• Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Edge Down
    In: Latest News
    Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Edge Down

    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 change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Forty-two states and D.C. enjoyed unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, five states saw increases, and three states experienced no change. (The national jobless rate edged down to 5.8 percent from September and was 1.4 percentage points lower than in October 2013.) 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...Read more >

  • 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 ...
    In: Latest News

    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...

  • 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
    A 'landlord's market' expected for 2015, 2016: NAR

    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 to data released Monday. This quarter's 4% vacancy rate for apartment rentals is likely to rise to 4.3% by the end of 2015, the National Association of Realtors reported. When rates are below 5%, landlords can typically raise rent. Rent growth is expected to hit about 3.9% in 2015 and 3.5% in 2016, compared with 4% this year, according to NAR's forecast.    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...Read more >

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...