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  • Bancap Self Storage Sells American National Mini Storage
    Bancap Self Storage Group Inc. sold American National Mini Storage in Orland, Calif., for $1.7 million. Jason Allen represented the seller in the transaction. The single-story property features 313 self storage units with nearly 43,900 rentable square feet, plus 25 RV ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Election Day Blues
    With tomorrow’s big election comes more than just a new president. Everyone is hoping for big changes—FAST. Today’s economy is bad, bad, bad. People are losing their homes and cars. Business owners are closing up shop. And with the holidays looming just on ...More
    November 3, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Deadline for Self-Storage Humanitarian Award Extended to Nov. 21
    The deadline for the Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Humanitarian Service Awards, which recognize self-storage companies or professionals who volunteer their time, expertise, resources or funds to assist those in need, has been extended through Nov. 21. ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Glossary of Self-Storage Financial Terms
    This comprehensive glossary of terms will help increase readers’ understanding of the finances involved in the self-storage and other industries. ...More
    November 3, 2008 Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • The State of Self-Storage Financing: 2008-2009
    In the upcoming year, self-storage borrowers can expect tighter loan criteria and fewer lenders, but financing is still available. ...More
    November 1, 2008 David Smyle Posted in Articles, Finance, Real Estate
  • SASSI Developing Several Self-Storage Facilities in South Africa
    SA Self Storage Investments (SASSI) is rolling out a number of new self-storage facilities throughout South Africa. The first new facility opened in July on the N14 on the West Rand of Johannesburg. The N14 self-storage facility forms part of an estimated R125 million ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • Invasion of the Garage Storage Condos
    A good, sordid tale is always to be relished on Halloween, something ghastly, gruesome or, at the very least, mildly disturbing. I debated whether to resurrect the Tale of the Golden Arm for today's blog (one of my childhood favorites), but decided to go with ...More
    October 31, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs
  • Angling for Self-Storage Financing: Getting What You Need in Today's Tough Market
    While acquiring a loan is not as simple as walking into a financial institution and asking for one, there are still funds out there for solid self-storage projects and successful facilities—even in today's tight loan market. ...More
    October 31, 2008 Posted in Reports
  • Controlling the Maintenance Costs of Boat and RV Storage
    If you’ve been a boat/RV owner or operator for several years, you’ve probably learned how difficult it is to keep your property clean and fresh. As managers of a large multi-service storage facility, we know firsthand how hard it is to keep maintenance costs ...More
    October 30, 2008 Terri and Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Change Will Do You Good
    In a recent political cartoon for the Dayton Daily News, Mike Peters has drawn caricatures of Senators McCain and Obama giving themselves a personal thumbs up. McCain's character claims, "I said 'change' 10 times today. To which Obama counters, "I said 'change' 20 times ...More
    October 29, 2008 By Amy Campbell Posted in Blogs