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Property Managers: What if Airbnb follows Uber’s lead?

Uber had a problem.  They needed more drivers.  So they got together with a car manufacturer, a bank and people who wanted to own a car but couldn't afford one.  So now, as a recent Wall Street Journal article outlined, anyone who wants a new car...

In the Eyes of an Investor, Transparency Equals Trust

In reading several articles similar to the one Arlington Now and Gordon James Realty put together, there is always one common theme when it comes to finding a good property manager -  trust.  It makes sense when you consider real estate is a great investment...

Craigslist Rental Scams: It’s Worse than You Thought

There is no property manager (like you) nor listing provider (like us) that is not aware of just how bad it can be when a scammer gets a hold of your property information and uses it to setup a fake listing on Craigslist.  We also...

What’s a Property Manager to do as Vacancy Rates Near All-Time Lows?

Here in Northern Colorado we are seeing ridiculously low vacancy rates.  In fact Fort Collins landed at #2 in the nation with a staggering 0.2% vacancy rate according to Business Insiders and RealtyTrac.  This steady downward trend in vacancy rates is not something new to...

Property Managers should keep an eye on Airbnb laws

As local and state politicians scramble to understand the impact, opportunity and voter stance on home-sharing, there is the concept of drawing up laws to specifically keep programs like Airbnb and VRBO out of the suburbs.  One such battle is currently occurring in Chicago where mayor...

Navigating the “REO-to-Rental” Program

The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has unveiled a program, which makes federally-controlled foreclosed (REO) properties available to investors. As a means of supporting local housing markets that are depressed by high volumes of foreclosures, the REO-to-Rental initiative requires the properties to be rented...