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This week in property management news: May 16, 2016

Katrina Langer
Katrina Langer | 2 min. read

Published on May 16, 2016

How renters are getting pre-approved for apartments to save time and stress; 10 things that make the best landlord; learn how to see your business the way your investors do; What you should know about potential changes in short-term rental legislation; How to capitalize on the growing popularity of mixed-use properties.

HomeMe claims they’ll change the rental market—for the better
According to founder Mark Douglas, “People would rather do their taxes than rent an apartment, or go to the DMV.” But HomeMe aims to make it easier on renters and managers (or property owners) by pre-approving tenants before they can even apply.

What makes a good landlord?
The answer may change depending on who you ask, but this week, Richard Montgomery (of shares 10 things that the best landlords are consistently good at.

See your business the way your investors see you
What makes your investors tick? According to Scott MacDonald of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, “It’s not just process and procedures, it’s the people.” How do you stack up?

New Hampshire considers regulating short-term rentals
The summer rental season is just about upon us—along with growing concern over short-term rental apps like Airbnb. New Hampshire is taking the concern to lawmakers, who will decide how to tax and inspect these properties.

Mixed-use properties growing in popularity and opportunity
Smart investors and managers are capitalizing on “the growing trend to cross-categorize the retail real estate and multifamily housing markets to create a sense of ‘place.’” Here’s how they’re doing it.

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Katrina Langer

Katrina is the author of several Buildium ebooks and guides. She holds a B.A. in English from Northeastern University.

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