The doors to automated home technology may appear to have opened widely in recent years, but they haven’t fully begun to unbolt.
Automated thermostats, door locks, blinds, lighting and electrical components are providing residents with modern creature comforts in and away from homes using personal mobile devices. Many gadgets are available at Big Box retailers and install easy. Yet there is a disconnect in managing multiple devices and providing residents and management a seamless home automated process. (more…)
In June, the NRHC and Green Street Advisors’ Advisory and Consulting Group together published an in-depth research paper packed with stats that illuminate the current market for home rentals and projections for the coming years. Their findings should be of interest (and quite encouraging) to people in the business of renting single family properties.
In short, a number of factors point to a bullish market for single family home rentals over the next five years, including the modest growth in supply of homes; strong demand due to demographics and the growing attractiveness of homes relative to apartments; and a greatly tightened lending environment that has made buying homes (vs. renting) more difficult for many. (more…)
For rental property management companies to succeed, it’s important to have an awareness of what’s going on in the industry. Are you up-to-date with the latest trends? In this article, we’ll explore which ones to keep top of mind. (more…)
Will the British decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) impact your US-based property management business?
Everyone needs a home, but where people move and what properties they choose to live in depends on market conditions. Whether the economy is up or down, you need to have a flexible and supportive system for managing your properties. With this in place, you can easily accommodate business growth within your property management company as the economy changes and set yourself up for success. (more…)
To protect your property management company, you need to understand and comply with the laws regarding fair housing, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. Keeping this in mind, this article briefly addresses how the Fair Housing Act may apply to your rental property management company.**
October and November both have been whirlwind months for the Propertyware team. We loved seeing old friends and forming new connections across the country. Here are some highlights from the past 6 weeks so you can relive the excitement or find out what you missed: (more…)
We’ve been counting down the days to NARPM’s Annual Convention and Trade Show next week in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s conference reached record-breaking registration and is sure to be the best event in the association’s 27 year history. In addition to sessions, workshops and exhibits, here are three more reasons we’re looking forward to NARPM Annual 2015: (more…)
Long after the first-ever User Huddle concluded at this year’s RealWorld in San Diego, users are still abuzz with talk about the new upgrades to Propertyware. For the first time ever, Propertyware invited customers to huddle in person with the developers, designers and marketers behind the web-based property management software and collaborate on the product roadmap. (more…)
With societal and cultural changes, new emphasis is being placed on Fair Housing laws. And housing providers must stay on top of their games, says attorney Scott Moore, a veteran lawyer who specializes in the housing industry.