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Jeremy Hillpot

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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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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5 Smart Home and IoT Trends to Watch for in 2021

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The pace of smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) adoption will increase in 2021 and beyond. In fact, ABI Research projects that smart home expenditures will rise by 24.4% CAGR by 2026 to reach a whopping $317.6 billion — representing a 5% increase from previous forecasts. This increase in smart home technology adoption is largely related to the coronavirus,…

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Rebuilding Renter Trust with Smart Home Tech in a Post-Pandemic Market

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COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out across the globe, but even with a successful vaccine, concerns over hygiene and social distancing are likely to persist. In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that the need for masks and social distancing will endure long after the distribution of vaccines.  Whether you are managing a short-term or long-term rental property business, this means that…

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Future Proof Your Multifamily Property for 2021 and Beyond

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted virtually every industry in the world, and multifamily real estate businesses are certainly not an exception. Property managers — whose work relies on showing units in person and other face-to-face meetings — are now met with new safety concerns, the changing preferences of tenants, and the need to social distance and minimize human contact. While…

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3 Things You Should Know Before Switching to a Smart Thermostat

Who wouldn’t want to buy a smart thermostat when it could help you save between 9-16% on heating your home this winter? With that level of savings, the thermostat pays for itself no time, and then it starts putting money in your pocket. It just makes economic sense to install one of these devices in your home. While the ENERGY…

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