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Property Managers, Get Savvy with Instagram!

Do you manage apartments? Are you marketing them? Do you not have any clue what “Instagram” means? You’ve come to the right place. Instagram is a mobile app (that’s “application” for you who are still in the Dark Ages, and you need a smartphone for it, specifically an Apple or Android smartphone—not that the author […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Homeownership the Lowest Its Been in 15 Years

The Wall Street Journal reported recently, American homeownership rates just hit the lowest they’ve been in the last 15 years. Why? People continue to lose their homes to foreclosure. People seem to find renting a safer bet as the economy recovers. It could slip further in the coming months. It’s true that homes are more […]

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Listen Up, Property Managers! College Students Want to Find You Online

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 […]

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How To Find Your First Post-College Apartment

We’re going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that “post-college” means “graduated.” Congrats! Actually, congrats either way; you’re done with sketchy dorm food, sketchy dorm carpeting, and hopefully sketchy college kids. Ah, but now you have to face the Real World, you know, the One They’ve Been Throwing In Your Face […]

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10 Great Reasons to Rent an Apartment

10. No Foreclosure If you own your own house or condo and you can no longer pay your mortgage, the bank will seize the property and seriously damage your credit. In an apartment, if you can no longer afford it and have to move back in with relatives, sure, you may have to break your […]

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Social Media and Property Management: Taking the Good and Leaving the Bad

As Multifamily Insider discussed recently, the world—property management included—has changed forever. The internet and social media platforms have made it incredibly easy for people to give feedback, a fact which can either hurt or harm someone in a management position. For example, the recent explosion over Susan G. Komen’s decision to pull funds from Planned […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Reasons to Break a Lease

While there are many motives to break a lease, not all of them are legal.  There’s a reason you signed that document stating that you’d pay rent for a particular period of time, after all.  If your desire to leave your living situation is nothing more than primadonna flip-flopping (“I’m just bored of the view!”), […]

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Is Your Resident a Hoarder?

The March issue of Units Magazine has a shocking expose—well, if you’re in property management, anyway. Even the most seemingly-normal tenants can be hoarders, people who cannot throw anything away and whose apartments fill with years’ worth of clutter and trash. There are of course several problems with this scenario. One is that hoarding can […]

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Renting While Repairing Your Bad Credit

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  Caitlin Morgan
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