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Can Rent-to-Own Properties Solve Affordability Struggles?


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NAAHQ   //   January 27, 2016
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Rent to Own
Lead Story
Can Rent-to-Own Properties Solve Affordability Struggles?
As rent growth continues to climb, residents are becoming increasingly burdened by rent. To alleviate some of the strain, companies are exploring rent-to-own options to allow renters to make strides toward homeownership and afford higher-quality neighborhoods.
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Communal Living
Market Trends
Communal-Living Communities Continue to Hit the Market
Developers continue to explore the concept of communal living arrangements, which provide smaller apartments in exchange for larger group spaces. New York City’s latest communal-living community also boasts a collective workspace on the lower floors, and similar communities are planned for Washington, D.C., as well.
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New Small Apartment Loan Options Benefit Borrowers
Improve your bottom line by taking advantage of recent innovations in small multifamily loans.
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Origin Capital Aspen Heights
Deals and Transactions
Origin Capital Partners and Aspen Heights Partners Enter Multiyear Partnership
The two firms will combine their expertise in multifamily-housing investment and development to create apartment communities across the United States. Locations will likely include the companies’ home bases of Chicago and Austin, as well as other hot markets, such as Dallas and Denver.
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Achieving success tomorrow requires one to take care of business today—that's why leading communities turn to the 2015 NAA Income & Expenses Survey (IES).
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Florida Rent Burden
Industry Buzz
Which Florida City Is Home to the Most Rent-Burdened Residents?
Rent growth has been impressive in many cities, including several primary Florida markets. See how such growth is affecting apartment affordability in these markets and which market has been most affected.
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Baby Boomer marketing
Market Trends
How to Market Your Community to Baby Boomers
As Baby Boomers look to downsize to smaller residences, reducing the amount of home maintenance required, they’re increasingly looking toward apartment communities. We highlight what buzzwords resonate best with this target demographic and what elements of your community you should promote.
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Garden-Style Apartments
Market Trends
Are Garden-Style Apartments Going out of Style?
Construction is ramping up to meet heightened demand for apartment homes, but developers are looking away from traditionally popular garden-style apartments in favor of the greater density and returns that mid-rise and high-rise communities provide.
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NAA Announcements
Streamline Leasing With NAA’s Click & Lease Program
Members can speed up the time allocated for preparing and printing legal documents by participating in NAA’s Web-based Click & Lease program, which includes attorney-reviewed leasing documents. Prospective renters can fill out their applications online, and property managers can easily audit and edit their forms. See why more than 20,000 apartment communities are already using this tool.
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How Do You Stack Up Against Other Communities?
NAA’s Income & Expenses Survey tracks line items such as dollars per unit, dollars per square foot of rentable area and dollars as a percentage of gross potential rent to help industry professionals compare their properties against the market. Purchase the 2015 report today, or participate in the 2016 survey next month to obtain a free copy of the new report.
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Get Inspired by Thursday’s Keynote Speaker at the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition
More than 9,200 industry professionals will descend upon the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 15–18, at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco — including former NFL player and talk-show host Michael Strahan. Strahan will share his business and playing experiences to energize and inspire audience members to achieve their goals. Register by Feb. 5 to save $375 on registration.
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Head to Chicago for the 2016 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition
Chicago boasts a wealth of exciting opportunities — not least of which is the 2016 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition, Feb. 16–17, at the Hyatt Regency. Register today to learn about today’s off-campus residents, and discover the latest products and services through the exposition and interactive Learning Zone Sessions.
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