natural-disaster
Mar 12 2019

Preparing Your Rentals for Disaster

Location Doesn’t Matter Whether you own rental properties in California, Georgia, Oklahoma or Florida, storms are a normal part of our weather cycle. Along with these storms comes the fact of flooding. Flooding is a problem in every state across our country. When these storms and floods come, it only takes a few inches of

local-or-long-distance-rentals
Mar 11 2019

Long Distant Rentals

If you own rental properties, you understand the challenges that’s involved in the management of them. Managing local properties, is doable however if you are an out of state owner, managing rental properties becomes very difficult. That might be the time to hire a property management company. A long-distance property manager is not a slam

Ageing-Renters
Mar 08 2019

The Ageing of Today’s Renters

The 3rd largest group of renters now fall in the 60+ age group. This has increased by over 42% over the last 10 years. The aging tenant trend will probably increase over time. 60+ renters are the fastest growing group of tenants. What’s Driving This One obvious answer is the decline in home ownership. Many

Manage-Your-Own-Property
Feb 11 2019

Did You Decide to Manage Your Own Properties?

Are you managing real estate properties yourself? There are some things you can do to make this job less painful. If you are managing properties yourself, there are some things you need to know. There are processes, forms and paperwork that you will need in order to protect yourself. Start with Property Management Software This

HOAs-Involvement
Jan 22 2019

What Is Your HOAs Involvement Like?

Do you manage real estate properties with HOAs? Is communication with your residents something that is common for you? As 2019 begins, HOA board members should consider offering feedback on how the HOS can improve the community and make it a great place to live. Responsibility Tenants should take responsibility for abiding by the CC&Rs

economy-downturn
Jan 14 2019

Will 2019 Bring an Economic Downturn for Multifamily?

All the talk about a 2019 downturn may end up being exaggerated, just a bit. There are some signs of a slight decline, primarily due to the uncertainty in the market. However, many of these are simply overblown. The economy’s fundamentals are strong and there seems to be a good amount of momentum. This is

Self-Storage
Jan 11 2019

What’s in Store for Self-Storage Units?

The self-storage market has seen significant growth over the past decade. It seems Americans continue to collect too much ‘stuff’ that doesn’t fit into their homes. That’s all great for property management companies. However, the industry is changing. Increase of Self-Storage Units There has been a significant increase in self-storage construction as demand has risen.

Capital-Resources
Jan 09 2019

Capital Resources for 2019

The choices for multi-family investors continues to grow for 2019. Sure, there are concerns about higher interest rates, property values and high inventory but that doesn’t seem to affect the availability of capital sources. This is good news for property management companies. As the real estate market remains strong, more investors will rely on property

opportunity-zone
Jan 08 2019

Opportunity Zones

Since I am in in the property management software business, most all my blogs are related to property managers or landlords. However, this blog will cover a new federal program for real estate investors call Opportunity Zones. While it may benefit property managers or property management companies, it’s definitely geared towards real estate investors. With