Real estate can be a lucrative investment, but managing properties can be an enormous headache. Property owners and managers must juggle and master marketing, accounting, screening tenants, collecting payments, completing maintenance and a whole host of duties . With so many roles to fill, it’s ironic that the real estate industry has been slow to … Continued
Little was certain in the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends report. After all, experts had predicted the 2018 homebuying market would be the all-time most competitive, but buyers grew wary later in the year. Now, as buyers anticipate increasing interest rates, some of the 750 real estate professionals surveyed by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers while … Continued
On-demand convenience has become the name of the game in today’s start-up economy. Technology is touching parts of our lives we never envisioned. Ever since Uber created software to help people hail a “cab,” it’s a race to adapt similar programs for all aspects of the service industry.
If solar went mainstream in 2018, it’s poised to really start trending next year and beyond. California is set to take the lead, thanks to the state’s energy commission and its plan to mandate solar panels on all new home construction by 2020.
Ever since Amazon’s Alexa launched the idea of a smart home into the galactic lexicon, we’ve seen a race to conquer any and every task with technology. These advancements enable a variety of devices to be connected and controlled by a single gadget. In smart homes, lighting, heating and air conditioning units, surveillance cameras, televisions, … Continued
Homeowners and single-family property owners alike know how energy-intensive their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be. In fact, HVAC systems account for on average 39 percent of all electricity used in commercial buildings. But according to the U.S. Department of Energy, upwards of 30 percent of HVAC costs are lost to waste. It’s … Continued
Large capital projects can often take 20% longer to finish than expected and can be up to 80% over-budget in some cases. Through effective software implementation and integrations, enterprise-level property management companies are often able to optimize major projects and generate significant savings – both in time and financial resources.
What is known as Green HVAC goes far beyond the realm of ENERGY STAR appliances and systems. Recently-developed technologies are also helping property owners reduce their environmental impact and save money on heating and cooling bills.
The following is a lightly edited version of an interview with SBOA and marketing firm G5. Jeff Wilkins answers questions on technology use in self-storage facilities and impact of technology in the self-storage space. Alison: If a property owner wants to capitalize on the power of technology, what do you recommend as a first step? … Continued
The single-family rental market is booming and both baby boomers and millennials are pursuing single-family homes as a viable renting option. Did you know that 37% percent of Americans live in rental properties? This is the largest amount of renters since 1965. Single-family rentals are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Housing Market. Similarly, … Continued