• Apartment Supply - Dallas/Fort Worth
    Totaling just over 675,000 units, Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s fourth-biggest apartment market. With construction occurring at such a rapid pace, North Texas likely will bump Chicago out of the #3 spot sometime in late 2016 to early 2017. So far in this development cycle (we’ll call that early 2010 through Q3 2014), DFW has […]
  • Apartment Rent Growth Denver
    New apartment supply is hitting the Denver market at the highest levels in a decade. And yet, apartment rent growth levels continue to accelerate – hitting a two-decade high in Q3 2014.
  • Senior Care Questions
    Movie actress Bette Davis once said that getting old isn’t for sissies. While many of today’s seniors will likely agree with that, so will adult children who care for or are making life decisions for their aging parents. Aging populations are creating a demand for independent or assisted living communities while also placing heavy responsibilities […]
  • Smoke Alarm
    A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’ […]
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    The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Ten million Americans work more than 60 hours per week and because of […]
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Apartment Supply - Dallas/Fort Worth
 

A Quick Look at Dallas-Fort Worth’s Apartment Supply Wave

Totaling just over 675,000 units, Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s fourth-biggest apartment market. With construction occurring at such a rapid pace, North Texas likely will bump Chicago out of the #3 spot sometime in late 2016 to early 2017. So far in this development cycle (we’ll call that early 2010 through Q3 2014), DFW has […]

Apartment Rent Growth Denver
 

Apartment Rent Growth Further Accelerates in Denver

New apartment supply is hitting the Denver market at the highest levels in a decade. And yet, apartment rent growth levels continue to accelerate – hitting a two-decade high in Q3 2014.

Senior Care Questions
 

5 Questions to Ask Adult Children Seeking Senior Living Services

Movie actress Bette Davis once said that getting old isn’t for sissies. While many of today’s seniors will likely agree with that, so will adult children who care for or are making life decisions for their aging parents. Aging populations are creating a demand for independent or assisted living communities while also placing heavy responsibilities […]

Smoke Alarm
 

Food for Thought: Smoke Alarm Safety in your Home

A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’ […]

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How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Ten million Americans work more than 60 hours per week and because of […]

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Home Brewing Boom: The Craft Beer Renaissance

Home beer making for personal enjoyment is making a comeback in the U.S in a big way. It is a sign of the times, and it’s something that landlords may have to deal with more often with tenants. Unless you get a whiff of the pungent aroma of stewing hops, you likely won’t know if […]

Q4
 

Which Apartment Markets Appear Most Vulnerable to Q4 Supply Surge?

In 2014’s 4th quarter, the new supply levels of apartment markets will surge past the 14-year highs set just in the 3rd quarter. The timing doesn’t appear ideal – given that Q4 is a seasonally weak demand period in most markets. Which metros appear most vulnerable to a supply wave in Q4?

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The Consumer Shift to Private Label Products

Private label products are gaining ground over national labels, having eclipsed sales in recent years. Will these brands continue to prove themselves and keep customers returning? How will this behavior affect the apartment industry? Catchy slogans and unforgettable jingles have lured America to name-brand products that have become household names for generations. Characters and role […]

Late-Recovery Apartment Markets
 

What’s in Store for the Nation’s Late-Recovery Apartment Markets?

The nation’s apartment rent growth leaderboard now includes some prominent late-recovery markets: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Riverside/San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sacramento. What lies ahead for this group? How do rent growth levels project long term in comparison to the national norms?

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Creating a Safe Dog Park for Your Residents

It’s no secret that man’s best friend is becoming an apartment owner’s or operator’s BFF as well. Dogs and pets are becoming as big as part of the resident amenity culture as a good internet connection and a cool breeze from a ceiling fan. Late last year, a National Multihousing Family Council study from a […]

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