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Employment a Bigger Driver of Home Prices, Rents

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014

As the “rebound effect” of investors scooping up cheap properties in the aftermath of the housing crisis wanes, job growth is now playing a bigger part in boosting home prices in U.S. metropolitan areas, according to data released Thursday from Trulia. At the same time, rent prices are increasing in markets with above-average job growth

23 Property Management Tips For Mastering Email©

Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

According to a recent survey by Matrix Information, three billion people around the globe have access to Internet-based services and E-mail. In addition, this report expects electronic commerce to grow from $3.2 trillion in 2013 to $6.2 trillion by the year 2015. Is your property management company ready for these exploding communication and marketing trends? Is your leasing team ready to handle the E-mail just sent by 15 new prospects relocating from Paris or Moscow? Read the tips in this article and learn how easy it is to master E-mail and profit from it … it’s just a few keystrokes away!

Apartments Pile On Amenities In New Developments

Published: Monday, August 4, 2014

Apartment dwellers are finding that today’s apartment complexes are becoming far more than just a place to hang their hats or lay their heads. Through design and amenities, the developments are increasingly catering to individual tastes while encouraging a sense of community.

Las Vegas - Apartment Market Trends in 2nd Quarter 2014

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014

The apartment vacancy rate in Las Vegas decreased by nearly one percentage point this quarter -
going from 9.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 8.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014,
according to data from our apartment survey that are collected by the Center of Business and
Economic Research (CBER). The decrease in this vacancy rate was driven by occupancies in the
downtown and northern areas. The rest of Las Vegas saw vacancy rates similar to last quarter.
Overall, as figure 6 shows, the annual trend indicates that the vacancy rate is slowly decreasing.
The vacancy rate is now about 2 percent below its peak in 2009 (11 percent), but remains greater
than what it was in 2006 (4.5 percent).

Las Vegas Apartment Market Overview - June 2014

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014

With over 2.6 million apartment units updated each month, ALN Apartment Data is one of the most complete and accurate data provider available anywhere in the country. The Las Vegas Apartment Market Overview for June 2014 is now available to view.

8 Road Warrior Rules for Customer Service

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“I’m just beyond delighted when my luggage actually arrives.” Sadly, Alex Jackiw isn’t alone. The airline industry is often a good (or, more accurately, bad) reflection of today’s fledgling customer service in general.

This Yearís Bump in Apartment Occupancy Has Come in a Handful of Markets

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

While most apartment market observers – including the MPF Research team of analysts – anticipated that U.S. occupancy would backtrack a bit as deliveries accelerated during 2014, so far there’s been an encouraging move in the opposite direction. The 2Q occupancy number for the top 100 metros across the country came in at 95.6%, up a hair from mid-2013’s reading of 95.3%.

Renters Trading Size for Frills

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014

Katie Graham is living large. Just in a small apartment. She moved into the new ParkCentral tower in Nashville, Tennessee, for its gym, rooftop deck with heated pool, and the bars and restaurants in the neighborhood below. She didn’t mind the size of the 562-square-foot (52-square-meter) studio.