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The Rental Housing Journal blog features thought provoking information and opinions on the multifamily property management and real estate investing industries. RHJ staff editorial, multifamily executives, top real estate investors, and real world industry subject matter experts share best practices, trends and news about investing in real estate, managing apartments, being a Do-It-Yourself landlord, multifamily technology, apartment marketing, Fair Housing and landlord - tenant law, flipping houses, advancing your career in property management, how to market and sell to property managers and real estate investors, new products and services for property managers, financing investment properties, where to find good tenants, how to hire great property management employees, how to choose vendors, best practices in property maintenance and much more.

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Mon
06
Jun
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How Well Do You Know Your Residents?

how well do you know your residents?

How well do you know your residents?

Even the best screening reports cannot tell you if your residents will pay on time.

By Ellen Calmas

How well do you know your residents?

Rental residents' applicants come in all shapes and sizes. They’re young, old and ages in between.

On average, there are about 15 percent more women than men, while based on the location of a community, the ethnic mix and type of employment may vary.

Fri
06
May
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Rental Housing Journal To Emphasize Content Marketing, Welcomes John Triplett and Desert Path Marketing Group

Rental Housing Journal To Emphasize Content Marketing

Rental Housing Journal is excited to announce that John Triplett, a founding partner of Desert Path Marketing Group, has joined our team as Digital Marketing Consultant.  John, through Desert Path Marketing Group, is leading our team to increase visibility for Rental Housing Journal brands and our customers through a multifaceted approach, including various Inbound & Content Marketing, Social Media, E-mail and Search Engine Marketing initiatives.

Tue
03
May
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7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Multifamily Real Estate Investing

7 things I would tell my younger self about real estate investing and multifamily investing blog by Larry Arth

Larry Arth started his successful real estate investing career helping his dad fix up rental houses and mowing vacant lots around vacant houses. One day at age 15, he asked about buying a lot where he had been mowing. While his dad was not like Donald Trump’s father, Larry’s dad did help Larry a small amount to buy that vacant lot. He sold the lot three years later at age 18 and bought a duplex, his first multifamily real estate investment.

By Larry Arth

Mon
02
May
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5 Items to Check in Occupied Apartment Inspections

5 things you should check in occupied apartment inspections writes Lori Hammond in her blog

Occupied apartment inspections provide an opportunity to collect a significant amount of valuable information. When tenants are occupying the apartments, you can get valuable insights into the condition of the apartment homes through an inspection. Also, possible repairs and replacements for long-term occupied homes can be identified during this process if the apartment inspection process is done right. Here are 5 items to check.

By Lori Hammond

Mon
02
May
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9 Out-of-the-Box Questions and Tactics Multifamily Investors Should Consider Using

Richard Montgomery and 9 out-of-the box due diligence questions for multifamily real estate investors

Investing in multifamily housing and apartments requires extra investigation, sometimes called due diligence by attorneys, for investors who want to be certain they do not make a mistake. This extra investigation and these questions are beyond what a real estate investor may do normally for a typical commercial real estate investment. As a real estate investor, once you go beyond multifamily rentals such as duplexes or fourplexes, you enter the commercial real estate area. Here are 9 out-of-the-box questions you should be asking, or at least consider asking, before you purchase that multifamily or apartment building.

By Richard Montgomery

Wed
27
Apr
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RHJ Multifamily Magazine

Welcome to RHJ Multifamily magazine.  

Over the last year Rental Housing Journal has seen an enormous amount of growth in reach.  We have expanded beyond our regional journals for property managers and apartment owners with our publishing partnership with National Real Estate Investors Association and the launch of the quarterly national publication, Real Estate Journal, and annual Real Estate: Opportunities in Investing (ROI) publications. Additionally, we’ve added featured departments online: RHJinvestor.com and RHJblog.com.

Fri
15
Apr
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Crowdfunding and Peer2Peer Lending For Real Estate Investors: The Disruptors we want!

Crowdfunding and Peer2Peer Lending For Real Estate Investors

If real estate investors weren’t choosing crowdfunding and Peer-2-Peer lending over the alternatives of Wall Street and Big Banks this article would end right here.  But it doesn’t.  Crowdfunding and Peer2Peer lending are the future of the independent real estate industry for one very simple reason that Wall Street and Big Banks cannot fathom.  It’s what people want.

Here’s a quaint idea that I believed as a freshly minted college graduate, and that some companies like Google or Uber deliver on a massive scale.  The customer is King. Another way of looking at it is if people are flocking to the competition, then that means they don’t like what you have to offer in comparison to your offering.  Beyond obvious, yes?

Tue
05
Apr
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Chasing Economic Trends in Multifamily Can Be a Downfall

Chasing Economic Trends in Multifamily

We borrow and build when cash is cheap and times are robust, and deal with the consequences when things take a turn for the worse. The result can be an oversupply of inventory when the economy takes a turn and demand for new units goes south. Concessions are often viewed as the remedies that bind renter demand and market supply with competitive pricing, but at what cost to overall market health? 

Mon
04
Apr
Kristin Flores's picture

Effectively Connecting with Your Millennial Tenants

Connecting with Your Millennial Tenants

Now that you are aware of what millennials are looking for in a rental property, let’s talk about effectively connecting with your millennial tenants.

When getting into the resources you can utilize to connect with millennials, it is really rather easy and simple!  It’s a pretty safe bet to say that almost all of us, not just millennials, are glued to their phone, laptop or tablet and almost always have some sort of connection to the internet. According to Deloitte’s 2015 global mobile consumer survey, on average people check their phones 46 times a day. That’s 46 opportunities to connect with your current and potential tenants.

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Mon
04
Apr
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5 Reasons Why A Multifamily Property Management Career is Awesome!

a multifamily property management career

Most everyone I know has a similar story of how they got into a multifamily property management career.  Either they were recruited into a multifamily property management career after their primary job plans fell through, or they had a friend of a friend that already worked in the industry and they wanted to try it out. My question is, how do we turn this from a fallback option to the option that people choose fresh from high school?

5 reasons to pursue a multifamily property management career

After having worked in staffing for multifamily and onsite for multiple years, I have begun to come up with a list of all the amazing things that you can expect when working for the industry that I so strongly believe in.

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