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In the Local News 

Florida Housing Market Ends First-Quarter on High Note with Median Prices and Listings on the Rise
According to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors, the first quarter of 2018 reported having more new listings and higher median prices for Florida’s housing market. The statewide median sales prices for single-family existing homes in the first quarter of 2018 was $248,000, which according to the data from Florida Realtors Research department, is up 9.7 percent from the same time last year. For more information regarding the Florida Housing Market during the first quarter of the year, click here.

Event Highlight: Apartmentalize - NAA Education Conference 2018

The annual NAA Education Conference took place from June 13-16 in San Diego, California. With three incredible General Session speakers, 70 educational sessions, and great conversations with colleagues and peers, this event was the biggest and most successful one yet. For more information on the event and for information regarding next year’s conference, click here.

FAA News

Promoting a Policy of Transparency
FAA continues to work on being a transparent organization. Below are 3 key ways that they do this.

  1. Establish Trust - by being open and readily available to their members
  2. Invite Participation – more participate in meetings and events will help to build relationships with your colleagues
  3. Encourage Collaboration – collaboration is encouraged by working together as a team and with other members to resolve issues, spark new ideas, and communicate concerns

To read the full article, click here.

FAA Selected as Finalist in 4 Categories of National Competition 
The Florida Apartment Association was recognized as a finalist in four different categories of Association Media & Publishing’s EXCEL Awards. FAA will have the opportunity to either win a gold, silver, or bronze award for the 2017 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Registration Brochure; 2017 FAA Legislative Priorities Brochure; feature article on Shifting Demographics in the fall 2017 issue of Multifamily Florida; and Grassroots Advocacy Video 2017. For the full article and for updates, click here.


NAA News

Hurricane Season is Here Again
With the 2018 Hurricane Season approaching, it is expected to have 10 to 16 potentially named storms in the Atlantic. With the damage that happened last hurricane season, the NAA and multifamily industry is making sure to prioritize hurricane and disaster preparedness. Click here to read the full article on hurricane preparedness within the multifamily industry.

 

Five Cross-Generational Development Trends
Student housing developers found out ways to address space and sustainability on college campuses. See below for five development trends within the multifamily housing industry.

  1. Mixed-Use
  2. Sustainability
  3. Parking
  4. Efficiency
  5. Neighborhood Creation

 For the full article and more information on the five cross-generational development trends, click here.

Self-Guided Tours Open Doors to Closing Sales
The idea of self-guided tours is becoming more of a popular outlet for prospective residents/buyers when looking for a new apartment. This idea benefits both potential buyers as they are able to schedule tours on their own time, as well as gives leasing agents the time to focus more on providing customer service and time to track leads. Click here to read the full article.

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