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Are Fraudulent Rental Applications a Risk to Your Business?

Residential Rental Companies Lose $4.6 Million Annually to Fraudulent Rental Applications

Two-thirds of property managers say they’ve fallen victim to fraudulent rental applications, which drive higher evictions, property damage, and criminal activity, according to a...
In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could potentially be a bad idea

In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could...

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the IRS issued Notice 2020-23 which provided a multitude of tax extensions including the extension of the...
Job Postings Still Strong for Apartment Industry

Job Postings Still Strong for Apartment Industry

Job postings for the apartment industry have seen little fluctuation during the pandemic so far, as more than 9,700 apartment jobs were available during...
Ask Landlord Hank: How Do We Get Our Renters to Move So Family Can Move In?

Ask Landlord Hank: How Do We Get Our Renters to Move So Family Can...

In this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question, he gives his thoughts on  how to get renters to move out so family can move in the...
Property management advice from David PickronManage in the Past and Forget the Present

Manage in the Past and Forget the Present

Property management advice from expert David Pickron suggests looking to the past to find the renters who will pay you in the future, and...
Tips for Controlling Your Insurance Costs

Tips for Controlling Your Insurance Costs

With property and liability rates continuing to rise after several years of costly catastrophes, not to mention the current financial challenges of the COVID-19...
A Rise in Work From Home Could Lead to a New Suburban Boom

A Rise in Work From Home Could Lead to a New Suburban Boom

Now that more than half of employed Americans (56 percent) have had the opportunity to work from home, a vast majority want to continue,...
Seattle City Council Sets Rules for Unpaid-Rent Installment Payments

Seattle City Council Sets Rules for Unpaid-Rent Installment Payments

The Seattle City Council has approved rules to create rent installment payment plans between renters and landlords to pay back rent that has become...
Rent Growth Shows Significant 1-Month Decline

Rent Growth Shows Significant 1-Month Decline

Top metro markets are showing negative rent growth on a month-over-month basis, according to the latest Multifamily National Report from Yardi Matrix. “With April’s unemployment...
Credit Reporting and the CARES Act

Credit Reporting and the CARES Act

As our country experiences one of the worst economic downturns in its history, consumers and companies alike are facing unprecedented financial hardships. If you...
Common Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

Common Tenant Complaints and How to Handle Them

Working as a property manager requires you to deal with common tenant complaints and  tenants’ requests  around the clock, so here are some suggestions...
More Americans Missed Housing Payments in May

More Americans Missed Housing Payments in May

A recent survey shows missed housing payments jumped in May, showing that 31 percent failed to make their full housing payment compared to 24...
5 Ways to Stay Connected To Tenants During Social Distancing

5 Ways to Stay Connected To Tenants During Social Distancing

Staying connected to tenants can be difficult under current quarantine guidelines, with many tenants beginning to experience cabin fever as a result of the...
Seattle Adds an Inability-to-Pay Defense to Eviction Protection For Six Months

Seattle Adds an Inability-to-Pay Defense to Eviction Protection For Six Months

In an effort to provide renters with more protection against evictions, the Seattle City Council created an inability-to-pay defense that renters can use in...
5 Ways Property Managers Can Help Tenants Who Have Been Laid Off

5 Ways Property Managers Can Help Tenants Who Have Been Laid Off

Here are 5 ways property managers can help tenants who might be struggling right now. By Justin Becker Property Manager There is no denying that the coronavirus...
How To Update And Improve Fitness Equipment And Facilities During Covid-19

How To Update And Improve Fitness Equipment And Facilities During Covid-19

Ruben Mejia SportsArt Apartment residents across the United States are currently confined to their apartments due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. As a result, fitness rooms, rooftop, ground...
Ask Landlord Hank: What Should We Do About A Hoarder?

Ask Landlord Hank: What Should We Do About A Hoarder?

In this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question, he gives his thoughts on dealing with a hoarder tenant in the time of eviction moratoria and covid-19. Dear...
Unintended Issues Presented by COVID-19 Moratoria

Unintended Issues Presented by COVID-19 Moratoria

Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP There is an old saying often uttered by attorneys: “Bad facts make bad law.” If COVID-19 has...
Seattle Landlords Concerned About Possible Rent Strike

Seattle Landlords Concerned About Possible Rent Strike

Seattle landlords are concerned about a possible rent strike as the May 1 deadline for paying rent approaches, according to several reports. Landlords, mostly those...
Ask Landlord Hank: What’s Your Advice On Renting During the Moratorium on Evictions?

Ask Landlord Hank: What’s Your Advice On Renting During the Moratorium on Evictions?

In this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question, he gives his thoughts on best practices for renting during the moratorium on evictions to new tenants. Dear Landlord...