• Richmond Apartment Market Q4 2013
    Richmond’s economy has recovered all the jobs lost in the recession. Apartment occupancy rates have been consistently solid. But apartment rent growth levels have slipped – counter to the national norm.
  • moneybag_shutterstock_143394364-(1)
    While “bubble” seems to be too strong a word, today’s climate is very different from what was typical in the apartment sector’s recovery stage.
  • flaming charcoals in kettle
    It’s Labor Day. What are you grilling? Labor Day’s arrival marks the start of the end-of-year holiday season when thoughts turn to preparing feasts on an open flame inside and outside apartments.
  • bubble burst shutterstock_72431620
    Given the rapid growth in multifamily lending on the tails of a major recession, it’s appropriate to ask the obvious question: Is multifamily reaching a bubble?
  • Milwaukee2
    Milwaukee’s apartment market seems to be settling in at sustainable norms – producing consistently strong occupancy rates and decent, but unspectacular, rent growth.
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Richmond Apartment Market Q4 2013
 

Apartment Rent Growth Levels Soften in Richmond

Richmond’s economy has recovered all the jobs lost in the recession. Apartment occupancy rates have been consistently solid. But apartment rent growth levels have slipped – counter to the national norm.

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The Banks are Back: How Should Multifamily Lending Strategies evolve as the Industry Gets More Crowded?

While “bubble” seems to be too strong a word, today’s climate is very different from what was typical in the apartment sector’s recovery stage.

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Protecting Apartment Homes: 7 Tips to Safe Grilling

It’s Labor Day. What are you grilling? Labor Day’s arrival marks the start of the end-of-year holiday season when thoughts turn to preparing feasts on an open flame inside and outside apartments.

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The Banks are Back: Is Multifamily the Next Bubble for Lenders?

Given the rapid growth in multifamily lending on the tails of a major recession, it’s appropriate to ask the obvious question: Is multifamily reaching a bubble?

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Milwaukee’s Apartment Sector Appears Stable

Milwaukee’s apartment market seems to be settling in at sustainable norms – producing consistently strong occupancy rates and decent, but unspectacular, rent growth.

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The Banks are Back: Most Megabanks Still on Sidelines as Multifamily Lending Surges

Among all bank lending categories, none has grown faster than multifamily over the last six years. Multifamily as a share of overall lending has surged to a 20-year high.

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The Banks are Back: Commercial Banks Now Biggest Lenders in Multifamily

Financial benchmarks in most areas of real estate remain below pre-recession highs, but the apartment industry is one exception to the rule.

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8 Steps to a Healthy Fall, Winter Lawn

A wetter and cooler summer in many parts of the country is setting the stage for what could be an opportunity for apartments to have some stunning winter landscape.

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Effective Maintenance Management: People, Processes and Technology

Maintenance can be a necessary evil in the apartment industry. Water heaters leak, HVAC units fail and pipes burst in units old and new. As repairs add up, so do expenses, which drop straight to the bottom line.

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How to Unplug From Information Overload

This may be easier said than done to some, but the balance between work and play is tipping to the left for many.

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