RealWorld 2019: Reliving the Magic

Taking a break from the glitz of Las Vegas, RealWorld 2019 captured the magic, imagination and inspiration known for one of America’s top vacation destinations in July. RealPage greeted customers and industry leaders for three days in Orlando and demonstrated how its software changes how people experience, utilize and monetize rental space for working, living[]

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The Latest from MPF Research: America’s Top 2 Hottest Submarkets Revealed

Today, we cover our final two submarkets in the “Top 10” for apartment construction. For our last article in the series, we’ll look at some of the common characteristics of these multifamily construction hot spots, as identified by MPF Research. #2: Frisco/Prosper (Dallas area) The apartment base in this bustling area has very nearly doubled[]

New from MPF Research 2Q Macroeconomic, Lending and Permit Snapshots

New from MPF Research: 2Q Macroeconomic, Lending and Permit Snapshots

It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest in the industry, MPF Research in the nation’s leading source of multifamily research. Recently, MPF released an infographic depicting the health of the overall economy as of 2Q 2016, for those interested in how the apartment sector might be affected.   A second infographic illustrates the multifamily financing[]

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Amenity Envy: How Much is Too Much?

A golf simulator room? Really? Believe it or not, Multifamily Insiders reports earlier this year that it is one of the hot differentiators popping up as multifamily properties compete to appeal to young professional renters in an increasingly competitive environment. So long to using granite countertops and hardwood flooring as compelling reasons to lease an[]

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A Look Into the Growth of the Renter Population

The government still favors homeowners over renters. Time for a change? Any opinions expressed here are solely those of the writer. The U.S. government has traditionally supported significant tax breaks and other measures to prod its citizens towards home ownership. The assumption has been that home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream, allowing[]

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The Shift Toward Renter Nation

A consistent sentiment among multifamily housing leasing professionals is to know your resident and understand that one size does not fit all. The industry has strived in recent years to appeal as much as possible to individual preferences, especially in lease processes, while keeping a keen eye on the trends that drive folks to rental[]

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Instagram 101: How to Engage Residents with Visual Content

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. In this special edition of What’s New in Social, expert Kerie Kerstetter of Canonball shares the best ways for property management companies to leverage Instagram for apartment marketing. When comparing[]

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Property Management Pest Control: Bed Bugs Know Colors

Entomologists say that bed bugs, the property management industry’s pest enemy number one, like certain colors, especially red and black. But suggesting to apartment residents that they avoid dark sheets may be going a little overboard when trying to keep the little buggers away. A recent University of Florida study revealed that the tiny, hard-shelled pests[]

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