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Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by Bryan Ives.
A recent report by Dallas based-research firm Axiometrics lists the top 10 metros with the highest occupancy rates. According to the report, three metro areas in Florida have occupancies greater than 95 percent.
Posted on 17. Jan, 2014 by Bryan Ives.
Zillow, Inc. has partnered with AOL Real Estate and is now powering the site’s home shopping experience. Zillow is now the exclusive provider of for-sale and for-rent listings to four of the top real estate websites in the country.
Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Since the housing crash in 2008, 4.6 million homes were lost to foreclosure causing the majority of those homeowners to become renters, according to CoreLogic. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, there are now 43 million renter households. That’s 35 percent of all U.S. households, the highest rate in more than a decade for all age groups and 4 million more renters than there were in 2007.
Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years which could lead to economic growth. According to the Commerce Department, permits to build houses and apartments were approved at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 million.
Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Many property management companies are quickly moving their business operations to the cloud. In this complimentary eBook, we cover what cloud computing is, how it can help your business grow and why so many property management companies are using cloud-based software.
Posted on 12. Nov, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
According to a recent review of third quarter 2013 housing data by realtor.com, the housing recovery was led by a variety of cities from Detroit to Santa Barbara, CA. The survey ranked housing markets based on their inventory of available homes, average number of days that their properties are on the market and their median list prices.
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Learn how your property management business can get more exposure on social media in our latest complimentary eBook, “Expert Advice: Social Media Secrets For Property Management Professionals.” In this eBook, you will learn how to approach critical Yelp reviews, the best ways to be found on Pinterest, how to bring value to your Facebook page and much more.
Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
According to the S&P/Case–Shiller home price index U.S. single-family home prices rose in August and posted their strongest annual gain since February 2006. Prices were up 12.8 percent compared to last year and exceeded economists’ expectations of 12.5 percent.
Posted on 17. Oct, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
As a result of the government shutdown and Congress temporarily raising the debt ceiling consumer confidence in the housing market may be affected. According Fannie Mae’s recent outlook the housing recovery will only be briefly interrupted.
Posted on 04. Oct, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Demand for apartments continues to rise despite recovery in the single-family housing market. According to a report from Reis, only 4 percent of U.S. apartments nationwide were vacant in the second quarter of this year.
Posted on 27. Sep, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
On September 17th with our co-hosts Grace Hill, we hosted an informative webinar titled ‘Hot Technology Trends,’ featuring Nat Kunes, Director of Product Management at AppFolio. Nat discussed which hot technology trends are emerging in the property management market and how you can leverage them to grow your business.
Posted on 30. Aug, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Apartment Guide recently released an interesting infographic listing the top 10 metros in America with the lowest rental costs that provide top amenities, such as a pet-friendly building policy, laundry facility and a fitness center.
Posted on 13. Aug, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Blackstone Group LP has agreed to buy majority stakes in 80 apartment complexes from General Electric for $2.7 billion, according to media reports. Blackstone is reportedly purchasing the properties from GE Capital in what will be one of its largest investments in the multifamily market.
Posted on 25. Jul, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Temperatures have reached record highs this summer and keeping cool has not been easy in many cities. The Apartment Guide recently released an infographic of the top metros across the nation that provide the best cities to escape from the heat and few tips on how to keep your apartment cool.
Posted on 12. Jul, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Jill Marie Silvey, a real estate agent in Silicon Valley, received a 15-year prison sentence for using a home-loan Ponzi scheme to take advantage of friends and family, adding up to over $2 million.
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?”