How to be a high-tech landlord

Not long ago, being a landlord could be an organizational nightmare. Renting out even one property came with a host of paperwork and recordkeeping tasks that had to be filled out by hand, filed, and stored in hard-copy in your office. Further, listing …

Meet the property manager with a tech platform and big ambitions

Livly describes itself as a property management “platform,” giving renters a way to communicate with their management, pay rent and accept packages.

Property management startup Guesty nabs $35M funding round

Software startup Guesty announced Thursday it has raised $35 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $60 million.

Find the best tenant and maximize the ROI of your rental

You have a pool of tenants. They all meet the same criteria: good credit, stable income, and no criminal history. How do you narrow down your choice? After all, the best way to maximize the ROI on a rental property is to find a great tenant and keep th…

The number of older renters in the US is skyrocketing

The research, unveiled this week by apartment search website RentCafé, shows that between 2007 and 2017, the number of renter households aged 60 and older jumped from 6.5 million to 9.4 million, an increase of 43 percent.

Airbnb acquires HotelTonight, last-minute booking app

The rental-by-owner company announced the acquisition Thursday, saying in a statement that HotelTonight will help further Airbnb’s mission to “create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.”

Apartment rental tech startup Blueground raises another $20M

Tenants can use a mobile app to book cleaners, request maintenance or switch to another Blueground apartment in a new neighborhood or city.

Universal rent control is here: Will it backfire?

Oregon is officially the first state in the U.S. to pass universal rent control for all tenants. Housing economists who spoke with Inman think the legislation, as written, will have either little or adverse impact on tenants and affordability.

5 red flags to watch for when screening renters

James Wise runs The Holton-Wise Property Group, one of the largest brokerages in Cleveland. Over the years, he’s helped place hundreds of renters for clients, and he knows exactly what to avoid when it comes to problem tenants. Here are his top signs to watch for when trying to avoid tenants from hell.

Pricey housing prompts more married couples to get roommates

The soaring cost of real estate on the West Coast is prompting more married couples to start living with roommates, according to a new report from Trulia.