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FHFA Directs Fannie, Freddie to Pay Into Housing Trust Fund
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FHFA Directs Fannie, Freddie to Pay Into Housing Trust Fund

At long last, the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is on its way to getting its... More

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Tenants Use 30% More Gas When Owners Pay the Bill

A new study finds gas use is higher in multifamily buildings where owners pay utility bills. More

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Digital Rent: Online Payment Systems Evolve

Property managers have long dealt with the caveats of using online payment systems, but some new options are making the process a bit easier. More

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Safety First: Crime Prevention Efforts Pay Dividends

"Crime is our industry's dirty little secret," says Brent Sobol, an apartment owner and crime-prevention consultant. "Everybody’s got it, to some degree, but no one wants to talk about it or admit it." More

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The Other Cheap Capital: Rethinking Hold Periods

Multifamily portfolio owners could do well to investigate longer-term asset holds and the long-term, generational investors looking for more than an IRR. More

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Four Mistakes That Will Cost You Gen Y Renters

Many operators are turning their attention to Millennials’ unique needs and preferences—and learning to implement features that appeal to young adult renters. This means courting Gen Y residents with sustainable communities, technology-friendly features, and state-of-the-art amenities. It also means fixing or preventing the four mistakes listed here, lest your properties drive residents to more-accommodating communities elsewhere. More

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2011 REIT Executive Compensation per Unit

Our breakdown of executive compensation among public REITs highlights the per-unit salaries the companies' top earners pulled in last year. More

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Cash or Credit?

Rental payment history may be more valuable than credit history in differentiating good renter prospects from bad. More

Cross Check
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Cross Check

Rather than focusing on a prospect’s credit score, screening professionals stress... More

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Renters' Cash Payment Options Expand

A recent entrant has launched a service that addresses the issue of renters who wish to pay with cash. Though it helps, how much of the industry does it really affect? More

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