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  • Apartment Market Pulse: Rents, Values and Occupanices - All Up

    Rent growth occurred across most markets during the third quarter, averaging 4.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to Yardi Matrix. Growth continues to slow, as evidenced by a lone city experiencing double-digit rent growth, Sacramento, compared to four last year at this time. San Francisco, Houston, Denver and New York comprise the handful of markets with rent growth lower than the...
  • A Kit Culture

    If we were to compare the amount of work that a maintenance technician today is required to do at an apartment community, and compare that to 5 years ago; what would the comparison look like? The most common question I’m asked by community managers is “How long should it take my technician to do <insert task here>.” My scripted answer is not to give an answer. My answer instead is to ask...
  • “My RPM Story” – Shelby Goins

    Before beginning my career in residential property management (RPM), I worked in retail while completing my degree. Working in retail gave me experience and a strong appreciation for customer service and sales, and an internship in commercial real estate gave me insight into the RPM industry. So with graduation approaching, I found the Manager in Training (MIT) program at Weidner Apartment Homes...
  • Bringing Balance to the Real Estate Tax Discussion

    Recent reporting on Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s taxes has spilled over into broader coverage of specific incentives within our federal tax code that are perceived to benefit only the real estate industry. Many of these stories paint an incomplete picture of both the economics of real estate and what segments of our economy, in addition to real estate, use these tax incentives. They...

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