Watts Happenings: News & Blog

Extreme Weather's Influence on Multifamily Insurance Costs

Property Management Blog
“For those in hotbeds of catastrophic perils, it’s going to be a rough year.” That’s how Chip Stuart, the North American practice leader for Hub Real Estate Specialties, summed up what’s ahead for property risk management in 2023.Hub predicts that in...

How Rent Control Ballot Measure Are Mounting

Property Management Blog
Despite staunch opposition from the multifamily industry, rent control is unquestionably gaining traction. In 2022, rent regulation emerged a clear winner in municipalities around the country. The apartment sector faces an intensified challenge of articulating the case against re...

Turkey Day For Tenants: 2022

Property Management Blog
Turkey delivery from Piggy Wiggly this morning!  We all saw on the news that more and more turkey giveaways are happening around town.  That is awesome. Watts Realty continues to be the ‘real OGs’ of the turkey giveaway. It’s been an annual tradit...

RideBHM - Alabama's First-Ever Downhill Biking Park - Bham Now

Property Management Blog
Dedicated mountain bikers and anyone who’s ever wanted to give it a try, you’re in for a treat. On November 19, from 2-5PM, RideBHM opens, bringing mountain biking to the masses. We got a sneak preview, so keep reading for all the details.  Back in March 2022, we...

2023 Who's Who In Commercial Real Estate

Property Management Blog
Just dropping this here to recognize Chip on his Birmingham Business Journal's "Who's Who in CRE"!Just look at all those designations y'all. It means Chip knows a thing or two about commercial real estate.

Extreme Heat: The 20 Degree Rule

Property Management Blog
Please be safe out there & understand how the 20 degree rule works for your home’s air conditioning!! As a simple role of thumb, your AC can only keep your home 20 degrees cooler than the outside air temp - expect your home to only cool down to 75-80 degrees this upcomi...

Top Travel Magazine Declares Birmingham Destination City For 2022

Property Management Blog
Have you heard? People outside of Birmingham enjoy what this city has to offer.So much so that one of the worlds most elite travel magazines listed Birmingham, Alabama as one of the top places to travel in the world for 2022. INTHEWORLD!    https://www.cntrave...
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