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How to Get Rid of Ghosts in Your Apartment

If someone could help me out with this, it would be much appreciated. About one month ago, on a bright and calm, rather pleasant evening, I decided to stay at home watching movies on account of the fact that my roommates were all out of town, a strange and unsettling occurrence rattled my nerves and […]

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Battle For Clean Air in Texas Reaches New Level

The contentious issue of smoking in apartments, which we’ve covered before, has finally made it to the DrudgeReport. This afternoon we spotted an article about a Dallas family that filed a lawsuit seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former neighbor and landlord for damages incurred by smoke that had made its way into […]

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Apartment Search Data Reflects Changing Renter Demand

Last week on Multifamily Insiders, Michael Cunningham of Real Page wrote an article, Imaginary Roommates Don’t Pay Rent, which examined the much discussed rental phenomenon of doubling up. Mr. Cunningham contended that although anecdotal information (glorified on the internet) seemed to suggest that a very significant number of renters are moving in together to save […]

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Carnival of Real Estate: 158th Edition

Hello everyone! We are happy to be hosting the 158th Carnival of Real Estate; we received many great entries, six of which we have decided to share with the CORE readership. Although our site is only for apartments and homes for rent, our business is intimately linked with the for-sale market and we keep our […]

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Apartment Rental News Weekly Update: Morning Has Broken

REITs Boost Occupancy Rates   Last week, some good news for the multifamily industry appeared in an article from Multifamily Executive article titled Apartment Firms Report Slight Upticks in Occupancy. The data primarily comes from REITs, who have ostensibly been reducing rents in an attempt to boost short term occupancy. REITs prices have taken it […]

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San Francisco, Portland and Seattle Consider Green Districts

The notably progressive major metropolitan centers of the American northwest (San Francisco, Portland and Seattle) all have drawn up plans to green over central parts of their cities. Moving beyond the concept of isolated LEED certified buildings, these cities are planning to maximize sustainability initiatives by introducing ways that adjacent buildings can use collaborative green […]

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