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Laurie Mega
| 14 min. read
Property maintenance services: Everything you need to know from trends to seasonal checklists
Property maintenance services are a big part of what you do as a property management firm. Done right, regular property maintenance does more than just keep up the place. It provides value and safety for both your residents...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
[Research] 2020 leasing season: Demand & retention surge, then fall
All of the familiar patterns of leasing season were broken in the first half of 2020.  In late March, rather than searching for a new place to live, renters in many cities were hunkered down in their current...
Report: Leasing Demand in 2020
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Property Management Industry Report here. The beginning of the 2020 leasing season has been anything but normal. If conflicting signals about leasing demand have left you feeling confused...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Website accessibility and ADA compliance for property managers
According to the CDC there are 61 million Americans with disabilities. That’s one in four people in the nation. No doubt you’ve made sure your properties comply with the housing regulations set out by the Americans with Disabilities...
The 2020 Renters’ Report
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Renters’ Report here. When you get right down to it, the fundamentals haven’t changed: Property managers will always want insight into renters’ expectations and needs so they can...
Robin Young
| 13 min. read
The 5 multifamily housing trends property managers need to know in 2020
The multifamily real estate sector is booming. Over the last decade, more than 2 million units were constructed in apartment buildings across the country; and 370,942 more are expected in 2020—a 50% increase over 2019. The trend that’s...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
5 housing regulations for 2020: What property managers need to know
Now that New Year’s Eve has come and gone, we find ourselves in a whole new decade that presents property managers with an ever-growing amount of complex regulations to grasp and navigate. In 2020, we’ll surely see a...
Renters insurance transition webinar
Join us to learn more about the upcoming changes to Buildium’s renters insurance solution. You’ll get more information about our exciting new partnership with one of the property management industry’s leading renters insurance providers as well as details...
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Jon Park
| 6 min. read
Why pet screening is always a good idea
Pet ownership in the United States is at an all time high and, proportionally, the demand for pet-friendly properties is on the rise. The pandemic caused millions of Americans to adopt pets into their family. A pet-friendly property...
Jon Park
| 6 min. read
How the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Will Affect Property Managers
On August 16 2022, President Biden signed the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. Despite questions surrounding its actual impact on inflation, the law does include several provisions that address climate change. The question property managers...
Tara Mastroeni
| 10 min. read
Hear it from a property manager VP of operations: How to get more done, faster with the right tech stack
To succeed in property management, you’ve had to become a master juggler. On any given day, you might field vendor calls while you manage multiple tenant move-ins and respond to email requests from your owners all at once....
Tara Mastroeni
| 6 min. read
Rental scams 101: 6 strategies property managers can use to keep themselves and their listings safe
When most people think of rental scams, they picture the prospective tenant as the victim. Property managers, however, are vulnerable to scams, as well. In this article, we’ll explore three common rental scams that target property managers and...
Robin Young
| 11 min. read
New research on why two-thirds of single-family renters are considering moving out in 2022 & 2023
There’s a reason why single-family rentals have been the subject of an unprecedented surge in demand over the last few years: They give couples and families access to the indoor and outdoor space that’s rare in other property...
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...

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