Tag Archives: community
Posted on 04. Dec, 2014 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While the holiday season conjures up visions of family gatherings, robust meals and brightly wrapped presents, the reality can often be very different. Today, it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t experience at least some stress while coping with the holiday season. From your employees, your residents, and even your own family and friends, instead […]
Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by Marc Courtenay.
Like the words of a well known seasonal song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day most people are in celebration mode. Strangely it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. The holiday pressures of family reunions, buying gifts, planning get-togethers, or being alone while […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by Marc Courtenay.
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 […]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by Jennifer Newton.
Want to nurture the relationship between your rental property and the rest of the block and promote literacy at the same time?
Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
A woman decided to take security matters into her own hands by installing surveillance cameras in a New York City public housing complex.
Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
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.
Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by Bryan Ives.
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.
Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by Bryan Ives.
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.
Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by Jennifer Newton.
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.
Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by Bryan Ives.
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.
Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by Marc Courtenay.
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?
Posted on 11. Aug, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 26. Jul, 2011 by Heather Blume.
Here are 5 ways for you to capitalize on the opportunities in front of you today to help you get more renewals tomorrow!
Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by Nora Betz.
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.
Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by Nora Betz.
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.
Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by Marc Courtenay.
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.