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[]

How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Ten million Americans work more than 60 hours per week and because of[]

Home Brewing Boom: The Craft Beer Renaissance

Home beer making for personal enjoyment is making a comeback in the U.S in a big way. It is a sign of the times, and it’s something that landlords may have to deal with more often with tenants. Unless you get a whiff of the pungent aroma of stewing hops, you likely won’t know if[]

The Consumer Shift to Private Label Products

Private label products are gaining ground over national labels, having eclipsed sales in recent years. Will these brands continue to prove themselves and keep customers returning? How will this behavior affect the apartment industry? Catchy slogans and unforgettable jingles have lured America to name-brand products that have become household names for generations. Characters and role[]

Creating a Safe Dog Park for Your Residents

It’s no secret that man’s best friend is becoming an apartment owner’s or operator’s BFF as well. Dogs and pets are becoming as big as part of the resident amenity culture as a good internet connection and a cool breeze from a ceiling fan. Creating a Home for Canines Late last year, a National Multihousing[]

3 Ways AMLI Residential Reduced Energy Consumption and Expenses

AMLI Residential is making a splash in savings with water at its properties, but not how you might think. Cutting energy costs has become a big initiative in multifamily housing, and AMLI Residential has reshaped its brand in recent years to focus on a greener side of apartment living. New developments are built according to[]

Surviving a Home Fire: Six Things You and Your Residents Can Do

October is Fire Safety Month, and October 5-11, 2014, marks Fire Prevention Week. What will you be doing this month to protect your home against fires? The most recent fire statistics by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) paints a bleak picture. From 2007-11, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 366,000 annual[]

U.S. Apartment Completions Reach a 14-Year High [Infographic]

Research released from market analysts at MPF Research shows one of the highest levels for new apartment supply in years. With the apartment supply increase, how will this affect the growth of market demand? Occupancy continues to tighten and rent growth continues to accelerate despite the introduction of more supply. Click to enlarge image These[]

6 Tips to Help Your Property Prepare for Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to again be below-normal, which is good news for apartments along U.S. coast lines. Activity has been mild with only a handful of storms that have not made much of an impact inland or along shores.

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