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Is Vinyl Plank Flooring the Latest Apartment Trend?

The apartment industry is finding better ways to keep from getting floored by high turnover costs when it comes to providing effective walkable surfaces under residents’ feet. Hard-surface floors are replacing many carpeted areas in apartments, and going down by …
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FEI Group Divisions Continue to Outpace the Market

Lake Tahoe, Nev.—Despite the new housing market lagging behind initial projections and a delay in the prime season for multifamily, FEI Group members are doing just fine. As supporting evidence, Jay Smith, president of the organization comprised of three networks—Home …
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Carpet Tiles: Proof It’s Cool to Be Square

Having spent the last several years devouring market share in the flooring business, carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares, are an alternative to the standard rolls of carpet. They can be an ideal product in many areas throughout an …
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More Singles Would Rather Rent Than Own

As more than half of the American population is now single, what implications could it have on real estate? According to a new report, the considerable shift in demographic could mean increased demand in rental units across the country. For …
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Tough Subfloor Issues? Nothing We Can’t Handle.

The site of a brittle, cracked apartment subfloor (like gypcrete) can ruin an installer’s day. Flooring projects in the multifamily housing sector often have tight turnaround times. Installers and facility managers need flexible subfloor solutions that fit the timeframe they …
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Are You a Bedtime Procrastinator? Sleep More By Going to Bed Sooner!

It’s bedtime. Your work and chores are done. You have to get up early. You’re tired. Yet…you still put off going to bed. You’re a bedtime procrastinator. There are many reasons you may not be getting enough sleep—insomnia, sleep apnea, …
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Tarkett Improves ProLine and Starters Collections

Sixty Million Americans, or one out of five, suffer from asthma or allergies. With about 93% of our time spent indoors, Tarkett® FiberFloor® contributes to improved indoor air quality of homes, apartments and small businesses and is currently the only …
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Is Multifamily Supply Overtaking Demand?

Apartment industry professionals have been concerned about a bubble forming and then bursting in their sector ever since the Great Recession. Some contend that building in this sector is reaching a saturation point in a growing number of markets. Others …
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Apartment Rents Climb Faster as Demand Tops Supply

The latest Reis Inc. quarterly report shows that apartment rents in the United States grew at a quicker pace in this year’s April-through-June period as resident demand climbed faster than the growing supply of multifamily housing. Rents after any discounts …
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Top 10 Markets with the Highest Senior Occupancy

Rank Metro, State Occupancy Point Change 1 Minneapolis, MN 95.1% 150 2 Boston, MA 94.3% 60 3 Sacramento, CA 93.3% 360 4 Pittsburgh, PA 93.2% 30 5 Baltimore, MD 93.1% 0 6 San Jose, CA 92.7% -20 7 Denver, CO …
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