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A survey by the National Multifamily Housing Council and Kingsley Associates finds reliable connectivity is the top must-have for renters this year.   By Gali Kalinoski  ( Article)  — Mobile phone and high-speed Internet connectivity throughout an apartment community are among the top must-haves for renters in the 2020 Apartment...Continue reading »

The NMHC and Kingsley Associates released its 2020 Apartment Resident Preferences Report that provides a look into what residents want and need in their next home. ( Article)  — Symone Garvett To offer insight into the wants and needs of today’s apartment residents, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and Kingsley...Continue reading »

Year-over-year rent growth remains steady at 3.2%.   By Mary Salmonsen  ( Article)  — The national average multifamily rent rose by $1 to an all-time high of $1,476 in October, according to the latest Yardi Matrix Multifamily National Report. Over the same period, year-over-year rent growth remained steady at 3.2%. Yardi notes...Continue reading »

Are you making these mistakes during the lease-up process?   By Jessica Fiur  ( Article)  — I’m sure you’re doing a lot when it comes to apartment marketing. After all, no one wants to have empty units in their communities—that’s potential income just sitting there. Plus, you gotta admit, it’s a little spooky. But...Continue reading »

Developers seek solutions for aging adults who will have a huge variety needs for housing and services—and a wide range of income levels.   ( Article)  — The number of aging Americans 75 and older is growing fast. However, it’s not clear if there’s enough housing to meet the need. “There is a huge gap,” says Manny...Continue reading »

Energy Trust of Oregon’s Kate Wellington offers strategies that boost the energy performance of apartment communities.   By Roxana Baiceanu  (CommercialPropertyExecutive Article)  — With wellness and sustainability ranking high on the list of resident preferences, and more states committing to energy-efficiency policies, the multifamily...Continue reading »

How detached units in multifamily-style managed communities—including NexMetro’s Avilla Homes—are drawing in renters of all ages.   By Mary Salmonsen  ( Article)  — For the most part, the recent boom in the single-family rental market was built around small and large investors buying up existing single-family homes—starting...Continue reading »

It seems that most owners will either waive their no-pets policy entirely or go fully in the opposite direction and ban pets under all circumstances, according to Adam Frisch of Lee & Associates.   By Adam Frisch  ( Article)  — In light of the fact that new rent regulations seem to be announced in another locale...Continue reading »

Following the latest in what’s been a year-long series of short-term reauthorizations to keep the National Flood Insurance Program running, pressure mounts for lawmakers to enact critical reforms that can shore up the program’s finances and bring stability to the market.   By Kevin Donnelly  ( Article)  — Just days...Continue reading »

Changes in consumer preferences along with promise of income and investment returns are driving the growth and the acceptance of Airbnb alternatives.   By Joe Gose  ( Article)  — Up until Airbnb launched its home sharing technology platform in 2008, a few units reserved for corporate users here and there were typically...Continue reading »