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    On the heels of one of its best years in recent history, the U.S. apartment market continued to record impressive demand and rent growth in 1st quarter 2015.
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    Just as the frenzy over rush week mounts on college campuses, student housing operators move into high gear for a few weeks each year when apartments turnover. Spring and fall apartment turns happen fast, which means time is precious when moving one student out and another in before the semester starts. With an increased demand […]
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    Preservation of natural resources remains a big topic in multifamily, enough that discussions about reducing energy and utility use typically fill a session or two at education conferences. Not long ago, an industry executive mentioned her company was being a good steward of the environment and eliminating lawns with concrete in the same breath as […]
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    As apartment rents continue to trend higher, real estate economists are worried income growth isn’t keeping up. After all, an increase in rent means residents are forced to allocate a higher percentage of their income to housing if their paychecks don’t also increase proportionately. Investors, especially in Class B and C assets, are worried that […]
  • Downtown Jackson
    Job growth has disappeared in Jackson, thanks to backtracking in the all-important government sector. That has kept apartment fundamentals at lackluster levels. However, as usual, performance remains bifurcated between the city of Jackson and its suburbs – with materially better numbers in the suburbs. SHOW MORE
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Momentum Carries into 2015’s 1st Quarter for U.S. Apartment Sector

On the heels of one of its best years in recent history, the U.S. apartment market continued to record impressive demand and rent growth in 1st quarter 2015.

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How Mobile Inspections are Revolutionizing Student Housing

Just as the frenzy over rush week mounts on college campuses, student housing operators move into high gear for a few weeks each year when apartments turnover. Spring and fall apartment turns happen fast, which means time is precious when moving one student out and another in before the semester starts. With an increased demand […]

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Be Seen in Green: The Future of Drought-Tolerant Grass

Preservation of natural resources remains a big topic in multifamily, enough that discussions about reducing energy and utility use typically fill a session or two at education conferences. Not long ago, an industry executive mentioned her company was being a good steward of the environment and eliminating lawns with concrete in the same breath as […]

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Income and Rents: It Takes Money to Make Money

As apartment rents continue to trend higher, real estate economists are worried income growth isn’t keeping up. After all, an increase in rent means residents are forced to allocate a higher percentage of their income to housing if their paychecks don’t also increase proportionately. Investors, especially in Class B and C assets, are worried that […]

Downtown Jackson
 

Jackson’s Apartment Markets Remains Steady But Lackluster

Job growth has disappeared in Jackson, thanks to backtracking in the all-important government sector. That has kept apartment fundamentals at lackluster levels. However, as usual, performance remains bifurcated between the city of Jackson and its suburbs – with materially better numbers in the suburbs. SHOW MORE

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Apartment Renters are Renewing Leases at Historically High Levels

U.S. apartment renters are increasingly choosing to stay put rather than move up to new apartments, move down to cheaper units or move out to buy homes. Apartment resident retention rates hit a decade-high in February 2015, continuing a five-year upward trend. Apartment lease renewal conversion hit a long-term high of 54.5% in February. Stated […]

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5 Pool Maintenance Tips to Help you Pass Inspection

The last thing most apartment residents may be thinking about now is jumping into a chilly swimming pool. But it’s time for property managers to get their pools and spas ready for the summer season.  At least once per year, properties should have all of their pools inspected to ensure compliance with the appropriate federal, […]

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How Multifamily Properties can Save by Going Green

Going green can save some real bucks now for apartments, and more than just on energy bills Developers and investors will be able to cash in when financing multifamily properties that have a green building certification. In February, Fannie Mae announced that it will give discounts on interest rates if the buildings have an energy […]

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Sacramento’s Apartment Market Momentum Has Returned

In metro Sacramento, the apartment market performance now has gotten back on track in a big way, after several years when the area posted results well below the national norm. Occupancy reached 97% at the end of 2014, with no more than a handful of vacancies seen in any neighborhood or product niche. Occupancy has […]

Sarasota, Florida
 

Apartment Rents Continue to Soar in Southwestern Florida Markets

Florida’s tourism-dependent markets in Southwest Florida took a big hit in the downturn. But the bust has been followed by a boom. Apartment markets in Sarasota/Bradenton and Fort Myers/Naples have seen some of the biggest rent hikes nationally in recent years. Can it continue? (Image Source: Shutterstock)

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