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17
Dec
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Rental Housing Journal On-Site December 2015

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

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25
Nov
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Rental Housing Journal On-Site November 2015

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

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05
Nov
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Rebuilding Together

Washington Multifamily Housing Association

Rebuilding Together

Washington Multi-Family Housing Association partners with Rebuilding Together Seattle for a volunteer Impact Day. 

September 29, 2015 

Renton, WA – The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) organized their first annual volunteer Impact Day, partnering with Rebuilding Together Seattle.  Rebuilding Together Seattle brings volunteers and communities together to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.

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05
Nov
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Ask the Secret Shopper; Location, location, location

Ask the Secret Shopper

There is an old saying when it comes to selling/renting real estate that the three most important factors are: location, location, location. Yet, what if you are working at an apartment community that does not have these three things going for it?  Maybe your community is “off the beaten path” and no one can find you, or your building is located in a neighborhood that is not considered desirable because it needs a facelift. Perhaps you are near certain types of businesses that may discourage people who are driving by from driving in.  The issue of “location,” is obviously a concern based on the following question:   

Thu
05
Nov
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Amid Rapid Gentrification, Inclusionary Housing Can Reduce Segregation

Amid Rapid Gentrification, Inclusionary Housing Can Reduce Segregation 

Inclusionary housing, a policy by which developers provide for the construction of affordable housing, can be used effectively to reduce economic segregation at a time of rapid gentrification in neighborhoods across the United States, according to a report published today by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. And it can be deployed while avoiding the negative economic impacts and legal concerns often cited by critics, according to the report.

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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. 

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19
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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.

 
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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.

 

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