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Resort Living Comes to Campus

Resort Living Comes to Campus | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Real-estate investors and developers, hungry for new areas for growth, are finding a lucrative market near college campuses, where they can woo students with luxury amenities.
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In our neck of the woods, this article is very relevant. With 2 College's and a University as our next door neighbors I can see much potential... 

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Residents Will Renew…Or Not

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Residents Will Renew…Or Not | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
In our reality of limited time, resources, and staff, it’s important to focus on factors that have the greatest positive impact on your residents. Here are three areas to center your attention that will give your residents every reason to renew.
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Will your highly prized tenant renew their lease?  Here are the top 3 reasons for 2012 that renters have given for renewing (or not)...

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Realty Times - Smart Homes Are Secure Homes

Realty Times - Smart Homes Are Secure Homes | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Real Estate News And Advice - Smart Homes Are Secure Homes
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Whether you are a landlord trying to market a safe, secure rental for potential tenants, or a renter looking for ways to keep your possissions safe, here are some great tips both on the high tech and low tech sides...

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NAHB MVI Indicates Healthy, Stable Market for Existing Rental Apartments

NAHB MVI Indicates Healthy, Stable Market for Existing Rental Apartments | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
In the third quarter of 2012, NAHB’s Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) improved 3 points to 33, largely offsetting the previous quarter’s 5 point swing in the other direction.  The MVI is a measure o...
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More positive news on the healthy rental housing market...

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Apartments For Sale | Deal Makers Blog: Common Areas

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Is your common entry way cluttered, dirty, dingy? Does the laundry room have fabric softner sheets or lint dust bunnies galore? Whether you have a small apt. building, like an old home converted to apartments, or a large scale apartment community - these tips will help make your first impression with a potential renter the best!

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Should Apartment Landlords Worry About an Improving Housing Market?

Should Apartment Landlords Worry About an Improving Housing Market? | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Could further improvements in the housing market dent the current upswing in the apartment market?
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Everything I've been seeing lately says that rentals are driving the recovering housing market. What is your take - do you agree?  I know in our area, the demand for both homes for sale as well as rentals has remained high and seen a steady increase in the last year.

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The Housing Recovery Is Getting Real

The Housing Recovery Is Getting Real | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Home builders up 2 percent on strong housing starts data. October housing starts at 894,000, the highest level since July 2008. Bottom line: The housing recovery is real.
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Landlords Costs: Can they recover in house costs? « Painsmith ...

Landlords Costs: Can they recover in house costs? « Painsmith ... | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
A practitioners landlord and tenant law blog from PainSmith Solicitors ... The LVT determined that the amounts claimed were reasonable but were not recoverable as they did not reflect disbursements for external advice.
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Householders and businesses urged to Protect your pipes - Be prepared - Cumnock Chronicle

Householders and businesses urged to Protect your pipes - Be prepared - Cumnock Chronicle | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Householders and businesses urged to Protect your pipes - Be preparedCumnock ChronicleCampaign and British Red Cross - as well as partnering with a range of bodies such as landlord and housing associations and plumbers' federation SNIPEF - to help...
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Christmas Tree Safety Tips - Falls Church, VA Patch - Patch.com

Christmas Tree Safety Tips - Falls Church, VA Patch - Patch.com | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Syracuse.comChristmas Tree Safety Tips - Falls Church, VA PatchPatch.comFire departments nationwide respond to about 250 home structure fires each year that involve Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
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Landlord Wins Against Negligent Tenant | American Apartment Owners Association

Landlord Wins Against Negligent Tenant | American Apartment Owners Association | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
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Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces from Outdated Tennis Courts

Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces from  Outdated Tennis Courts | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Property owners should be aware that the clock will eventually run out on big-ticket amenities like tennis courts. But the end of an era for some apartment perks could signal the beginning for others that ultimately strengthens the community’s bond.
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Top 10 Worst Property Management Mistakes | Multifamily Insight Blog

Top 10 Worst Property Management Mistakes | Multifamily Insight Blog | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Following is my top ten list of propety management mistakes. If these mistakes are occuring it is probably time to look for new management.
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'Hell No!" say one in four renters, they won't go for home ownership

'Hell No!" say one in four renters, they won't go for home ownership | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
'Hell No!
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WOW! 25% of renters would not buy their next home and over 1/2 of them would consider a future purchase... what else is on renters minds regarding home ownership?  Great article from erate.com

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Property Management Trends in 2012: Part 1 – Hoarding

Property Management Trends in 2012: Part 1 – Hoarding | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Reality TV and sensationalistic news coverage have brought national attention and increased visibility to the issue of hoarding…and the multifamily industry certainly paid attention in 2012.
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How would you handle a situation where your valued, timely paying tenant was a hoarder?  Great topic...

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5 Proven Social Media Call-to-Action Tips [Research] | Heidi Cohen

5 Proven Social Media Call-to-Action Tips [Research] | Heidi Cohen | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
It doesn't support engaging with prospects, deepening relationship, or generating leads or sales. Here are five tips to make your social media media calls-to-action more effective at generating leads and closing them (based ...
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Anyone who writes ads or needs to find ways to gain leads for business can benefit from this article... 

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Surveying Property: Energy Efficiency – Save Heat - Save Money – Save the Planet!

Surveying Property: Energy Efficiency – Save Heat - Save Money – Save the Planet! | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
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Do you rely on the tenant to change filters in their heater? Has the duct work been cleaned lately? Again, another great article from a UK blog but can easily be related to any US landlord.

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Live-in Landlords Survey Results

Live-in Landlords Survey Results | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
33% of live-in landlords may not have valid home insurance according to a new survey conducted by SpareRoom and Property118.com.
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Do you rent out a room in your home, or have you considered it?  While this article is set for the UK, it does bring up a good point about covering your assets and having the right property insurance. Make sure you research before you get yourself in a bind =)

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Make a Good First Impression on Your Renters at Showings

Make a Good First Impression on Your Renters at Showings | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Photo credit: ragesoss (Flickr) Apartment showings are like a first date for renters. Not only does the apartment have to be in tip-top shape to win [...]
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Just as renters need to think of meeting a potential landlord like a job interview, so too must landlords make a good impression on potential renters...

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Yes, Housing Starts Surge, but Rentals Are the Drivers | PropertyPak™

Yes, Housing Starts Surge, but Rentals Are the Drivers | PropertyPak™ | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
This bit especially caught our eye: There has been a lot of talk of increasing household formation, but what some fail to realize is that household formation can be a single family owner-occupied home or an occupied rental unit [emphasis … Continue...
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The Day After…..Moving In! - San Diego Real Estate News ...

The Day After…..Moving In! - San Diego Real Estate News ... | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Neighborhood Trends (63) · National Markets (6) · Rentals · Rent Vs Buy (5) · Renters Questions (1) · Landlord Questions (0) · Looking to Rent (3) · Looking for Renter (1) · Open Offer · General Questions (0) · How to Open Offer (1) · Open Offer...
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10 Most stressful moving tasks - Fox News

10 Most stressful moving tasks - Fox News | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
10 Most stressful moving tasksFox NewsWalk through your home with your smartphone's video camera; focus on important possessions and talk about how much they cost and when and where you purchased them.
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How to Be A Landlord: Top Ten Tips for Success

How to Be A Landlord: Top Ten Tips for Success | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Sometimes I don’t like tenants. Okay, that’s a lie. A lot of times I don’t like tenants. I’m sure individually those tenants are decent people. However, as a whole, I don&#8...
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Realty Times - Unusual 'Perfect Storm' Threatens Housing Recovery

Realty Times - Unusual 'Perfect Storm' Threatens Housing Recovery | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Real Estate News And Advice - Unusual 'Perfect Storm' Threatens Housing Recovery...
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Damage from attack on power grid would surpass Sandy

Damage from attack on power grid would surpass Sandy | Landlord tips and housing news | Scoop.it
Terrorists could black out large regions of the nation for weeks or months, a report from the National Research Council says...
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