California Housing Market Report & Predictions

October 21, 2021

California Housing Market The California Association of Realtors reported single-family home sales rose 5.6% to 438,190 transactions in September vs August. This was the largest jump in sales since August 2020. Sales of condos declined. The median price for all home types sold in September dropped 2.3% to $808,890, although remaining 13.5% above September 2020.…

  • Property Management Software

    Great Software for Modern Property Managers The hunt for a better property management software solution is on for property managers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia. You've got immediate issues your current solution is failing on, and you have big picture matters that requires a serious, professional solution.  ManageCasa is the ideal, next…

  • Mobile Data Access for Property Managers

    October 13, 2021

    Property Managers Need Improved Mobile Access to Data The Covid 19 office shutdowns have pushed property management more quickly into the mobile and digital era.  Suddenly work from home was the in thing. Yet, while the pandemic emptied office spaces across the world, the return to the office this year won't be like it was…

  • Meet Your Technology Provider!

    October 12, 2021

    The Ideal Time to Discuss Your Business Every year, ManageCasa's key executives and staff travel to property management conventions and other industry events across the USA. It's not just a fun or relaxing social time. We do serious business! At each event, we get to meet and help landlords and property managers from big or…

  • NARPM Convention in Kansas City

    NARPM Convention & Trade Show Kansas City One of the property management industry's premier events is only 3 weeks away! From October 27th to 29th, ManageCasa will be exhibiting at NARPM's Annual Convention and Trade Show in Kansas City, MO.   It's just one of many conventions and trade shows we participate in during the year.…

  • Are You Getting the Right Type of Renters?

    Who Are the Best Types of Renters? If you've read many of my posts here on the ManageCasa blog, you know I've highlighted tenant acquisition as a foundational task of rental property managers. It's a simple truth that tenants are the core of the business. New surveys and reports show managers are getting that message…

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

    October 02, 2021

    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…

  • Owner Reports for Landlords or Property Managers

    October 01, 2021

    Property Management and the Owner's Statement Property management is all about serving property owners (and keeping tenants happy). And yet, property owners don't always appreciate what you do, how you manage costs, and keep your buildings, condos, and other properties well maintained. The owner's statement is a concise way to help you maintain accurate accounts…

  • 16 Vital Business Goals You Must Achieve

    16 Vital Business Goals You Must Achieve Every CEO and business manager has key goals. For most, goals are the whole point of being a senior manager and are likely an important part of your training. Hitting targets and showing improvement might be foremost in your mind. Goals are important since research shows managers with…

  • How Property Management Companies Add Value to Property Assets

    October 01, 2021

    Property Managers: Your Best Business Asset If you're a small to medium-sized rental property or real estate investment firm, you might believe that asset values are simply a byproduct of good asset selection, smart financing, and maximum rent yields alone. Yet with the growing amenities and services property owners are delivering with upscale properties today,…

  • Property Management Income Statements

    September 25, 2021

    Check the Pulse of Your Property Management Business Successful property investors and property managers need data. And they need data organized to give insight, control costs and maximize property revenue. Gut feelings about the "bottom line" have to be underpinned by accurate data, insight you can rely on and make good long term decisions with,…

  • Tenant Retention Strategy | 10 Simple Things You Can Do

    September 21, 2021

    Better Tenant Retention As the pandemic slowly disappears, moratoriums end, and employment resumes, landlords and apartment managers are seeing higher vacancy rates. Vacancy is impossible to avoid given renters tend to be a transient population. Add on on economic cycles, rising rent prices, and normal life changes, and turnover adds up. It reduces tenant long…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    August 17, 2021

    Hawaii Real Estate Hawaii home prices increased dramatically over June by $37,000 while sales dropped by almost one hundred homes. Year over year, home prices are up 37.63% while sales rose 14.5% to a total statewide number of 814. Sales dropped most dramatically in Kauai while prices rose the most there. On the Island of…

  • Best Landlord Apps

    August 04, 2021

    35 Handy Software Apps for Landlords & Property Managers On the hunt for landlord software and rental related apps to help you get your work done better and provide a better experience for your tenants? You'll be happy to know we've sourced 35 handy property management software tools to help you fill those productivity gaps. Few…

  • Property Management Software Comparison

    How ManageCasa Compares Is your property management software really giving you the business advantage you need? Are you better off now than you were 2 years ago? Too often business pros keep a solution out of habit, not because it's really working for them. And since property management software is so foundational, your solution needs…

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    June 23, 2021

    Housing Market: Rental Property Market The US rental property market is growing but unfortunately not keep up with growing demand. Although the issue isn't an important one for the Federal government, an ailing rental property market and landlords in distress won't bode well for housing workers, who are expected to begin work again post-pandemic. And…

  • Best Apartment Listing Sites

    Best Apartment Rental Listing Sites As the Coronavirus pandemic eases, apartment landlords in the US, Canada, UK and Australia are likely to see increasing rental inquiries in 2021 and 2022. The question is not just about more however, it's about leads from rental portals that produce good tenants. You don’t have to go it alone…

  • The UK Housing Market

    UK Property Market Update After moderating in February and March, UK home prices rose by 2.1% in April 2021 with the average home price reaching £327,797. The rise this spring is due a shortage of homes for sale, in fact, it's the lowest UK property market supply ever. The rapid price rise is clearly seen…

  • 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 landlords who've asked whether they should upgrade features (lawn in front yard), or to leave it with no maintenance, citing…

  • Grow Your Rental Yields!

    April 23, 2021

    Maximize Your Rental Property ROI 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 successful business. It's no different in the rental property…

  • Property Management Companies

    April 19, 2021

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 11 Top KPIs and Performance Metrics for Property Managers

    March 12, 2020

    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…

  • 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…

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