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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

Flipping is Often a Flop

It looks so easy on TV: Someone buys a distressed real estate property, invests in repairs and upgrades, then re-sells it -- and quickly! -- for a handsome profit. If only life imitated art. While the multitude of television shows about house-flipping led to a bevy of that sort of activity in real life -- [...]

By |2019-02-27T20:43:27+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delay Game: How a Labor Shortage Is Affecting Construction

There are, increasingly, construction projects to be done, and not enough workers to do them. According to US News & World Report, some 225,000 projects were undertaken across the U.S. each month in early 2018, but a whopping 91 percent of the contractors who undertook them said they lacked sufficient manpower. How acute is this [...]

By |2019-02-04T19:41:55+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Seasonality of Demand

When investing in multi-family properties, how do you avoid what feels like a free-for-all scavenger hunt? The key to success is timing your purchase to the location, seasonality, and market trends. Here are the ways to navigate each.   Region For the whole country, the spring and summer months are generally the most popular time [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:18:19+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments