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Making Apartments Greener Can Save Renters Some Green

Making Apartments Greener Can Save Renters Some Green

Energy-efficient apartment buildings generate important savings. Not only in resources and for the environment, but also in operating costs, which can lead to lower rents and utility costs for residents. That's the idea behind Freddie Mac Multifamily's new Green Rebate offering.

Fraudsters Casting Wider Net on Internet

Fraudsters Casting Wider Net on Internet

Fraudsters are using pictures of anything that looks like a house to trick would-be renters out of their money and personal information.

Where Are Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rentals

Where Are Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rentals

The housing industry is wondering who is America's next homebuyer? One group is people renting single-family properties, according to new Freddie Mac research.

Know Your Apartment Property Types

Know Your Apartment Property Types

Don't know a garden-style apartment property from a walk-up? Wonder what the difference is between a high-rise and a mid-rise? Here are definitions of various types of multifamily (five or more units) rental housing.

Renters Insurance Covers Your Assets

Renters Insurance Covers Your Assets

The benefits of auto or homeowners insurance are pretty clear, and most of us wouldn't want to go without – even if coverage wasn't required by law. But renters insurance? It isn't mandatory, but it's worth considering.

Looking for a Roommate? Go Greyhound

Looking for a Roommate? Go Greyhound

Greyhounds top the list of best pet breeds for apartments. See what others are recommended for apartment living.

Music Tastes Aside, Austin and Nashville Markets Hit High Notes

Music Tastes Aside, Austin and Nashville Markets Hit High Notes

Austin and Nashville have exceeded national averages for employment and population growth, and have generated some of the highest levels of multifamily rental housing construction among major U.S. metropolitan areas. What led to these successes? Can they be sustained?

Low Gas Prices Are Great for Vacationers But Not Everyone

Low Gas Prices Are Great for Vacationers But Not Everyone

Summer vacationers can rejoice that gas prices are $1 lower per gallon than a year ago, but there is a downside for some parts of the country – like Midland, Texas, and Casper, Wyo. – where energy-related jobs are an important part of their local economy.

Most New Apartment Construction in a Word: Luxury

Most New Apartment Construction in a Word: Luxury

There's good news and bad news about the multifamily rental properties being built lately.

Tipping Point? Do Renters Become Homeowners When Rents Rise?

Tipping Point? Do Renters Become Homeowners When Rents Rise?

Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? We wanted to know so we asked renters and found that the majority of them are not moving out.

Which Markets Will Have the Highest Apartment Vacancy Rates

Which Markets Will Have the Highest Apartment Vacancy Rates

This year we will see of one of the largest increases in apartment building completions in recent history with Millenials helping to fill these new units in some markets, based on our Multifamily housing economic outlook for 2015.

How Many Jobs Does It Take to Afford Rent?

How Many Jobs Does It Take to Afford Rent?

How many jobs must minimum wage earners work to afford rent? The answer is 2.6 jobs.