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100 Ways to Generate Revenue by Charging for Your Services

100 Ways to Generate Revenue by Charging for Your Services

Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by .

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We hosted a fantastic webinar this year featuring Robert Locke on the topic of increasing your revenue in order to run a more successful and profitable property management business. In the webinar we learned that the single most important event that starts your revenue stream pumping out money is the “move-in.”

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Generation Y Will Raise Rents

Generation Y Will Raise Rents

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by .

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According to a report compiled by Urban Land Institute, Generation Y will alter the housing market while creating a multi-generational household trend.

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Media Mogul John Malone is the Largest Land Owner in U.S.

Media Mogul John Malone is the Largest Land Owner in U.S.

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

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With Ted Turner a close runner up, John Malone is now the largest land owner in the United States.

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Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by .

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According to NAR, baby boomers could reinvigorate the real estate market for a couple of reasons.

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Is It Time to Invest in Rental Property?

Is It Time to Invest in Rental Property?

Posted on 12. Sep, 2011 by .

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Now might be the perfect time to put invest in rental property. “As with many investments, the best time to get in is when most others are sitting on the sidelines,” reports CNN Money online.

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With Few Vacancies, Rents Rise in San Francisco

With Few Vacancies, Rents Rise in San Francisco

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by .

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Apartment rents are on the rise and vacancy rates are down in San Francisco, CA. These young renters prioritize the location of their apartment above other amenities and are willing to compete for the space and pay top dollar for it.

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Vice President Biden Rents Cottage to Secret Service

Vice President Biden Rents Cottage to Secret Service

Posted on 03. Aug, 2011 by .

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Joe Biden rents his cottage to the U.S. Secret Service, which is paid to protect him while at his waterfront home in the Wilmington area in Delaware. The cottage came available when the previous tenant moved out and the Secret Service is now paying the same amount of rent.

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Protestors Put Homeless in Foreclosed Homes

Protestors Put Homeless in Foreclosed Homes

Posted on 28. Jul, 2011 by .

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Take Back the Land is a group founded by Max Rameau who is a controversial activist who wants to change the way the public views housing issues.

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DNA testing for Dog Poop

DNA testing for Dog Poop

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by .

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Property managers are getting fed up with irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up their dog’s poop on the property. A New Hampshire apartment community is requiring residents to hand over a DNA sample for their pet.

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Top 10 Cities – Do You Buy or Rent?

Top 10 Cities – Do You Buy or Rent?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2011 by .

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We have all seen the price of homes drop and the cost to rents rise. So what is the better deal: buy or rent? Eli Beracha of East Carolina University and Ken Johnson of Florida International University reviewed the economics of 23 cities and came up with the top 10 results.

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Dangerous Hogweed Plant in New York State

Dangerous Hogweed Plant in New York State

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by .

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Hogweed is a plant that when in contact with people, can cause dangerous burns, blisters and scars. The plant originated in Asia and was brought to the United States and is now spreading quickly. New York State has set up a hotline for people to call so that officials can destroy the invasive species. It is advised that property managers alert their residents of the dangers of Hogweed if you suspect that they may be at risk.

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Property Manager Sets Resident On Fire Over Late Rent

Property Manager Sets Resident On Fire Over Late Rent

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

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Jonathan Steinberg, 58, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after he became so upset with his tenant’s late rent payments that he set his boxer shorts on fire while he was wearing them.

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Gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger: Santa Monica Renter for 15 Years

Gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger: Santa Monica Renter for 15 Years

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by .

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James “Whitey” Bulger was finally caught by law enforcement after spending the last 16 years on America’s Most Wanted list. He had been renting an apartment in Southern California for 15 years where fellow residents said that they had no idea that they were living in the same building as the notorious mobster.

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Rentals are the Newest Hope in the Real Estate Market

Rentals are the Newest Hope in the Real Estate Market

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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Rentals could be the next boom in the real estate market. With the job market struggling to stabilize, many people find qualifying for mortgages difficult. In this climate, more people are choosing to rent and great properties in good locations will continue to hold their value. Chief economist of Zillow, Stan Humphries, says that “the stage is being set for very strong rent increases.”

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Parents Are Buying Property for Their Kids

Parents Are Buying Property for Their Kids

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by .

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Some parents are taking advantage of the current slump in the real estate market and are purchasing real estate for their kids who recently graduated from school.

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Sarah Palin Victim of Mortgage Fraud

Sarah Palin Victim of Mortgage Fraud

Posted on 14. Jun, 2011 by .

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This May, Sarah Palin invested in a company that paid $1.7 million for a 5 bedroom house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Questions were raised about the legality of the sale after a fraud examiner determined that at least two of the signatures were forged on the re-financing and foreclosure transaction papers in the years prior to Palin’s company involvement.

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Returns on Student Housing on the Rise

Returns on Student Housing on the Rise

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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In the multifamily property management industry, student housing has historically not been given the same respect as other apartment communities. However, the “Animal House” image of student housing is starting to fade as college enrollments rise and property managers are raising rents.

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Evicted Woman Breaks Back into Her House

Evicted Woman Breaks Back into Her House

Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by .

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Tanya had been living in her home in Berkeley, CA for 27 years and after her house went into foreclosure, she was evicted by the Alameda County sheriff’s department. She broke back into the house and was found squatting in the home she previously owned.

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Renter Pistol Whips Connecticut Landlord After Not Paying Rent

Renter Pistol Whips Connecticut Landlord After Not Paying Rent

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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A tenant at the apartment building located at 360 Woodland Street in Hartford, Connecticut became physical with his landlord after not paying his rent since January.

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Property Manager on Trial for Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Property Manager on Trial for Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Posted on 05. May, 2011 by .

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On Monday, the McDaniel family was found dead in their rental home in Toledo, Ohio after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes during the night as they ran a space heater powered by a portable generator in the kitchen.

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Money Paid to Foreclosure Rescue Scam Victims

Money Paid to Foreclosure Rescue Scam Victims

Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Federal Trade Commission will be giving checks to almost 1,500 people who were taken advantage of by Bryan D’Antonio’s scam called Tax Relief ASAP. These checks total only 24% of the victims total losses and offer little relief to the people who lost their homes by foreclosure because they fell for the phony foreclosure rescue scheme.

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Celebrity Couples Like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Rent

Celebrity Couples Like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Rent

Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by .

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Luxury rental properties may be on the rise. “As more luxury sales are put on hold, they are being turned at a tremendous rate into luxury rentals.” It was reported that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were interested in renting at the Trump Park Avenue properties in New York for the price of $200,000/month in rent.

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Saints Coach Sean Payton Moves to Texas…and Rents!

Saints Coach Sean Payton Moves to Texas…and Rents!

Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by .

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The coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, is moving his family from New Orleans to the affluent suburb of Vaquero, west of Dallas, Texas. According to the Times-Picayune, Payton is leasing the home of former Texas Ranger Mark Teixeira. This home is 8,554 square feet and has been on the market since 2008, listed for $4,550,000.

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Huntington Beach Squatters Arrested

Huntington Beach Squatters Arrested

Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by .

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Two men illegally entered a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home that was vacant and for sale in Huntington Beach. Hoan Huu Nguyen, 37 and Jose Alfredo Olivares, 37 took down the “for sale” sign and claimed that they were renters.

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