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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 2 min. read
What you should know about cyber risk – Part 2
Last week, we talked about some of the risks associated with running a business that depends on data. These are things every business person should know, from the most common causes of a data breach, to the costs...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
What you should know about cyber risk, part 1
Anybody who works in an office felt a shiver of panic when Sony was hacked late in 2014. It exposed confidential data, including salary info and film scripts, as well as more than 74,000 social security numbers of...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
Business interruption insurance: what, why, and how?
Business interruption insurance (also known as business income insurance, or BI insurance), protects you and your business against any costs incurred if you need to cease operations for a period of time. For example, if you had a...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
Help! I’ve been accused of housing discrimination!
It could happen to even the most careful landlord or any property manager: everything’s going along just fine, and then, BOOM, you receive a summons to court as a result of a housing discrimination-related lawsuit or enforcement action....
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Property rights vs. gun rights: Can an owner or manager prohibit firearms?
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” –2nd Amendment, United States Constitution Though controversial, the language in the Constitution...
Amanda Maher
| 4 min. read
NYC officials promise to crackdown on landlords skirting rent regulations
Once a working-class haven, Brooklyn has become one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods. Areas like Williamsburg, Flatbush and Dumbo have seen a rapid influx of people seeking refuge from Manhattan’s exorbitant cost of living. It started with...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Effective 2016: New landlord-tenant laws roll out in the Lone Star State
Calling all landlords and property managers in Texas! A new series of landlord-tenant laws took effect on January 1, 2016. If you own or operate property in the Lone Star State, here’s what you need to know. Senate...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
10 renters insurance mistakes that property managers & landlords make
Here are some of the most common mistakes landlords, property managers and other real estate professionals make when it comes to renters insurance. Mistake #1: Thinking Renters Insurance Only Protects the Renter True, renters insurance protects the renter...
The 2021 Industry Report
2020 has been a year like none other. Everything we know has been turned upside-down, and it’s hard to name a business that hasn’t had to scramble to keep its operations moving during COVID-19. But property managers have...
The 2021 Industry Report, Presented by Buildium & NARPM
Thu, Oct 29 2:00 PM ET
Rather than being sidelined by COVID-19, property managers have been motivated to adapt and adopt new technologies to stay on track with their growth goals. There are a lot of factors at play—and that’s why it’s necessary to...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
Eviction bans and other COVID-related housing regulations: What to expect in 2021
In September, the CDC announced a ban on most evictions for non-payment of rent, replacing the expired federal ban through the CARES Act. The moratorium extends through the rest of 2020, ending on December 30. In several states...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The hidden potential of rent roll analysis for property managers
If you’re an investor looking to expand your real estate portfolio, you need to know the value of the rental properties you’re looking at, as well as their revenue potential. The real estate broker or current owner of...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
The pros and cons of property management franchises
If you’re considering starting your own property management company, you may be tempted to look into property management franchises. They are certainly an easy way to get your foot in the door. When you buy into a property...
Carolyn Berk
| 6 min. read
Essential wildfire preparation tips for property managers
Knowing how to prepare for wildfire season has never been more urgent for those in high-risk areas. As California battles the largest blaze ever recorded in the state, property managers nationwide need to be ready for the threat...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
From realtor to property manager: 6 things I learned making the jump
In 2016, Beau Miles and his wife decided to become real estate agents to provide some extra income for their growing family. They eventually bought another house they found on the market and rented their old one as...
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...

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