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Getting the maximum benefit from home irrigation systems through evapotranspiration technology (ET) or “smart irrigation” is getting easier. Texas A&M established the AgriLife Extension, a website that aims to help homeowners prevent overwatering without the need for a high-cost ET system. (more…)
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…)
Choosing whether to sleep with a bedroom door open or closed could impact on fire preparedness. “25 percent of home fire deaths occur from fires that originate in in sleeping rooms”, according to the National Fire Protection Association. This means your tenants may be better protected from the dangers of fire if they sleep with bedroom doors closed. (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…)
Whether it’s quality tenants or well-maintained properties, you probably have a long list of wants for your rental property management business. While managing your business takes effort, the right technology and tools help you stay organized and efficient. We’ve created the ultimate wish list that will simplify your day-to-day routine and support your business efforts. (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.**