Minimize Crime at Senior Communities with Resident Screening

Minimize Crime at Senior Communities with Resident Screening

Millions of Americans look forward to retirement, when years of hard work are traded for relaxation, adventure and independence. Most assume they’ll live out their days in a safe haven, whether it be at home or in independent or assisted living senior communities. At home, neighborhoods may change and fall into urban blight as demographics[]

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Meeting the Expectations of Gen Z Student Renters

Reaching Gen Z may seem more akin to throwing darts at balloons on a spinning wheel. The generation lives on multiple devices, drifts back and forth from one to the other and checks in multiple times each day. Maintaining pace with this ever-mobile generation now entering the housing space is creating quite a stir. Like[]

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Enhancing Curb Appeal with Landscape Design Software

Virtual apartment tours enable marketing teams to lure prospects into units with accurate renderings of what life can be like in a community, just one example of how technology has shaped multifamily housing. That same technology is helping create a similar look and feel of the property’s landscape, long before the first shovel of dirt[]

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New on #AptChat: Quick Social Media Wins

We monitor the weekly Twitter-based discussions on #AptChat in order to consolidate and summarize for you the often wise tips property managers contribute about running properties more effectively. A recent apartment chat topic was “Quick Social Media Wins Any Marketer Can Make Time For.” While most apartment marketers today understand how critical social media is, many feel they[]

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How to Get Multifamily Data in Rural Locations

Urban hot spots have traditionally served as primary platforms for steady supply. Today, outer growth is paralleling metro momentum with striking dependability. With rural population on the rise, multifamily data collection methods are evolving to reach the most remote of companies. Rural Multifamily Data Collection In contrast to densely populated areas where research is accompanied[]

State of Student Housing: Study Rooms Among Amenities Driving Strong Growth

Expect the flames fueling a razor-hot student housing market to maintain through the end of the year and into next year. Executives at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Student Housing Conference and Exposition in New Orleans in September said this year’s record-setting market shouldn’t cool much, even if the federal government finally pushes through a[]

New on #AptChat: Challenges in Student Housing Today

We’ve begun monitoring the weekly Twitter-based discussions on #AptChat in order to consolidate and summarize for you the often wise tips property managers contribute about running properties more effectively. Student Housing Today: Challenges and Opportunities The theme of this week’s chat was “Student Housing Today: Challenges and Opportunities,” chosen because the 2016 NMHC Student Housing[]

mpf-research

New from MPF Research: Suburbs Beat Metros in Multifamily Performance

In recent years, it’s been assumed that urban cores are better bets than suburbs for ROI in multifamily development. But new multifamily insights from MPF Research has debunked this “urban myth.” In fact, adjusted for risk, the “right” suburbs are generating the highest returns regardless of the hold periods. Factors Driving Multifamily Development To reach this conclusion,[]

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How to Boost Your Bottom Line When Revenue is Booming

The apartment market is going strong. U.S. apartment occupancy is up to 96.2% and annual rent growth is averaging between 4% to 5%. Your property management company is probably doing well. In fact, very well. But if you could save $50 annually per unit on a 200-unit property, you could be doing even better—without adding[]

multifamily-budgeting

5 Multifamily Budgeting Myths Debunked

“Budgets were originally designed as control mechanisms. As such, they are traps …” ― Stephen Bungay, “The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results” Budgets are effective tools if implemented correctly. Understandably, they are large undertakings and require a lot of time and planning. The challenge is that good[]

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Latest RealPage Apartment Market Data Reports Occupancy at 16-Year High

Big pricing increases in middle-market properties keep average rent growth above 4 percent. Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. Typical rents for new residents rose another 1.5 percent during the third quarter. The price increase posted over the past year registers at 4.1 percent. Monthly rents for new-resident leases now[]

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