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Susan Bailis Pie Baking Extravaganza!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston, MA held their annual pie baking contest and, as usual, the event was a great success!


Judges for the event were Danielson Tavares, Diversity Chief for the Mayor of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh, Community Relations Officer Bernadette McCarthy and their resident judge, John Spofford (all judges pictured above). All pies had to be made from scratch and the Susan Bailis staff made 13 of them.


The honor of best pie baker at Susan Bailis went to Executive Director, Mariann Zenitz Jones for her delicious Key Lime Pie! Check out Mariann and Mayor Marty Walsh below!

 


 

 


Summerfield Townhouses Summer Bash 2017!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The stellar team at Summerfield Townhouses threw their annual summer bash for residents yesterday and had over 300 attendees throughout the day!

The event featured local food trucks, a DJ and amazing raffles including a 43" TV. For the kids attending they provided face painting, a video game truck and bouncy castles. Such an amazing party, thanks to the Summerfield team! Photos courtesy of CT Regional Manager, Heather.

 



Renters See Big Benefits in Renewing Leases Instead of Moving as Rents Continue to Skyrocket

Friday, July 21, 2017

 

SEATTLE, WA - Renewing a lease instead of moving to a new apartment can mean major savings for renters. Those who moved in the past year paid an average of $3,946 more in 2015 on rent than renters who stayed in the same unit for the past five or more years, according to a new Zillow analysis of 2015 rent data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey (the most recent data available).

While rents increased across the country, market rate rents – those that are advertised for new renters – increased more than rents did for tenants who renewed leases. The annual market rate increase in rent from 2014 to 2015 was 5.6 percent, compared to a 3.6 percent increase for renewed leases.

The U.S. faces a rental affordability crisis, as rents have skyrocketed in recent years, while incomes have remained largely flat. Zillow's research shows that when rents are rising rapidly, renters can save a good chunk of money by renewing a lease, rather than moving and starting a new one. Renters can use these savings for a down payment, which most renters say is the greatest barrier to buying a home.

There are 43 million renter households across the country, about 4 million more than there were five years ago. The majority of recent household formation happened on the renter side instead of the homeowner side, in part due to millennials reaching the age to move out but not having enough savings to buy a home. Young adults are also renting longer than ever before buying.

"Renters have a decision to make almost every year – do they stay in the same place, or should they look for a new unit?" said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. "With the country in the middle of an affordability crisis, it's important for renters to understand how much they can save if they renew their lease instead of finding a new rental. Nationally, rental rates have slowed and the savings from renewing are not as significant for renters today. However, in some of the hottest rental markets, where rents are still rising aggressively, continually renewing a lease can mean saving thousands of dollars."

In Boston in particular, it paid off for renters to stay in the same place instead of moving every year. Boston renters saved up to 86 percent by staying in the same rental for five or more years, which translated to $8,979 in annual rent payments. They also faced the biggest difference between annual market rate rent increases – 10.5 percent – and rent increases for renewing – 4.3 percent.

Renters in Las Vegas had the smallest financial incentive to stay in the same unit. Renters who have lived in the same unit for five or more years paid on average $842 less per year than renters who moved the year before.

 

An article by MultiFamilyBiz:

http://www.multifamilybiz.com/News/7763/Renters_See_Big_Benefits_in_Renewing_Leases_Instea

July 11, 2017


 


Barton Commons Grand Opening!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Barton Commons in New Milford, CT celebrated their Grand Opening event on May 3rd with representatives from the Department of Housing, CT Finance Housing Authority and Mayor David Gronbach of New Milford. It was a sunny, windy day, guests & residents were invited to tour the remaining 2 empty apartments as well as enjoy an ice cream treat from Ben & Jerry’s! The 38 unit affordable & market rate property will be 100% occupied on May 15th and has made a substantial addition to affordable housing in Litchfield County. You can read more about the project development and impact on the town in this article from the News Times: http://bit.ly/2q7RP98


 

 


HallKeen Welcomes Burbank Gardens!

Friday, April 14, 2017

 

HallKeen Management is proud to announce and welcome a new property Burbank Gardens located in Boston, MA. Burbank Gardens is a 52 unit residential apartment building of mixed income housing located on Burbank Street in the heart of the Fenway. The property is comprised of Studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes. The property will be managed out of the HallKeen Management Office located at 70 Burbank Street and will be managed by the team led by Nicole Connelly. Edin Dzindo is the new maintenance technician and has been with the property for fifteen years. We are excited for Edin to be part of our HallKeen - Fenway Team. Welcome aboard Burbank Gardens!

 


Woods are Wareham Working Towards Upgrades

Monday, January 30, 2017

Woods of Wareham has new plans for unused office space at the property! The Wareham Community Preservation Board has unanimously voted to approve four funding requests for special projects using the Community Preservation Act funds. Among these special projects is a request from Woods of Wareham for $50,000 to convert office space at 48 Swift’s Beach Rd into a handicapped-accessible living unit. Preference for the occupant will be given to homeless individuals and/or families, which the property’s RSC Lori Luzzo shared with wickedlocal.com. She also shared that HallKeen Management (owners and management company) will be investing nearly $60,000 in upgrade renovations to the affordable-housing community, including expanded office space and resident areas.

Other special projects that will be receiving funding include the Wareham Girls Softball League, the Wareham Land Trust, and the Wesley United Methodist Church. All requests will still need to be reviewed for recommended action by the board and Finance Committee.

 Check out the full story here:

http://wareham.wickedlocal.com/news/20170126/wareham-community-preservation-committee-approves-4-more-funding-requests

 


HallKeen Wins Boston's Best & Brightest Companies Award!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Congratulations to HallKeen!

HallKeen got named one of Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for this year through the Nation’s Premier Awards Competition! As one of Boston’s Best and Brightest winning companies HallKeen is doing their part by reflecting the program’s mission and principles through having a better business, richer lives and stronger communities. Great job HallKeen!

#BestandBrightest #Boston #WorkForUs #WeAreHiring #WinningCompany #HallKeen #propertymanagement #apartments #101BB

 

 

 


HallKeen Giving Back!

Friday, January 06, 2017

 

The HallKeen Corporate Office collected and donated over $2500 in toys, cash donations and gift cards (including a $1000 match from HKM) for Horizons for Homeless Children. Jannel Satterwhite-Williamson & Emily Hyman dropped off the donations on Friday, Dec 16th! Thank you to those who particiapted for making a difference this holiday season.

 

 


Donna Horan is IREM's Professional Woman of the Year

Monday, December 12, 2016

Congratulations to Donna Horan on receiving IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) Boston Metropolitan Chapter No 4’s Professional Woman of the Year award!



Spreading Thanksgiving Cheer at Woods at Wareham

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

For the third year in a row Woods at Wareham has partnered with the Rochester Lions Club to donate food to our residents! Resident Services Coordinator Lori Luzzo headed up t he effort to transport the donated food and then distribute to residents with the help of the entire HK team at Woods.

Read the full story here:

http://marion.wickedlocal.com/news/20161122/rochester-lions-club-spreads-holiday-spirit-to-wareham