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Put a garbage disposal in your multifamily units and forget about cable TV, says a new study by the NMHC and Kingsley Associates. The firms got feedback from 15,000 multifamily residents about the amenities they crave, and found that 88% rate high-speed Internet, patio, in-unit washer/dryer, and garbage disposal as important. But ceiling fans, granite countertops, and walk-in pantry all rate higher than cable TV. (That probably has something to do with the fact that The Walking Dead is in a mid-season break, so there's nothing to watch anyway.) Community-wide, residents want fitness centers (84% rate as important) and package delivery rooms (78%) more than community-wide Internet access (70%).