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UNITS Magazine September 2015

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10 Things I Learned from Apartment Hunting

1. Read the Lease. Contrary to popular belief, the lease is a legally binding contract and it isn’t like accepting iTunes terms and conditions. You need to know what the contract says; is a 60-day notice required, does the lease...

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HUD Urges Evictions of Residents Who Earn Too Much

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has dramatically revised its policy about evicting residents who receive government subsidies from properties. It is urging housing authorities nationwide to evict persons who earn more than the maximum income allowed to...

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Easing the Repositioning Transition

Purchasing and taking over an apartment community isn't for the faint of heart, particularly for those planning to reposition the property. Independent Rental Owners Joe and Stephanie Bryson, CAM, CAPS, IROP, owners of Cedar Gate Apartments in Houston, know this...

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September Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers • Supplier Partners Peter Katz • Executive Vice President Investments • Marcus & Millichap • Phoenix Marcus & Millichap named Peter Katz its Executive Vice President Investments. Katz most recently was its Senior Vice President Investments. Katz...

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The Update: Apartments and Oil Markets

Texas has consistently maintained steady employment. The only time in the past 40 years when Texas' economy declined faster than the nation's was during the mid-1980s when the oil market fell flatter than it has ever been since. units reported...

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Catch These Tech-Friendly Maintenance Videos

Try as some property managers might, explaining to residents about the appropriate use of the garbage disposal can prove fruitless. Many residents will treat it as a dispose-ALL and jam it up, causing an extra and perhaps unplanned trip for...

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NAA Helps Draft Model Landlord and Tenant Law

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has passed the Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (“RURLTA” or “the Revised Act”). Similar to the International Code Council’s vetting process for code revisions, the ULC conducted a thorough examination of the original...

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Wading Ancillary Income Streams

Third-party companies can help apartment owners and managers find new income sources. Ancillary services come in all shapes and sizes, and savvy apartment owners and managers are enhancing their bottom line and retention efforts through their offerings-some of which they...

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The Times They Are A-Changin'—Part 2

"Today's Online Renter" Study Sheds Light on Changing Resident Behaviors and Preferences In June, the 2015 revisit of our initial 2011 "Today's Online Renter" study shared a line from Bob Dylan's classic song, "The Times They Are A-Changin':'' "Your old...

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Lift With Longevity

The top 10 ways to power multi-year ROI from revenue management. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of joining three of the top multifamily revenue management experts in Las Vegas at the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition...

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