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Robin Young
| 14 min. read
The definitive guide to mobile home parks: Why investors want them & low-wage workers need them
Trailer parks: While most Americans will never live in one, negative stereotypes of mobile homes and their inhabitants are all too familiar. So, when Berkshire Hathaway acquired Clayton Homes for $1.7 billion in 2003, many were surprised. Clayton...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Multifamily trend: Renters starting to choose suburbs over city centers
People are moving back to the city in droves—or at least that’s what we’ve been told for the last several years. Cities have been seen as a haven for the young and well-educated—particularly cities that are loaded with...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Could “granny units” be a solution to California’s housing crisis? Some hope so.
The tiny house movement is nothing new. In fact, if you look back over the centuries, you’ll find that homes almost always tended to be smaller than we’re accustomed to today. Now that home prices have escalated, it...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
The student housing sector is hotter than ever—here’s what you should know
Anyone who lives in a college town (like Boston, where Buildium is based!) knows how hot the student housing sector has become. However, colleges have been around for centuries; so why is it that investing in student housing...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
San Jose landlords set to cash in if Google’s 8MM ft.² mega-campus becomes reality
Rental property owners are frothing at the mouth over Google’s recent announcement that it plans to build a “mega-campus” in San Jose, California. The Google campus in San Jose could be as large as 8 million square feet—nearly...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
NYC ends rent freeze after 2 years, but neither landlords nor tenants are pleased
In 2015, property managers and landlords in New York City expressed outrage after the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted to freeze one-year lease increases on more than 1.2 million rent-stabilized apartments. Never in the history of the board...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Target these markets if you want to invest in single family rental properties
There have been dozens of stories of homebuyers pitted against one another in contentious bidding wars to land the home of their dreams. As if that weren’t challenging enough for most homebuyers, they’re now facing a new form...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
California considers scrapping rent control regulations
Rent control is a well-known fact of life for California landlords. What people might not realize, however, is that local rent control policies are guided by a state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995....
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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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