This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Jan. 29, 2013

Home   Join CAA   Calendar   Education   Legislative   Resources   Publications   Contact Us      

 

IN THIS ISSUE

CAA News
  • Education In Focus
  • CAA Trade Show and Education Conference


  • Industry News
  • Mortgage-free living lures the young and old
  • Council approves $25 million Chicago-Main TIF district
  • Manhattan, NY: 'Yes, squeeze' to mini-apartment design
  • High hopes for investors with apartments in short supply
  • Navigating the new real estate apps
  • 5 predictions for the apartment rental market in 2013
  • Residential real estate: Balance tipping back to condos
  • 3 of the biggest 'whales' in Chicago real-estate history




  • Effective Legal Strategies for Managing Disruptive Residents — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 31, Rolling Meadows
    CAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Effective Legal Strategies for Managing Disruptive Residents
    The facts are clear: Disruptive residents cost you money, lessen the desirability and reputation of your apartment community, and interfere with the quiet enjoyment rights of other residents. This seminar will present you with effective legal strategies to combat and manage these issues at your community immediately so that they do not escalate. In this must-attend session, attorney David K. Barhydt will discuss steps you can take to effectively manage disruptive residents.
    You will learn how to legally handle situations that include:
  • Threatening of management staff or other residents of your community
  • Criminal activities, such as drug use and sale
  • Use of firearms and vandalism to the apartment or common areas
  • Sex offenders
  • Gang activities
    Speakers: David K. Barhydt, Attorney, Law Offices of David K. Barhydt
    Register online or by this form. More details here.






  • Save the date: April 16
    CAA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Be sure to put the CAA Trade Show and Education Conference onto your schedule. Exhibitors, get your booth now, they are going fast! Contact Lisa Henning at 312-207-1890, ext. 3. More




    Mortgage-free living lures the young and old
    Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While millions of Americans have suffered the angst of lost homes, equity and pride, nearly a third of the nation's homeowners have no mortgage at all, according to an estimate released by real-estate website Zillow. The free-and-clear class includes, predictably, retirees who have chipped away at their debts for decades, but also a surprisingly high percentage of young people and those who live in relatively affordable regions. More

    Evanston council approves $25 million Chicago-Main TIF district
    Evanston Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    City council members voted 7-2 to approve creation of a $25 million tax-increment financing district centered at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Main Street. Ald. Don Wilson and Ald. Coleen Burrus cast the dissenting votes against the TIF district, which runs along Chicago Avenue between Dempster and Oakton streets and stretches out across Main Street between Sherman and Hinman avenues. Presenting the enabling ordinances to council members, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz described the Chicago-Main TIF as an investment in the city's future that would leverage existing assets. More

    Manhattan, NY: 'Yes, squeeze' to mini-apartment design
    Real Estate Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The city has picked a winner in the competition to design Manhattan's smallest apartments. A development team composed of Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS will get to create 55 new apartments measuring as little as 250 square feet and to be known as micro-units. Forty percent of the units — to be built at a city owned site at 335 East 27th St. in Manhattan — are to be affordable beyond the competitive market rents. More

    High hopes for investors with apartments in short supply
    NJBIZ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Apartment units will remain in short supply for at least another year as rental demand surges in New Jersey, industry experts and insiders say, meaning 2013is quickly shaping up to be another boom time for multifamily owners, sellers and developers. More

    Navigating the new real-estate apps
    Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Real-estate columnist Mary Umberger writes: "I recall a time when the real-estate industry actually fought the approach of Internet technology, fearing that it would kill its 'people' business. But lately it seems like housing has become an app a minute, and after a lull in introductions, the pace is picking up again. Besides showing for-sale listings, some recent ones claim to do such things as calculate how long your house will be underwater, let you sound off about lackluster (and praiseworthy) landlords and get an aerial view of any house in the country." More

    5 predictions for the apartment rental market in 2013
    BostInno    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Ever since the financial crisis and recession began over four years ago, our country has increasingly become a nation of renters. Home ownership peaked at 69 percent during the housing boom only to decline rapidly to a now 15-year low in 2012. Will 2013 turn the tides back, as interest rates stay low and the job market improves? Or have the volatile markets this past decade turned an entire generation away from real estate investments? What new surprises will 2013 bring? More

    Residential real estate: Balance tipping back to condos
    San Francisco Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Apartments remain the darling for Bay Area housing development, but condo conversions and new construction are poised to make a comeback. Sticker-shock-inducing rental rates — such as $4,000 for a one-bedroom — in San Francisco have made outlying areas such as the Peninsula and the Interstate 680 corridor more attractive for renters and developers. More

    3 of the biggest 'whales' in Chicago real-estate history
    Curbed Chicago    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    This coordinated Whale Week feature journeys back through history to the story of three prominent Chicago "whales." These guys really unleashed their money and power on real estate in the pursuit of city (and legacy) building. These choices are a mere sampling of "historical whales," but indispensable ones. Household names to most Chicagoans and many countrymen beyond our borders, they are: Marshall Field, Potter Palmer and George Pullman. More


     

    CAA In Focus
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Ashley Whipple, Content Editor, 469.420.2642  
    Contribute news

    Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

    This edition of the CAA In Focus was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
    Recent issues
    Jan. 29, 2013
    Jan. 18, 2013
    Jan. 3, 2013
    Dec. 18, 2012



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063