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Erin Vaughan

Writer, Modernize

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Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener and aspiring homeowner. She currently resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

 

Top Seven Features of Engaging Apartment Websites

Key differentiators for building a website that engages prospects  Apartment websites should convey properties’ brand identities to prospective renters. The most effective of these tell a story that communicates the identity and culture of an apartment community in less time than it takes to give an elevator speech. Ultimately, they serve as virtual leasing offices[]

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New from MPF Research: Top Metros, Inventory Growth, and Population Trends

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. The Nation’s Top Apartment Markets for Inventory Growth, Construction Pipelines Developers are building properties at a quicker pace than at any time over the past two decades. For the 10 fastest-growing markets, that construction translates to[]

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Online Shopping and eCommerce in Multifamily

America rents online but wants to visit your property first For nearly three decades, the nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank,” Pew Research Center, has surveyed public opinion on a range of topics that address the world’s challenges and trends. A staff of journalists and social scientists survey public opinions to achieve a high level of neutral,[]

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New from MPF Research: Urban Inventories, Downtown Rent Growth Leaders, Metro-specific Pricing Performance

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division: With the Downtown Building Spree, Urban Inventories Will Surge As Supply Peaks in 2017 Central business districts (CBDs) comprised only 3.7% of the total land area in 2016, but accounted for nearly 19% of all multifamily[]

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New from MPF Research: Apartment Market Trends By Metro

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market trends and research to investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division: Renter mobility by market When leases expire, some renters are more likely to renew than others. Interestingly, there are geographic trends to this phenomenon. Considering the nation’s 50 largest multifamily markets, this top 10[]

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Best Practices for Apartment Landscaping Maintenance in Winter

Do not slack on apartment landscaping maintenance during winter months The winter months do not obviate the need for apartment landscaping maintenance. Giving lawns, plants, trees and shrubs the attention during this time ensures that the apartment grounds transform into lush and colorful landscapes when spring arrives to enhance curb appeal. The arrival of La Niña,[]

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A Year in Review: Property Management Insider’s Top 5 Articles of 2016

2016 was an eventful year for the property management industry. In case you missed out on our news and insights, we’ve created a recap of the most popular Property Management Insider articles of 2016 to help you improve your business. Here’s a look back are our top 5 articles: 1. Handling Angry Residents Need some advice[]

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New from MPF Research: Rent Stratification

MPF Research released some fascinating data recently on rent stratification (price differences based on property class) in markets across America. It turns out that in one city a Class A apartment might cost you only 30% more than a Class C, and in another, nearly three times as much! Foremost among factors driving larger differentials[]

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7 Fire Safety Tips for Senior Residents

Is Fire Safety Important in Senior Living Community Management? Older Americans are a strong demographic in multifamily and senior living growth, but those 65 and older are particularly fragile when it comes to fire risk. With the holiday season upon us, properties that specialize in senior housing or have a large base of older renters may[]

 

5 Reasons You Need Lease Transaction Benchmarking

How do you measure property performance? For years, owners, operators and investors have sought out this answer. Many will call up their local competitors (or pay someone to do it) with cleverly disguised voices and ask, “How much does a one-bedroom cost?” They do this week after week, assuming that they are not only getting[]

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Five Eco-Friendly Solutions for Your Apartment Weed Control Woes

A weed left unchecked is a terrible thing to behold. Towering over your delicate turf, crusted with spiky leaves and stickers, weeds can certainly add an ugly blot on an otherwise perfect landscape and make for a real apartment home improvement headache. While you could zap it with chemical herbicides, they come with many of their own[]

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