Saturday, November 16, 2019

Tag: September October 2019

The changing face of rentals: single-family

Second quarter data for 2019 reveal that approximately 42,000 homes were constructed as single-family built-for-rent homes over the last year—equal to the prior four...

He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.

In times such as these who needs prognostication? Truth alone is a wonder if you’re working from facts. Here are just a few. “We are...

Growth strategy

Today’s tight job market, the current housing crisis and concerns about the impending softening of the multifamily market are prompting property owners to look...

Brave new, networked world

Apartment dwellers today expect a high level of technology services. Thanks to the growing demand for bandwidth and internet-enabled devices, managed Wi-Fi and internet...

How property managers can survive (and thrive) in the era of proptech

Rent collection: There’s an app for that. Scheduling repairs: There’s an app for that, too. Apartment showings can now be handled by a suite...

Apartment cleaning service expands business model

Lapa Lopa is a cleaning service that leverages technology to deliver an improved experience for apartment residents. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., the company recently...

Smart city backlash

A new phase of pause seems to have gripped the three-decades-old global movement of overstressed urban centers transitioning to so-called smart cities with innovative,...

Putting sharing economy property rentals on the straight and narrow

The romanticized view of the sharing economy runs something like this. We all have assets that we can share with other people in return...

Airbnb arbitrage

How professional hosts are filling the unicorn’s call for quality rentals. As Airbnb prepares to become a publicly traded company in 2020, the home-sharing marketplace...

GSEs move toward privatization

FHFA says Fannie, Freddie must direct over one-third of multifamily loans towards affordable housing The Federal Housing Finance Agency will increase caps on the amount...

New wave in smart home market

A producer of smart home software that helps landlords cut operating costs such as shuttling keys to waiting maintenance workers or guiding tours for...

Assessing risk: A cautionary tale

A new client contacted our property management firm unexpectedly a few years ago, needing help with close to 70 single-family homes in Springfield, Ohio....

EPA signals retreat from controversial ‘secret science’ rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dropping plans to issue a final version this year of its divisive plan to limit the agency’s...

California’s request for federal funding to combat homelessness rejected by Trump Administration

As the homelessness crisis in California escalates, state officials requested increased federal funding to combat the issue, only to be rejected by HUD Secretary...

How technical education helps students earn more (and builds trades the country needs)

Job prospects for young men who only have a high school diploma are particularly bleak. They are even worse for those who have less...

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