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The Bar Has Been Raised for Online Apartment...
The Bar Has Been Raised for Online Apartment...

Consumers who use sites such as Amazon, Grubhub, expect their experience to be that good everywhere else. Apartment communities’ social media channels should not be littered with attempted humorous memes. That might seem to follow sound marketing advice, but you’d be surprised. Apartment marketers discussed adherence to responsible branding and why consistent, accurate digital information posted through an omni-channel approach is critical during a session called “Embracing High-Intent Prospects Throughout the Renter’s Path” held at the Apartment Innovation and Marketing Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. Google’s Dave Hoffman spoke of his company’s emphasis on... Read more

Office-to-Housing Conversions Take Root in DC

Eighteen months into the pandemic, offices in the Washington D.C. Metro remain overwhelmingly empty. And with remote work taking hold, it’s unclear when — or if —...

Philadelphia to pilot Right to Counsel program...

A program to guarantee legal representation for low-income tenants in eviction court will pilot this winter with an expected $1 million worth of funding. Driving the...

FHFA to make desktop appraisals permanent

FHFA Acting Director Sandra Thompson also announced expansions to the eligibility requirements for refinance programs geared toward low-income borrowers Desktop...

Court rules that an email can create a legally...

Real estate agents might want to be more careful about when they hit that ‘send’ button, as whatever they say in an email could be legally binding, according to a...

Probate Properties are Great Opportunities for...
Probate Properties are Great Opportunities for...

People own property. People owe taxes. People die. I don’t mean to be morbid, but these are facts of life. Every investor is aware of, and many specialize in one of these sources of investment properties: foreclosures, REO, short sales, divorces, fire damage, damaged foundations, hoarders, and other distressed properties. In today’s market, these can be difficult to find and too many investors are pursuing the same properties. On the other hand, probate and estate properties are in constant supply and often overlooked. Probate Houses Have Many Variables Not all estates make good investments. Some are valuable “as is” and the heirs won’t have any trouble selling for top price.... Read more

Tips For Researching a Home’s History

Purchasing a new house is a complicated process, which requires time and a lot of care. To make it a safe and carefree process, there are several elements to consider...

Turnkey properties: Perfect for the entry-level...

Anyone who has watched House Hunters knows the term “turnkey home.” Usually one member of the house-hunting couple wants a fixer they can “put their mark on”...

How to Fill Vacancies with the Right Tenants

A rental vacancy can cut deeply into a property owner’s cash flow. For each month that your unit remains vacant, your carrying costs and utility bills will still have...

Winter’s Coming. Are You Ready for It?

Every corner of the United States experiences its own version of extreme wintry weather. It seems like each winter has been harsher than the one before, so it is...