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Latest Trend: Are There Too Many Apartments?

Latest Trend: Are There Too Many Apartments?

Posted on 29. Apr, 2016 by .

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An important trend in the apartment market is happening that multifamily property managers need to be aware of. There is concern that developers have been adding too much inventory which is flooding markets with supply. This means vacancy rates will rise and rent growth will slow. What does this mean for multifamily property managers? In cities where there is […]

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How Property Managers Can Appeal to Modern Renters

How Property Managers Can Appeal to Modern Renters

Posted on 27. Apr, 2016 by .

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Not only do millennials tend to demand a good customer experience, they like to make purchases that they believe would appeal to their peers. Since this group is so large, property managers who can successfully appeal to them are likely to enjoy a good amount of business. Nat Kunes, AppFolio’s VP of Product Management, provides […]

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Building Regulations Impact Rent Prices

Building Regulations Impact Rent Prices

Posted on 19. Apr, 2016 by .

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In a recent article from Zillow, economist Sarah Mikhitarian explains how cities with stricter building codes and regulations make it difficult to construct new units. This leads to fewer apartments available to rent and an increase in rent price. One highlight: “Over the past five years, rents in cities with the most-restrictive land use regulations grew […]

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Student Housing Market Gains Strength

Student Housing Market Gains Strength

Posted on 19. Apr, 2016 by .

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According to Axiometrics, the Student Housing market is seeing strong performance heading into the summer months. Their recent research identified 45,000 new off-campus student housing beds to be delivered for fall 2016, compared to approximately 48,000 beds delivered last Fall. Rent growth is also on the rise which is good news for student housing property […]

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Over-the-Top Tech Amenities on the Rise

Over-the-Top Tech Amenities on the Rise

Posted on 05. Apr, 2016 by .

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As one apartment complex in Long Beach proves, tech amenities are on the rise. The new building boasts tech-centric common areas, such as an indoor–outdoor rooftop dining area; pool and sun deck with USB charging ports and Wi-Fi; a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with an audio and screen system residents can control; a fitness center with […]

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Which Paradise Should You Live In?

Which Paradise Should You Live In?

Posted on 05. Apr, 2016 by .

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Do you often find yourself saying “I could live here” while vacationing in paradise? But how realistic is it? Axiometrics looks closely at a few of America’s hottest getaway spots: Austin, Tampa, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles to see which ones are actually possible, based on rent prices and job opportunities. Read more on Axiometrics.

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5 Most Wanted Student Housing Amenities

5 Most Wanted Student Housing Amenities

Posted on 17. Mar, 2016 by .

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Are you a property manager of student housing? Do you know what amenities attract prospective renters most? This new article from Axiometrics highlights the top 5 amenities that draw students to your properties; walkability and outstanding wi-fi connectivity are  a couple examples. Read more on Axiometrics.

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Beat the Competition with Marketing Basics

Beat the Competition with Marketing Basics

Posted on 17. Mar, 2016 by .

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Hear how one Denver-based developer and investor went back to the basics to market their properties effectively and beat out the competition. Doug Backman highlights the importance of branding and your website to your success. Read more on MultiFamily Executive.

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6 Tips for Handling Property Management Transitions

6 Tips for Handling Property Management Transitions

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 by .

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Property management companies can change ownership, and the transition period can be one of stress or success, depending on how it’s handled. In this recent article from MFE, the writer covers six ways to make the transition an easy one, so you can keep productivity and profits up. Read more on MFE.

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Client Reviews Could Make or Break a Business

Client Reviews Could Make or Break a Business

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by .

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When it comes to building a successful business you need happy clients. There are 3 helpful tips when deciding how to keep clients engaged and writing reviews that help you grow your business. In this article from Realty Times, find out why keeping in touch with current clients, using a third-party website, and dedicating a […]

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How to Provide Effective Customer Service

How to Provide Effective Customer Service

Posted on 17. Feb, 2016 by .

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Many consumers are more willing to do the work if you provide the tools. How can you ensure that your tenants are taken care of and your business thrives? In this article from MultiFamily Executive, find out some simple tricks that can help you help your renter. It could be something as simple as getting […]

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6 Tips to Help with Problem Tenants

6 Tips to Help with Problem Tenants

Posted on 09. Feb, 2016 by .

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Renting homes can be a great investment, but there are always those cases of problem renters. This article from Realty Times discusses six helpful tips to ensure that you are always ready for the unexpected. Whether it is having the right insurance plan or simply just being professional, there are so many ways to help prevent nightmare […]

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Warm up Without Wasting Electricity

Warm up Without Wasting Electricity

Posted on 27. Jan, 2016 by .

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El Nino is starting off strong and shows no signs of stopping. With the cost of electricity it is always helpful to find some tips about heating and staying warm in the winter. This article from Trulia reviews 7 ways that you can keep your apartments heated without having to use electricity–valuable tips to share […]

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Now that We’ve Moved into 2016, Let’s Review 2015

Now that We’ve Moved into 2016, Let’s Review 2015

Posted on 27. Jan, 2016 by .

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Every year there are trends to follow and take notice of. In 2015, certain markets outperformed others for a number of reasons. This Axiometrics article discusses which cities soared past the rest and why they were able to. From east coast to west coast certain cities apartment markets had three things in common.  Read more […]

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Top 10 Emerging Trends in Apartment Rental Process

Top 10 Emerging Trends in Apartment Rental Process

Posted on 19. Jan, 2016 by .

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A recent research report from J Turner Research, which represents 25,099 residents living in more than 500 properties nationwide, shares some interesting trends in the apartment rental process. But one thing is clear: the importance of reviews and ratings in making decisions is a major trend. Read more of the top 10 emerging trends from Multi-Housing […]

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The Power of Mobile

The Power of Mobile

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 by .

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Worldwide, the use of smartphone apps has significantly increased in the past year. Most people find ease in using apps to do a multitude of day-to-day activities. The amount of information accessed from desktops, and the time it takes to access, has decreased as people have made the switch to smartphones and tablets. Find out […]

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Apartment Market Sees Record High Year-End Rent Growth

Apartment Market Sees Record High Year-End Rent Growth

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by .

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According to year-end stats from Axiometrics, the leader in apartment market and student housing research and analysis, 2015 ended with the highest year-end rent growth on record since 2005. Also in 2015, Portland apartments replaced Oakland as the market with the highest annual effective rent growth among Axiometrics’ top 50 markets in the third and […]

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2016 Rental Market Trends and Predictions

2016 Rental Market Trends and Predictions

Posted on 29. Dec, 2015 by .

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The biggest trend for the rental housing market in the new year is a continued increase in demand. More Americans are choosing to rent than buy homes, namely single millennials not tied down by family to empty-nesters downsizing their longtime family homes. Investors and property management companies need to prepare for an influx of renters […]

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Tips for Attracting Millennial Renters

Tips for Attracting Millennial Renters

Posted on 09. Dec, 2015 by .

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Millennials make up a huge population of renters and homebuyers in today’s market, so it makes sense to target advertising and captivate this young audience. Certain tactics can be utilized to maximize your millennial rentability. By integrating elements of social media, like hashtags, you may be one step closer to snagging the millennial renter of […]

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Apartment Amenities that Come at a Cost

Apartment Amenities that Come at a Cost

Posted on 01. Dec, 2015 by .

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Lush amenities may make for the “perfect” apartment, but over time those luxurious extras may be more of a burden than a blessing. Think of it this way: if an amenity requires more time for upkeep than time spent enjoying it, is it really worth it? Take a swimming pool, for example. It gets used […]

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Proper Investigation Process Is a Must

Proper Investigation Process Is a Must

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by .

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Property owners and managers are no strangers to filing insurance claims. However, without proper investigation, they may be held legally responsible for the incidents that they report. There are certain precautions that should be taken when filing insurance claims, specifically having a formal process for documenting and reporting the incident. Photographs, personal statements, and security […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Properties More Energy Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Properties More Energy Efficient

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by .

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Improving your carbon footprint will not only help preserve natural resources, it will save you money, too. By updating old windows, preventing air leakage, and making energy-saving swaps, you will use less energy and save on your monthly bills. It also doesn’t hurt to schedule an energy audit with a HVAC company, especially if your […]

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Apartment Industry Trends and Predictions

Apartment Industry Trends and Predictions

Posted on 18. Nov, 2015 by .

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In this video interview from Multifamily Executive, Andrew Kadish, President at CAPREIT, and Ray Barrows, COO at Waypoint Residential, explain current industry trends as well as predictions for the near future. Kadish suggests that despite increased competition, investors will continue to pursue the wealth to be made in real estate and multifamily apartment communities. Barrows […]

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Cities with Best Apartment Rent Values

Cities with Best Apartment Rent Values

Posted on 18. Nov, 2015 by .

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The rental market is booming; occupancy rates are high, rent-growth is steady, and there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon. This is good news for investors, but not great for renters. There are new buildings being constructed, but elevated apartment demands, high occupancy, and raised rents are still big issues for today’s renter. Which […]

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