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Property Managers Can Offer Clients a Piece of Crowd-funding Action

Property Managers Can Offer Clients a Piece of Crowd-funding Action

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by .

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Don’t let the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer lull your property management business to sleep. Wake it up with timely communiqués that you send to your clients and potential clients. For example, why not ignite their imaginations with information about equity-based crowd-funding that specializes in real estate investment opportunities. I recently interviewed the co-founder […]

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Is Your Apartment Community Ready For Halloween?

Is Your Apartment Community Ready For Halloween?

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by .

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Admittedly, Halloween is one of my favorite days. While serving as the gateway to the upcoming holiday season, Halloween is a day when we can let our inner child out to play. Ghosts, goblins, witches (my personal favorite) and vampires are found everywhere you look. What a great way to spend the day.

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Love Thy Neighbor (Infographic)

Love Thy Neighbor (Infographic)

Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by .

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According to the State of the American Neighborhood survey by Nextdoor, a third of Americans don’t know their neighbors by name. Does knowing your neighbors create a safer home environment?

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The Little Free Library Project For Property Managers

The Little Free Library Project For Property Managers

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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Want to nurture the relationship between your rental property and the rest of the block and promote literacy at the same time?

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Woman Faces Eviction for Installing Security Cameras

Woman Faces Eviction for Installing Security Cameras

Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by .

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A woman decided to take security matters into her own hands by installing surveillance cameras in a New York City public housing complex.

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Woman Accidentally Shot by Narcotics Cop Searching Brooklyn Apartment

Woman Accidentally Shot by Narcotics Cop Searching Brooklyn Apartment

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by .

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A Japanese tourist staying with friends in a Brooklyn apartment had quite an unexpected morning when a narcotics officer accidentally fired his weapon through the apartment floor grazing the young woman’s arm. The victim was treated at Kings County Hospital and released a few hours later.

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Stolen Car Lands on Apartment Rooftop in Fresno

Stolen Car Lands on Apartment Rooftop in Fresno

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .

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“It’s a car on the roof,” said Ralph White, a family member inside the building told ABC affiliate KFSN-TV.

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Always Ask Residents if Something Needs Fixing

Always Ask Residents if Something Needs Fixing

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by .

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I remember when I first started in the apartment industry, someone told me to always ask my residents if there was anything in their apartment that needed fixing.

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Market Fun Holiday Events For Residents

Market Fun Holiday Events For Residents

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by .

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While the holidays always make us think about ways to engage residents in the holiday spirit, there are many activities and events that property managers can organize and easily implement that can be used not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year.

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Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Settled in Rolla, Missouri

Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Settled in Rolla, Missouri

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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Roger Harris agrees to pay $295,00 in monetary damages and civil penalties resulting from a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, race and sex discrimination, retaliation and intimidation.

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College Students Rent Mansions in Merced, California

College Students Rent Mansions in Merced, California

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by .

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The housing collapse created an interesting opportunity for Merced, California college students. Rather than move into the typical dorm or run down rental, students are opting to move into deluxe properties that took a major hit in the wave of foreclosures.

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D.C. Property Managers Steal 1 Million Dollars

D.C. Property Managers Steal 1 Million Dollars

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by .

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The FBI arrested the owners of a D.C property management company accused of defrauding an estimated million dollars from homeowners.

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College Prep: Sustainable Off-Campus Living

College Prep: Sustainable Off-Campus Living

Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by .

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College and university campuses are increasingly defining sustainable practices for their campus communities. This is, in turn, raising the bar for students’ off-campus expectations.

If your property is near enough to a campus to provide housing to students or staff, take a moment to assess any green attributes that could be leveraged to attract eco-conscious tenants. If you discover your property doesn’t have much to boast about, let this exercise be an incentive to you to explore adding a few green assets to your property.

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GoldOller Buys 2,200 Apartments

GoldOller Buys 2,200 Apartments

Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by .

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GoldOller Real Estate and Investments, LLC recently acquired Timberlake Apartments and the Glades Apartments. The purchase is part of GoldOller’s private, open-ended apartment acquisition fund launched in January 2010.

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Recyling Bins Now Required for Apartment Complexes in California

Recyling Bins Now Required for Apartment Complexes in California

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by .

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In California, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the Renter’s Right to Recycle Act, requiring landlords to offer recycling bins and services for cans, plastic and paper in complexes with five or more apartment units.

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Bulldozer-Style Foreclosures and Their Hidden Potential

Bulldozer-Style Foreclosures and Their Hidden Potential

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by .

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There are many ways for a lending institution to handle a foreclosure, and there are apparently many ways to deal with the foreclosed property after they have it in their possession. There are close to 1.7 million houses in the U.S. in some stage of foreclosure. Banks already own a large number of these houses and will soon repossess many more. Housing economists worry that a near constant stream of home sales by banks could keep housing prices down for years to come. But what if some of those homes virtually “disappeared” and weren’t sold?

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Making Rentals Out of Foreclosures

Making Rentals Out of Foreclosures

Posted on 11. Aug, 2011 by .

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The White House said that it is looking to move more than 92,000 foreclosed properties (that are currently owned by the US government) into rental units. The Obama administration is looking into new ways to sell these foreclosed homes owned by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac to investors who would then rent out the properties.

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5 Steps You Can Start TODAY to Get More Resident Lease Renewals

5 Steps You Can Start TODAY to Get More Resident Lease Renewals

Posted on 26. Jul, 2011 by .

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Here are 5 ways for you to capitalize on the opportunities in front of you today to help you get more renewals tomorrow!

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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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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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How Your Residents Can Lower Their Electric and Water Bills

How Your Residents Can Lower Their Electric and Water Bills

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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Summer time is prime time to remember both electricity and water conservation ideas. If your residents use electricity as the main energy source for their air conditioning and food preparation needs, there are effective ways to save both energy and money.

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Census Shows Increase in Renters Nationwide

Census Shows Increase in Renters Nationwide

Posted on 03. Jun, 2011 by .

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More large cities are seeing an increase in the number of renters vs homeowners. According to a USA TODAY analysis of the latest Census data, now more than 500 large and midsize cities have seen growth in the quantity of homes that are rented vs 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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