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Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
Fannie and Freddie, part 2: Attempts to reform and why
Rightfully or not, the banking system has shouldered the brunt of blame for the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis. The storyline goes something like this: Years of low inflation and stable growth perpetuated lenders’ complacency and risk-taking, and regulators...
Fannie and Freddie, part 1: Understanding their role in the housing market
Some people might think that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are our long-lost aunt and uncle. If that were the case, maybe it would be easier to understand their role in the family. But no, Fannie and Freddie...
Katrina Langer
| 2 min. read
This week in property management news: September 19, 2016
Airbnb tests property managers for short-term rentals; a new app helps New Yorkers find the right neighborhood for them; parking lots drop in popularity and significance; Vancouver taxes empty rentals to improve the vacancies rate and decrease bidding...
2016 American Renters Survey Report
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Renters’ Report here. Do you know the secrets to making renters stay? How about attracting them in the first place? In June 2016, Buildium conducted a survey of...
Katrina Langer
| 2 min. read
This week in property management news: August 22, 2016
Why some property values continue to struggle despite market growth; The stress of a first-come, first-served law in Seattle; Should you invest in landing pads for drones?; One startup changing the face of corporate property management; How the...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
What you need to know about cross-border capital flocking to U.S. real estate
Those who follow real estate markets closely are probably well aware that foreign capital has been pouring into the United States over the last few years. Most references to the trend are general. For the first time, Buildium...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
How will Brexit affect U.S. real estate?
To say that the world was shocked at UK voters’ decision to leave the European Union is an understatement. Pundits knew the June 23 vote would be close, but most agreed that the EU would remain intact. After...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Protecting your multifamily portfolio in the event of market correction
Look up. See those cranes? They represent the tremendous building boom happening from east coast to west. Tower after tower are going up, adding hundreds of apartments and condos to cities’ residential inventory. In many metros, it’s still...
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Marc Levetin
| 5 min. read
Income and expenses: What property managers need to know
In an earlier article we explored bookkeeping basics for a financially successful business. The topic warrants further exploration, especially when considering how to keep your company books in the black. You can think of property management income and...
Laurie Mega
| 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...
Jon Park
| 7 min. read
How to navigate the American housing crisis in 2022
Inflation, stagflation, bear market, shrinkflation—you’ve probably heard all these words tossed around to describe the current U.S. economy conditions. The housing market hasn’t escaped those conditions. It’s estimated that the U.S. had a housing supply deficit of 3.8...
Generate More Revenue—Without Adding New Doors
Sometimes, it can seem like adding new doors is the only way to make more money as a property manager. But with labor shortages putting the squeeze on the availability of new staff and high-quality vendors, getting the...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
What Attracts Renters to Single-Family Properties, and What Keeps Them from Moving Out
Interest in single-family rentals is soaring. This property type sits atop the market as the largest segment—and it’s only getting bigger. Today, single-family rentals house nearly 45 million people. (That’s 42% of all renters). The question is, what...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
What Attracts Renters to Small Multifamily Properties, and What Keeps Them from Moving Out
Convenience. Affordability. Extra space. Renters might be sold on everything 2- to 4-unit properties offer, but our recent Renters’ Survey says most aren’t sold on their current unit. In fact, 60% are uncertain they’ll renew their lease this...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Leasing technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract your ideal residents
Learn the specific ways technology can help you create the kind of experience you want to deliver for both you and your applicants.
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Powered by Buildium raises more than $76,000 in its 11th Bike MS ride
Sometimes making a difference starts with a single step—or pedal stroke. Buildium employees, alongside their friends and family, teamed up on June 25th and 26th to complete Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway. The Cape Cod Getaway ride is...

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