• Take Advantage Of Aaoa, It's Okay.
    In: Landlord Quick Tips
    Take advantage of AAOA, it's okay.

    Being a member of the American Apartment Owners Association is something to brag about!  Members of AAOA are unique because they care about their tenants, have properly maintained proprieties, follow equal housing laws, and more.  If you're not letting everyone know you're a member, you're not taking advantage of AAOA. Take advantage of your membership and tell prospective and current tenants, lenders, and tradespeople that you're a member of the largest landlord association in the United States, The American Apartment Owners Association.  This increases tenant and vendor confidence and helps to establish you as a responsible landlord.  You don't have to just tell them, you...Read more >

  • New Website And App Designed To Help Renters ...
    In: Latest News

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - One out of three Americans lives in a rental unit. While the monthly rent is known, the utility bills can fluctuate. Now a Carnegie Mellon...

  • Do You Really Need A Property Manager?
    In: Latest News

    Hiring a property manager is a common thing to do, but is it really necessary? The answer to that can depend on several different factors. For someone who manages a...

  • Renters See Benefits Of High-cost Areas
    In: Latest News

    Rental housing costs more in San Francisco, New York and Washington, but renters see benefits By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are...

  • Subdividing A House Into A Multifamily Unit -- ...
    In: Real Estate Investing

      A current popular trend is to take a single-family dwelling and convert it into a multifamily unit. There are many reasons for why this is done. Most...

  • What Does A Tenant Look For In A ...
    In: Latest News
    What Does a Tenant Look For In a Property?

    When looking at potential properties a tenant will look at a number of things to ensure whether the home they are viewing is for them or not. Firstly affordability is essential, so landlords be aware of the market comparables so that you aren't pricing yourself too high (or too low) but cleanliness, property condition and location are also high on the agenda when it comes to choosing the right rental property. Let's look more in depth. Affordability Number one on a list of tenants priorities is affordability. Many rent because they cannot afford to buy, they will want something reasonably priced for their needs and won't want to pay over the odds for a bog standard home. Landlords...Read more >

  • 10 Tips To Avoid Tenant Complaints
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Question: We own 75 units in 20 buildings. My husband has a good day job and I manage the apartments; it is not easy work. We have had tenants occasionally complain, but...

  • Landlords Can't Regulate Most Personal Activities
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

      Question: Can my landlord restrict when I can use the kitchen or run a bath? He has given me written notice not to cook after 8 p.m. and not to run a bath...

  • Good News For Multifamily Rent Growth
    In: Latest News

    April gave a strong hint that 2015 may be another good year for apartments. "An impressive start to the peak leasing season could point to another big year for the U.S....

  • The Wealth Gap Is Expanding As More People ...
    In: Latest News

    For the majority of American homeowners, their house is their single largest asset. Despite the crash in home values in the last decade, that still holds true. That...