The UK Housing Market

September 14, 2020

UK Property Market Forecast 2020 The pandemic is created odd effects on house prices in the UK, just as it is in Australia and America. Amidst all the pessimism of the summer of 2020, is still good news for UK homeowners looking to sell in the next 5 years. Reduced income, lower home construction, reduced…

  • 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…

  • Amazon Growing its Marketshare

    September 11, 2020

    Amazon Increasing Presence in Retail Is a big Amazon warehouse distribution center coming to your local area soon? With retail shopping malls suffering in 2020 and into 2021, a key opportunity for eCommerce fulfillment firms is presenting itself. Commercial property managers who have suffered big losses of tenants and revenue during the pandemic are looking…

  • 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…

  • Property Management Companies

    September 01, 2020

    Property Management Company Listings Landlords from the UK to Australia to the US are searching more frequently for property management services companies. The market is more challenging and more are growing their property portfolios.  If this is you, you'll want to take some time to list and prioritize what you need before searching. Otherwise, you might…

  • 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…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    August 18, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast July's housing market sales in California is picking up nicely from Junes sales. The July report saw sales and prices rise across the state despite lingering effects of the pandemic. Realtors are optimistic, the economy is picking up, but few resale homes are up for sale.  54% of consumers believe it's…

  • 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…

  • The Exodus Of Americans from Big Cities

    August 14, 2020

    Rental Property Trends A big trend in rental apartments is happening, but isn't being reported as it should be. It represents a significant threat to many urban landlords and a change in the rental apartment landscape. Covid 19 in community, office and transit, retail shutdowns and business closures with lost income, persistent high rents, high…

  • 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…

  • The US Rental Property Investment Market 2020

    June 20, 2020

    Are Rent Prices Going to Drop? The US housing market including the house and apartment rental market were running strong with rent prices rising through the pandemic. Now in June, we are seeing rent prices drop overall, yet not in all cities. As the economy begins to roll, these dropping prices won't last. In fact,…

  • 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…

  • Covid 19 Disinfection Foggers

    Tools to Keep your Building Safe Businesses are reopening and workers in the US, Canada, Australia, UK and Germany are slowly returning to work, and shoppers are visiting restaurants, salons, and retail stores. There will be more tenant traffic in and out of your building which opens up the possibility of a Covid 19 spread in your…

  • 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…

  • Avoid Void Periods with Tenant Referencing

    September 11, 2020

    10 Clever Ways Landlords Can Avoid Void Periods It’s an unprecedented, uncertain time for landlords in the UK and worldwide. Where finding new renters was once simple, attracting tenants has taken on new urgency and new challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has eased in some areas and intensified in others, and authorities are expressing concern that…

  • 12 Ways to Reduce Tenant Turnover

    September 11, 2020

    How to Reduce Tenant Turnover Have you calculated how much revenue you've lost due to tenant turnover problems over the years?  It's a common underplayed issue for property investors, landlords, and even the best property management companies. Very few landlords work out the lifetime value numbers of good tenants. They just look for a quality tenant…

  • Australian Property Management

    September 09, 2020

    Property Management Companies in Australia It's estimated that as many as 10,000 companies are involved in rental property management in Australia.  Yet finding a professional quality firm to manage your properties efficiently, amidst a pandemic recession won't be easy. Hopefully, this post will provide some context to help you find and hire a reputable and…

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