• Can You Afford An Investment Property?
    In: Real Estate Investing
    Can You Afford an Investment Property?

    Making extra money without much work — it can seem almost too good to be true. Yet we’ve all heard of a friend (or a friend of a friend) who is making a killing with investment properties. With the housing market on the rebound, home values are rising across the nation and it could be a great time to invest in some real estate. Looking at home listings in the newspaper or on the Internet can be exciting and it might make you wonder if you should buy one as an investment.... Continue reading this story This article was featured in an edition of AAOA Today and was hand selected by our editors as a piece of interest for American Apartment Owners Association Members  Read more >

  • The Latest Trends In Kitchen Cabinets
    In: Remodel and Repair

    The kitchen cabinets in a rental apartment should be built and designed to take some abuse, especially if you're renting to families with young children or you have a...

  • A 'landlord's Market' Expected For 2015, 2016: Nar
    In: Real Estate Investing

    The vacancy rate for apartment rentals is expected to head higher in a year, but conditions in the U.S. will still be considered a "landlord's market," according...

  • 4 Times To Intervene If Your Tenants Are ...
    In: Latest News

    In a perfect world, all of your tenants would live harmoniously, without fighting or calling you with a constant barrage of complaints. In the real world, though, not...

  • Criminal Background Checks Are Important When Screening Tenants
    In: Tenant Screening

      According to a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), crime rates are still at historic lows and continue to decrease slightly each...

  • 4 Tried And True Ways To Avoid A ...
    In: Real Estate Investing
    4 Tried And True Ways to Avoid a Major Investment Property Flop

    You would be hard-pressed to find a real estate investor, at least one with some experience and time under their belt, who doesn't have some horror story about investing in real estate. These horror stories range from mild to downright disastrous, and they happen to all types of investors. Long-term buy and hold investors have their share of stories. Fix and flip investors have plenty to share. Note buyers, lenders, custom builders ... you name it, and you can find plenty of opportunity to learn about real estate mistakes and blunders from talking to investors. The last thing any investor wants is to get in over their heads and deep in the red, and learning from others is a great way to...Read more >

  • Frozen Pipes, Hail Damage, Tree Collapses Most Costly ...
    In: Latest News

    An analysis of The Hartford's winter weather claims history finds that frozen pipes, hail damage and tree collapses are the three costliest homeowners' claims. To help...

  • Reality Check: Us Home Rent Prices Still Climbing ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

    NEW YORK (MNI) - Slim housing inventory is pressuring home rent prices higher this fall in many U.S. markets, amid burgeoning demand and still-tight supply, according to...

  • Conditions Improving In Housing And Home Remodeling Markets
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Renewed activity in the housing industry in recent months bodes well for interior designers and remodelers. Housing starts and sales have lagged for most of 2014,...

  • 6 Quick Ways To Ready Your Property For ...
    In: Remodel and Repair

    For much of the country, there has been a noticeable dip in temperatures that means that winter is approaching and its arrival is imminent. It should come as no surprise...