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Renovating Your Home or Property? Why Building Permits are a Necessity

Renovating Your Home or Property? Why Building Permits are a Necessity

Home renovations are exciting. They have the potential to transform your home, increase its marketability, and make it a joy to live in. Whether you’re living in the home yourself, or planning to rent it out to others. However, the whole renovation process is not without its difficulties. Planning and research is necessary, and cost ...

How to Successfully Market your Rental Listing

How to Successfully Market your Rental Listing

Let’s face it, occupied and rented apartments are the way you’re going to earn money. To speed up the process of finding qualified renters, it’s very important to effectively market your real estate listings. Whether you’re an owner or property manager, use these nifty strategies to raise the profile of your listing and go from a ...

Will COVID-19 Cause a Shift From City Living to Suburban Living?

Will COVID-19 Cause a Shift From City Living to Suburban Living?

Life is so unpredictable, we truly never know what’s next. In one moment, things in our lives can drastically change, which is just what we experienced with COVID-19. In just a moment, a virus catapulted us into a new reality, one where we’ve been forced to work at home and to social distance.  A reality where we have to wear ...

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rent prices have outrun inflation for years. In the last decade alone, apartment rental costs have risen by 150% and until recently, there was no end in sight for this unprecedented increase.  Now, because of the coronavirus, it's finally beginning to go down. This decrease is especially notable in big cities, where the average m ...

How Landlords Can Keep Their Property Safe and Secure

How Landlords Can Keep Their Property Safe and Secure

Being a landlord isn’t the easiest job. Even when you manage to secure great tenants, accidents and wear and tear can happen. Broken boilers, blocked drains, overgrown gardens, damaged doors – the list could go on. If something happens to your property, tenants will want you to fix it quickly.  One of the worst things that ca ...

How to Split Expenses With Your Roommates

How to Split Expenses With Your Roommates

It’s important to have conversations with your roommates about how you'd like to split costs to avoid conflicts down the road. From dividing the rent of your rental unit to splitting the cost of toilet paper, the following tips and tools will help you manage recurring and unexpected expenses with your roommates.  Create a Roomm ...

Tips for Working From an Apartment During Self-Quarantine

Tips for Working From an Apartment During Self-Quarantine

COVID-19 has changed the way America works. During this time, many people who are in quarantine find themselves working from home. Maybe you’re reveling in the opportunity to telecommute. However, if you are new to this way of working, you need to make adjustments to perform at your best.  This task can prove challenging especi ...

COVID-19: Taking the Lead from Elected Officials

COVID-19: Taking the Lead from Elected Officials

Taking the lead from elected officials could prove to be a good way to get through the global pandemic. When it comes to delivering information about the #coronavirus, @NYGovCuomo has not been shy discussing the good and the bad surrounding #COVID_19. Our CEO, @chief_ofo explains why he believes that the rest of the U.S. should be fol ...

Why we Must Support our Essential Workers During COVID-19: A Video Explainer

Why we Must Support our Essential Workers During COVID-19: A Video Explainer

The global pandemic known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus is taking a toll on everyone in different ways. In the midst of this crisis, it's important that we not overlook the valuable care and services that essential workers provide. These are tough times, but, we can't forget to show love and appreciation to all the essential workers who ...

How to Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

How to Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

We all know that we need to stay inside to fight COVID-19. Unfortunately, while those orders save lives, they don't help small businesses. Around the world, thousands of restaurants and stores can't make ends meet. It's up to us to put some money back into our local economies, and we don't need to spend a lot to make a difference.  ...

Apartment Amenities With a Strong Return on Investment

Apartment Amenities With a Strong Return on Investment

Apartment upgrades can be costly. They're often necessary, however, to stay up to date and beat competitors. But which apartment amenities will give you the most bang for your buck? Below, you'll find a few of the top amenities that may be of high interest to both renters and your pocketbook.  1. In-Unit Laundry  Adding i ...

6 Ways to Support Your Community During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

6 Ways to Support Your Community During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial to support our communities. At times like these, senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals need assistance — and you can do your part to help keep others (and yourself) safe. We're all in this fight together. Here's a list of ways to make an impact for those around you. ...