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7:  Renovation cost & benefit
Some apartment buyers plan to renovate and sell within a year or two of their purchase. They expect to cash in the capital gains their effort created. Others plan to renovate and hold the property for the long-term. They see this as a way to increase cash flow. Either way, these buyers expect to force gains. They actively take steps to increase rents and values. They won’t sit back and either wait for, or gamble on a rising market. But does it really make sense? (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, June 13, 2014; Source: )
8:  How are new units selling?
Apartments built since 2010 accounted for more than one-quarter of the sales volume since May of last year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With 10,000 new units expected to open this year followed by another 14,000 units next year new construction sales are likely to command an even larger share of sales activity. So let’s see how these sales are different and how they might impact trends. (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, June 6, 2014; Source: )
9:  Digging up submarket sale trends
We talk about Seattle trends in these videos a lot. That’s because there are more sales in Seattle making it easier to spot trends. But there are some interesting sales trends in other submarkets, so we dug around in the cellar archives to find some trends to discuss today. Let’s take a quick look at them. (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, May 30, 2014; Source: )
10:  Who gets quantity discounts

A couple of weeks ago we looked at rent trends for smaller properties compared to larger properties and found some interesting trends that surprised a lot of people. If you want to check it out, the video is called Sometimes mom-and-pop’s pop. But that video also generated more questions, particularly about sales performance. So here’s a look at sales trends based on property size. (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, May 23, 2014; Source: )

11:  Quality of life vs. sticker shock
Year-to-date migration into the region is up almost 20% this year compared to last year. A total of just over 33,000 people moved here between January and April. Even if half as many moved out, that still means there are 16,500 more people lining up at Starbucks every morning. (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, May 16, 2014; Source: )
12:  Sometimes mom-and-pop's pop!
We get a lot of questions about how property size or type might affect rent trends. Some investors think that rent performance in single-family, multiplexes, small apartments and on up to very large complexes trends differently. We just finished our spring research on rents for all of these property types, so let’s take a look. (Access: Can be viewed by all site visitors.   Published: Friday, May 2, 2014; Source: )
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