Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo 2024

February 20, 2024

The Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo The 2024 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo is coming soon.  Once again, Hawaii's big event is set to take place at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Oahu. If you're in Hawaii or would like to go, check out this year's event schedule and book…

  • Solve the 3 Top Challenges of Association Managers

    Top 3 Challenges for Association Managers for the Year Ahead If anything has changed in association management, it has to be expectations. You can blame the bubbled up real estate sector and SaaS software for that. With the introduction of more powerful and efficient systems for managing associations, boards and residents have built up a…

  • 11 Ways to Attract Gen Z Renters

    February 08, 2024

    11 Ways to Attract Gen Z Renters It likely isn't a surprise to you that Generation Z is the fastest-growing renter segment in America. They were born between 1997 and 2015, which places them between 6 and 26 years of age. The leading edge have already graduated college.  They're racially diverse, have lived only during…

  • HOA Automation

    Putting Your Association on AutoPilot? Automation has been the top buzzword in software for a long time and today it's the essence of SaaS association management software. I'm sure you'd agree that putting your business on autopilot is a wonderful dream. Was it ever written in stone that association management is just a daily grind?…

  • Rent Prices City by City

    February 06, 2024

    USA Rent Prices City by City Zumper has released its latest rent price report (January 2024) and it shows rents continuing to flatten in most US cities. Rents in southern cities are falling while rising strongly in some Northern cities. Year over year, rent prices in Cleveland (+18.8%), Milwaukee (+17.9%), Columbus (+16.8%) and Chicago (+16.7%)…

  • Landlord and Tenant Insurance Costs Going Up

    January 30, 2024

    Home, Landlord and Tenant's Insurance Costs Rising A report by SPG Global shows US residential insurance costs are rising quickly and contributing to rent price increases. States such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon have seen significant insurance rate growth. An insurance.com report has it that Farmer's Insurance Company raised premiums 19.3% by…

  • California Rental Market Report

    January 25, 2024

    California Rental Market Report Although Florida and Texas may boast better weather and beaches than California, this state remains a magnet for newcomers of all kinds. With a population of around 40 million, it's a massive marketplace of homes, buildings, property, people and opportunities nestled in a diversified economy of farming, tourism, and technology. And…

  • Hawaii Housing Market

    January 24, 2024

    Hawaii Real Estate Market Just like Florida or California, there never seems to be a lack of interest in buying a home or property in Hawaii. There is no place like the Hawaiian Islands for Americans (or foreign buyers from Asia). The fact is, this land of paradise has many benefits to offer, such as…

  • California Housing Market Report

    January 19, 2024

    Housing Market California Both Realtors, investors, home buyers and renters across California continue to wait in limbo for the 2024 California housing market to unfold.  Is this spring the "inflection point" the media have touted for markets? Is this the year, frustrated buyers will finally have the opportunity to buy, or will rising home prices…

  • Florida Rental Market

    January 19, 2024

    Florida Rental Market Report The beautiful state of Florida is blessed with arguably, the best climate in the US with attractions too numerous to count.  There's the boating, fishing, golf, tennis, white sand beaches and gorgeous homes with outdoor living amenities. There's the communities, organized so well with recreational facilities used year round and HOA's…

  • Single Family Property Ownership

    January 17, 2024

    Mastering Single-Family Rental Properties Single-family houses remain the gold standard for residential real estate investment. And after a difficult pandemic/high-interest rate period, resale houses are being put back on the market in 2024. The opportunity for SFR is growing. For small landlords, the single-family housing market is the one they're most enthusiastic about. Home values…

  • Diversify your Rental Property Portfolio

    January 08, 2024

    Advantages of Diversifying Properties One of the rising trends of the last few years and one picking up steam is the diversification of rental asset portfolios. Residential property investors are reviewing their properties and culling out those that are underperforming or have dim outlooks given the economy, costs, tax and regulatory disadvantages. Aside from technology…

  • Your Decision to Move to Modern Software

    When Will You Let Go of Old Ways? Why are so many landlords, association managers and property managers do so well while others see their financial performance weaken? It's almost certain that successful ones have adopted a fantastic digital management system that allows them to streamline all of their work, grow revenues, cut costs, keep…

  • Florida Housing Market

    January 06, 2024

    Florida Housing Market The sunny, beautiful and warm Florida climate, job market, and housing market continue to draw new residents and homebuyers in 2023. In 2023, the state welcomed 365,000 new residents and massive investment in residential real estate here. And more sellers will be there to greet these domestic and foreign buyers, buoyed by…

  • Rethinking Value Creation in Your Association

    Rethinking Value in Association Management: Beyond the Basics If a common perception of a business's activities and worth keeps threatening its funding or success, then a business owner should act to escape those perceptions. Those persistent attitudes and beliefs about HOA and community associations cause a lot of grief and need to be challenged. Same…

  • 2024 NAA Apartmentalize Conference

    Apartmentalize 2024 The 2024 National Apartment Association (NAA) Conference & Trade Show is scheduled for June 19-21, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA. ManageCasa is an annual participant at the event and we look forward to meeting you in Philly. Apartmentalize 2023 offered speaker sessions on…

  • Property Management Trends

    December 29, 2023

    30 Key Trends for the Property Management Industry in 2024 As you turn your attention ahead to the new year, you might be carrying a large set of legacy business challenges with you. Rent payment delays, falling rent, rising vacancy rates, debt, fewer trained staff and higher wage costs, higher maintenance and financing costs, rent…

  • Engagement Strategy for Associations

    How To Boost Engagement in HOAs or Community Associations A common frustration in community associations is a lack of interest and participation from residents. Aside from not having people to run your organization, it can reflect an association that's not doing well.  There are many reasons why homeowners and community residents don't get involved including a…

  • Property Management Automation - 7 Top Benefits

    7 Benefits of Automation in Property Management Software Experts in many industries believe AI will revolutionize business over the next 5 years. There's a lot of hype based on the idea that advanced computer chips from Nvidia, AMD and others will make anything possible. Given your work requires a lot of judgement based on experience…

  • Rise Above Cost Cutting with ManageCasa

    December 14, 2023

    Discover the Power of ManageCasa™ to Optimize your Expenses As we usher in 2024, the landscape ahead for property management is colored by a downshift in rent prices and upshifts in vacancies and rent payment delinquency. The multifamily construction boom and economic slowdown are also contributing to lower asking rent prices and yearly rent revenues. …

  • HOA/CAM Software Implementation Tips

    CAM/HOA Software Implementation: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid Homeowners associations (HOAs) and community associations are modernizing and looking to software solutions to streamline their operations, increase accessibility and functionality and produce efficiencies to protect budgets. That's a wise decision and one that will ease workloads, provide transparency, increase member engagement and make financial management…

  • Launch Your Business into 2024

    Solving 2024's Property Management Challenges Now We're all anticipating a great new year ahead and that landlord businesses will improve and grow more profitable. The new year will herald in a new set of expectations about the market and performance. For sure old and new challenges will be there in the in 2024 to meet…

  • When Will Rent Prices Fall?

    December 05, 2023

    Will Rent Prices Fall in 2024? Renters continue to ask about when apartment and house rent prices will fall. According to >Redfin's most recent news release, asking rents are beginning to go down faster.  November's numbers are down 2.1% year over year. Is this the leading edge of more vacancies and lower rent revenues for…

  • HOA Management Software

    December 04, 2023

    HOA Management Software Now in 2024, HOA managers are looking to adopt technology in a more effective manner. They'll be looking for great HOA software with automation benefits, and one that helps them with preparation and implementation. A wide variety of apps, add-ons, and software are available. Some HOA apps are highly promoted and lauded…

  • Property Management News

    November 27, 2023

    Property Management News Let's take a quick look at the latest stats and stories in the rental property sector. Is the Multifamily Apartment Glut Already Over? Rent prices have been impacted by a large release of new construction at the same time as the economy is cooling. Some expect a mild recession but would that…

  • HOA/CAM Software Selection Tips

    How to Choose the Right Association Management Software Are you frustrated with your current association management tools? Are you able to fully perform your accounting and produce appropriate reports for your board, manage facilities, keep boards informed, communicate effectively with members, and comply with association management regulations? Do you have limited features and customizability issues?…

  • Landlord Software

    October 11, 2023

    What Landlords Want in Software Single-family rental landlords face higher workloads than multifamily landlords. The variety in properties, unit costs, maintenance costs, geographic distance and more means service efficiency is even more important in the single-family rental market.  And with the rise in mortgage, labor and materials costs, it's not surprising they're looking to technology…

  • How to Find Good Tenants

    October 08, 2023

    How to Find Great Tenants! Great tenants are the holy grail of property management and successful rental property investment. And finding them and attracting them strategically could be the key to charging profitable rent prices and seeing consistent revenues from a long-term leased tenant base. The 5 questions to ask involve who, which, where, how,…

  • Control Property Management Expenses

    August 22, 2023

    A Closer Look at Expenses on Profit & Loss Statements In 2023/2024, saving money might come back into vogue for landlords.  As rent rises slow and vacancies start to increase, you may look to the other side of the balance sheet to improve financial performance. While it’s essential to maximize rental income, it’s equally important…

  • Association Software that's Built for Your Team

    Modern Community Association Software We all know technology is the solution for resolving the growing challenges community associations face today. Association Software facilitates communications, increases dues collection, creates time efficiencies, and helps you manage your budget flawlessly. Modern managers are particularly focused on streamlining workloads and that's what tech is all about. We'd like to…

  • What is the Best Type of Rental Property?

    June 11, 2023

    Best Types of Residential Rental Income Property to Buy Is there any time when buying rental income properties doesn't make sense? With mortgage rates falling and the economy perhaps picking up in the second half of 2024, will investors be looking to buy rental properties? Will mortgage refinancing emergencies provide more homes, condos and apartments…

  • Property Management Software Comparison

    Compare Property Management Software Hunting for stellar 5-star performance from an affordable property management solution? You're on the web or visiting NARPM or a software review site, but it likely confused you and you stopped your investigation.  Confusing you is part of the process, so you'll get mired in details that seem to favor their…

  • Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property 2023

    April 24, 2023

    Best Places to Buy Property in 2023 Investors are returning to the market this spring, and are considering what the best properties might be and which states and cities they might be found in. Reports in general (some below) show property prices are dropping (some states/cities are enjoying booming growth in yields) and it may…

  • Property Management Companies

    What Should You Look for in a Good Property Management Company? As a landlord owner, it's inevitable that you'll hire your first property management company, or will need to fire and rehire another one. Do you have a good system with thorough vetting criteria so you'll choose your next provider wisely?  Because your decision might…

  • Property Accounting Software

    April 09, 2023

    Accounting Software that Supports Your Business Bookkeeping and accounting are two of the most important daily tasks in landlords and property manager’s workday. Simplifying that routine with smart automation is a must since accounting powers up all other areas of your business. Budget management, cash flow, financial insights and more give property managers greater control…

  • Best Property Management Software

    Top 25 Property Management Software Products As the pace of change and innovation quickens in property management technology, you'll be looking for models of performance. Let us introduce you to 25 property management software products that comprise the best in breed currently in 2024. These brief reviews will help you investigate the right software solution…

  • Property Management Conferences and Expos 2024: Dates, Cities, Sessions

    Property Management Conferences, Trade Shows & Expos Looking Ahead to 2024's Conferences! Property management conferences offer us an interesting mix of learning and networking experiences. 2024, the year of the market turnaround will give vendors more opportunity to present the value of their technology and innovation. Below you'll find a full list of 2024 events…

  • Comprehensive Accounting Solution

    November 27, 2022

    Professional Solution: Software + Expertise Accounting for landlords, HOA managers or property managers never seems to get easier. Too much complexity with too many rules and regulations amidst changing costs, taxation and revenues leaves landlords feeling uncertain about their financial decisions. Completely understandable. And if you're still performing accounting manually, your risks are rising. Time…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    Time to Switch to a New Property Management Software?   "If the software we're using now is working okay, why would we need to switch?"   That's a common question property managers ask when pondering whether to upgrade or switch products. The fact you're thinking about it means you see it as a possibility. And…

  • Property Management Software Market Size: $1.8 Billion

    Property Management Software Market The market for services and software related to property management is booming. Globally, or just in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the UK, the full potential of property management business is generated via SaaS software tools that exist on the cloud. The advantages of property management software are compelling, in…

  • What is a Community Association Manager?

    What is a Community Association Manager? To homeowners and residents, a community association management organization can be bewildering or at least confusing. They ponder about what is community association management, what a board is, and what the title manager means? Many won't ask the appropriate questions to give them a clear picture. Other times, the…

  • 20 Best Apartment Renovations

    February 15, 2024

    Apartment Renovation Ideas If 2024 sees you losing tenants, you'll need to improve your renter value proposition to attract the quality you need to run your property business well. Enjoy these apartment redesign theme ideas and upgrade feature ideas to make your rental property seem awesome to your tenants. Tenants find it difficult to feel…

  • Best Apartment Listing Sites

    February 15, 2024

    Best Apartment Rental Listing Sites Tenants are on the hunt for a better apartment, condo for rent  or house for rent. They turn to Google to find an apartment rental agency. These will range from Apartmentlist to Zumper to Rentals.com and Apartments.com.  Their visibility on Google's search results gives them massive traffic every single day.…

  • The Best Way to Pay Rent

    February 14, 2024

    Which is the Best Way to Pay Rent? It's amazing that tenants would ask about what is the best way to pay rent.  Yet, web stats show they do ask.  Perhaps, it means they're demanding to pay via that better route. Landlords already know which is the best - pay rent online via an automatic…

  • Overdue Rent - Getting Tenants to Pay

    February 14, 2024

    How to Get Renters to Pay Rent When tenants are consistently late paying rent or seemingly can't pay it, you're being on the spot. Politely encouraging tenants to pay is an important soft skill in 2024. Landlords are asking more about this problem and how to deal with it proactively and with a professional and…

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