• 8 Smart Ways To Cut Your Energy Bill ...
    In: Going Green
    8 Smart Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill Costs

    Energy use sneaks up on you. One day, you think you’re being responsible—flipping off lights, not running the AC excessively, turning the TV off after “Game of Thrones”—and the next day, you’re standing slack-jawed by the mailbox, staring at a power bill that must have been racked up by gnomes living in your closet. Pretty much everyone has accidentally gone overboard on energy use, but there’s a lot you can do to keep your expenses in check. These eight easy, expert-approved tips promise to curb your usage and prevent the power-bill blues. 1. Practice routine maintenance Owning a home means keeping up with the routine maintenance on dozens of appliances (yep, you...Read more >

  • Housing Supply Not Keeping Up With Demand
    In: Latest News

    Housing construction is still considerably below demand across swaths of the United States, and it’s causing costs and rents to balloon, according to a recent...

  • Money Pit Or Money Maker? How To Invest ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    Forget what you know from HGTV. When it comes to investing in the housing market, things tend to look less like Property Brothers and more like you pulling the hair...

  • 7 Crazy Things Renters Have Done To Score ...
    In: Tenant Screening

    In ultra-competitive rental markets, some renters are going to extremes to snag (and keep) the apartment they want: paying a full year’s rent in advance,...

  • Multifamily Vacancies Rise Downtown
    In: Latest News

    Tens of thousands of new apartments are now opening in central business districts (CBDs) around the country. Some will have a hard time finding residents. "There’s...

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    In: Property Management
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    Imagine your tenant violates their lease agreement in more ways than one. They seemed normal at first, but now neighbors are complaining, they’re damaging your home, they’ve stopped paying rent, adopted a pet, and changed the locks to keep you out. What a nightmare! So what do you do as a landlord when that happens? Even better, how can you prevent it from happening in the first place? We’ve partnered with Nolo, the premier provider of do-it-yourself products that let you handle legal matters on your own. Before hiring an expensive lawyer, educate yourself with Nolo’s landlord guides. All AAOA members get 50% off “Every Landlord’s Legal Guide” Nolo's...Read more >

  • Pros And Cons Of Renting Out Space In ...
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    If you've used peer-to-peer rental sites before, you know they are an exciting, cost-effective way to stay in a new city. With millions of listings on websites such...

  • Is There Really Any Difference Between Mortgage Lenders?
    In: Real Estate Investing

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has safeguards in place to make sure mortgage companies operate on a level playing field with consumers. The level playing field...

  • Creating Homes Where Residents Want To Live
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    The wow in selling a prospect, or even an existing resident, on an apartment community is being turned inside out. A seamless transition from the outdoors to the...

  • 10 Cities Residents Never Want To Leave
    In: Latest News

    In the age of the “staycation,” buyers may be looking for a places that are so awesome to live in that they never need to take off for greener pastures....