• Houston Apartment Sector
    In Part 1 of a four-part series on the big four Texas apartment markets, MPF Research examines how falling energy prices impacts the Houston outlook.
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    The multifamily industry has seen a change in the way we think about apartment marketing. Though a fairly new medium, there is evidence social media has the power to change the way we do business in property management. Why Leverage Social Media? Social media has moved from just a source of entertainment value, and grown […]
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    As a property manager, It is never too early to be thinking about pest prevention methods. Many of these pests are not only a pain for communities, but some can even be transmitters for disease, according to the Center for Disease Control.  Rodents, bed bugs, and mosquitoes are just some of the major pests that can […]
  • LasVegasSuburbs
    Nationally, apartment construction remains at the highest levels since the late 1980s. But at the metro level, the latest multifamily permit numbers tell us which markets could soon see more construction … and which could see development start to wane.
  • ChicagoApartment
    Urban core apartments comprise a hot housing product segment, right? We certainly talk about them a lot at rental housing industry events, and the media can’t get enough when it comes to featuring that topic in news stories. To some degree, the hoopla is justified. The share of total apartment construction found in the urban […]
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How Will Falling Oil Prices Impact the Houston Apartment Sector?

In Part 1 of a four-part series on the big four Texas apartment markets, MPF Research examines how falling energy prices impacts the Houston outlook.

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Creating a Social Media Plan for Multifamily

The multifamily industry has seen a change in the way we think about apartment marketing. Though a fairly new medium, there is evidence social media has the power to change the way we do business in property management. Why Leverage Social Media? Social media has moved from just a source of entertainment value, and grown […]

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6 Pest Prevention Tips for your Property

As a property manager, It is never too early to be thinking about pest prevention methods. Many of these pests are not only a pain for communities, but some can even be transmitters for disease, according to the Center for Disease Control.  Rodents, bed bugs, and mosquitoes are just some of the major pests that can […]

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Where are Multifamily Building Permits Rising and Falling Most?

Nationally, apartment construction remains at the highest levels since the late 1980s. But at the metro level, the latest multifamily permit numbers tell us which markets could soon see more construction … and which could see development start to wane.

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The Suburban Apartment Market Deserves More Attention

Urban core apartments comprise a hot housing product segment, right? We certainly talk about them a lot at rental housing industry events, and the media can’t get enough when it comes to featuring that topic in news stories. To some degree, the hoopla is justified. The share of total apartment construction found in the urban […]

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Say What You Meme: Using Memes in Apartment Marketing

Property managers in charge of apartment marketing should take notice of unconventional social media methods to communicate with communities. Meet Kyle Craven. This unassuming photo of him grew into the wildly popular meme known as Bad Luck Brian and reportedly generated Craven nearly $20,000 – turns out he’s not so unlucky after all. Craven isn’t […]

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When Opportunity Knocks, Will the Apartment Industry Answer?

An improving economy fueled a strong run in the apartment industry last year, and it appears that the momentum will continue in 2015. Forecasters are looking for continued churning in the U.S. economy, which grew at an annualized 5 percent in the third quarter and finished the year with a bang. In December, the Dow […]

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Testing the Benefits of Smart Home Technology

Margette Hepfner imagined what her morning would be like in the smart apartment of the future: She would awaken to the television, cued to turn on at 5:15 a.m. The lights begin to gradually brighten so she doesn’t have to squint while walking to the kitchen, where coffee is already percolating. The barcode reader near the […]

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Left Behind: America’s Booming Apartment Development Wave is Overlooking a Growing Group

Apartment construction in the U.S. is at the highest levels since the 1980s, but very little targets a critical and rapidly growing segment of the market: affordable housing. While developers compete to target the trendy niche of college-educated Millennials, the supply/demand gap continues to widen in the designated affordable housing space. And there’s little to […]

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Earthquake Preparedness Tips to Use at your Property

Recent and frequent earthquakes around the U.S. should get property managers to start thinking about preparedness measures. Moderate temblors are hitting areas relatively new to seismic activity, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Already in 2015, North Texas has been hit by unprecedented earthquake activity. On Jan. 6, a flurry of small quakes struck the […]

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