Australia Housing Market 2021

Australian Property Market Forecast 2021 Australian property price rises reach 32 year records again in April. Australian housing values lifted by 1.8% in April according to CoreLogic’s national home value index.  This growth is lest than 2.8% last month suggesting slow wage growth, and high prices are beginning to weigh on the housing market. Home values in…

  • Texas Rental Market

    Texas Rental Market 2021 Of all the demographic and economic shifts taking place in the last 5 years, the housing trends across Texas might be the most noticeable. As the charts and data below reveal, Texas is increasingly seen in the eyes of buyers, investors and renters as a place of growth and opportunity. Home…

  • The Only Property Management Solution You Need

    Property Management Technology Insight, & Trending News While you're keen on finding and subscribing to the ideal property management software, there's a lot going on in the business of property management that may influence your choice. And we've added this new, trending news stores section for property managers, landlords, HOA managers, startup entrepreneurs, and students…

  • Great Rental Experiences

    How to Create the Best Rental Experience Possible The rental property business is booming in 2021 but does this mean landlords can take tenants for granted and risk delivering a suboptimal rental experience? There are two sides of the ideal rental experience for landlords to appreciate more: 1. in demand amenities/features, and 2. courteous landlord…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2021

    April 25, 2021

    California’s Housing Market Forecast The latest home sales and price data from CAR shows the California housing market is progressing but is constrained by a lack of supply. For renters, the 13 months of the pandemic eased rent prices in California, however that trend appears to be abating (see below). In March, both prices and sales took…

  • Grow Your Rental Yields!

    April 23, 2021

    Maximize Your Rental Property ROI Is rental property ROI just a state of mind? Will a persistent focus on the returns you desire lead to the success you need? There is sufficient evidence that what you visualize will come true  -- the self-fulfilling prophecy.  That's why optimism and clear, achievable goals are the foundation of…

  • Virtual Leasing Apps

    April 20, 2021

    8 Great Virtual Leasing Apps Has leasing become a source of angst and worry for you these past 13 months? If so, it's understandable, given apartment managers have seen vacancy rates rise and Covid 19 lockdown protocols were stiffened. Leasing has to go online and the pandemic has given this dominant trend an accelerating boost.…

  • Property Management Companies

    Property Management Service Firms With rapid growth in rental property market likely in the coming years, landlords are on the hunt for qualified, reliable property management companies.  They'll be helping with everything from tenant acquisition to leasing to maintenance of their rentals. Hiring a property management company is a new task and property owners need…

  • ManageCasa's Dedication to Continuous Improvement

    ManageCasa Solving the Challenges of Remote Property Management Many decades ago, an American named Dr. Edwards Deming helped the Japanese improve their manufacturing capabilities with a new process.  That new process was called Kaizen and became iconic for industries moving into the era of ISO standards. We don't hear about it much anymore, yet even…

  • US Rent Prices Heating Up

    National Rent Price Growth Rising Reports from NMHC for April will be out in May, however current reports seem to suggest multifamily rents are on the rise. The current rent payment tracker however shows more lateness in rent payments. Of course, this is only the multifamily rent sector. The small landlord and property management sector…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    Best Property Management Apps In 2021, property management has gone mobile. We called it before, but the pandemic has greatly accelerated the transition to digital tools. A handy property management app offers significant time savings whether it's an application for a specific task such as rent collection, time management, or controlling keys to units. In…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    April 06, 2021

    Hawaii Real Estate Hawaii's real estate market continued hot in February with single family housing sales growth of 5% along with price gains of 20% year over year to a new median price of $917,500. Condo sales rose grew 41% year over year with a new median price of $457,500. Oahu, Kauai, and Maui all saw…

  • Single Family House Rentals

    House Rental Market Growing The Covid 19 pandemic is reshaping the rental market in the UK, Australia and US. The biggest shift occurring is the demand for single-family rental houses. 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…

  • Best Landlord Apps

    March 29, 2021

    34 Handy Apps for Landlords & Property Managers No property management software does everything a landlord might need. Fortunately, there's a sizable selection of landlord apps, leasing apps,  new property manager apps and other helpful real estate apps to help rental pros fill those service and productivity gaps. Few could have foreseen the huge demand for landlord…

  • How to Be a Good Tenant

    March 26, 2021

    Be the Tenant Landlords Want What do you think is the first thing comes to mind when your landlord hears your name? Is it sparkling images of a conscientious, responsible person who makes their business a success? Or does their head drop with a frown, as they remember all the friction you've generated for them,…

  • 20 Best Apartment Renovations

    March 24, 2021

    Make Your Rental Apartment Warm and Inviting For a full century, rental apartments were thought of as empty spaces for renters to occupy and adapt to. Apartments were a place to sleep and eat, and not so much a warm, inviting home. The word home was meant only for houses. In the last 5 years…

  • NAA Conference - Advocate 2021

    NAA Conference - Advocate 2021 There's a lot going on in Washington and your state with respect to how the government represents the interests of landlords and tenants fairly. It's generally believed that Federal and State governments are not playing fair and are instead playing politics at landowners' expense. It's made being a landlord a…

  • How To Collect Rent and Back Rent Due

    March 04, 2021

    Rent Collection Strategy for Landlords Landlords and property managers of all types are having some difficulty with late paying tenants as well as rent defaults in this last 12 months. It's great that Covid vaccinations are progressing, however the issue with tenant back rent owed, and future missed payments isn't over. The moratorium delays just…

  • The Biggest Most Costly Mistakes Landlords Make

    February 25, 2021

    Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make   "If only I'd known then what I know now."  That's what too many landlords utter when they're struggling to keep afloat, facing weighty financial challenges, and looking for ways to improve their profits. When we cover the topic of the most costly landlord mistakes, it's not insinuating, but rather just…

  • Buy vs Rent Home | The Rent vs Buy Decision

    February 22, 2021

    Buy vs Rent a Home? 2021 is unfolding and many of us are returning to the pressing question of buying vs renting a home.  It's a tantalizing opportunity to buy a house, but are we reaching out to grab a branch on a cliff? Hundreds of thousands of Americans, Canadians, Brits and Aussies are all…

  • Property Management Trends

    January 15, 2021

    21 Key Property Management Trends for 2021 As spring 2021 approaches, we're wondering which key trends will impact property management in 2021?  See all the important trends below. Will it be financial, technological, or political forces that will shape property management this year? That's the focus of the ManageCasa blog. Be sure to bookmark to stay…

  • Growth Hacks for Your Property Management Firm

    January 14, 2021

    Growth Hacking for Property Management Companies Welcome to 2021!  2020 was a strange and challenging year for landlords, tenants and property management companies. Yet, we're moving past the pandemic era, rental property acquisitions are growing and both landlords and property management companies will see more opportunity to grow their businesses. From apartment rent defaults, renter…

  • The UK Housing Market

    December 12, 2020

    UK Property Market Forecast 2021 As the UK enters another period of shutdown measures, we're concerned with the fallout for the UK rental market. The lockdown is likely to exacerbate occupancy rate challenges in Greater London and raise prices in the pandemic destination towns. Amidst all the pessimism and events of the summer of 2020,…

  • Profit & Loss Statement: A Must-Read Financial Document

    December 07, 2020

    Property Management Financial Statements Monitoring property financial performance and examining the financial statements is one of the most essential tasks for a property manager. Your portfolio's financial performance should be reviewed on a monthly basis by the asset manager, director of property management, regional manager, and property manager.  When reviewing financial documents, the Profit and Loss…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    December 02, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices A trend in rent prices has swept across the  US  (and UK, Germany, Canada, Australia).  Apartment rent prices fell in major cities while house rental prices grew in pandemic destination cities and towns. While rents climb in the pandemic destination cities, apartment rent decreases in urban areas are beginning to moderate. This is…

  • Workflow Automation for Property Management

    15 Practical Reasons to Automate Your Workflow When property managers see their number of properties to service grow, they feel a pressing need to increase efficiency. What worked when winging it every day, no longer does when you have 100 apartments and 175 houses to manage. Multitasking property managers and staff must find ways to do…

  • Florida Property Management Companies

    November 01, 2020

    Property Management Firms Florida The state of Florida is perhaps the most unique environment in the US. Warm to very hot and humid climate, plenty of water and coastlines, salt air, lightning, flooding, hurricanes in the late summer provides enough challenges for any property manager. And with plenty of tourists for 4 or 5 winter…

  • 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…

  • Choosing the Right Property Management Software

    6 Steps to Choose the Right Software Software is integral to property management companies today. That's why focusing on the specific benefits you need is important. After defining your needs and your benefits, you'll be better prepared to filter in those property management software solutions (or HOA management software) you know will work well.  We believe…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Property Management

    Property Management In 2020, property management companies using cloud-based, property management software will be essential to help landlords maintain profit performance, meet regulation standards, optimize rent collection, keep tenants leased and manage those tenants well. Managers of property management companies are becoming aware that they themselves are key to driving profit and raising asset values. Whether…

  • Choosing an HOA Management Company

    July 08, 2020

    Choose the Right HOA Management Company Few people outside the property management industry understand the difference between HOA management and property management.  The difference for industry pros is pretty clear, but for newbies the distinction is sometimes difficult to make. Regardless of who owns the properties in a community(s), a homeowner's association must be set…

  • 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…

  • 11 Top KPIs and Performance Metrics for Property Managers

    Which Metrics do the Best Property Managers Focus on? The best property managers or landlords pay sharp attention to the profitability and health of their companies. And they know certain metrics generate more revenue, improve cash flow, and make owners happy. Keeping an eye on the financial and business health of your company is easy through the…

  • 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…

  • Evolving Services for Property Management Companies

    January 14, 2020

    The Pandemic Effect on Management Services Landlords and property management companies are on the front line of the Covid 19 pandemic and many are suffering financially and personally, while others are okay. Despite the pain many some apartment landlords have experienced, most in the industry have developed a newfound respect for their role in the…

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