1. lease-management

    What Every Lease Should Have?

    Create Your Own Lease? Whether you create your own lease, use a state-specific template or have your legal team draft a lease, there are some key items that should be included. The lease agreement is what contractually connects a tenant to one of your rental properties. The lease outlines the expect…Read More

  2. local-or-long-distance-rentals

    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 l…Read More

  3. Ageing-Renters

    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 owners…Read More

  4. HOAs-Involvement

    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 re…Read More

  5. home-maintenance

    Why Not Fix it Yourself?

    Many homeowners and property management companies do not consider home maintenance until something breaks. Is that the best way to maintain your investment? Whether you are a new landlord or seasoned one, you should establish some maintenance protocols. Here are some tips for protecting your investm…Read More

  6. Self-Storage

    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…Read More

  7. Capital-Resources

    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 m…Read More

  8. opportunity-zone

    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, …Read More

  9. handle-multiple-roommates

    Multiple Roommates per Property

    Is there any special way for property managers to handle multiple roommates per lease? Common Issue This is a common issue for landlords and property management companies. My first advice is to spell out the details of guests and roommates in the initial lease. Be upfront and make sure you specify a…Read More

  10. Security-Deposits

    Returning Security Deposits

    When it comes time for your tenants to move out, landlords and property managers must decide if they can return the entire security deposit or not. 1 in 4 tenants say they did not receive the amount of return they were expecting. So, what is the deal? Full Security Deposit Refund Believe it or not, …Read More