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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[]

New from MPF Research: The Suburbs, Market Completions, and Multifamily Lending

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division: Suburban Fundamentals Continue to Outperform Over the last four years, suburban areas have progressively outperformed denser, urban areas. MPF Research analyst Brandon Crowell explores the widening gap in a new report, noting, “Overall, urban core rents[]

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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[]

Why Remodeling is on the Rise for Rental Housing

Influenced by Baby Boomers and Millennials, the home remodeling market is cruising at high speed, continuing to gain momentum since the housing crash nearly a decade ago. Recent reports by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) and the National Association of Home Builders indicate that homeowners and renters are craving new[]

IoT Property Management

The Internet of Things and the Multifamily Resident Experience

No question, smart home technology is opening doors for residents. Such impressive home automation technology is providing lots of marketing glitz and a hook for tech-savvy residents who want access control to their residence via personal gizmos instead of handling a piece of steel or twisting a dial. Turning lights on and off, lowering shades,[]

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Research Debunks the Myths about Renters Insurance

Should we or shouldn’t we? When it comes to mandating renters insurance, that’s the question. A popular topic among multifamily professionals, most property management companies do require it. However, a lack of an industry-wide mandate lies partly in the belief that forcing renters insurance will cause an increase in the total cost of leasing, which[]

2016 Design Trends

Contemporary and Convenient: 2016 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

America’s kitchens and baths continue to be a little bit country and a little bit city, with built-in conveniences that extend to the family pet. Transitional styles dominate bath, kitchen trends for 2016 with room for pets Transitional-style architecture and neutral colors were popular in 2015 and are expected to remain in vogue this year,[]

12 Ways a Vendor Network can Strengthen Vendor Relationships

The vast world of multifamily can be difficult for vendors and contractors to navigate. Vendor networks offer companies that provide services relevant to apartment operation a way to find the thousands of properties who often need help. But the success of vendors – and the ultimate benefit they provide to property managers – depends on[]

Power in Disruption: The Best User Conference in Multifamily Just Got Real

RealWorld 2015 User Conference The 2015 RealWorld User Conference was equal parts inspiring, educational and fun–a true breakout event for the multifamily housing industry and diversion from the RealWorld User Conferences of old. With sunny San Diego as the backdrop, the conference featured big brands like Yelp!, Marriott, Zillow, The Home Depot, HomeAway and StayAlfred. Over[]

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