Airbnb acquires Urbandoor to expand its corporate client business



Airbnb last week acquired a platform called Urbandoor that offers extended stays for corporate clients. Founded in 2015, Urbandoor differentiates itself not just through its focus on business travelers, but also by the fact it deals directly with multifamily building owners instead of renters. The company goes directly to big real estate firms like Greystar, […]

Landlord Bookkeeping Software: Unlocking Potential of Your Investment



Bookkeeping is a critical process for the success of your rental property business. It helps you take charge of factors contributing to your ROI. Such factors include cash flow, rental payments, tax issues, property management expenses, among others. As your real estate portfolio grows, you will need to upgrade your bookkeeping processes.  If you own […]

RealOp Investments opens Raleigh regional office



RealOp Investments continues its North Carolina growth with the opening of its offices at the RDU Center. Headquartered in downtown Greenville, S.C., and with properties in five states including Tennessee, Florida and Georgia, RealOp Investments is a fast growing real estate investment firm, said Kyle Putnam, RealOp Investment’s President. This is the company’s first regional […]

HUD Says Maine Landlord Wouldn’t Allow Disabled Vet to have Assistance Animal



HUD recently charged a Maine landlord with housing discrimination for not allowing a disabled veteran to have an assistance animal in his apartment. According to HUD’s Charge of Discrimination (HUD Charge) against Roderick Apartments, LLC, Jo Roderick told the veteran that once she allowed a tenant to have an assistance animal, and other tenants wanted […]

3 Commercial Real Estate SEO Tips to Drive More Traffic, Leads, and Sales



   The High Tech Commercial Real Estate Agent Do you ever wonder how easy the commercial real estate business would be if you could sit behind a desk and leads would casually contact you via web, phone call, or messaging? Gone are the days of door-knocking, cold calling and sending out mailers, so read on. […]

Cold storage grows hot as more grocery shoppers go online



The growing number of consumers who purchase their groceries online has led to higher demand for warehouses and distribution centers with cold storage facilities, according to a report by CNBC. Companies such as AmazonFresh, Peapod by Giant and Blue Apron are said to be driving up the prices of cold storage units across the U.S. […]

Experts warn Mexican tariffs will hurt housing market



Housing experts have warned that President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a 5% tariff on imported Mexican goods could have a negative impact on the real estate market, leading to higher home prices and more expensive household goods. For example, they say newly-built homes would become more expensive as building materials will cost more, CNBC […]

Simple Real Estate Business Ideas



There are a lot of individuals who want to become financially independent. However, with the competition in virtually every niche, this remains a pipe dream for the majority of those individuals. That is not to say that all hope should be lost. Depending on how much you are willing to learn and invest, there is […]

HUD Charges Idaho Landlord with Familial Status Discrimination



On May 31, 2019, HUD charged the owners and manager of an Idaho rental property with violation of the familial status provisions of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD alleges they refused to rent a home to a couple with seven children. What is Familial Status Discrimination? When first adopted in 1968, the FHA only […]

Five Things that Should be in Your Property Management Agreement



Most commercial real estate owners hire professional property management.  Selecting a property manager is important because a good manager can help an owner maximize the return on its investment.  But it’s important that owners include key provisions in the property management agreement. 1. Manager Compensation Commercial property managers usually charge the owner a fee based […]