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Tips for Keeping Your Vacation Rental Property Busy All Year Long

Vacation rental properties can be cash cows, and regardless of where they are in the world, they’re guaranteed to sell themselves for at least one season each year. But how do their owners keep them profitable the other 9 or 10 months? read more

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ApartmentRatings Prohibits “Review Gating”

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ApartmentRatings will take action against practioners of “Review Gating” as it lacks authenticity Review Gating has been on the rise as reputation management firms conduct surveys and other firms provide rewards programs with gamification to identify the most favorable opinions and encourage them to write a review. This leads to the same authenticity problems caused by incentivized reviews. We […] read more

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The Hidden Costs of Renting

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Whether you can’t afford to put a down payment on a house or you simply don’t know how long you’ll be living in your current area, renting often makes more sense financially than owning a property. On top of that, there are a ton of perks that are unique to renting. For one thing, you’ll […] read more

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Fresh Starts: Most Livable Cities for 2019

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People are incredibly complex in some ways — and yet so wonderfully simple in many others. When it comes to deciding where to live, most of us want a place with lots of diverse, good-paying jobs, affordable housing, and a general population that’s content with its surroundings. read more

Security Deposit Insurance and You

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By Anthony Lolli Security deposits. Every sitcom set in an apartment has made a joke about them at some point. (“Great, there goes my security deposit!” Cue laugh track.) But renters know that security deposits are no laughing matter. They add a significant amount to your initial move-in costs, and an equally significant amount of […] read more

About Online Rent Payment

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By Anthony Lolli Homeowners have been able to pay their mortgages electronically for years. Now, thanks to a number of great new services, renters are finally starting to get the same option. Not only is online rent payment convenient, it comes with a slew of other benefits, as well. Flexible Payment Methods Remembering to write […] read more

Winner Chosen in Apartment Industry Careers Competition

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The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has selected Kelly Tabolt of Winn Residential as the winner of its 2013 “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge, which invites people working in the industry to share with others what they enjoy most about their jobs and the many career opportunities to be found in multifamily housing. NAAEI […] read more

2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

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We have just released our 2nd annual rankings of renter satisfaction for the 100 largest college towns and college cities in the country. Topping this year’s list is Berkeley, Calif., home to the University of California-Berkeley, the oldest university in the UC system.  Berkeley beat out its neighbor, and last year’s winner, Davis, California. See […] read more

State of Apartment Living – 2010

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Recently, we reached a major milestone here at ApartmentRatings when we passed one million apartment reviews. We decided to take a look a some of the data to find out some trends in apartment living this year. Instead of just releasing the numbers, we thought we should ride the infographic trend and display the info […] read more