New “Largest-Ever” Apartment Rental Survey Highlights Amenities Consumers Want – By the National Multifamily Housing Council

The rise of apartment living is changing communities, driving new development and raising the expectations for the amenities and services offered to the 38 million people in the U.S. who call an apartment home. From walkable neighborhoods to on-site fitness classes, package pick-up solutions to online rent payments and more, new data from the largest-ever…

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How Investors Use Leverage to Increase Their Return on Equity – by Albert Banks

What is Leverage? Leverage is the use of debt to increase the potential return of an investment. By using leverage, investors can control more property and potentially increase their Return on Equity (“ROE”) invested. There is no “correct” method of employing leverage. Some investors prefer to maximize leverage (usually 75% Loan to Value (“LTV”) in…

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Start the New Year Off Safer – Renters’ Insurance Benefits Tenants and Landlords – By Stacey A. Scott

Renters’ insurance can cost your tenants as little as $10 to $20 per month and could save you, as the landlord, thousands in claims, out of pocket expenses and insurance rate hikes. A typical renters’ insurance policy covers property for the tenant’s belongings, emergency housing and moving expenses plus liability insurance which can serve as…

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Something to Think About #40 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 3 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, BRE: 00957107- MLO: 249261

What we hope to do with this article is to explore a way to quickly estimate the value of an apartment building.  Quickly means before the water boils. Estimate means that we’re not doing a formal appraisal, but we are ballparking the value. The process we’ll be using works on non-residential properties as well, but…

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