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Posted on 11. Jun, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
A Maryland landlord was ordered to pay a former tenant $800,000 after she filed a lawsuit claiming the landlord neglected to address a bed bug infestation in her apartment.
Posted on 07. Jun, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
According to the National Association of Realtors, 5 to 6 million new renter households will be created within the next 10 years. In this infographic, we take a look at why most renters are opting not to buy a home and why it’s currently a renter’s market.
Posted on 31. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
A single engine Cessna crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment outside Washington, Virginia State Police said Friday. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the plane crashed into the apartment in Herndon, VA early Friday after it had electrical problems and its engine shut down.
Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
A NYC judge ruled that a New Yorker who rented his apartment on Airbnb.com, a site that lets people around the world find short-term housing accommodations, broke the law.
Posted on 20. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Facebook recently released an exciting new feature called Graph Search. The social search feature makes it easier for your property Facebook page to be discovered by people who want to learn more about your property management business.
An Analysis and Review of AppFolio by Michael Levy, Author of “50 Interviews: Successful Property Managers”
Posted on 14. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Michael Levy, author of “50 Interviews: Successful Property Managers,” recently updated his review of AppFolio. In the review, Mike analyzes the responses to a question that was posted on a property management LinkedIn group (Property Management Professionals). The question someone asked was, “What property management / accounting software is everyone using?”
Posted on 13. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
One of the primary tools many property managers use to deliver information to current and future residents is their website. In this complimentary eBook, we share over 30 important criteria for your website that will help you create a professional, efficient and profitable marketing tool for your business.
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
A recent study revealed that business blogging leads to 55% more visitors to your website. In this complimentary eBook, we worked with a blogging expert to provide you with five easy steps that lead to an effective blogging strategy for your property management business.
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Homeownership in the U.S. fell to a 17-year low in the first quarter while an increase of Americans opted to rent following the housing collapse. According to the Commerce Department, the seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to 65.2 percent, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 1995.
Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
AppFolio has partnered with Austin-based Software Advice to sponsor a property management benchmark survey. The purpose of the survey is to identify common property management challenges and find out what additional things property management professionals are seeking in products.
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
A California bill seeking to ban smoking in condominiums and apartments statewide failed in an Assembly committee. Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael proposed the bill.
Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Housing starts in the U.S. jumped in March while multifamily projects reached a seven-year high. According to the Commerce Department, housing starts rose 7 percent to a 1.04 million annual rate, the most since June 2008.
Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Recently at the NARPM Broker/Owner retreat Brian Deignan, Regional Sales Director for AppFolio, was asked along with other software vendors to present the “Top 5 Features” of their respective software solution.
Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
At the 2013 NARPM Broker/ Owner Retreat in Las Vegas, we sponsored visual note taking.
Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
On February 14th we co-hosted a webinar with Grace Hill, featuring Charity Zierten (Socially Engaged Marketing), a leading expert on social media for property management. In this webinar video recording, Charity shares her perspective on how to successfully use Pinterest for your property management business.
Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Annual home values rose 6.2% nationwide in January, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The reports show that January marked the 15th consecutive month of home value gains and the 6.2 percent annual gain is the largest since July 2006.
Posted on 11. Feb, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
The real estate website Trulia recently compiled a list of the most expensive rental properties currently available on the market. Surprisingly, only one property has enough square footage to qualify as a mansion.
Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
The rise in demand for apartments has made some of the nation’s largest public home builders allocate resources to building multi-family housing.
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
We co-hosted a fantastic webinar with Grace Hill titled “Raising Rents Without Raising Turnover” featuring Doug Chasick, the Apartment Doctor. Along with being a great educator, Doug has years of property management experience in the multifamily industry and we were fortunate to have him as our featured presenter.