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Escaping the Parent Trap: Are Millennials Leaving Home For Good?

Millennials have long gotten a bad rap as slackers who graduate college and move back into their parents' homes indefinitely. While this may be a reality to some degree, the causes for it may also be somewhat misleading. In truth, more millennials are getting bachelor's degrees than any other generation in history but they are [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:44:29+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips For Evaluating An Area in Which You Haven’t Invested Before

Investors considering a move to a new area are often concerned about potential externalities that may affect their business. They focus on every negative news story and every potential threat that may arise. Others simply make a move and deal with potential consequences later. Instead, companies need to take concrete steps to research an area [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:36:11+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Lowdown on Green Apartments, Leases

Because of climate change and resource depletion, it is well past time for real estate owners and investors to adopt sustainable practices. Studies have shown that buildings such as multifamily properties account for 36 percent of the world’s energy consumption, and 40 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions. That has led in recent years to [...]

By |2019-09-03T18:29:21+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Good Man(ager) Is Hard to Find: Here’s How to Find the Right One for You and Your Multifamily Property

For someone investing in a multifamily property, it is a key question: You need someone to manage that property, but how do you find the right person or management company? You must be able to trust them to keep your best interests at heart, collect rent, maintain the place and stay in touch with you [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:59:24+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Market Your Multifamily Property

Once upon a time properties for rent or sale were advertised in magazines or special newspaper sections in the hope that someone would pick one up, find something they liked, maybe figure out how to drive by the property and then call an agent. Obviously, online marketing has transformed the way consumers interact with real [...]

By |2019-05-29T22:26:20+00:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a Community, Not Just a Property: Yes, It Can Be Done

With the dramatic rise in multi-family rentals in the United States, tenant retention depends largely on them feeling part of a community. When tenants have a sense of belonging, occupancy has been shown to increase. Millennials and empty nesters make up the majority of multifamily renters and buyers, making landlords, developers, investors, and builders hustling [...]

By |2019-04-10T20:29:14+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Landscaping: Fertile Ground for Adding Value to Your Property

  There are many ways to add value to an existing property, and one of the best is to invest in professional landscaping. A coveted multi-family property has curb appeal, meaning residents should feel a sense of pride as they approach the entrance. It also boasts top-notch outdoor accommodations, a green mentality and an attentive [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:57:54+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rehabbing is all the Rage

Never before has there been a greater demand for housing -- especially affordable housing. Michael Hobbes, writing for Huffpost.com in June 2018, cited the grim numbers in a report from the Joint Center For Housing Studies at Harvard University and concluded that the housing crisis is “a ticking time bomb at the heart of the [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:51:28+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments