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05
Nov
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Property Managers Help Residents Save Money and Energy

Property Managers Help Residents Save Money and Energy

by Marc Courtenay 

While vacancy rates are low many property managers are focusing attention on effective ways to retain good residents and pro-actively please their clients. Saving money is one of the most popular ways.

The cost of energy to heat and cool buildings is rising once again. With seasonal variations and the extreme temperature changes many are facing, now’s an auspicious time to consider an energy-efficiency campaign. There are still many subsidized programs sponsored by utilities, manufacturers and the government that reward the use of the latest, energy-saving windows, doors, insulation, furnaces and appliances.

Thu
05
Nov
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Winter is Coming, Have a plan!

Winter is Coming, Have a plan!

It’s budget season for property manager and everyone is scrambling to get them done accurately and on time, while managing everything else that goes on daily on our properties.  But, we can’t forget cold weather and freezing conditions are coming.  Although, we have had a hot long summer into fall, we need to be prepared for cold weather.  Prepare for the worst and hope for the best!

Here are some best practices for to help ease the process and headache. 

Prepare the residents.

Thu
05
Nov
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Prepare Rental Properties For The Winter Season

Prepare Rental Properties For The Winter Season

By Scott Matthews, Director, Strategic Accounts, The Home Depot

Fall is a great time to prepare properties for the colder months ahead, which may help prevent or offset costly repairs and high utility bills caused by harsh winter weather. Before winter hits, take steps to ensure that the property is ready for the elements with this must-have checklist.

Stock up. Property managers – especially those handling procurement – should prepare for colder months by purchasing winter products, such as salt and ice melt, in bulk before the season changes. Buying in bulk not only saves time and money but also gives property managers peace of mind as they look ahead to potential extreme weather. 

Mon
19
Oct
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Rental Housing Journal On-Site October 2015

Rental Housing Journal On-Site October 2015 Rental Housing Journal is the business journal for the Puget Sound rental housing and multi-family property management industry.

 
Mon
28
Sep
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Rental Housing Journal On-Site September 2015

Rental Housing Journal is the business journal for the Puget Sound rental housing and multi-family property management industry.

 
Thu
17
Sep
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Dupre + Scott Video Report, Living Toe to Toe

Do you feel like you are living toe to toe with more neighbors than ever before? Well, it's not your imagination. The number of people moving to the Puget Sound region is increasing every year. Just over 80,000 people moved here so far this year. that's up 9% from the first eight months of last year and 17% from the same period in 2013. Let's take a look at migration at the county level and also look at how the number of people moving here compares with the number of people moving out of state.

Mon
14
Sep
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Dupre + Scott Video Report, Double or Nothing

The number of apartment units in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties are expected to increase by one-third between 2012 and 2019. And while some neighborhoods are more than doubling, others are not adding any units. But it’s not only about neighborhoods like Ballard or South Lake Union. Developers are busy all over the region. Almost half of the 50+ neighborhoods we track are adding more units as a share of their existing housing stock than the regional average. And 17 neighborhoods are expected to see an increase of at least 50%.

Wed
09
Sep
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Dupre + Scott Video Report, The Parking Cycle

Parking in apartments peaked in the 1990s with more than one and one-half spaces per apartment. The amount of parking available to residents has trended lower since then. Let's take a look at where we are now and where we're going.

Fri
28
Aug
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Dupre + Scott Video Report, Sales Update

Apartment investors appear to be setting records again this year. Sales volume has already reached $2.6 billion and it’s possible this year will beat last year’s record volume of $3.3 billion. But that’s not the only record investors are setting this year. Let’s take a look.

Mon
24
Aug
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On-Site Rental Housing Journal August 2015

Rental Housing Journal is the business journal for the Seattle rental housing and multi-family property management industry.

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