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Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by Aimee Miller.
Hoarding is a disability and under the Fair Housing Act, those affected are protected. This can be a challenging situation for property managers. So, what is hoarding exactly and what drives a person to hoard?
Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
In California, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the Renter’s Right to Recycle Act, requiring landlords to offer recycling bins and services for cans, plastic and paper in complexes with five or more apartment units.
Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) shared statistics for home sales in July of 2011….and the news isn’t great.
Posted on 11. Aug, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
The White House said that it is looking to move more than 92,000 foreclosed properties (that are currently owned by the US government) into rental units. The Obama administration is looking into new ways to sell these foreclosed homes owned by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac to investors who would then rent out the properties.
Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
Even as the housing sector continues to be unpredictable it was exciting to see the Zillow IPO on Wednesday July 20th. Zillow priced its IPO at $20 per share and the stock quickly doubled right out of the gates.
Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
Now, finally these fancy Hollywood villas are a little bit more affordable….but that’s all relative! With the real estate bust now luxury homes are cheaper and when they don’t sell, these celebrity owners must offer them for rent. Here are a few famous houses on the rental market.
Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
We all know that housing is cheap right now….but where is it the cheapest? Based on data from the National Association of Realtors, Yahoo Real Estate has put together a list of the 5 cities where the typical house costs less than $82K.
Posted on 03. Jun, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
More large cities are seeing an increase in the number of renters vs homeowners. According to a USA TODAY analysis of the latest Census data, now more than 500 large and midsize cities have seen growth in the quantity of homes that are rented vs owned.
Posted on 18. May, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
In honor of April Fair Housing Month, we co-hosted a webinar with Grace Hill featuring Fair Housing Expert, Trainer Donna. Donna gave many best practices on what you should be doing to stay compliant with Fair Housing regulations.
Posted on 13. May, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
Anyone who lives in a house or apartment has to pay energy bills. Not only can these bills be expensive, you only find out what you owe after the month is over. Now homeowners and renters can use home-electricity monitors to watch energy use and see what it costs in real time. The device is hooked up to the breaker box and from there it wirelessly transmits the data to a display unit.
Posted on 18. Jan, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
We all know how happy great, new content makes Google. If you can find 30 minutes each week to write 1 or 2 articles for your property management blog you will definitely start to see more traffic coming to your website.
Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
January 1st, a new law took affect that requires rental property owners to submit additional accounting records to the IRS.
Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Industry experts are predicting that the housing market will stay depressed until 2014. Increasing mortgage rates, high number of foreclosures and so many available but distressed properties are the primary contributors to our difficult current state of affairs.
Posted on 09. Nov, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
On Friday November 5th, 2010 the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shared their 2011 housing predictions and forecast at the New Orleans Annual Convention. NAR is forecasting that across the US home values will increase by a very small percentage in 2011 – just 0.7%.
Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Now that you’ve created a Facebook Fan Page for your Property Management company you need to actually post things to it that are interesting to your audience! If your Facebook Fan pages are filled with vacancies, updates and specials, it will take you a while to build a great fan base. Ask yourself – what would I find interesting, useful or entertaining?
Posted on 14. Oct, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Welcome to our coverage of NARPM’s 22nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Seattle, WA at the Seattle Sheraton Downtown. This year’s theme is “Dare To Soar”. Please, feel free to share your experiences in the comments area at the bottom of this post.
Posted on 07. Oct, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Susan Miller, a Naperville tax accountant, became a little bit famous after she lost her patience after stepping (shoeless!) in dog feces from her neighbor’s dog. She was so angry she used her neighbor’s deck to wipe her foot.
Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
We were fortunate to have Mindy Williams (President of RentandRetain.com and Apartment All Stars co-creator) as a featured presenter on our Webinar titled “How to Increase Your Occupancy in a Down Market”.
Posted on 04. Oct, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
The recession has been hard on the majority of the real-estate industry, all except for college town landlords. During the economic crisis more people have been going back to school in the aftermath of job losses – this has led to an increased demand for student housing.