Home AutomationOperationsProperty AutomationSmart HomeSustainabilityVacation RentalVacation Rental 2.0
April 15, 2021

Going green: How smart home tech is driving sustainability in the short-term rental market

‘Sustainability’ is not just the catchword of the decade for the hospitality industry. Arguably, it has become the sector’s absolute, singular truth. And vacation rentals are not immune to this imperative of creating a quality, green consumer experience.  This explains why short-term rental businesses have been quick to adopt smart home automation. By boosting efficiencies in scheduling and maintenance, smart…
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vacation rental industry statistics
HospitalityKeyless AccessTechnology AdoptionVacation Rental
April 14, 2021

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

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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unique apartment amenities
Food for thoughtHome AutomationInternet of ThingsMultifamilyProperty AutomationSmart LocksTechnology Adoption
April 13, 2021

6 Unique Apartment Amenities That Are Quickly Becoming Mainstays

As multifamily homes and multipurpose apartment complexes continue to claim space in urban and suburban cities, developers are getting creative with amenities. The number of these properties is increasing, and so are renters’ expectations and standards when choosing where to live. More and more, residents are happy to pay for convenience and will choose their new home accordingly. If you’re…
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multifamily housing industry from coast to coast
Food for thoughtGrowthMultifamily
April 12, 2021

A Look at the Multifamily Housing Industry From Coast to Coast

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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Home AutomationOperationsProperty AutomationSmart HomeVacation RentalVacation Rental 2.0
April 7, 2021

The benefits of property automation for ambitious smaller-scale property managers

The benefits of property automation in the short-term rental industry are well documented: operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, asset protection, high standards of service delivery, the list goes on... The upshot of which is delighted guests and happy owners. Property automation - traditionally the reserve of the big guys But, up until now, property automation tools have largely been seen to be…
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multifamily housing trends in suburb cities
Food for thoughtHomeownersMultifamily
March 31, 2021

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

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 trends for renters
Home AutomationHomeownersKeyless AccessSmart Home
March 30, 2021

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

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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build to rent homes
Food for thoughtHomeowners
March 29, 2021

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

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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rental market analysis
Food for thought
March 29, 2021

The State of the Rental Market

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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multifamily housing trends
Home AutomationMultifamily
March 8, 2021

Top 4 Trends for Multifamily Homes in 2021

Though we are still a far cry away from the end of the pandemic that changed our entire world, the housing market has been a different story over the last year. While single-family homes have been flying off the market like hotcakes this past year, multifamily homes have become even more attractive to investors and homeowners alike. And, if you…
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