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Michelle

The Single-Family Rental Market: Why Demand Is High Right Now

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The 2021 rental property sector is still a source of optimism for property rental investors, and single-family homes are getting some time in the limelight. Outside of high-density housing, there is a larger renter base and an increase in the demand for tech-based management and smart homes. Plus, investment properties are still safer than most other investment forms right now. …

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Is It Smart to Buy a Vacation Rental Investment Property This Year?

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Investing in a vacation rental property can be a highly profitable venture as long as we use strategic, well-informed decision-making. “Location, location, location” is, perhaps, the gold standard when it comes to property investment enterprises. It also describes the threefold feasibility of getting into the vacation rental market. Given the pandemic-related setbacks, who is going to start renting vacation homes…

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A Look at the Multifamily Housing Industry From Coast to Coast

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From Roman tenements to modern-day living complexes, the multifamily housing industry has always been a way to balance supply and demand in the housing market. Instead of tenements, we now see multi-family housing as a myriad of dwelling solutions: duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, townhomes, multi-story apartment buildings, high-rise apartments and condominiums.  With the present economic and population changes, multifamily housing can…

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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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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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Smart Home Automation: A Luxury or Standard for Rental Properties?

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When looking around your home or hotel room, what can you identify as a technology that was initially considered a luxury when it first hit the direct-to-consumer market? How many of those items have long been a minimum expectation at any rental property? Television? Landline telephone? A toilet and electric lighting, if you go back far enough. Technology is still…

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How Proptech Is Helping Renters and Property Managers Adjust to the “New Normal”

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The coronavirus has turned the world on its head in countless ways. Everyone is adjusting to what’s now called the new normal, referring to the new ways we work, play and live. Among those changes is how proptech helps both renters and property managers navigate the evolving reality COVID has introduced. Leveraging proptech for the “new normal” is a competitive…

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Why Smart Home Tech is a Necessity for the Gen-Z Renter

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Safety and security, convenience, transparency, cost savings, and environmental sustainability – there are plenty of reasons to integrate smart technology into a rental property.  For the Gen-Z renter, technology integration in all areas of life is almost inextricably linked to their value system. Gen Z already represents 40% of consumers. They are just now graduating from college, which means they…

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Touchless Entry/Access: Why Renters and Landlords Both Want This Feature

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has placed front and center the absolute and urgent necessity of proper sanitation to ensure public health safety. What used to be the inconsequential practice of pushing doors to enter a property, especially one with a lot of foot traffic, has become a serious health risk.  Finding a solution to this problem has become an unprecedented…

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Winter Pandemic: Properly Preparing Your Vacation and Rental Properties For the Season

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At the beginning of every winter season, homeowners, RV road warriors, and property managers go through the winterizing process. This year, the winterizing process has a new item on the checklist: sanitizing for coronavirus.  Going through the deep cleaning process and adjusting winter habits isn’t just because it’s the year of the pandemic. Flu season begins in November and lasts…

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