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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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Latest Stats on Housing Prices Across the U.S.

Latest Stats on Housing Prices Across the U.S.

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by .

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Many people across the U.S. compare home prices from city to city. One way in particular to do this is to compare home prices with income in each city. NPR posted an article recently discussing the effects geography and zoning have on housing prices. See the full article fron NPR here.  

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Apartment Rent Growth Hits Post Recession Peak

Apartment Rent Growth Hits Post Recession Peak

Posted on 24. Jun, 2014 by .

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A recent data release from Axiometrics reveals some promising numbers for apartment occupancy rates. As of May, national apartment occupancy had reached 95%, Axiometrics said Thursday. Read the full article from GlobeSt.com

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To Rent Or To Buy? That Is The Question

To Rent Or To Buy? That Is The Question

Posted on 29. May, 2014 by .

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The decision on whether to rent or buy, can be one of the most important financial decision you make. The New York Times recently released a comprehensive Rent vs Buy calculator that can help you make an educated decision. Read the full article here.      

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Mobile Marketing Continues to Drive More Business in Real Estate Industry

Mobile Marketing Continues to Drive More Business in Real Estate Industry

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by .

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“According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home shoppers use a mobile device during their search.” With statistics like these, it has become a necessity to rethink your marketing strategies to accommodate the mobile consumer. This begins with looking at what your website and what your mobile optimization options are. This article […]

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New Poll Of Millennials Gives New Meaning To The American Dream

New Poll Of Millennials Gives New Meaning To The American Dream

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by .

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A new poll of Millennials puts travel and self-employment at the top of what they consider the American Dream. Putting these values far higher than generations before them. More surprising numbers show Millennials identify the dream of homeownership at a far lower rate than Gen X and Baby Boomers. This from the latest MassMutual third biennial […]

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Top 10 Metros With Highest Occupancy Rates

Top 10 Metros With Highest Occupancy Rates

Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by .

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A recent report by Dallas based-research firm Axiometrics lists the top 10 metros with the highest occupancy rates. According to the report, three metro areas in Florida have occupancies greater than 95 percent.

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Zillow Partners With AOL Real Estate

Zillow Partners With AOL Real Estate

Posted on 17. Jan, 2014 by .

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Zillow, Inc. has partnered with AOL Real Estate and is now powering the site’s home shopping experience. Zillow is now the exclusive provider of for-sale and for-rent listings to four of the top real estate websites in the country.

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Rents Rising At Alarming Rate

Rents Rising At Alarming Rate

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by .

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Since the housing crash in 2008, 4.6 million homes were lost to foreclosure causing the majority of those homeowners to become renters, according to CoreLogic. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, there are now 43 million renter households. That’s 35 percent of all U.S. households, the highest rate in more than a decade for all age groups and 4 million more renters than there were in 2007.

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Permits To Build Apartments Hits 5-Year High

Permits To Build Apartments Hits 5-Year High

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .

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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.

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U.S. Multifamily Sales Jump in Third Quarter

U.S. Multifamily Sales Jump in Third Quarter

Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by .

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Sales volumes for U.S. multifamily properties rose 47 percent and reached $25 billion in the third quarter, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.

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10 Housing Markets On The Rebound

10 Housing Markets On The Rebound

Posted on 12. Nov, 2013 by .

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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.

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