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Have a Happier Financial New Year Through Conservation

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jan 5, 2023 7:02:55 AM

2023 is here! Whether or not you set resolutions, it's natural to look for ways to improve your business at the beginning of a new year. This is a great time to think about building and bettering your properties for the sake of your business growth and development. The health of your business is everything. You can't serve tenants without a healthy bottom line.

Maximize Your Multifamily Property’s NOI with Utility Billing Best Practices in 2023

Posted by Livable Content Team on May 18, 2022 8:32:08 AM

Utility cost recovery is critical to maximizing a multifamily property’s NOI. Non-payments (and late payments) impact cash flow and the homeowner or property manager’s ability to properly budget. 

4 Common Utility Billing Mistakes That Hurt Your Bottom Line

Posted by Livable Content Team on Apr 11, 2022 7:00:00 AM

In a world of softening rental markets and rising utilities, utility cost recovery is essential to your bottom line!  Even a simple mistake in your billing system can end up costing thousands. Avoid these four common utility billing errors to keep your investments healthy.

Leasing: What A Property Manager Needs To Know About Rent Control

Posted by Livable Content Team on Mar 9, 2022 9:37:07 AM

Rent control refers to legislation restricting rental rates in a city or state. The maximum rent that can be charged for a unit and the amount that the rent can be increased per year varies per municipality. Cities use rent control laws to regulate the housing market.

Save Money On Utility Bills With This Internet-enabled device

Posted by Livable Content Team on Feb 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM

What is a Ratio Utility Billing System? (RUBS)

Simply put, RUBS divides utility bills among residents of a property based on predetermined criteria. A cost-effective solution for property owners to recoup expenditures while also proportionately sharing conservation responsibility with residents in a fair and acceptable manner. Beyond the financial benefits, conserving the Earth's natural resources is in our collective interest. 

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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.