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Mother Forced to Throw Baby from 2nd-Floor of Burning Apartment

Mother Forced to Throw Baby from 2nd-Floor of Burning Apartment

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by .

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Marena Vasquez, mother of a 4-month-old boy in Fort Worth, Texas, was forced to throw her baby from the second floor window as a fire engulfed her apartment.

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More Smoke-Free Decals Being Placed on New Jersey and NYC High-Rises

More Smoke-Free Decals Being Placed on New Jersey and NYC High-Rises

Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by .

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Decals are increasingly being placed on high-rise multi-unit residential buildings recognized by The American Cancer Society’s Healthy High-Rises program for being 100% smoke-free in New Jersey and New York.

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Groton Realty Groups Ordered to Pay Family in HUD Discrimination Case

Groton Realty Groups Ordered to Pay Family in HUD Discrimination Case

Posted on 11. Dec, 2012 by .

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Three Groton Realty real estate groups have to pay a woman $40,000 over a Fair Housing Act Violation, announced the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut yesterday.

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Trulia Partners With Primedia for Apartment Listing Expansion

Trulia Partners With Primedia for Apartment Listing Expansion

Posted on 06. Dec, 2012 by .

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Trulia Inc., the residential real estate information site, has partnered with Web publisher Primedia Inc. in an effort to expand in the online apartment rental listings market.

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Selecting The Right Property Management Software (eBook)

Selecting The Right Property Management Software (eBook)

Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by .

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Choosing the right property management software can be a challenging process for many property managers. This eBook (originally published in ’50 Interviews with Successful Property Managers’) breaks down each factor you should consider when selecting the best software solution for your business.

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Fannie and Freddie Hold Off on Foreclosures for the Holidays

Fannie and Freddie Hold Off on Foreclosures for the Holidays

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by .

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Homeowners facing foreclosure will not be evicted from their homes this holiday season announced Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

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“Landlord’s Market” Expected in 2013 for Apartment Rentals

“Landlord’s Market” Expected in 2013 for Apartment Rentals

Posted on 29. Nov, 2012 by .

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2013 will be a “landlord’s market” for multifamily housing according to a forecast released Monday by the National Association of Realtors.

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Study Reveals Merck Drug Could Help Fight Bed Bugs

Study Reveals Merck Drug Could Help Fight Bed Bugs

Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by .

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A recent study lead by John Steele, an emergency physician at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk revealed that bed bugs would die after biting people who were treated with Merck & Co’s (MRK) Stromectol.

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A New Lease On Millennials: What Gen Y Renters Want (Infographic)

A New Lease On Millennials: What Gen Y Renters Want (Infographic)

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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It is estimated that about 80 million Gen Y Renters will hit the rental market in the near future. While developers adapt to meet the needs of this informed and tech savvy group, property managers should also address the changes that need to be made in order to attract these renters.

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Cell Phone Tower Palm Tree Frustrates Mesa, Arizona Residents

Cell Phone Tower Palm Tree Frustrates Mesa, Arizona Residents

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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Residents in Mesa, Arizona are fighting to prevent AT&T from constructing a camouflaged cellular tower that looks like a palm tree.

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The Definitive Guide To Apartment Budgeting: How To Calculate Effective Rent (eBook)

The Definitive Guide To Apartment Budgeting: How To Calculate Effective Rent (eBook)

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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We work with many property managers that want to learn best practices related to budgeting. In this eBook, we’ve collaborated with an expert to provide you with each and every line item that drives Effective Rent.

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Failure to Properly Plug In Carbon Monoxide Detector Leads to a Fatality in Colorado Springs Apartment

Failure to Properly Plug In Carbon Monoxide Detector Leads to a Fatality in Colorado Springs Apartment

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .

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Colder temperatures mean an increase in the use of furnaces, which in this particular case turned deadly.

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Technology Trends: What Residents Want (eBook)

Technology Trends: What Residents Want (eBook)

Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by .

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Understanding the preferences of residents enhances your ability to deliver the amenities and customer service your residents want.

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When To Hire A Property Manager (Infographic)

When To Hire A Property Manager (Infographic)

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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Knowing when to hire a professional to manage your rental property can be difficult.

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San Francisco, CA Suburb San Rafael Bans Smoking In Multi-Family Homes

San Francisco, CA Suburb San Rafael Bans Smoking In Multi-Family Homes

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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San Rafael City Council recently voted unanimously to ban smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other mult-family homes.

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Hurricane Sandy: Last Minute Preparations for Property Managers

Hurricane Sandy: Last Minute Preparations for Property Managers

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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With the mid-Atlantic bracing for a “one hundred year storm,” property managers can take last minute proactive steps to help mitigate risk.

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Dog Friendly Policies May Increase Profit for Apartment Owners

Dog Friendly Policies May Increase Profit for Apartment Owners

Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by .

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According to the article, “U.S. Apartment Owners See Profit Potential in Pooches” by Dawn Wotapka, on Nasdaq.com, apartments owners across the country are implementing dog friendly policies in order to attract and retain tenants.

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3 Ways to Increase Profitability (eBook)

3 Ways to Increase Profitability (eBook)

Posted on 19. Oct, 2012 by .

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Increasing profitability is a common goal for property managers, but finding new ways to accomplish this goal can be challenging.

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Delinquencies on Multifamily Loans Drop

Delinquencies on Multifamily Loans Drop

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by .

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According to Fitch Ratings, delinquencies on commercial mortgage-backed securities loans, including multifamily mortgages, dropped for the fourth straight month in September.

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Keys To Profitability: Interviews with Bill Nye and Nick Scarabosio (eBook)

Keys To Profitability: Interviews with Bill Nye and Nick Scarabosio (eBook)

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Both Bill and Steve talk about the keys to profitability and how to successfully grow your property management business.

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Mortgage Meltdown’s Impact On The Rental Market (Infographic)

Mortgage Meltdown’s Impact On The Rental Market (Infographic)

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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In our latest infographic, we explore how the rental market changed after the mortgage meltdown.

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Facebook Timeline for Property Managers (eBook)

Facebook Timeline for Property Managers (eBook)

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .

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This complimentary eBook about Facebook Timeline outlines which features are most important for your property management business.

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More Apartment Companies Requiring Renters Insurance, From Multihousingnews.com

More Apartment Companies Requiring Renters Insurance, From Multihousingnews.com

Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by .

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In the article “Owner Beware,” by Keat Foong (originally posted on multihousingnews.com), we learn that apartment companies are increasingly requiring residents to obtain renters insurance.

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San Francisco Considering Tiny Apartments

San Francisco Considering Tiny Apartments

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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San Franciscans are currently divided over the possible construction of tiny apartments.

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