Defending Against Applicant Identity Fraud with Identity Verification

While it’s just a blip, apartment home and lease fraud is now being measured on the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft and fraud radar. Three years ago, identity fraud or theft related to the lease housing industry first showed up on the agency’s annual Consumer Sentinel report. The number of complaints − albeit just a[]

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Sizing Up Your Applicants Through Debt to Income

As the U.S. economy generally continues an upward tick, household debt has eclipsed that of levels in 2008 leading into the Great Depression. Total household debt has increased by $149 billion to $12.73 trillion. Depending on who you talk to, that should cause alarm. But economists argue that the economic condition is now much healthier[]

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7 Must-Have Resources for Apartment Property Management

From setting rent rates to screening residents and managing payments, property management professionals often wear many hats. What are you currently doing to be successful? Multifamily industry leaders have the right resources backing them up, and here are our top seven must-haves to adopt for your property management business today: 1. Revenue Management Take the[]

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Smarter Screening, Richer Revenues: Improving the Bottom Line

Renters are devoting an increasing share of their incomes to monthly rent, and not just in the big cities. Nationwide, more and more people are finding it hard to live by the “30% of income” principle to pay for their housing.  This has a direct impact on resident screening, where most rejections are driven by[]

DNA Testing is Okay for Pets but Not for Resident Screening?

Crime in the apartment community and doggy doo on the grounds share much in common – both are unsavory to residents and reduce quality of life. But the similarities end there. For now, privacy concerns will keep DNA testing from being used by the multifamily industry for resident screening.

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