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March 2021

Are the ‘Burbs’ Making a Comeback? Why Multifamily Housing is Expanding in Suburban Areas

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Things may look a little different than they did at its peak in the ’80s, but suburban life is making a strong comeback. Families are consolidating while seeking the lower prices and ease of suburbia. Cohabitating is trending away from urban housing prices on a large scale — and it’s not just among post-college career builders. The 2020 pandemic created…

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Smart Home Technology Isn’t Just for Homeowners: 3 Ways it Benefits Your Renters

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Smart home technology trends are becoming so common that no one bats an eyelash when they hear you call out, “Alexa, turn off the kitchen lights!” or “Alexa, play some Frank Sinatra!” However, when it comes to fully-integrated smart homes with all the bells and whistles — like a smart thermostat, smart locks, smart shades, smart lighting, and smart security…

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Is It Time to Invest in a Build-to-Rent Single-Family Home?

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With more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commuting to work isn’t a primary concern anymore. As a result, the 9-to-5 tribe is free to live wherever they want. This has sparked a growing demand for affordable single-family homes — especially those in less-densely-populated suburban areas. However, some real estate investors believe that the migration to single-family…

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The State of the Rental Market

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The pandemic’s short-term effects were swift and strong in 2020, leading to record-low mortgage rates and a surge of new renters who were either relocating or downsizing. As this initial shift leveled out toward the end of 2020, we’re now able to see new shifts taking hold and anticipate trends for 2021. Find out what you need to know to…

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How to Level-Up Your Vacation Rental Business This Year

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While travel and vacation may look a little different these days, that doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. Instead of jetting around the world, many people are simply looking a little closer to home for their upcoming getaways. As a result, short-term rentals are becoming an even more popular option for those who want to avoid crowds while still enjoying some…

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What Are Long-Term Rental Residents Looking for in 2021?

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Who could have predicted the challenges of 2020? COVID-19 wreaked havoc on our bodies, minds, wallets and even our living circumstances. Some Americans took the leap to purchase their first homes because they wanted more space for living and working during the lockdowns. Others had to move in with friends or family members because they lost their jobs and could…

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Lower Your Winter Heating Costs With Smart Thermostats

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Which was louder over the holiday season, the jingle of Santa’s sleigh bells or the sound of you collecting loose change to pay for your winter heating bills? The cold weather was still as freezing as ever this February, and by now, you’ve probably seen how those sub-zero temperatures are pushing your energy bills into a zone that’s difficult –…

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How Keyless Access Helps Vacation Rental Managers and Owners During Spring Break Season

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We all want to spend more vacation time with our loved ones, and a last-minute spring break getaway could be one of the best ways to do that. But if you’re on the other end of the vacation spectrum – and you’re managing a vacation rental property – spring break season can be a hectic time of the year. So…

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How Technology Is Improving the Efficiency of the Multifamily Housing Businesses

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Success in the multifamily home real estate industry hinges upon your ability to achieve optimum occupancy levels, reduce loss, make your operations more cost-effective. To achieve these goals, marketing and operations are two of the most critical areas where your business needs to excel – and it’s in these areas where tech-forward property businesses win a significant leg up on…

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