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MCA-Recession-Proof Single-Family and Multifamily Properties-2

Recession-Proof Single-Family and Multifamily Properties

05.30.2019 \ Builder & Developer

It is time for residential builders and developers to take heed of economic conditions and recession-proof their projects with a design that yields measurable results.

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MCA-Model Home Merchandising or VR? Both are Essential to Rent or Sell Homes Today-3

Model Home Merchandising or VR? Both are Essential to Rent or Sell Homes Today

05.23.2019 \ Builder & Developer

Using virtual reality can supplement other model home merchandising tactics for a comprehensive approach.

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MCA-The Power of Merchandising Model Homes-4

The Power of Merchandising Model Homes

04.08.2019 \ Builder & Developer

In the race to achieve high occupancy rates, effective model home merchandising increases the likelihood of success.

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MCA-Despite Rising Millennial Numbers, We Can’t Forget Boomers!-5

Despite Rising Millennial Numbers, We Can’t Forget Boomers!

11.27.2017 \ Builder and Developer

Millennials are the top target for many real estate developers and builders, but given the numbers, that focus may be misplaced. Baby Boomers, now 53 to 71 years old and almost 75 million strong, not only have the longest life expectancies in history, they have more...

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MCA-5 Design Trends in Value Add Buildings-6

5 Design Trends in Value Add Buildings

09.03.2017 \ Builder and Developer

These are uncertain times for builders and developers. And for good reason: land and construction costs are rising and credit lines are declining, according to the most recent Mortgage Credit Availability Index from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Also, many...

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MCA-The Law and Order of Real Estate Now: Mind Millennial Buying Habits-7

The Law and Order of Real Estate Now: Mind Millennial Buying Habits

08.18.2017 \ Builder and Developer

In today’s real estate market, it’s more fitting than ever to remember that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Millennials are increasingly choosing to buy homes rather than rent. And like their Boomer parents, most want to live in the suburbs,...

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