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Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
California landlords were granted the right to ban smoking in multifamily apartments and condos back in January, but many property owners have not applied the restriction.
Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
In this February 16th webinar video recording, Patty Morgan-Seager (Marketing Expert) shares time saving tips that every property manager can use.
Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
The California legislature passed an additional set of bills on Thursday that will extend protections to tenants facing eviction. The two bills (AB 2610 and SB 1473) are part of the Homeowner Bill of Rights package lead by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Posted on 24. May, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Facebook’s IPO generated what some are calling the “The Facebook effect” on San Francisco’s real estate market. According to mortgage banker and real estate blogger Julian Hebron, people are trying to buy property in the area as fast as possible in order to not be priced out when the tech boom raises prices.
Posted on 21. May, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
In the article “What Do You Do If a Tenant Refuses to Vacate,” by Leonard Baron (originally posted on Zillow.com), we learn that there are a variety of reasons why a tenant decides not to vacate, and every situation is different. With each scenario a different course of action is usually required depending on local laws, the tenant, and the overall circumstance.
Posted on 14. May, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
According to the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and the Colorado Division of Housing, the average rent in metro Denver for an apartment hit a 10-year high, increasing 4.5 percent in the first quarter.
Posted on 04. May, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Polka dotted house anyone? Jim Deitz, a retired house painter, decided to paint his 100 year old home covered in polka dots. He’s currently in the process of turning the newly dotted two-story house into a rental complex.
Posted on 01. May, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Builders requested the highest number of permits in March to develop single family homes and apartments in 3 1/2 years. Many believe that this is a good sign for the housing market.
Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Buying cheap foreclosed properties and turning them into rentals has opened a unique window of opportunity for investors. Small-scale landlords have long owned the majority of single-homes for rent, but there’s a change occurring in the housing market.
Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
A Navy fighter jet crashed into a Virginia apartment complex on Friday. According to WWBT-TV, two pilots and five civilians were sent to the hospital. There were no reported deaths or missing people.
Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
The national apartment vacancy rate in the first quarter fell to its lowest level in over a decade, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc. Results released by Reis revealed that rates dropped .30 percentage points to 4.9 percent, the lowest they have been since the fourth quarter of 2001.
Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
A Japanese tourist staying with friends in a Brooklyn apartment had quite an unexpected morning when a narcotics officer accidentally fired his weapon through the apartment floor grazing the young woman’s arm. The victim was treated at Kings County Hospital and released a few hours later.
Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Selected homeowners facing foreclosure will now have the option to remain in their homes as renters, announced Bank of America. The “Mortgage to Lease” program will include around 1000 homeowners with BofA mortgages in Arizona, Nevada and New York reports CNNMoney.
Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Around 2,500 rental properties in neighborhoods hit hard with foreclosures are to go on sale announced U.S finance regulators. CNNMoney reported the properties available are located in Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and three neighborhoods in Florida. They will be sold in bulk ranging in packages of 99 units in Chicago to 572 units in Atlanta.
Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Research conducted by the National Association of Realtors suggests multifamily housing is gearing up to be a landlord’s market demanding a rise in rent increases. According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, job creation is one of the driving forces behind the market change.
Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
We were lucky to have Mike Whaling (30 Lines) and Doug Miller (Founder & President of SatisFact) present the results from a national study conducted in order to find out what online renters want.
Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Lisa Trosien, Apartment Marketing Expert, provided valuable insight on how to enhance the way you approach the leasing process.
Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Over the last few years the U.S. apartment market achieved notable success in a struggling economy. With the addition of “Echo Boomers” entering the workforce, the apartment sector looks to continue the positive market trend in the future.
Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
A particular design on some furnishings could have you feeling like you need to sit down or even get out of the room entirely.
Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Public universities around the country are handing over the process of building and financing on-campus dormitories to the private sector. The increase in demand for state college education, strict states budgets and the ability specialized student housing companies possess to build residence halls faster and cheaper are some of the reasons behind the change.
Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Following the announcement that the federal government will be implementing a pilot program in the first quarter to sell Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Housing Administration REO homes in bulk to potential investors, two California companies are in the works to develop their own rental platform.