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Blog Post FRPM Metrics

FRPM Metrics

Below is a summary of some of the metrics that we are tracking for our leasing department.  It showcases our low vacancy rate and  our high renewal rate. As you can see, our vacancy for all of 2018 has been significantly lower then the national rate.   It also high...
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Blog Post 1st Quarter Vacancy Survey

1st Quarter Vacancy Survey

NARPM has published its 1st quarter vacancy survey for the 2018 year.  The rents are still increasing for both multi and single family.  The overall vacancy was up just slightly from last quarter, but that is pretty standard  for this time of year.  FRPM has a...
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Blog Post Federal Reserve Interest Rate Trends

Federal Reserve Interest Rate Trends

Many real estate investors are aware of how critical interest rates are in the evaluation and performance trajectory of their investment properties. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis the Federal Reserve (the Fed) is taking unprecedented action and raising interest rat...
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Blog Post Boise Apartments Still Booming

Boise Apartments Still Booming

Moe Therrien with Valbridge Property Advisors recently submitted his quarterly survey.  This is a very thorough report that includes historic data on rents and vacancy by bedroom count. Additionally, it breaks down apartments from those with full amenities, Boise downtown, a...
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Blog Post FRPM Vacancy Update

FRPM Vacancy Update

2 months in to the 2018 rental year we are still seeing low vacancy.  FRPM vacancy right now is 1.12% which is slightly higher than our rate in January but still low compared to the national average.  We are seeing lots of activity on the rental side with increased amou...
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Blog Post What to Expect in the Rental Market in 2018

What to Expect in the Rental Market in 2018

Recently Forbes Real Estate Council posted an article, titled, Four Trends that Will Impact Rental Markets in 2018, and we have included the full text below.  The article below was written by Nathaniel Kunes with AppFolio, which is a property management software.  We en...
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Blog Post New Tax Plan and You!

New Tax Plan and You!

As of January 1, 2018, there are some major tax changes that small businesses and property owners can get excited about! To start the list off is the new Pass Through Tax Deduction. This new deduction, if eligible, can reduce your passive taxable income by 20% right off the bat, ...
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Blog Post 4th Quarter Vacancy and Rental Rates Are In

4th Quarter Vacancy and Rental Rates Are In

The Southwest Idaho Chapter of Narpm just completed its 4th quarter Vacancy Survey.  The resutls show a slight increase in vacancy but rental rates are still going strong.  The overall vacancy for the treasure valley is still pretty low compared to past years.  The...
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