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13
Dec
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Salt Lake City, Phoenix Among Top Cities For Tech Hiring in 2018

Technology executives anticipate strong tech hiring activity in the first half of 2018, according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trends Report.

 Twenty-one percent of CIOs surveyed say they plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first six months of the year, the same as the second half of 2017, and up 5 points from one year ago at this time, according to a release.

 In addition to hiring plans, the bi-annual report also highlights technology skills in demand and CIOs' top business priorities.

Tue
12
Dec
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7 Predictions For Housing And Property Management In 2018

predictions for housing and property management in 2018

Predictions for housing and property management are things a property manager or landlord rarely have the time to look at. So here is a quick guide from the folks at Buildium.com that looks at 7 predictions for 2018.

“We know that you don't have the time to find out what hundreds of experts have to say about the 2018 real estate market. That's why we did it for you—and we’ve boiled down our extensive research into 7 quick predictions to help you prepare for the challenges you can expect to face,” Buildium.com writes.

Mon
11
Dec
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13 Ways To Pet Proof Your Rental Property

13 Ways To Pet Proof Your Rental Property

These ways to pet proof your rentals can be helpful as some landlords and property managers are concerned about opening their properties to pets. However, they also know they can attract and keep more good tenants if they are a pet-friendly property. The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on ways to pet proof your rental property to be sure you are protecting your investment and income as well as keeping your tenants happy.

 

Ways to pet proof your rental with a property makeover

Property makeovers are the best way to minimize property damage by investing in durable, long-lasting solutions.

While they may require additional costs and work, property makeovers designed to thoroughly pet-proof are the most secure way to protect a property and increase the safety of pets.

Sat
09
Dec
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How To Get Started In Owner Occupied Multifamily Investing

How to get started in owner occupied multifamily investing in real estate

Owner occupied multifamily investing can be a great starting point for new investors. Veteran multifamily investor Vinney Chopra has some ideas for you to think about in owner occupied multifamily investing.

By Vinney Chopra

I enjoy teaching investor students and helping them learn about multifamily investing and syndication and all of the benefits it brings, but some ask how to get started?

Not everyone is ready to start out buying large apartment complexes for many reasons.

It takes time to learn the right emerging markets. It takes time to learn how to finance big projects. Plus, it takes time to raise money and build relationships with investors and real estate brokers. And don’t forget it takes time to learn how to analyze the deals. That’s a lot!

So when students ask how to get started now, I talk about the advantages of owner occupied multifamily investing in real estate.

Sat
09
Dec
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Packages Piling Up Can Be A Headache For Apartment Property Managers

Packages piling up can be a real headache for apartment property managers this time of year

Packages piling up in the rental office from online orders by tenants can be a real headache this time of year for property managers.

As more and more people order online and more and more boxes are delivered by Amazon and others, the issue is growing for property managers who are sometimes dodging packages left for tenants in the property management office.

Package security is a concern for all and thus folks in apartments many times have only the property management office as a solution and place to have their packages sent.

“Package delivery continues to be on the rise and this trend isn’t going to let up anytime soon. It’s evident a solution is needed now more than ever to provide both apartment management and residents alike the most robust and convenient package management solutions,” Georgianna W. Oliver, general manager and founder of Package Concierge, said in a release.

Tue
05
Dec
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How Do You Choose The Right Paint For Rental Properties?

How Do You Choose The Right Paint For Rental Properties?

Which type of paint for rental properties and paint finish is right? Which will both help with maintenance and be attractive to get new tenants? The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on paint. Be sure you are protecting your investment and income as well as keeping your tenants happy..

Paint is an important consideration when getting a rental unit ready for the market.

Potential renters can be easily turned on or off by the color and finish of the paint.

Recently, Zillow published a guideline for choosing the paint color to optimize the sale prices of homes. There are some other factors to consider for rental properties given that the renter’s mindset is different than that of potential homeowners.

Tue
05
Dec
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Free Online Sexual Harassment Training For Property Managers

Free Online Sexual Harassment Training For Property Managers

With a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat sexual harassment in housing, it is more important than ever that landlords and property managers know the Fair Housing Act and state laws on the issue.

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

The online training leader in the multifamily industry, Grace Hill, is offering free sexual harassment training for the property management industry to help with the new U.S. Justice Department initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing.

Tue
05
Dec
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Tenants Rights Protestors Show Up At Seattle Landlord Conference

Tenants Rights Protestors Show Up At Seattle Landlord Conference

Tenants rights protesters showed up outside the Trends Rental Housing Management Conference and Tradeshow Show Tuesday in Seattle outside the Washington State Convention Center.

About 75 protestors from the Washington Community Action Network showed up to demand protection for renters, according to a media advisory the group put out.

Tenant rights, labor, and housing advocate groups planned a day of protests and education to “counterbalance the presence of landlords from around the state at an industry trade show at the convention center downtown Tuesday,” according to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.

Observers said the group was orderly and quiet, unlike some tenants’ rights groups in Portland which have protested landlord and property management events in Oregon.

Mon
04
Dec
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Real Estate Investor Group Buys Arizona Apartments For $101 Million

Real estate investor group buys Arizona apartments for $101 million

A private San Diego-based real estate investor and operator, has announced the acquisition of Lakeview at Superstition Springs Apartments, a 676-unit apartment community on the east side of Mesa, Arizona, according to a release.

MG Properties Group announced the purchase of the apartment community built in two phases between 1995 and 1998 within the Superstition Springs Master plan.

The company plans to continue the interior upgrade program in progress and enhance common area amenities, according to the release.

Thu
30
Nov
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Rents Stabilized In November While Mid-Sized Markets Grow

November rents report

Rents stabilized or cooled down in some of the nation’s hottest markets, including Portland, as rental seasonality put a damper on prices, according to RentCafe.

Meanwhile the long-term outlook for renting is still strong with 360,000 new units to come online in 2018.

"Housing demographics continue to favor renting with a continued robust delivery pipeline with 300,000 apartment units expected to come online for 2017 and 360,000 in 2018,” Doug Ressler, senior analyst at Yardi Matrix, said in a release.

Where will new apartments be in 2018?

“This amount of new supply exceeds previous national levels over the last twenty years,” he said. Where are the new apartments going to be?

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