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Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
Homeownership rate hits record low – Part I
Falling Homeownership Rates’ Impact on Rental Housing This August, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the nation’s homeownership rates had hit a 51-year low, falling from 63.5 to 62.9% in Q2 2016 alone. Homeownership rates haven’t been this low since...
Sarah Pallatroni
| 1 min. read
This week in property management news: November 28, 2016
New tech ideas that can add value to your property; Rent prices falling in the priciest cities; 30 awesome property management tips; Signature building scents a new trend for apartment buildings; And, why you should think twice about...
2016 State of the Property Management Industry Report
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Property Management Industry Report here. Looking for ways to benchmark property management best practices? In 2016, NARPM and Buildium surveyed nearly 1500 property managers to find out what...
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...
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Jon Park
| 12 min. read
7 of the best property management apps of 2024
Compare and contrast the features of 7 of the leading software solutions to find the best rental property management app for your business.
Tara Mastroeni
| 15 min. read
7 of the best online rental application software solutions in 2024
Explore the best online rental application software solutions on the market to help you share, review, and approve applications faster—and with less effort for everyone involved.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
The best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio in 2024
Here are 6 of the best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio, categorized by their unique strengths.
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Preventative HVAC maintenance checklist: 16 things you should do now
Major winter storms are still months away, but as the weather changes, it’s important to pay attention to your property’s HVAC units, furnaces, and related systems. Starting preventative HVAC maintenance now will help you avoid costly repairs and...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio Property Manager: Which is the best property management software for you? Read our in-depth comparison of key features and pricing.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What renters want their property manager to know about communication [The Lookout]
Would it surprise you to know that 59% of renters want to communicate with their property manager via text message?   For years, email has been the most popular communication method. But over the last two years, we’ve...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
How demand for property management services is changing in 2024 [The Lookout]
The pandemic not only changed how property management companies operate—it transformed the demand for property managers’ services.   But as the pandemic has receded, are rental owners still seeking out property managers at the same rate? That’s what...
Jake Belding
| 19 min. read
Property maintenance services: The complete checklist and guide
Use this comprehensive property management maintenance checklist to get through repairs faster and more efficiently than previously possible.

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