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6 Unique Apartment Amenities That Are Quickly Becoming Mainstays

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As multifamily homes and multipurpose apartment complexes continue to claim space in urban and suburban cities, developers are getting creative with amenities. The number of these properties is increasing, and so are renters’ expectations and standards when choosing where to live. More and more, residents are happy to pay for convenience and will choose their new home accordingly. If you’re…

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A Look at the Multifamily Housing Industry From Coast to Coast

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From Roman tenements to modern-day living complexes, the multifamily housing industry has always been a way to balance supply and demand in the housing market. Instead of tenements, we now see multi-family housing as a myriad of dwelling solutions: duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, townhomes, multi-story apartment buildings, high-rise apartments and condominiums.  With the present economic and population changes, multifamily housing can…

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Are the ‘Burbs’ Making a Comeback? Why Multifamily Housing is Expanding in Suburban Areas

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Things may look a little different than they did at its peak in the ’80s, but suburban life is making a strong comeback. Families are consolidating while seeking the lower prices and ease of suburbia. Cohabitating is trending away from urban housing prices on a large scale — and it’s not just among post-college career builders. The 2020 pandemic created…

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Is It Time to Invest in a Build-to-Rent Single-Family Home?

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With more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commuting to work isn’t a primary concern anymore. As a result, the 9-to-5 tribe is free to live wherever they want. This has sparked a growing demand for affordable single-family homes — especially those in less-densely-populated suburban areas. However, some real estate investors believe that the migration to single-family…

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The State of the Rental Market

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The pandemic’s short-term effects were swift and strong in 2020, leading to record-low mortgage rates and a surge of new renters who were either relocating or downsizing. As this initial shift leveled out toward the end of 2020, we’re now able to see new shifts taking hold and anticipate trends for 2021. Find out what you need to know to…

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Rebuilding Renter Trust with Smart Home Tech in a Post-Pandemic Market

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COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out across the globe, but even with a successful vaccine, concerns over hygiene and social distancing are likely to persist. In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that the need for masks and social distancing will endure long after the distribution of vaccines.  Whether you are managing a short-term or long-term rental property business, this means that…

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The Benefits of Remote Working in a Smart Home

It’s clear why some people enjoy working from home. Telecommuters at home can work in their pajamas, avoid driving in traffic, and enjoy fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers.  Despite the allure of these benefits, they are not the reason why approximately one-third of Americans are currently working out of makeshift home offices around the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced…

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What the Future Smart Home Will Look Like After COVID-19

What many of us thought would be a month of mask-wearing and sheltering in place has evolved into an enduring global event. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rapid and radical changes to air travel, shopping procedures, work situations, schooling – even the way we greet our loved ones.  Our homes are changing too. During the last several months, our living…

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How to Protect your Rental Business from Unexpected Future Interruptions

Running a rental business is difficult, but rewarding. COVID-19 is certainly one of those difficulties, so much so that issues outside the pandemic might be ignored or shrugged off as insignificant in comparison.  These factors aside from a pandemic could disrupt your business in the future and that there are steps you should take preemptively to protect your interests. There’s…

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Taking Advantage of COVID-19: Smart Home Renovations You Can Make in Under A Month

Even though COVID-19 lockdowns are beginning to ease, there are still many unknowns in the coming months. However, there might be more summer travel than we previously thought! Rental property owners should see this moment as an opportunity to get ahead of the competition and make last-minute renovations that will help their properties to stand out – after all, there…

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