Rental Vacancies and Why Tenants Leave

October 14, 2020

Survey Shows What's Behind Tenant Turnover Inner-city landlords in the US, UK, Australia and Germany are seeing higher vacancies and reduced rents as renters flee the cities for more space in suburbs and other small cities and towns. A desire for lower rents and more spacious living is encouraging many tenants to decide not to renew their apartment…

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    October 13, 2020

    Rental Property Market 2021 Will the 2021 rental property sector still be a good choice for investors and property rental business entrepreneurs? One survey of property managers, landlords and investors found that almost 2/3rds are optimistic about the rental property sector going into 2021. The Covid 19 shutdowns and stoppages combined with renter defaults, rising…

  • HOA Management vs Property Management

    October 08, 2020

    Choose the Right HOA Management Company Few people outside the property management industry understand the difference between HOA management and property management. As you'll see, the distinction is sometimes difficult to make. Yet for homeowners launching a homeowners association in their communities, it's important to understand what an HOA management company might deliver, and who…

  • Covid Disinfection

    October 04, 2020

    Best Covid 19 Disinfection Tools We're investigating some of the best high tech and low tech products to help you stay Covid 19 Free! From PPE masks to mats, and foggers/misters to air purifiers, we've found some greater technology that will help business owners make their spaces safer. Consider how many surfaces residents, school kids,…

  • Choosing the Right Property Management Software

    6 Steps to Choose the Right Software Realtors, landlords, investors, property managers and other rental pros are still making the tech and software transition. It's not easy to elevate to digital business and automation, but once you find the software with the right fit for your company, it becomes a much smoother process. 2021 will…

  • Apartment Advertising and House Rental Advertising Tips

    September 28, 2020

    Rental Advertising Tips Are you frustrated with the quality of tenants you're attracting via your rental listing ads and promotional efforts? It's not a simple thing to reach renters and filter in only the best.  However, good tenants are your key business asset, and writing great rental advertisements is how you attract them. Most landlords and…

  • Property Management Companies

    September 27, 2020

    Property Management Company Listings Landlords from the UK to Australia to the US are searching more frequently for property management services companies. This is because the rental market is more challenging, regulated, contentious, and property portfolios are increasing in size.  Profit margins will be on the decline. If this is you, you'll want to take some…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    September 26, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast At a time when the California economy is struggling amidst a continuing pandemic, you would think home sales in the Golden state would be weak. In fact, September activity is down due to the fires, however Realtors believe sales will return next week. August's sales and prices surprised however, and this…

  • San Francisco Bay Area Apartment Rental Report

    September 24, 2020

    San Francisco Home Rental Prices 2020 was a big year of change for San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland the rest of the Bay Area. Rent prices have dropped significantly from previous year's averages but not as much lately with the exception of San Francisco City and a few other towns.  3% is the typical drop…

  • The UK Housing Market

    September 14, 2020

    UK Property Market Forecast 2020 The pandemic is creating some odd effects on house prices in the UK, just as it is in Australia and America. Amidst all the pessimism and events of the summer of 2020, we still have good news for UK homeowners looking to sell in the next 5 years. Housing trends…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    September 13, 2020

    Hawaii Housing Market 2020 August saw a marked change in real estate sales on most of the Hawaiian islands.  Oahu and Maui enjoyed a big resurgence. While not much commentary discusses where the new demand is coming from, it appears the exodus from condos in the cities is creating demand in the suburbs and other…

  • The 10 Most Important Features of PM Software

    Which PM Software Features Are Vital? Progressive, continuously successful property managers, HOA managers, asset managers or landlords are looking for PM software with the right mix of features and benefits. They're finding their current solutions aging and not compatible with the new, cloud-based, internet-connected environment. But as they prepare to switch software solutions, they're uncertain of…

  • How ManageCasa Comes to the Rescue of Landlords

    September 11, 2020

    ManageCasa Supports Property Managers and Landlords Right now in late 2020, landlords may face further revenue and cash flow challenges as Corona Virus aid is stopped or reduced. Expenses are rising, rents collected are falling, and new regulations are making property management a tougher job. Landlords and property management companies have certainly begun adjusting to…

  • Efficient Property Management

    Efficiency Will be Hot in 2021 If you had a crystal ball, or read the Managecasa blog regularly, you might see the future of property management. Property managers must achieve more profit and do more with less funds, time and other resources. In fact, via the pandemic, you're likely feeling the pressure of more work,…

  • Australia Housing Market 2021

    September 02, 2020

    Australian Property Market Forecast 2021 The Corona Virus pandemic continues to suppress the Australian property market, yet there are signs of easing pointing a better forecast for 2021. Or, at least the rate of decline in the property market is decreasing. In August home prices rose .8%.  Year over year, home prices (all types) in…

  • Accelerate Your Business Growth

    August 25, 2020

    Accelerating Through 2021 You've likely watched formula one racing events where race cars commonly accelerate out of corners to rocket down the straightaway. It's a simple matter of physics, by using centrifugal force which adds forward motion as the car straightens out.  In business too, we can accelerate out of these short term economic wrinkles…

  • Single Family House Rentals

    August 20, 2020

    House Rentals Single family detached house rentals have traditionally been viewed as a less profitable rental asset type compared to apartments and multifamily. Too time consuming, high priced, too few units, too costly to fix and maintain, and tenant property damage gave houses a bad rep. Instead, single detached houses were purchased for their long…

  • Property Management

    Top Trends Driving Property Management Covid 19 has brought or accelerated changes in the industry in 2020, but that might pale to what's in store for us in 2021.  The election, battle with the virus plague, work at home, migration from the cities, and intense demands for online services will force managers to search for…

  • Property Management Software

    Property Management Software If your property management company is finding this summer's business climate challenging, you might take a look at how a modern property management technology solution can help. The best property management software technology solutions (i.e., ManageCasa) are making it easy to scale up, automate payments and transactions, manage your operating budget, and…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    August 07, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices Rent prices rising and dropping at the same time? It's an unusual time for the apartment, condo and house rental markets, where migration is creating vacancies in big cities but drying up apartment rentals in smaller cities. And with the looming end of rent payment moratoriums and the Cares Act payments, the…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    Making the Switch Now Is your current property management software platform too complicated?  How do you feel when you compare property software? Are you burdened by complexity and all the bells and whistles they distract you with? This is why property management firms and landlords are switching to simpler software.  Given the increasing demands on your budget…

  • Corona Virus Cleaning

    Covid 19 Cleaning and Disinfection When we first published this post 4 months ago, we mentioned possible terrible results of Covid 19 outbreaks in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and California. That happened. Only slowly have businesses and citizens taken Covid 19 cleaning and disinfection seriously. Now Covid 19 is spreading fast across the US and in…

  • Property Management Profitability

    July 28, 2020

    Honing in on Greater Profitability Just as in gardening, it's sometimes wise for property management service firms to trim and prune their array of services to keep their business more healthy. And as well, managers should improve efficiency, develop new services and sources of revenue, to evolve and become more profitable. Your business and clientele…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    Best Property Management Apps It's a mobile world, even for property managers, and having the right apps to help you do work is what business is all about today. You can enjoy productivity, financial, communications, and scheduling apps in an all in one property management application such as ManageCasa.  And there are additional apps you…

  • How to Improve Profit Margins

    July 21, 2020

    Increasing Owner Profit Margin One of your top priorities for the coming 12 months might be to learn how to improve your client's profit margins. That's because small improvements in the revenue/cost ratio magnify earnings for property owners. And for owners it's all about earnings. But where to grow revenue and where to cut costs…

  • Property Management Companies Need to Blog

    July 08, 2020

    Blogging for Property Management Professionals As we're in the midst of a tough health pandemic that is crushing profit margins, more property management firms need to be able to reach more renters and landlords. If you're managing a property management services firm, communicating well is important. Although you may have some nice marketing pages on…

  • Rent Prices Falling this Summer

    June 16, 2020

    Apartment List Rentonomics Report Are rent prices dropping? A report on the US rental market from Apartmentlist shows exactly what we'd expect during a pandemic. Rents are falling in most cities, but not all cities. Some rose as you can see below. The coming months might present an uplift in rent collected and perhaps some…

  • 30 of the Best Landlord Apps for 2020

    June 16, 2020

    30 Handy Apps for Landlords & Property Managers A big selection of new property manager apps and helpful real estate apps have hit the market. Apps are handy, however, in the era of the mobile property manager, a fully mobile property management platform is the best business asset available. An all in one solution integrates the…

  • Software Landlords and Property Managers Enjoy Using

    Simplicity Makes Users Feel Good What do most people dream of these days? How about a simpler life devoid of friction, long commutes, persistent bills, receipts and problems, and complicated financial transactions? Yes, we live in complicated world. During the pandemic shutdown however, everyone has been reintroduced to the simple life, and how refreshing it…

  • Tenant Retention Strategy | 10 Simple Things You Can Do

    How to Keep Your Tenants The Corona Virus slowdown is generating more than unemployment, refinancing, and too much work in collecting rent. It's creating changes in how property management will be conducted going forward. Remember the days of 98% occupancy and zero missed rents? Well, now landlords have to earn those numbers. Rent payment moratoriums…

  • Launch Your Business out of the Corona Virus Recession

    April 20, 2020

    A Plan for Restarting Your Small Business With Corona Virus infection rates just slowing now, and business shutdowns and cancelled events well into summer, is it too early to begin a recovery plan for your small business? Actually, this is the time to plan your business route out of the shutdown recession. Being ahead of…

  • Making Safe Service Calls During the Pandemic

    April 14, 2020

    Safe Maintenance Calls for Property Managers and Landlords First responders, doctors, nurses and police officers aren't they only people who must attend to those needing help during this Corona Virus pandemic. Landlords and service technicians from property management companies must also handle in suite maintenance requests from tenants. Cable installers, appliance repair HVAC technicians, phone…

  • Stripe Partners with ManageCasa

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ManageCasa, the leading intuitive, interactive and automated property management software for DIY landlords and property managers, today announced a partnership with Stripe, the leading platform for online payment processing, to launch a new digital payments solution for the property management industry. Landlords and property managers will now be able to…

  • Landlord Software

    February 02, 2020

    Landlord Software Benefits Landlords are a different breed than in decades past.  You are more aware that you need good software tools, apps , and other services to ease your workload and manage your units and tenants better. As a do-it-yourself or self-managing landlord, you have more pressures on your time and budget.  Complicated enterprise focused…

  • Chicago Housing Market 2019

    March 18, 2019

    Is Chicago's Housing Market Worth Investing In? Chicago's Housing market like a few other housing markets, is recovering from the last recession, yet the political uncertainties of 2019 and the upcoming 2020 election hang heavily on the city's future. The windy city is plagued with high taxes, shaky financials, and restrictive government regulation. Up until a…

  • Property Management Leads

    March 16, 2019

    How To Generate More Property Management Leads 2020 is already providing plenty of challenges for professional landlords and property managers. As profits go up and down through this period of the Corona Virus, accounts will be won and some lost.  That's why it's important to have a lead pipeline to continuously attract leads. Keeping cost…

  • Property Accounting Software

    January 21, 2019

    Bring Your Property Accounting into the Modern Era It's not often an accountant or auditor gives you the thumbs up unless you've managed your accounting accurately. And with all those bills, spreadsheets, invoices, and calculators, you're in for the usual arduous year end and tax time pain. Is now the time to upgrade a much…

  • NAA Fighting the Eviction Moratorium

    NAA Fighting the CDC Eviction Moratorium The Corona Virus workplace shutdowns have brought an unprecedented challenge for the real estate market. These hurdles are growing instead of easing for small to medium-sized landlord businesses. Millions of apartment tenants face a wave of evictions due to the government shutdown decision. Such evictions are something no one wants,…

  • Northern UK Cities a Hot Housing Market

    The Rush to the Northern UK is On Are you a homebuyer or rental property investor perusing the UK housing market and wondering how you might get more home for your money? As the 2020 recession has played out some new trends are becoming visible. The buyer migration trend is seen in both the UK…

  • Stamp Duty Holiday in the UK

    Stamp Duty and the Property Market The UK real estate market is plagued with a number of issues, but the one that seems to erode the health of the market the most is the stamp duty. And the temporary stamp duty tax holiday (July 2020 to April 2021) is showing this in rising sales activity…

  • UK Housing Market Forecast 2020

    October 11, 2020

    UK Housing Market 2020/2021 Forecasts for the UK property market are increasingly positive. It's been a long shutdown period and people appear to be resuming their efforts to move or buy a new home. The most recent stats in October show the north of England is doing well, and that an exodus of renters in…

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