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  • How Many More Occupied Homes are Rented Today Compared to 2000? Probably Not as Many as You Think

    One of the most frequently asked apartment industry questions NAA receives is how many single-family homes are rented. Today, the USAToday, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data, compared the totals from 2010 with 2000. USAToday’s report shows that, nationally, 34.9 percent of occupied homes were rented in 2010 compared with 33.8 percent in 2000. Among the statistical highlights USAToday issued...
  • Show Me the Bandwidth—And Some American Idol Lovin’

    When I got up early this morning to watch YouTube montages that suggest American Idol’s Lauren and Scotty are dating (please be true), I didn’t have the time or patience for slow Internet service. I had a bus to catch and a limited amount of time to live vicariously through these two teenagers. While some would argue that I could still function day-to-day with poor Internet speed—and without...
  • Social Marketing for Military Housing

    I’m so excited to be presenting at the National Apartment Association Conference this year, especially because of the topic! Combine my military experience with my social media experience and then add my love for the multifamily industry and we’ll have a perfect recipe for a session! Marketing Boot Camp: Marketing to Today’s Military Families will have four parts. The portion I am presenting...
  • Leasing From a Pub: Differences in the Global Housing Market

    A few days into my trip to Ireland—a five-month period of “self reflection” otherwise known as a vacation—my friends and I needed a place to rent. The hostel we were staying in served free breakfast, but we also had to wear flip-flops in the shower to avoid contracting Athlete’s foot. After making a few phone calls, we agreed to tour a home for rent on the outskirts of town. The address was 4...

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