The benefits of hiring a professional moving company: 1) You’re less likely to throw out your back 2) You have less on your plate—let’s face it, moving is stressful enough without the heavy lifting 3) They’ll have all the necessary equipment, which you and your friends probably don’t 4) Having that equipment, and expertise, means [...]
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Are you advertising apartments, and want to capture the younger crowd? Then it’s time to get web-savvy. As John Kerrigan reported recently in the Multifamily Insider blog, college students increasingly eschew “traditional advertising” and turn instead to online searches when it comes time to find a new place. A nationwide survey of over 500 college [...]
We’ve written recently on how you can rent an apartment even if your credit score leaves something to be desired. First, brush up on these tips; they’ll help you get an apartment in the first place. Once you’ve found somewhere to live, you can get to work on repairing your bad credit. The first step [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert! Hopefully, you haven’t encountered housing discrimination and you never will. But it’s important for every apartment dweller to become familiar with fair housing basics. This way, you can spot possible violations and also know your options if you believe you’ve become the victim of discrimination and wish to bring a [...]
The housing market may still be in a slump but the apartment rental market is continuing to thrive. After a couple years of a freeze on new construction, multifamily companies have finally started breaking new ground again. New apartment buildings are going up around the nation though it’s still going to be at least a [...]
Until recently, Americans were on the move. For decades, they left northern states and headed for the south and the sun. A recent article in The New York Times describes how these trends are changing. People are staying put, and American migration patterns have shifted as a direct result of economic downturn. Houses are harder [...]
It’s still not clear exactly how the increase to the debt ceiling will affect the behavior of the American economy. The long term effects of this change are difficult to predict in the global marketplace, but there are three ways this increase could significantly affect the multifamily industry. Changes in the mortgage rates, falling stock [...]
As anyone who has searched for one knows, choosing an apartment is a big decision. Apartment hunters want as much information as they can get to help them locate the ideal place and technology gives them more ways than ever to find it. Here are five trends shaping the way renters find apartments in the [...]
With the economy stepping into a slow and yet hopeful recovery, many apartment renters are wondering whether to expect rents to rise or fall over the next few years. Though the future of the economy is always veiled behind a fog of complex financial interactions, experts tend to agree that the rental market may be [...]
Three and a half years after the start of the Great Recession and two years after it officially ended, Americans are still worried about the anemic economy. The unemployment rate is stubbornly high at 9.1% and first-quarter GDP growth was a weak 1.8%. There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the risk [...]
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