Friday, March 23, 2012
Current demand for apartment buildings in the U.S. is booming, in contrast to the homeownership rate, which is stagnating at its lowest level since 1998. Linked to this, government-sponsored mortgage companies are providing record levels of financing for apartment properties. This confluence of events is fueling a rush by investors to purchase properties, allowing lenders to recover 75% of the...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
During one particularly reclusive winter break in college, I spent the majority of my days watching re-runs of Dawson’s Creek, eating croutons straight from the box and playing online “Family Feud.” Why I didn’t have a boyfriend I’ll never understand.
I had always enjoyed watching “Family Feud” growing up and felt—as most viewers do when watching any game show—that I could do 100 percent better...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
You’re probably already familiar with our CAM, CAMT, NALP, CAS, IROP and CAPS designations. Each provides a great way to build on your industry knowledge and to demonstrate your expertise to others in the profession. What you may not realize is that NAAEI also offers more than 40 online courses and webinars.
They cover a wide range of industry-specific topics that include fair housing, lock...
Monday, March 19, 2012
Safety is a lesson we learn from early childhood: Mothers remind us to pick up our toys from the hallway or warn us against placing a hand on a hot stove. Like our personal homes, the multi-unit communities in which we house hundreds or even thousands of residents have hazards that could cause a minor scrape or even a life-threatening injury. No community or leasing office – no matter how small...