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NVSAA's Top Ten Tips for Renters Seeking Housing
1. Approach your rental housing search like you would a job search. Be organized, serious, professional, and make sure you stand out as the best applicant.
2. Let all your friends and associates know that you are looking and what you are looking for. Explore newspaper classified ads, renter magazines, the internet for listings. Post notes on bulletin boards at public places you frequent.
3. Know what you really want and don't want. Be flexible with the rest of your criteria. Be prepared to decide on the spot and to leave a deposit / or credit check fee.
4. "The early bird gets the worm!" Check the latest listings first thing everyday, and call early. Respond quickly when a landlord calls you back.
5. If you leave a message on an answering machine, be sure to speak clearly and slowly,and repeat your name and phone number. Be available to accept or return calls, or state in your message when you will be available.
6. Keep your credit in good standing. Obtain a copy of your credit report, correct any errors, and make sure what you say in the rental application is consistent with what the landlord will see on the credit report.
7. Be prepared with all information you need to complete a rental application: Prior addresses, bank account and credit card numbers, a list of references. Landlords will not respond to incomplete applications.
8. Contact your references ahead of time to be sure your information is current and they are aware you have use them as a reference.
9. Consider preparing a renter's resume. You may have to repeat the information on the application but you will stand out as well-organized an prepared.
10. Make a good impression. Demonstrate that you will be a good steward for the landlord's property.
Exciting Times for NVSAA!
Introducing Our New Billing Structure
This is a very exciting time for us! We are offering more opportunities for our members than ever in key areas: Education, Legislative, Networking.
We are also creating ways to do business better. This allows us to build upon our foundation, and facilitate future growth.
The Nevada State Apartment Association is pleased to announce a streamlined billing structure for our membership. We are moving to a calendar year membership cycle where all members will pay their dues in January and enjoy membership benefits through December of that year.
The goal is to shift our entire membership to this more efficient billing cycle by January 1, 2017.
As such, it’s important to begin the process now. Handling membership in this manner is in line with many other Associations across the country and is design designed to minimize confusion on expiration dates and make the budgeting process easier.
Our goal is to make the transition as easy as possible:
If your membership renewal falls due between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. You will receive an invoice that includes the remaining months of 2015 and all of 2016. Conveniently, your membership will be paid through the end of 2016. The remaining association members expiring in 2016 will receive prorated invoices to finish out next year’s membership. This process puts us on track to begin annual billing for the association, as a whole, in 2017.
Thank you for your cooperation as we make these changes! YOU are what makes the NVSAA the premier multi-family housing association in the region. Let’s keep going and growing!
If you have questions, you can reach me at 702.862.0165
My best to you,
Shelly A. Cochran
Record-setting tourism and the strongest convention attendance in several years are driving employment growth and creating apartment demand Las Vegas. Job growth is well above the national average, spurring developers to complete projects that were mothballed since the recession. In addition, multifamily permitting is trending more than 60 percent higher as builders rush to keep up with demand for rental space. While more than 1,400 apartments have been completed during the past year, vacancy fell sharply and concession activity nearly halted on well-located properties near employment hubs. The leisure and hospitality sector is providing the biggest job gains in the economy, although more corporations are relocating to the metro due to its position as a travel destination and the lack of a state income tax. The new workers hired by these companies are choosing to rent in prime areas to the southwest of the city, close to shopping centers, freeways and the Strip. Single-family housing costs in these areas are above the metro average, spurring strong rental growth and pushing vacancy down. Tightening operations will lift rents up 3.4 percent this year, more than 100 basis points above inflation.
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