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  • Sovran Purchases Cincinnati Self-Storage Facility for $4.3M
    Sovran Self Storage Inc., doing business as Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, purchased a 66,520-square-foot self-storage facility in Cincinnati for $4.3 million. ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Proposed Oregon Bill Complicates Lien Sales for Self-Storage Operators
    A new bill has been proposed in the Oregon Legislature that would require self-storage facility owners to dispose of tenant goods that go to lien sale “in a manner reasonably intended to realize proceeds close to market value of property” if no bids are offered at the time ...More
    March 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • President Signs $410B Spending Package
    President Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like the ones he promised to reign in during his campaign. ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • U.S. Employers Promote Wellness Programs
    Looking to lower health costs and boost employee health, a number of U.S. companies are embracing wellness programs and issuing health challenges. Companies are also highlighting existing benefits offered through health insurance plans, such as annual physicals and nurse ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Kliebenstein Presents 'How to Make Money in Self-Storage' Webinar
    On April 8, self-storage industry expert RK Kliebenstein will present a free webinar titled, "How to Make Money in Self-Storage," a live, online event for self-storage owners, operators and managers who wish to increase rental rates, create greater facility value through ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Glasgow Self-Storage Facility Called to Assist Dunblane Museum
    Kangaroo Self Storage of Glasgow, Scotland, has been asked to store precious artifacts while the Dunblane Museum undergoes a major refurbishment. ...More
    March 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wall Street Marks Best Close of 2009
    The stock market saw a small burst Tuesday after Citigroup Inc. announced the company made profit during the first two months of the year. The news energized financial stocks and, in turn, the entire stock market. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones ...More
    March 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • More Americans Riding Buses, Subways and Commuter Rails
    Budget-conscious Americans hopped on more buses, subways and commuter rails in 2008, according to industry figures released Monday. People made 10.7 billion trips on public transit in 2008, a 4 percent increase over 2007, according to the American Public Transportation ...More
    March 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Arkansas Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Self-Storage Tax
    The Arkansas Senate voted Monday to repeal the state's tax on mini-warehouses and self-storage services. By a 30-3 vote, the senators approved legislation that would repeal the tax beginning July 1, 2011. ...More
    March 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • XPS Services Changes Name to XPS Solutions
    In an effort to go beyond the basic offerings of traditional self-storage call-center services, XPS Services. Ltd. has changed its name to XPS Solutions Ltd. The company also unveiled a new identity and website, www.xpsusa.com. ...More
    March 9, 2009 Posted in News, Technology