UK Property Market Outlook 2020

February 12, 2020

UK Property Market 2020 The successful Brexit vote is launching the UK property market back to prosperity with sales and new construction rising well. Sales forecasts from KnightFrank, Rightmove. Gov.uk and JLL all paint a positive picture. 2020 was not forecast to be as strong as it's performing currently, and some suggest a moderation or…

  • How to Be An Awesome Landlord

    February 03, 2020

    20 Ways to Raise Your Awesome Factor Is the word awesome just some kids thing, or does it mean you really have become someone special? I think when someone says you're awesome, it means they think you're a cut better than the expected. Other than being professional and using the latest online landlord software, is…

  • Property Management Software 2020

    What's Happening in Property Management? It is 2020 and we're anticipating a good economy and conditions for landlords and property management companies this year. It's the right time to try a new property management solution. You're welcoming in another year long business cycle ripe with opportunity for revenue and growth. It's exciting when you know…

  • Australia Housing Market Predictions 2020

    February 01, 2020

    Housing Market Forecast 2020 The housing market in Australia is attracting a lot of attention.  After the heat, drought, fires, and floods, Australia's focus turns to rebuilding. The Corona Virus problem is the latest hurdle the markets must surmount. Although China's economy is being impacted, these events pass. At some point, perhaps by April, the…

  • Berlin Housing Market Forecast 2020

    January 30, 2020

    Housing Forecast Berlin One of the most dynamic cities in Europe, Berlin Germany also has one of the world's hottest housing markets. In 2017 and 2018, it was under significant pressure with squeezed supply and exploding demand. Supply issues continue yet the forecast for 2020 is subdued rent price appreciation.  Although rent price controls are being…

  • Inspection and Maintenance Checks for 2020

    January 30, 2020

    A Good Resolution for 2020 Have you already abandoned your 2020 New Year’s resolutions?  That’s actually okay in our books, because we have a better one for you - remind your tenants to take care of their units. As a New Year’s Resolution, in our residential buildings, we encourage tenants to maintain their rental units…

  • Property Management Trade Shows and Expos 2020

    US Property Management Expos 2020 According to CEIR, more owners, property managers, Realtors and contractors will attend trade shows and expos in 2020.  And Statista believes the trade show/expo industry will be worth $16.8 billion by 2021 (up from 13.2 billion in 2017). Lots of growth, interest, careers, and business generated, and what's the attraction? …

  • Property Management Software

    Useful Property Management Software Property managers and landlords often inquire about which might be the best property management software solution available now?  Software quality relates to simplicity, affordability, and possessing the right services for your business specifically. Studies show many landlords and rental real estate managers are frustrated with their current software, and unable to…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    January 25, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast December's housing stats from CAR show sales the persistent demand for homes in California. Sales of condos rose strongly while house sales moderated, yet prices show buyers are intent on buying. The lack of supply of single family houses, combined with ultra high unaffordable house prices is likely resulting in fewer…

  • Property Performance Standards

    January 24, 2020

    Set Your Performance Benchmarks It's one of the most important matters of your property management business, that you set quantifiable standards for performance. Having benchmarks for each aspect of your services can help your company stay on course and grow more profitable. Our own property manager expert Gordon Leung offers some helpful tips on how…

  • Rental Property Investing

    January 22, 2020

    Buying Rental Property in 2020? The real estate market has yet to hit its peak. And the rental property market may have even better underlying fundamentals  — supporting rising home prices and higher rent prices for tenants. Those Fundamentals Are: very high home/apartment prices high employment rates higher wages better jobs coming low mortgage rates…

  • Best Real Estate Apps

    January 20, 2020

    Best Real Estate Apps for 2020 Software developers are hard at work trying to come up with software apps that are more useful. Some such as ManageCasa have integrated apps and services that make work much easier for those in property management. We've highlighted apps for landlords and apps for property managers, some of which…

  • Buy vs Rent Home | The Rent vs Buy Decision

    January 20, 2020

    Buy vs Rent? This year, hundreds of thousands of people will be using a rent vs buy calculator to help them decide whether to buy a home or rent one. The dream of having one's own home, building equity, and enjoying stability is alluring. Yet a number of factors can make owning a painful and risky…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    January 10, 2020

    Hawaii Housing Market 2020 It's not just American buyers who want a slice of Hawaiian paradise during these good times. Foreign buyers too are pouring billions more into the 2020 Hawaiian housing market. Hot Oahu, Kauai and Maui It’s not just American buyers who want a slice of Hawaiian paradise during these good times. Billions of…

  • Property Management Careers

    January 09, 2020

    Job Opportunities Rising in Lucrative Property Rental Management Are you stuck in a dead end job, looking for a new career, or perhaps to switch to something that's using leading edge technology? In a competitive world where many occupations are becoming redundant, you must be looking ahead. AI and technology are forcing a shift in…

  • Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property

    January 06, 2020

    Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property 2020 As we enter 2020, the housing markets are beginning to heat up. Some are rated very hot with rising prices supporting high rents.  Yet some have shown volatility and others have weak price to rent ratios. Migration, job growth, and economic prosperity in some surprising cities means…

  • 30 of the Best Landlord Apps for 2020

    January 04, 2020

    30 Handy Apps for Modern Landlords If you're not quite ready to commit to a full fledged, professional landlord software solution, you could sample some of these 30 landlord apps below. A landlord app is a specialized software program designed to help you with your specific challenges, work processes, and time saving needs. The specialized services…

  • Best Cities in California for Rental Property ROI

    January 02, 2020

    Which are the best California Cities for Investment Property? Looking for an investment condo in the Golden State. A lot of property investors still are.  California will be one of the top housing markets in 2020.  Another year has passed and new communities are drawing the attention of buyers. But after you see the high…

  • 15 Ways to Boost Organic Social Media Performance

    December 30, 2019

    Social Media for Property Management Social media represents a great, unexplored opportunity for Realtors, property managers, and yes Landlords.  But how many property pros do social marketing well enough to make it produce bottom line results? Companies are investing in their Facebook and Twitter presence. However, most are doing paid clicks to get their results.  It's…

  • Why Do Good Tenants Leave?

    December 30, 2019

    How to Foresee Tenant Departures Why is it that good things must come to an end? Your tenants have worked out so well, they enjoyed living in your home or apartment, yet despite that bliss, they will decide to move on. Yes, it's so nice when people stay put, but everyone's life evolves. Young couples…

  • Landlord Software

    December 22, 2019

    Landlord Software Benefits A growing number of landlords and property managers who conduct property management on their own are looking for new tools, apps , and other software to help them manage their work. Do-it-yourself or self-managing landlords are seeing more pressures on their time and budgets. Should landlords start cutting corners on everything, or maybe give…

  • How to File for Tenant Eviction

    December 02, 2019

    Filing for Tenant Eviction We previously mentioned an eviction process which could begin once proper documentation has been prepared.  These eviction documents include lease violation notices and other important correspondences. In some cases, tenants may respond and voluntarily work with the landlord to address their lease violations in order to avoid eviction. However, when tenants…

  • Property Management Leads

    November 18, 2019

    How To Generate More Property Management Leads 2020 is almost here. These are probably good times for you, but tomorrow always arrives. Healthy property management companies grow through new and better landlord client opportunities keeping you more cost efficient and optimizing your cash flow, right through any tough times ahead. Yet how will you get…

  • Important Property Management Trends

    November 06, 2019

    15 Key Property Management Trends for 2020 How will property owners and property managers improve business operations and revenue in 2020? By keeping a close and persistent eye on the housing market and major trends affecting future business performance. Property management is a booming multidimensional business worth Billions. Improvements and threats will come from many…

  • Property Management Software Comparison

    How ManageCasa Compares In 2020, property manager's busy work schedule will only get busier to the point of exhaustion.  What's needed and is actually available now, is a property management solution designed for SMB property managers and landlords. Keeping owners happy, completing maintenance, processing leases and documents, ensuring payments, helping staff learn new property management…

  • Landlord Tenant Law Documentation

    October 29, 2019

    Never Forget to Document Before Legal Proceedings In previous articles, we talked about the eviction process and the importance of documenting properly. While non-payment of rent is the cause of most evictions, other lease violations whether minor or major, can also lead to tenancy termination and eventually with legal proceedings.  Serving lease violations to tenants…

  • Digital Bookkeeping for Landlords

    October 15, 2019

    Can Better Digital Bookkeeping Make For Happier Landlords? Friction bedevils pretty much everything in commerce and payments, and that holds especially true for the management of rental property. Not only are there many moving parts and a variety of participants involved —  landlords, tenants, property managers, financial institutions, service providers such as plumbers and electricians…

  • Lease Agreement 101 - Evictions

    September 16, 2019

    Lease Agreement 101 – Evictions Tenants are often fearful to hear the word of “lease termination” or “eviction’. Yet a landlord can indeed terminate the lease agreement if tenant materially breaches the lease terms. Tenants should pay extra attention to the lease terms, timeline on written notice to vacate the units, as well as the…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    September 13, 2019

    Apartment Rent Prices Rise Amidst a market where affordability and rent controls are the subject of activist pro rent control protests, rent prices appear to rising fast in 2019. Zumper reports that rents are growing strongly again in September while new construction starts at their lowest in several years. Multifamily starts have plummeted according to…

  • Growth Hacks for Your Property Management Firm

    August 28, 2019

    Hacking Your Way to ROI Growth and Success With the cooler fall season coming, we'll all be feeling a lot fresher and invigorated soon. The fall colors and kids back at school makes us realize the seasons are changing. It's at these positive times that your confidence and optimism will be peaking too. It's a…

  • Avoid the Biggest Problems/Mistakes in Property Management

    The Most Common Property Management Pitfalls The outlook for the property management sector is positive, including multifamily management which means a large group of people will jump into it with the expectations of big profits. While huge profits and fast growth are reported in some sectors, particularly Airbnb rentals and the multifamuly rental sector, new…

  • Software For Multifamily housing Management

    Choose the Best Software For Multifamily Housing Management The multifamily housing market continues to be a great place for investors. National Multifamily Housing Council’s most recent quarterly survey of the national apartment market showed indexes continuing above the breakeven level. The NMHC reported that markets were tightening, sales volumes were up, debt financing was better,…

  • Stripe Online Payment System

    Partnering With Stripe Landlords are in need of better payment systems because of cash flow issues, tenant payment problems, slow bank transactions, fraud, lagging bank and accounting reconciliation, and a lack of real-time reporting. In a recent hype-free blog post, we listed  online payment service providers who have systems which streamline the revenue collection process. Collecting your…

  • Understanding Lease Agreements

    August 06, 2019

    Understanding Lease Agreements 101 – Part 1 How often do tenants read lease agreements and understand them? Likely not very often or thoroughly, which means potential renters don’t often know what they’re signing. That could lead to misunderstandings, legal battles, and conflict. If a tenant understands the lease they’re signing, it might actually create a…

  • The UK Housing Market

    Housing in the UK The UK property market is complex and made more complicated by the UK's situation with Brexit and Global trade changes. Even the best experts are challenged to forecast the market in 2020, but let's take a look at some of the factors and trends. Remainers and Brexiteers both are a little…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    It's Wise to Upgrade to Better Software There's two types of property management companies today: The first group are those who are using property management software.  Research shows these managers aren't all that happy with their solutions. The other group are those straggling property managers (late adopters) who haven't moved to fully automated systems, other…

  • 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…

  • 8 Smart Staff Management Tips

    Operational Success: Always Starts with People Whether you’re an experienced Property Manager, or are new to the property management industry, you’ll encounter both expected and unexpected challenges in your daily operations. Those challenges are usually related to occupancy, rent collection, maintenance, tenant issues, and more. Your staff will be responding to and resolving maintenance tickets,…

  • Denver Colorado Housing Market Report

    June 07, 2019

    Metro Denver's Housing Market Coming Alive Rebounding from 2018.  The 2019 housing market in Denver, Colorado is one of the hottest housing markets going, looking good for home buyers and apartment rental investors alike. All areas of the Denver housing and multifamily market are forecast to perform well this year. With Millennial renters and buyers making…

  • The US Rental Property Investment Market 2020

    June 03, 2019

    US Rental Housing Market While the latest report on rents across America shows little growth in the last month, a historic timeline shows rents have not moderated in the last 9 years. That makes rental property investment in the best cities a viable investment strategy for many. Similarly the US economic growth and expansion have…

  • 8 Ways to Grow Your Rental Property ROI

    May 28, 2019

    Property Owners Want Better ROI With all the new technology, they know they can get it.  It might seem unfair to ask you the property management company to grow ROI, yet their request for more is your opportunity to ask for more from them. There are 8 areas that you have control over and below you'll…

  • Buy Vs Rent? Attom Data Shows Renting is Better

    Renting Continues to Be More Affordable Than Buying Smart investment property owners keep their eye on the road ahead for signs that their asset values and rental income might be in danger. Looks like investors can relax. According to a recent study, the outlook seems positive for rental demand along with slowly rising asset values…

  • US Multifamily Property Report

    March 25, 2019

    Multifamily Housing Looking Very Good into 2019 If you're one of the smart property investors in the last 2 years, you're probably smiling given reports on rising apartment stock, and rising rents with a monster customer base. This spring is a time to grow! Given the stock market looks to be beyond its peak, rental…

  • 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…

  • San Jose California Housing Market | Santa Clara Rent Prices

    March 04, 2019

    San Jose's Housing Market 2019/2020 In what is the Valley of Heart's Delight, is perhaps the heart of the new Silicon Valley. With exceptional growth, comes changes in the character, business focus, and location of residents. San Jose seems to be where everyone wants to live in 2019 and beyond according to predictions. As local…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    January 29, 2019

    Excellent Property Management Apps for 2019 Are you a property manager or vacation rental manager looking to leverage mobile technology to improve your business? Check out these amazing mobile applications to complement the power of your property management software and make you more effective. Whether you're managing vacation rentals, sourcing new properties or lowering your maintenance costs, these smartphone…

  • 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…

  • Sydney Rental Market | Australia Housing Market Predictions

    December 12, 2018

    Sydney Home Prices Fall most in 30 Years Sydney and the New South Wales district is beautiful, a destination of dreams for global travelers wishing to sample the lifestyle and unique economy of Southeast Australia. Change creates opportunities. And for investors and property managers, it's these times of change that create buying and management opportunities…

  • Best Incentives for Renters

    December 10, 2018

    Top Landlord/Developer Concessions Landlords and property managers in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas are pulling out the stops to fill their rising vacancies and keep tenants in 2019. When vacancy rates rise, we all have to be more creative. In these markets, business as usual doesn't…

  • Property Management Marketing

    February 13, 2020

    Your FREE Fully Functioning Website Online marketing represents a diversion from how property management companies have traditionally attracted leads.  Whether it was new owners or prospective tenants, word of mouth is how leads appeared. Today, property managers realize their business is online.  They know their web presence is critical for attracting landlords and property management firms, along…

  • Instant Tenant Services

    February 13, 2020

    How to Speed Up Tenant Services As a progressive landlord or property management professional, you're likely handling more properties than you're comfortable with. That volume can make it difficult to respond to tenants quickly. Time, budget, energy and lack of insight all conspire to push you back to those "old school" habits. And that's not good…

  • Online Rent Payment for Tenants

    February 04, 2020

    Taking Rent Collection Online For today's landlords, tenants and property managers convenience, simplicity and speed is expected.  Busy tenants are finding it stressful keeping up with their bill payments, lining up at banks, keeping track, and ensuring they don't get NSF charges. An online payment system is vital. Using a online rent payment system can help you ease your…

  • Disability Accommodation Requests

    February 03, 2020

    Reasonable Accommodation: Approve or Deny? As a landlord, you may receive an accommodation request from your residents in order for them to access full enjoyment of the rental unit or building facilities.   A person with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application process or during their tenancy. A disabled…

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