This week in property management news: May 9, 2016

Katrina Langer
Katrina Langer | 2 min. read

Published on May 9, 2016

Experts recommend young entrepreneurs invest in rentals first; the New York City Rent Guidelines board will vote on rent adjustments this week; Miami city commissioners adjust to Airbnb’s popularity; a New Orleans renter has advice for fellow tenants and landlords; and experts say it’s time for the real estate industry to invest in mobile technology.

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At least, that’s what the Huffington Post recommends on the business blog this week. As writer Pauline Paquin remembers her first property, “[It] allows you to keep living your life as a tenant, while you build equity on the rental and receive a rent on top.”

New York landlords worry about a potential rent freeze

The city’s Rent Guidelines Board, made up of 9 de Blasio-appointed members, will take a final vote for future rent adjustments. Landlords are worried they’ll opt for a rent freeze going into October.

Miami adjusts to Airbnb

Miami, an ever-popular vacation and spring break destination, is popular among Airbnb-ers. How’s the city adjusting? The Miami-Dade County Commissioner is urging the city to work with the company rather than against it.

10-years of lessons from an apartment-hunter-extraordinaire

This self-proclaimed serial renter has some advice for prospective tenants about keeping an eye out for red flags.

“Go mobile or go home,” experts say

It’s time for a change in how realtors do business, according to experts. As more and more people realize that allowing clients to shop on mobile devices is better for business, more companies are investing in the right kinds of technology.

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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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