• Homeowners Ready To Tackle Overdue Renovations
    In: Remodel and Repair
    Homeowners ready to tackle overdue renovations

    Positive economic and employment news, along with declining gas prices, have boosted consumer confidence to its highest level in the past seven years. With a bit more money in their pockets and less worry about job security, consumers are once again ready to spend. And one of the areas where they are thinking about spending is on home renovation. After years of delaying improvements, homeowners are eager to upgrade their current home or purchase a newer home. While Americans still have many concerns about the state of the nation, they are much more upbeat about the economy and their own quality of life than they were a year ago, according to Gallup's 2015 "Mood of the Nation" poll....Read more >

  • Keeping Up In A Competitive Management Market
    In: Latest News

    As the co-op/condo market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the most recent financial crisis of the mid-aughts, many management firms and...

  • The Do's And Dont's Of A Successful Tenant ...
    In: Tenant Screening

    If you handle apartment management, you realize the importance of choosing a good tenant. The goal list is probably someone who pays their rent on time, doesn't...

  • Renters Are Pushing For Larger Apartments
    In: Remodel and Repair

    American renters are starting to push back against the shrinking size of apartments, prompting some developers to begin building bigger units. At this week’s...

  • 6 Pest Prevention Tips For Your Property
    In: Latest News

      As a property manager, It is never too early to be thinking about pest prevention methods. Many of these pests are not only a pain for communities, but...

  • The Latest Trends In Bathroom Remodeling
    In: Remodel and Repair
    The Latest Trends in Bathroom Remodeling

    For landlords, remodeling a bathroom may be a lot different than it would be for a homeowner. After all, you're not living in the apartment, and the colors and materials you would want may not be good choices for tenants. Expensive cabinets and granite countertops generally aren't found in apartments, unless you're renting in a high-priced area to high-end tenants. Generally, trends for standard bathrooms are leaning more toward stock cabinets and laminate countertops. The colors do matter, though, to draw in the vast majority of tenants and keep them happy with their apartments. Even with good tenants, the wear and tear on a bathroom can really start to show after a few years. Once a...Read more >

  • Monthly Us Rents Keep Climbing
    In: Latest News

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver...

  • Renters Want Amenities That Enhance Life
    In: Latest News

    PALM SPRINGS, CA-From technology to pet services to yoga rooms, apartment amenities that make their lives better and easier are more important to today's multifamily...

  • Bill Would Require Landlords To Inform Tenants Of ...
    In: Latest News

    Thousands of seniors soon won't have an excuse for not taking advantage of one of the best deals in town: a program that offers millions of dollars in rent...

  • Survey: Investors Preferred Flipping To Renting In Q4
    In: Real Estate Investing

    A nationwide survey of real estate investors bidding on properties offered for auction during the fourth quarter of 2014 revealed that flipping was the preferred...