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Archive for February, 2013

Four Steps to Building a Powerful Property Management Incentive Program © – by Ernest F. Oriente

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Want to build a successful incentive program for your property management company?  Have you dreamt about finding ways to have more fun at work and still see big results?  At the heart of every employee incentive program [...]

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Getting your Property Rent-Ready: You Only Have One Chance to Make a Great First Impression By Craig Berendt, Berendt Properties

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 The “Curb Appeal” Factor

 As a leasing agent, whenever I go to preview a new apartment, the first thing I look at is the curb appeal and exterior appearance of a building. You never have a second chance [...]

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The Fair Housing Coalition – Fighting for the Rights of Los Angeles Housing Providers – By Bill Hooey

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In December, our coalition turned three years old.  Currently, we have 193 members and we are growing each week.  On Thanksgiving Day, last year, I thought about what I had to be thankful for and I know that there are many things.

Aside from that, I came to the following conclusion.  Even though my property was put into REAP unfairly [...]

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Miami is “Booming” Like Never Before – By Nadja Brandt

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 Miami’s roller coaster real estate market is booming again after its worst crash left dozens of unfinished buildings and failed condo projects.

Related Group of Florida, Adler Group and Area Property Partners LP, are among builders developing amid a shortage of rental [...]

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The Future for Cities with Rent Control? Santa Monica Adopts Comprehensive Smoke-Free Housing Law – By Esther Schiller

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In October, 2012, the City of Santa Monica, a city with rent control, adopted a housing ordinance which requires all new vacancies in apartments and condominiums [...]

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Tenant Loses Security Deposit Case – Court Says Landlord Acted Properly – By C.D. Publications

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[Editor’s Note:  Landlord Law & Multi-Housing Report includes expert analysis of the latest legal developments in the rental housing sector as well as news about the multi-housing market, landlord-tenant relations and successful [...]

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Strong Home Sales – This is What Recovery Looks Like – By Mark J. Perry

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From Carpe Diem: In October of last year, we can see all of the essential elements of a housing recovery in markets like Houston and Austin: Rising home sales on a year-over-year basis for more than a year, rising sales volume, increasing [...]

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Apartment Insurance Costs Increase for the Second Consecutive Year By Jim Lapides

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WASHINGTON,DC – The cost to insure apartments increased by 9.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, marking the second consecutive year of rising insurance expenditures according to the National Multi Housing Council’s (NMHC) Apartment Cost of Risk Survey (ACORS). The survey covers data from [...]

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Six Ways to Speed Up Turnover Time – By Jeffrey Taylor

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After a resident moves out (or evicted) you don’t want a property sitting empty for a long time for several reasons. So here are six ways to reduce your turnover time:

 You MUST put aside a portion of your received rents each month so that when the time comes you do have cash to hire the labor. Most businesses call this “retained earnings,” [...]

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Obamacare Guidance: The 3.8% Surtax on Investment Income and Capital Gains – By Peter S. Muffoletto, C.P.A

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The Internal Revenue Service has issued massive preliminary guidance after two years of no guidance whatsoever relating to the details of the new healthcare laws starting January 1, 2013.

The tax aspects of this law is expansive and so complex that this will be [...]

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