Category Archives: Ann Arbor

The best city in the United States? The winner might surprise you

by Dan Rafter Looking to move? Livability, a Web site that ranks cities across the United States, recommends Rochester, Minnesota. That city topped Livability’s 2016 ranking of the 100 best small- to mid-size places to live in the United States. … Continue reading

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Michigan metro areas becoming friendlier to walkers — but there’s still a long way to go

by Dan Rafter Landlords trying to attract tenants to their buildings are increasingly focusing on how walkable their surrounding communities are. Consumers who are renting because they want to — not because they can’t buy a home — want to … Continue reading

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Multi-family’s advantage: Young consumers love the apartment life

by Dan Rafter The multi-family sector has an advantage today: A growing number of young consumers prefer apartment-living to the responsibilities and monthly mortgage payments of owning single-family homes. And in even better news for the middle of the country, … Continue reading

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Dougherty Mortgage’s Tim Larkin: Demand for multi-family remains strong as ever

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News spoke to Tim Larkin, senior vice president with Minneapolis’ Dougherty Mortgage, about the high demand for apartment projects in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Larkin told us that the multi-family market … Continue reading

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McKinley to spend $20 million on its apartment communities this year, including major work in the Midwest

by Dan Rafter The number is a big one: $20 million. That’s what McKinley plans to spend this year to renovate the apartment communities it owns across the United States. The company plans to spend a good portion of these … Continue reading

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