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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
| 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...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
When eviction is the wrong choice: court finds in favor of displaced tenants
For years, Santa Monica landlord Barbara Bills was forced to forego significant rental income because three of her one-bedroom units were rent controlled. Tenants only paid $765, $765, and $714 per month, respectively, despite apartments in the same...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
The nuts & bolts of requiring renters insurance
If you’re managing a residential rental property of significant size and are not already requiring renters insurance, you’re in a decided minority. The latest Apartment Cost Risk Survey from the National Multi Housing Council, which surveyed some 55 apartment...
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Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio: Which 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...
Jon Park
| 8 min. read
4 of the best rental listing sites for 2024
If you own a rental property, you know how costly vacancies can be. On top of losing income, you need to pay for utilities, advertise your property, screen new tenants, and get them moved in. Today, rental listing...
Tara Mastroeni
| 10 min. read
The Ultimate Property Management Vendor Guide: How to Build, Audit, and Manage a Reliable Network
Managing property maintenance effectively takes more than just having a list of vendors at the ready. It means knowing exactly who to assign to a project to get the best price for the fastest, highest-quality work. Having the...
Jon Park
| 10 min. read
6 top ways to grow your property management revenue and door count
For a third year straight, over 90% property management companies have told us that growth is their #1 priority, according to Buildium’s Industry Report. However, with the rising cost of insurance, utilities, property taxes, and labor, the question...
Jake Belding
| 12 min. read
6 of the best lease management software options for 2024
Compare the features of 6 of the best lease management software of 2024, including Buildium, Propertyware, Landlord Studio, and more.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
8 of the best property management systems for 2024
Compare the features and benefits of the X best property management systems for 2024, including Buildium, ResMan, LeadSimple, and more.

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