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What do Renters Want in 2019

What do renters want in 2019? How can you quickly fill vacancies and retain your current tenants? How do you make sure your property stays occupied all year long? Here’s the answer:  it all boils down to giving the tenants what they want. Renters in 2019 Want Technology We recently wrote a whole post on this. What used to be considered an amenity is now often seen as a necessity. Does your...

TWiRP – January 14, 2017

Year of the Renter With more vacancies due to renters being unwilling or even unable to pay higher amounts of money, property owners are scrambling to find ways to attract new tenants while keeping their current tenants hooked in. That’s why they’re calling this “the year of the renter.” Do you agree? 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2017 Looking to invest in real estate...

TWiRP – January 7, 2017

Opinions On This Year’s Market Head-to-Head Some believe 2017 will mimic 2016’s slower patterns, while others aren’t so optimistic. What are your thoughts? Millennials’ Domination of the Market Expanding Once again, millennials seem to be dominating the market, but not just in rentals. The myth that millennials only want to rent is being disproved as we see them now...

TWiRP – December 17th, 2016

Federal Reserve Hikes Rates The Federal Reserve bumped rates by 25 basis points to between 0.50% and 0.75%, and are guided toward more rate hikes in the year 2017. Real estate economists are predicting a modest increase in home sale growth, but not as much as 2016. A mixture of caution and enthusiasm are advised in taking on the new year. Read about it in detail HERE.   Budget Friendly DIY...

5 Reasons Why Realty Management Will Never Go Away

A great realty management company is one of an investor’s most important assets. Even though the real estate itself is great, it’s a great management company that makes the investment worth it. The reasons why are the exact same reasons why this industry will never go away. Even though things like rental property management software does make a property manager’s job easier, you...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 2

Rental markets will stay strong While first time home ownership will rise in 2015, thanks to households headed by 30-somethings bankrolled by greater job security and rising confidence in the housing market, younger Millennials leaving college dorms and their parent’s homes will keep the rental market robust. Americans in their 20s strongly prefer to rent in urban centers close to jobs and...

Housing Market Predictions for 2015: Part 1

With the New Year approaching, consumers, investors, industry experts, and policy makers alike all cast a critical eye toward the 2015 real estate market. 2015 marks nine years since the housing bubble peaked before crashing, and three years after home prices hit a record low post-recession. This recovery has been a slow one, and 2015 will continue the trend of slow growth, but the market is...

The One Thing I Want My Landlord to Change

I really like my landlord. I live in a tight rental market dominated by student housing. The unique challenges and joys of renting primarily to college students leaves some property managers and owners overwhelmed, particularly during turnover and at the beginning of leasing season. Finding a landlord in such a busy market who has the time, will, and resources to give individual attention to...

Choosing Flooring for Your Property

Replacing the flooring in your properties is a great way to revive the look and feel of the property after so many years of use. Regardless of the quality of the pre-existing flooring, over time it wears down, especially in high traffic areas. When it comes to choosing flooring, you need to think about the style you want, the location of the property, and the functionality of the room with the...

Enforcing No Pet Clauses

When you decide to become a property manager with tenants, there are multiple lifestyle considerations such as smokers, handicap accessibility, and pets. Many leases will specify stipulations as to whether or not a tenant can have pets. While many times having a no pets clause and enforcing it can be pretty straightforward, there are some circumstances in which it can become a larger issue. Can...

DIY Tips for Fixing Up Your Rental

When it comes to selling anything, presentation is key. The same applies for renting out property. No one wants to rent a shabby apartment or house that looks like it needs more than just a little TLC. There are many DIY options for fixing up your rental that are budget friendly and just as effective as having a professional come in. Refresh Paint Instead of hiring a professional company, repaint...

Prevent and Treat Mold in Your Rental Property

Mold is a common issue in many rental properties, especially in high humidity and flood areas. Depending on the state, there may be mold laws to adhere to when renting out property.  While not all mold is toxic, some can cause health issues which is a liability and all mold causes damage to the property itself. It is important as a landlord or property manager to take the steps to prevent and...

Top 6 Reasons to Rent an Apartment

Renting an apartment isn’t just a solution for those just starting out anymore. Many people are still choosing to rent apartments even if they can buy a home of their own. This is due to the significant savings and perks that come with renting an apartment that you wouldn’t normally get when renting or purchasing a home. 1.) Security Let’s face it, crime is still rising in...

Is Your Landlord Blog Content Conveying the Wrong Message?

I am a professional blogger. This means, I write for all sorts of vectors. I am well versed in branding and marketing. Branding is something that I believe is a very important business move, and it’s something that is universal. You are your brand, when you run a business and the image you present is important. This is something that can help to foster a great deal of trust in you as a business...

How Adjusted Mortgage Underwriting Standards Can Access the Massive U.S. Money Supply, Adding Velocity to Money Circulation and Kick Starting the Economy

Money talks, and when it does, we listen, so we’ve all, undoubtedly, heard the sound of circulating cash. As the dollar moves between buyer and seller, an anticipatory “Cha…” sets the buck in motion, while a conclusive “…Ching” finalizes the exchange. “Cha-Ching!” – the chime of money in motion and growing prosperity. However, once the drowning noise of collection agencies disrupt the harmonious...

Foreclosures to Rentals: The $100 Billion Market

 Here at RentPost, we’ve been tracking the movement of capital towards rental investments for a long time now. There have been many signs that the rent industry is the next booming sector in real estate (and with some luck, that boom won’t turn into a bubble). But this month, some new insight has come out on just how strong this market can ride. Data tracker CoreLogic released a...

Reverse Mortgages Rising – What Does It Mean?

The number of seniors applying for reverse mortgages is going up, according to a new study by MetLife. The study finds that not only is that number going up, but seniors are demanding reverse mortgages at younger ages. The average age of seniors using reverse mortgages is 73, but 46% of homeowners considering it are under age 70. Essentially, more seniors are asking for reverse mortgages earlier...

Curb Your Capitalism… The Federal Open Market Calamity and dis-Interest Rates

As short-term political motivation sullies the sanctity of central banking, presumptuous open market meddling, unrestrained by the boundaries of logic, makes a ticking time bomb of Federal Funds. It’s time we meditate on circumstance, accounting for the rational and the hardly so. Let’s see: inflation without spending? A stagnant, yet expanded money supply? At what point did capitalism become so...

Creative Idea: Property Management Mnemonic!

I recently came across an article that uses a mnemonic device to help folks develop new ideas to innovate products and processes across all fields of industry and life in general. The means for doing so, that I will briefly discuss below, can be found in more depth in the original article, but I'll apply it here to property managers specifically. So, I encourage readers to visit the original...

Innovation Accelerates: Tech…nergy?

I was just speaking with a property manager, and somehow we ended up having a lengthy discussion about the seemingly accelerated effect that technology has on business and life in general.  Before dismissing this as “duh," (for lack of a better term)…[re]consider a few specific words I included in this otherwise over-generalized statement: “…accelerated effect that technology has on business..."...

Share Your Opinion!

Tenants, Managers, and Owners: We’d like you to share your RentPost experience with the world. Software advice will display your RentPost thoughts to all interested eyes. See what others are saying, and make a comment yourself. Don’t hold back, and be honest. We love our users, and work tirelessly every day of the week to provide an important business solution, so please take a moment...

The Tipping Point: Mortgage Servicers Need to Put Proof Where Their Interest Is

Home ownership is the pinnacle of the American Dream. Our current housing crisis illustrates the societal and institutional failure of protecting individuals trying to obtain this goal. Homeowners facing financial difficulty are frequently unable to negotiate with their mortgage servicers, and often times must file for bankruptcy in a desperate last attempt of maintaining their home. Due to...

New Financial Legislation Credit Default Swap’s Effects on Real Estate

Recently, our congress successfully passed new legislation, courageously recomposing century-old U.S. financial rules. It seems our buddies in D.C. have acquired great economic know-how, unseating 80 years of financial thought in a single, 24-hour session. The method of attack dealt with added regulation in derivative trading, and more specifically – Credit Default Swaps. Today, I will explain...

Real Estate Market Collapse: Whose Fault was it?

The trend is to leave all fingers pointed to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government sponsored companies who repurchase and are in control of nearly 90% of the mortgages in our country. In essence, they are the driving forces behind mortgage lending in this county. However, to blame mortgage repurchasers is a very superficial approach, and shows a very superficial understanding of the...

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