• Apartment Owners Associations Warning Property Owners And Managers ...
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    Apartment Owners Associations Warning Property Owners and Managers to Train all Staff

    One aspect of great interest to apartment owners associations is how to avoid discrimination accusations. The staff needs to formally be trained to conduct certain interviews and meetings exactly the same way every time, with every applicant. This creates a no-fault procedure, because everyone is treated the same, and the same information is given out to everyone. There have been many instances over the past few decades where "good intentions" were misunderstood and led to discrimination suits. Train Your Apartment Management and Staff Over the past three decades, property owners and association managers have been held accountable for the actions or words of their employees due to lack of...Read more >

  • Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Edge Up
    In: Latest News

    Total existing U.S. home sales rose 1.5 percent to an annualized rate of 5.26 million units in October from 5.18 million in September, the National Association of...

  • Rental Apartment Construction Is At A 27-year High
    In: Latest News

    New figures offer the latest reminder of an apartment boom. Housing starts fell in October because of a 15.5% drop in the multifamily sector, which is notoriously...

  • Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Edge Down
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    Unemployment rates decreased in 34 states and the District of Columbia in October compared with September, while five states suffered increases and 11 states had no...

  • Housing Discrimination: What Every Landlord Needs To Know
    In: Tenant Screening

    As a landlord or property manager, you already know how important the tenant screening process is when choosing the right tenants. The goal is to find responsible...

  • Millennials Are Fueling A Rental Boom But When ...
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    Millennials are fueling a rental boom but when will the tide turn?

    Millennials are holding off on buying homes. The result: an extended rental trend among 25- to 34-year-olds that is bringing real estate opportunities of its own. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of millennials nearly doubled in central city neighborhoods of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden metro area, to 50,273, according to an October report from think tank City Observatory. 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 MembersRead more >

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

    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...

  • 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...