Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summer Energy Savings: Hot Tips To Keep Cool

Summer and the high temperatures it brings increase energy usage.  Here are some tips on how to save energy in the summer: Phantom Load is the amount of electricity that is being drained by equipment when off or in standby mode. … Continue reading

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Apartment Occupancies Hits Record High

Apartments are filling up nationwide. The national occupancy rate in May reached 95.3 percent, the highest ever, reports Axiometrics, a real estate analytics firm. “The May rate historically is the start of each year’s occupancy peak, meaning occupancy should remain … Continue reading

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Skills You Want Your Property Manager to Have

We recently started seeking a new property manager at Paladino Development Group, throughout our search we have brainstormed on the necessary skill set we are looking for. Finding the right rental property manager is a big deal. After all, these people … Continue reading

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Why Real Estate Investors Should Advocate Sustainable Real Estate

Sustainable and responsible investors have been, and continue to be, a force for positive change.  Sustainable real estate touches on the development, use, management, refurbishment, and demolition of buildings, how materials are sourced, energy use, and the contribution that buildings … Continue reading

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6 Things Landlords Can Do to Attract Millennials as Tenants

Millennials are one of the biggest renting demographics out there today and don’t appear to be rushing to home ownership anytime soon.  Here are a few tips on how to attract your modern renter: 1.  Entertainment Opportunities Millennials are looking to socialize, … Continue reading

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Renter Population To Explode by 2030

The renter population is expected to only get bigger in the next 15 years and likely will exceed new home owners by millions, according to a newly released report by the Urban Institute, “Headship and Homeownership: What Does the Future … Continue reading

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Qualities of a Good Landlord

Every landlord wants to lower the turnover in their properties.  It makes good business sense to strive to have happy, long term tenants in your properties. Creating a good connection with your tenants and marketing yourself as a good landlord … Continue reading

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Questions to ask yourself before singing a lease

Whether you are viewing a house or an apartment, it could potentially be your home for the foreseeable future, so be prepared and make a rational assessment of the property.   Knowing as much as possible about the location and … Continue reading

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What an Investor should look for when choosing an investment property

Investing in real estate looks like a great idea on paper.  You just buy a place in a nice area, find tenants, and let the cash roll in.  However there are some things to consider before buying a property and … Continue reading

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Home Value: Do what needs doing, and nothing more.

Simple, smart upgrades and fixes won’t cost you a lot of money and they can help you clinch a deal if you are trying to sell.  The best way to improve home value on the cheap is to do what … Continue reading

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