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Editorial: Renters by Choice? Yeah, Right
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Editorial: Renters by Choice? Yeah, Right

The next time you talk about Millennials being "renters by choice," look in the... Read more

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Sales of Newly Built Apartments Hint at Speed of Cycle Maturity Sales of Newly Built Apartments Hint at Speed of Cycle Maturity

Price per unit in primary markets is decelerating more quickly than in secondary markets. Read more

Buyer Beware: Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts
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Buyer Beware: Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts

Inadequate property inspections can lead to serious, and costly, repairs after the... Read more

Rehab ROI: Do the Math
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Rehab ROI: Do the Math

Operators don’t always account for a renovation’s life span in their investment... Read more

Multifamily Mystery Shopping Part 2: The Flood
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Multifamily Mystery Shopping Part 2: The Flood

A lesson in what not to do when dealing with renters during a natural disaster. Read more

Renting “Preferred” Theory a Fallacy
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Renting “Preferred” Theory a Fallacy

What's driving the current boom in apartment demand? It's not that recession-weary... Read more

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High-Rise Developments Face Oversupply

Hunt Development senior vice president Jim Dobbie warns that demand for high-rise multifamily projects will keep pace with supply only in areas that have increasing job growth. Read more

Apartments Risk Excessive Tax Assessments in Overbuilt Markets
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Apartments Risk Excessive Tax Assessments in Overbuilt Markets

Owner–operators must explain to property assessors the many factors to consider in... Read more

Spotty Cell Phone Coverage Can Hurt Renewals, New Leases
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Spotty Cell Phone Coverage Can Hurt Renewals, New Leases

NMHC technology vice president Rick Haughey explains what owner–operators can do... Read more

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2Q Data Hint at Potential Market Peak 2Q Data Hint at Potential Market Peak

Figures from the first half of the year show that two key apartment-transaction indicators are on the decline. Read more

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