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Urban Migration

Urban Migration

Posted on 19. Mar, 2015 by .

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Millennials are heading downtown at a rapid pace. With short commutes ranking high on the priority list, millennials are relocating to large metros in an effort to be closer to work and school. A recent post by MultiFamily Executive sheds light on the urban migration trend, which also identified the top five popular, and least popular cities. […]

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Rents Continue to Escalate

Rents Continue to Escalate

Posted on 10. Mar, 2015 by .

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San Francisco continues to lead the country in highest rent, but that’s not the only city that’s climbing. Yahoo shared a post discussing the significant rise in rents, which also identified the top 10 cities with the highest rents. Click below to read more about the top expensive metros. Read the full article here

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Rental Households Are On The Rise

Rental Households Are On The Rise

Posted on 26. Feb, 2015 by .

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Recent reports indicate a stark rise in rental households as compared to homeownership. Why? The renter demographic currently consists of millennials that are delaying homeownership due to affordability issues, or who are even reconsidering homeownership altogether. Axiometrics recently posted an article that details the rise in apartment living and explains why so many are opting […]

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New Tech Amenities Coming Soon!

New Tech Amenities Coming Soon!

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by .

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Millennials are hitting the rental market at a record breaking force, are you ready? Understanding what new renters seek while simultaineously maintaining current residents’ interest is necessary in order to gain a competitive edge. Trulia Pro Blog recently posted an article discussing 3 hot tech amenities that are sure to be a hit with prospects and residents […]

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Why Millennials Choose to Rent

Why Millennials Choose to Rent

Posted on 05. Feb, 2015 by .

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A high percentage of millennials are opting to rent than buy a home, a costly decision that equals bad news for the real estate industry.  In a recent Market Watch post, it was revealed that  “Nearly six in 10 millennials (59%) say they’d rather rent a home than buy one, with just one in four saying they […]

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Today’s Renters Care About Amenities

Today’s Renters Care About Amenities

Posted on 29. Jan, 2015 by .

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Today’s renters care more about amenities than unit size. In this article from GlobeSt.com a panel of experts weigh in on target demographics, offering different perspectives on meeting their residents’ needs. Click below to read more about the shift in apartment renters and its affects on the rental industry. Read the full article here

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Family Oriented Amenities

Family Oriented Amenities

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by .

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While schools and neighborhoods can help attract families, having family oriented amenities can also be a deciding factor. “Developers are going after families, not just singles” by including playrooms with games and activities for children of all ages. Epoch Times posted an article discussing the amenity trend that’s taken New York by storm. Click here for the […]

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Top Pet Friendly Metros

Top Pet Friendly Metros

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by .

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Finding a pet friendly building can be a challenge when searching for a new home. HotPads shed some insight on pet-friendly metro areas in a recent post, their stats include: Most expensive zip codes Pet premiums An interactive map showing the highest percentage of pet-friendly rental listings And more… Click below to find out what metro areas […]

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Resident Retention

Resident Retention

Posted on 13. Jan, 2015 by .

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What’s your retention strategy? With new units sprouting and rent constantly increasing, retaining residents poses a new challenge. In this MultiFalimly Executive post, some top operators discuss their retention strategies. Click here to view

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Effects of the Rental Home Shortage

Effects of the Rental Home Shortage

Posted on 30. Dec, 2014 by .

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With the effects of the Great Recession on the U.S. housing market still being felt, the demand for rental-housing is higher than it has been in years. Households with healthy incomes are disillusioned by what they’ve witnessed and are holding back on buying a home . Bloomberg recently posted an article discussing the rental-housing shortage and […]

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Student Housing: 5 Suggestions for Winter Break Safety

Student Housing: 5 Suggestions for Winter Break Safety

Posted on 23. Dec, 2014 by .

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Preceding winter break, students are usually preoccupied with studying for finals and making plans with friends and family, leaving little room for apartment safety precautions. To help with apartment safety, MultiFamily Executive shared this piece with helpful suggestions on what to include on your winter break to-do list to “ensure safe, secure, and well maintained student housing […]

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What Do Rentals and Vacancies Look Like in 2015?

What Do Rentals and Vacancies Look Like in 2015?

Posted on 11. Dec, 2014 by .

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Are you prepared for the upcoming year? Recent studies suggest that multifamily demand will remain high in 2015, despite “high demand, some markets reflect a possible concern of oversupply, with vacancy rates forecast to reach upwards of 7 percent.” Multifamily Executive recently posted an article that shows what to expect in the rental market. Click here for […]

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10 Tips for Property Winterization

10 Tips for Property Winterization

Posted on 02. Dec, 2014 by .

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Have you winterized your property? Last year’s winter season came as a shock to many proving that “even the typically warmer climes aren’t immune to snow and ice.” To help you prepare for the winter months, Multifamily Executive recently posted an article offering tips for property winterization. Click here for the full article

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Top 5 Amenities for Student Housing

Top 5 Amenities for Student Housing

Posted on 18. Nov, 2014 by .

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A few years ago, staying ahead of the student housing game meant providing in-unit amenities – granite countertops and gourmet kitchen appliances – but in recent years, there has been a shift. Students now prefer “robust communal areas” that support their mobile lifestyles. MultiFamily Executive recently posted an article discussing the top tech-based amenities and resident expectations.  Click […]

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Marketing to Millennials

Marketing to Millennials

Posted on 13. Nov, 2014 by .

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Are you privy to the art of marketing to Millennials? A recent article from MultiFamily Executive says that “The key to attracting students and young professionals as renters is to do so on their terms.” Pairing trends with the right content and tone are crucial to the success of marketing to Generation Y. Read the […]

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Learn New Tactics From The Hospitality Industry

Learn New Tactics From The Hospitality Industry

Posted on 06. Nov, 2014 by .

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Multi Family Executive recently shared an article discussing the commonalities between the hospitality and apartment industries and how Property owners and managers can gain knowledge from hospitality tactics. Looking outside of  the multifamily industry can offer fresh perspectives on how to approach different aspects of your business. Read the full article here  

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Renters are here to stay

Renters are here to stay

Posted on 30. Oct, 2014 by .

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The economic shock, better known as The Great Recession, has created a demand that’s here to stay. Millennials witnessed the masses get hurt by home ownership and are now opting to rent. The New York Times recently posted an article discussing this demand increase. Read the full article here

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Designing Crowd Pleasing Spaces

Designing Crowd Pleasing Spaces

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by .

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Designing a crowd pleasing space is not as difficult a task as many would think. Despite the age gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, you will find that they share common interests. Lindsay Machak, Associate Editor for Multifamily Executive, posted an article that offers insight on how to create spaces that cross generational lines. See the full […]

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Zillow To Acquire Competitor, Trulia

Zillow To Acquire Competitor, Trulia

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by .

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Big news this week from Zillow and Trulia! Zillow will be acquiring Trulia to become the largest online real estate advertising company. Zillow and Trulia have, “virtually identical business models,” which makes the merge between the two companies make sense. In this article, Bloomberg dives even deeper into the $3.5 Billion deal. Read the full […]

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Young Renters Forego Space For Location

Young Renters Forego Space For Location

Posted on 22. Jul, 2014 by .

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Many young renters across the United States have decided to forego larger apartments for a better location or amenities. “They’re sacrificing living space for a prime urban location and extras such as cooking classes, dog-wash stations and poolside Wi-Fi.” Bloomberg recently posted an article exploring and discussing what young professionals are looking for when deciding […]

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Housing Slump Sees Surge

Housing Slump Sees Surge

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by .

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Although the housing market has been in a slump during recent years, a recent surge shows that the real estate market is starting to fight back. The gain in the month of May is the fastest we have seen since 2011. The article posted by NBC News tells us exactly how the market has seen […]

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How To Please Baby Boomers and Millennial Renters

How To Please Baby Boomers and Millennial Renters

Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by .

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Baby Boomers and Millennials make up the two of the largest groups of renters in the United States. Trying to satisfy both groups at the same time offers owners and managers many options. Baby Boomers tend to be long term renters, while Millennials are more likely to move around, so trying to satisfy both comes […]

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10 Metros With Highest Rent Growth

10 Metros With Highest Rent Growth

Posted on 08. Jul, 2014 by .

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In the month of May, rent across the country increased. For example, in Texas, there was a direct correlation between higher rent to growth in the gas and oil industry. In this article posted by Multifamily Executive the top 10 Metro cities with the highest growth were released. See the full article here.

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The Market That is Here to Stay

The Market That is Here to Stay

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by .

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This week The Wall Street Journal released an article sharing the strength of the multifamily market. Two separate purchases lead many investors to believe that this is a sign of constant and long lasting growth for the multifamily market. Check out the full article here to learn more.

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