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How the New Presidency Could Impact Your Taxes

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Mar 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

While campaigning for office, President Joe Biden proposed numerous tax law changes that, if enacted, would have significant impacts on the multifamily industry. The biggest potential change is the end of 1031 exchanges,... 

Investors Show Their Love for Multifamily Properties

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Feb 1, 2021 12:27:07 PM

With retail and hospitality industries in a perpetual state of uncertainty for the foreseeable future, real estate investors have been drawn to multifamily properties. “Interest in multifamily is at a fever pitch right now,” CBRE Vice President Joe Ayers told the Jacksonville Daily Record... 

Utility Rate Increases on the Horizon in 2021

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Jan 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that the utility rate increases we’ve all experienced over the last few years are likely to continue in 2021 and beyond. At the same time, the trend of adding cumbersome new restrictions on rental properties is growing nationwide.

Where will renters go in 2021?

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Dec 1, 2020 1:51:54 PM

In these uncertain times, no one can really know what lies ahead. But as we wrap up this unprecedented year, we can take a hard look at the current rental trends and make some predictions about how the market may shape up in 2021.

Our Favorite Apartment Industry Tech

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Nov 2, 2020 9:47:02 AM

As a technology company that serves the multifamily market, we often run across other unique and innovative firms that also use smart systems to make running an apartment building or community easier. In this month’s “Livable Now”, we’d like to highlight a few of these cutting-edge businesses.

Rent Control Is Back on the Ballot in 2020

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Oct 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Here We Go Again

It may be 2020 but it’s starting to feel like 2018 all over again. A big election is looming and tenant advocates are once again bringing a rent control measure to the California ballot. 

Utilities NOT Included — Now More than Ever

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 6:36:00 PM

As we reported last month, rents are flattening or decreasing in many locations across the state. In San Francisco, where Livable is based, one- and two-bedroom average rents were down a shocking 11 percent in August compared to one year ago, according to data from listing site Zumper. With over 7 million in California filing jobless claims since businesses began closing in March, many are moving in with loved ones to save money or leaving the state altogether. This trend could lead to an even bigger drop in demand in the months ahead.

Back to School!

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 12:21:00 PM

Remember Your ABCs

As we head into fall and the little ones head back to school, it’s important to point out that we grown-ups should also remember our ABCs: “Always Be Conserving”. 

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Smart saver tip of the month

Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.