• Xeriscaping
    Much ado has been made about native landscaping or Xeriscaping, that eco-friendly process of creating landscapes from native plants that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.  By taking some of its principles and designing virtually maintenance-free landscapes, apartments have an opportunity to not only green their properties but go really green. Earth-friendly landscaping is […]
  • Severe Weather
    In some parts of the country, thunderstorms and other severe weather have destroyed property, damaged trees and disrupted day-to-day activities. The rain is welcome in some drought-stricken areas, but the damage is not. According to ready.gov, about 10 percent of thunderstorms are classified as severe. These are storms that produce hail at least an inch […]
  • Fort Lauderdale
    Coming out of the recession, Fort Lauderdale appeared best positioned to perform well among the South Florida metros. Instead, it became the solid-but-unspectacular laggard of the group – generally tracing at or below the U.S. averages for rent growth. That may now be changing.
  • Making the Most of Social Media
    Most property management companies are leveraging social media… but are they doing it the smart way? You’d be hard pressed to find a property management company without a social media presence today. From Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and many channels in between, the multifamily industry is starting to do something more to […]
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    Across the country’s largest metros, residents of the Los Angeles-Orange County area have the highest propensity to rent, rather than own, their housing. Census Bureau information shows that rental units are the choice for 52.4% of all households in this locale, compared to the U.S. norm of 36%. The key influence behind the high propensity […]
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Xeriscaping
 

Making an Earth-Friendly Landscape: Taking Xeriscaping to the Next Level

Much ado has been made about native landscaping or Xeriscaping, that eco-friendly process of creating landscapes from native plants that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.  By taking some of its principles and designing virtually maintenance-free landscapes, apartments have an opportunity to not only green their properties but go really green. Earth-friendly landscaping is […]

Severe Weather
 

Weathering the Storm: 7 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather Season

In some parts of the country, thunderstorms and other severe weather have destroyed property, damaged trees and disrupted day-to-day activities. The rain is welcome in some drought-stricken areas, but the damage is not. According to ready.gov, about 10 percent of thunderstorms are classified as severe. These are storms that produce hail at least an inch […]

Fort Lauderdale
 

Fort Lauderdale’s Apartment Sector May Be Shedding “Underachiever” Status

Coming out of the recession, Fort Lauderdale appeared best positioned to perform well among the South Florida metros. Instead, it became the solid-but-unspectacular laggard of the group – generally tracing at or below the U.S. averages for rent growth. That may now be changing.

Making the Most of Social Media
 

Making the Most of Social Media

Most property management companies are leveraging social media… but are they doing it the smart way? You’d be hard pressed to find a property management company without a social media presence today. From Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and many channels in between, the multifamily industry is starting to do something more to […]

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Three Types of Metros with the Most Renters

Across the country’s largest metros, residents of the Los Angeles-Orange County area have the highest propensity to rent, rather than own, their housing. Census Bureau information shows that rental units are the choice for 52.4% of all households in this locale, compared to the U.S. norm of 36%. The key influence behind the high propensity […]

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Going Smoke-Free in Government-Subsidized Housing

Recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the benefits of going smoke-free in government-subsidized housing raises points to ponder for residents and landlords. In this study done by the CDC, going smoke-free in all government-subsidized housing would save an estimated $497 million per year in housing costs and related health […]

Boston Apartment Market
 

How is Boston Handling Big Wave of New Apartments?

Boston is one of the few Northeastern metros seeing strong economic growth. And yet, apartment rent growth remains below the U.S. norms. Is new supply to blame?

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The Great Outdoors: Creating a Community for your Residents

Last year, the 202-unit Western Station repurposed a seldom used laundry room and volleyball court into a cozy community area that encourages residents to gather and relax, and hopefully entices prospective residents on board. It’s too early to tell how well a new outdoor gathering spot charged with all the king’s men is contributing to […]

Miami Skyline
 

Early 2015’s Apartment Demand Leaders

The nation’s apartment demand volume in Q1 2015 proved very impressive. Preliminary figures show that absorption across the country’s 100 largest metros came in at roughly 64,300 units, a jump of 55% from the demand tally seen during the initial three months of 2014. Helping push up those apartment absorption stats, job creation in early […]

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Homeownership Trends by Age of Household

What does the propensity to rent tell us about the renter pool? You can gain a new perspective by breaking down complex subject matter into smaller digestible parts. When analyzing the apartment sector, factors that determine the health of the market could be simplified into three core data points: capital market, labor market, and demographics. […]

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