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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.