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Stephen Fishman
| 8 min. read
Here’s how the new tax law impacts rental property owners
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (also known as H.R. 1, or the TCJA) took effect on January 1, 2018. With the exception of bonus depreciation (described below), all of the act’s provisions apply to 2018 and later,...
Stephen Fishman
| 9 min. read
How does the new tax law impact property managers? 9 changes to be aware of
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is now the law of the land. This mammoth tax reform law creates momentous tax changes for all Americans. We’ve all been wondering how the new tax plan affects property managers....
2017 Edition: Property Management Tax Guide
Tax season is just around the corner—and with it come stacks of receipts and confusing forms. But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Buildium’s 2017 Tax Guide is packed with tax advice that’s tailor-made for property managers and small...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
4 smart cash flow tips for owners of small rental properties—and why cash flow matters
There are generally two schools of thought in real estate: invest for appreciation or invest for cash flow (or both). Those who invest for appreciation take a chance on a property, hoping its value will increase over time....
Stephen Fishman
| 10 min. read
What’s the tax impact of disasters for rental property owners?
Large portions of the country have recently been devastated by hurricanes, floods, and fires. No rental property owner is immune from such disasters. Fortunately, when disasters occur, the IRS is prepared to help by extending tax deadlines. Property...
Knowing Your Books: Which Property Accounting Reports Matter Most?
  Get a 360° View into Your Business’ Health with Balance Sheets, Rent Rolls & More Keeping your finger on the pulse of your property management business is among the most critical initiatives that you can undertake as...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Don’t forget to take advantage of these 7 landlord tax deductions!
When you ask most landlords why they decided to buy rental property, most will talk about the cash flow that their real estate generates each month. However, the tax advantages of owning real estate often fall under the...
Jason Jenison
| 2 min. read
New 1099 deadline change to impact businesses
Every year, tax season brings a variety of changes, from forms to regulations—and this year is no exception. Beginning in 2017 (for the 2016 reporting year), many important deadlines will change. Filers will be required to send 1099-MISC...
Daniel Craig
| 5 min. read
The PM forecasting mindset
No one can deny that 2020 has been a year of change, and as entrepreneurs, agility is what we thrive on. With every new obstacle has come new opportunities—and this year has been filled to the brim with...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to run flawless, virtual HOA board meetings: Tips from a pro
Since the beginning of lockdown, property managers have had to come up with innovative ways to keep their residents safe while still providing the best service possible. One big change has been the way they run virtual HOA...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
Established real estate investors and property managers are likely already familiar with 1031 exchanges. The concept itself is simple: Reinvest the proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property into a like-kind investment in order to...
Tony Maiella
| 35 min. read
Forecasting 2020, Planning 2021 [Interview]
Knowing where you stand and forecasting the future: These are both simple ideas in business, but trickier than ever these days for property management companies. In order to do both, sound accounting practices and a simple forecasting framework...
Tony Maiella
| 13 min. read
The ins and outs of HOA reserve fund accounting
If you talk to an association and ask them about their hoa reserve fund accounting, you may hear some pretty unfortunate stories that happened before you arrived; reserve funds that were too low to cover repairs, treasurers who...
Laurie Mega
| 14 min. read
Property maintenance services: Everything you need to know from trends to seasonal checklists
Property maintenance services are a big part of what you do as a property management firm. Done right, regular property maintenance does more than just keep up the place. It provides value and safety for both your residents...
Tony Maiella
| 28 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Essential Property Management
“Hitting the ground running” sometimes isn’t fast enough in property management. These days, property managers are sprinting as they have overhauled their businesses and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. That’s particularly why it was so rewarding to talk...
Deb Newell
| 5 min. read
Why change up your business model now?: A property management consultant’s perspective
How many times have you heard that this is now your “new normal?” How many times have you pondered what COVID-19 will mean for the long term of your business? It’s no secret that your world—our industry—has changed...

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