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Preventing Mold Overgrowth: A Property...
Preventing Mold Overgrowth: A Property...

Mold problems can be incredibly expensive to repair, sometimes requiring entire rooms being torn down to the studs. Certain types of mold can cause illnesses from skin irritation to obstructive lung disease. What is truly frightening about mold is how easily it grows. One study from the University of Arizona showed that 100% of the homes it tested showed positive for mold (1). 100%! If mold is so pervasive, how do we prevent it? Mold Audit Your Property: Start by doing an audit of your property for hazards. Do you notice any of the following? Flood prone areas Carpeting in moisture prone areas Water stains Condensation build up on windows Poorly ventilated kitchens or... Read more

Top 5 Water Conservation Tips for Property...

Reducing water consumption has become more important than ever. This is especially true in areas that experience frequent or long term drought conditions. Many property...

AquaTrip: A New Level of Control for Your...

Water damage, leaks and mold are the cause of major headaches for many in property management. More than inconvenient, they are often expensive and time consuming to...

Fannie Prices First Resecuritization of Green...

Fannie Mae has priced its first resecuritization of multifamily mortgages on energy-efficient buildings. The $1 billion FNA 2017-M2, which priced Wednesday morning,...

3 Energy Efficient Roofing Solutions For Your...

Multifamily occupants nowadays are becoming more concerned about cutting down their house energy footprint and save on electricity bills and therefore look for...

What Drives Investment in Building Energy...
What Drives Investment in Building Energy...

Energy-efficient buildings have lower operating costs, but also tend to command higher rents and enjoy higher occupancy and tenant retention levels than traditional buildings. A recent Energy Efficiency Survey, developed by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation, looked at what motivates office building owners to improve energy performance. The survey focused on how financial methods used to evaluate capital expenditures impact decisions to invest in improving energy efficiency. IREM and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) distributed the survey to their members and received 307 responses, which... Read more

Multifamily Housing Properties: 4 Factors to...

The key to success for multi family building investors is to adopt a strategy that helps them control operation costs, and take steps that add value to their business....

RENTCafe Study: It Pays to Live in...

For real estate investors, developers, architects and consumers, there is an importance and benefit of following certain construction standards that meet the needs of...

Apartment Buildings Get on the Energy Efficiency...

Energy efficiency in residential apartments is different than in commercial, industrial or other types of structures or facilities. Differences can include the way...

Denver wants to know how much energy office and...

The energy use in Denver's commercial and multi-family buildings accounts for more than half of the city's greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to do...