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    Advances in roach treatment offer conveniences for properties, residents Before finishing his doctorate in entomology, Dr. Mike Merchant worked in the 1980s as a pest control specialist in Seattle. He keeps a blog – “Insects in the City” (say it out loud and you’ll get the pun) – specifically dedicated to the topic of urban[...]
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    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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    ENERGY STAR® opens new opportunities for multifamily housing The multifamily industry has long questioned whether a stamp of approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is worthwhile. ENERGY STAR®, a voluntary energy efficiency program, shows some degree of success; however, some in the industry equate this certification as more of a merit badge than a[...]
  • The apartment of the future here and now The apartment of the future is by no means a new concept, but it pervades the social conscience as multifamily architects and designers adopt new styles and attempt new feats. To defy convention is the goal of any designer on the cutting edge. The original apartment of[...]
  • kitchen and bath trends
    Modern look and technology dominate 2017 kitchen and bath trends Traditional bathroom and kitchen styles have become outdated. Home designers say that contemporary-style kitchens and baths have pushed once popular Americana designs to the curb. The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report indicates that Americans prefer clean-lined, bright[...]
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apartment landscaping
 

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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The Future of 3D Printing in Apartment Construction

3D Printing May Shape Future of Apartment Construction Multifamily property owners who want to see the future of construction may wish to turn their attention to a giant printer that will soon play a giant-sized role in the construction of a house. New advances in 3D print technology are pushing the limits of residential and[]

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New on #AptChat: Multifamily Content Marketing

Here at Property Management Insider, we keep you apprised of the latest tips and techniques in apartment marketing. A recent Apartment Chat roundtable (#AptChat) had multifamily property managers discussing their approaches to content marketing. Content marketing for multifamily properties involves two key components To be successful, content must be relevant and useful to the audience you’re[]

 

RealPage to Acquire Axiometrics, Creating Most Powerful Apartment Data Solution in U.S.

RealPage Inc. has announced plans to acquire all the assets of Axiometrics, a leading provider of apartment market and student housing data. Axiometrics will merge with RealPage’s research arm, MPF Research, headquartered in the Dallas area. Additionally, RealPage entered into a long-term relationship with Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a leading authority on multifamily sales transaction data.[]

multifamily properties
 

Untangling Telecom: Making the Right Decisions for Your Multifamily Properties

One of the more enlightening panels at the November 2016 NMHC OpTech conference focused on telecom at multifamily properties, a subject that grows increasingly complex as new services and vendors enter the marketplace. Today the issue is more important than ever as broadband has become the most desired amenity among renters, and many owners are[]

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Take Note: The Value of Handwritten Messages in Multifamily

Take a Page from History and Send a Meaningful Message to Multifamily Residents and Employees. Write it down. Today is National Handwriting Day. The origins of this salute to the art of handwriting traces to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) 40 years ago and is celebrated along with John Handcock’s birthday. Call it another landmark[]

mpf research
 

New from MPF Research: Construction Slowdowns, Cooling Metro Approvals, Job Gain Champs

We’d like to catch you up on some of the most interesting updates that have been released by MPF Research since our last update! While MPF carries out extensive research on specific metros as well, the following are summaries of some recent findings with national implications: Frenzied apartment construction slows timetables MPF Research reports that over 750,000[]

multifamily managers
 

New on #Aptchat: Multifamily Managers Share Sources of Marketing Inspiration

There’s a tendency in multifamily marketing to just “do what we’ve always done.” For this reason, multifamily managers in the first online roundtable conversation of 2017 at Apartment Chat  discussed hot marketing concepts and campaigns that might be borrowed from other businesses. The upshot: begin paying attention to marketing campaigns that really impress you, and figure[]

 

How to Create Great Intentional Gathering Spaces

You’ve seen it – the vibrant public square and lawn energized with children playing, people lingering, local musicians singing cool songs as sweet-smelling smoke billows from food trucks. Like many in the real estate industry, we see these delightful spaces and think “we need this for our projects.” Open gathering spaces have always been the[]

multifamily software
 

Beyond Basic Training: Multiply Staff Value With Ongoing Software Learning

Considering that your employees represent your greatest (and most expensive) asset, shouldn’t you be increasing their value over time just as you would any other investment? Almost every function in property management now involves software. That’s why it’s shocking how many PMCs invest heavily in software, but minimally in training their people to get the[]

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