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Is Wood A Dangerous Building Material?

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NAAHQ   //   December 29, 2015
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Wood Building Material
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Is Wood a Dangerous Building Material?
Do wood apartment buildings create a fire hazard? A New Jersey apartment fire has prompted fire professionals to evaluate safety concerns surrounding the material, which is being used in favor of concrete and steel because it’s cheaper.
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Fed Rate Hike
Industry Buzz
How the Fed Rate Hike Will Affect the Apartment Industry in 2016
Apartment professionals anxiously awaited the Federal Reserve Board’s decision on interest rates, wondering how to prepare for its impact on the industry. Now that the Fed has decided to increase interest rates, see what’s in store for the rental market in the coming months.
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The key to leasing an apartment is making prospective tenants feel at home. Our stylists can work with you to decorate any space, from common areas to complete model homes.
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NAA Income & Expense Survey
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Market Trends
4 Real-Estate Trends for 2016
The apartment industry has seen some historic numbers in 2015. Find out what’s in store for 2016, including hot markets, apartment features and demographic trends.
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Grow your network and gain insights that benefit your business
To keep pace with the ever-changing student housing market, you need to stay current on the latest trends, solutions, best practices and opportunities. If you want to see your business grow, attendance is mandatory.
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Market Trends
Do Residents Know the True Value of Renters Insurance?
Help residents guard against seasonal burglaries by sharing the benefits of renters insurance. Make sure they understand the purpose of the insurance and what it can cover.
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Industry Buzz
GSEs Can Now Offer Loans for Energy-Efficient Improvements
Lending caps on multifamily housing in 2016 won’t apply to government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) loans for energy-efficient improvements. GSEs are already developing products to help apartment communities retrofit their properties.
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PA Residents
Market Trends
Why PA Residents Prefer Renting to Homeownership
Millennials and baby boomers in the Lehigh Valley area have become “volunteer renters” — those who choose to rent instead of own. Luxury apartment owners are catering to this demographic with high-end amenities.
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NAA Announcements
Streamline Leasing With NAA’s Click & Lease Program
Members can speed up the time it takes to prepare and print 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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Save on Registration for the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition Today
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. Sign up today for an experience that industry professionals rave about, and take advantage of early-bird rates. Hurry — registration prices will increase on Feb. 5.
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5 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Student Housing Conference & Exposition
There are only a few short weeks until the 2016 Student Housing Conference & Exposition at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Make sure you’re there to take advantage of 17-plus hours of seminars, meet with more than 150 suppliers, earn a student-housing certificate, and more.
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Help NAA Reach Out to Every Member of Congress
Learn lobbying tips and best practices at the 2016 NAA Capitol Conference, March 8, 2016, and put those skills into practice the following day during the National Apartment Association’s lobby day. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will also speak at the event. NAA aims to visit all 535 voting congressional offices, so come lend your support.
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