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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Targeting Generation Y Renters

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Targeting Generation Y Renters

Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by .

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Property managers are starting to cater to the next big rental market; Generation Yers. With an estimated 80 million people born between 1978 and 1995, Gen Yers can be a great group to target as prospective tenants. According to a study by Pew Research Center, they are less likely to buy a home then previous […]

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Hoarding: Facts And Remedies For Property Managers (Infographic)

Hoarding: Facts And Remedies For Property Managers (Infographic)

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by .

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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?

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The “Social Resident” Infographic

The “Social Resident” Infographic

Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by .

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Enjoy this great visual representation of the “Social Resident”.

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Recyling Bins Now Required for Apartment Complexes in California

Recyling Bins Now Required for Apartment Complexes in California

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by .

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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.

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July 2011 Index of Sales Agreements Drops (Data from NAR)

July 2011 Index of Sales Agreements Drops (Data from NAR)

Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 by .

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) shared statistics for home sales in July of 2011….and the news isn’t great.

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Making Rentals Out of Foreclosures

Making Rentals Out of Foreclosures

Posted on 11. Aug, 2011 by .

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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.

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Zillow Shares Sell Like Hot Cakes

Zillow Shares Sell Like Hot Cakes

Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by .

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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.

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Rentals with Hollywood Connections – These Could Be Yours!

Rentals with Hollywood Connections – These Could Be Yours!

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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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.

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Top 5 Cheapest Housing Markets in the US

Top 5 Cheapest Housing Markets in the US

Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by .

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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.

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Census Shows Increase in Renters Nationwide

Census Shows Increase in Renters Nationwide

Posted on 03. Jun, 2011 by .

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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.

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Fair Housing Webinar Recap, Featuring Trainer Donna

Fair Housing Webinar Recap, Featuring Trainer Donna

Posted on 18. May, 2011 by .

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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.

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Track Your Energy Costs in Real Time

Track Your Energy Costs in Real Time

Posted on 13. May, 2011 by .

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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.

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How Property Managers Can Use Video

How Property Managers Can Use Video

Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by .

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AppFolio recently hosted a webinar featuring Todd Breen (CEO of VirtuallyIncredible.com) which included great ideas on how to shoot marketing videos, inspection videos, move-in/move-out videos and more!

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Will 2011 Be the End of Housing Woes?

Will 2011 Be the End of Housing Woes?

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by .

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Since the housing bubble burst 5 years ago there have been few reasons to be optimistic both for homeowners and for potential real estate investors.

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6 Topics for Your Property Management Blog

6 Topics for Your Property Management Blog

Posted on 18. Jan, 2011 by .

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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.

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New Law Requires More Documentation on Rental Properties

New Law Requires More Documentation on Rental Properties

Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by .

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January 1st, a new law took affect that requires rental property owners to submit additional accounting records to the IRS.

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America’s Worst Cities For Bed Bugs

America’s Worst Cities For Bed Bugs

Posted on 04. Jan, 2011 by .

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While every major metropolis has reported infestations in 2010 (as well as a rapidly increasing number of smaller towns), some cities have been harder hit than others.

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Experts Believe Housing Recovery Still Years Away

Experts Believe Housing Recovery Still Years Away

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

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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.

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Becoming a Bed Bug Hunter

Becoming a Bed Bug Hunter

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by .

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Everyone in the apartment industry is concerned with bedbugs, but did you know that bedbugs have created a new industry? There is great demand for people to get rid of bedbugs.

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NAR Predicting Home Prices Will Stay Flat In 2011

NAR Predicting Home Prices Will Stay Flat In 2011

Posted on 09. Nov, 2010 by .

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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%.

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Uh-Oh. My Facebook Fan Page is Filled with Vacancy Postings

Uh-Oh. My Facebook Fan Page is Filled with Vacancy Postings

Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by .

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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?

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Live from NARPM’s 22nd Annual Convention and Trade Show

Live from NARPM’s 22nd Annual Convention and Trade Show

Posted on 14. Oct, 2010 by .

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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.

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Dog Dropping Date In Court for Naperville Renter

Dog Dropping Date In Court for Naperville Renter

Posted on 07. Oct, 2010 by .

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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.

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Webinar Recap: Increase Your Occupancy In a Down Market with Mindy Williams

Webinar Recap: Increase Your Occupancy In a Down Market with Mindy Williams

Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by .

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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”.

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