The Home Automation Market by the Numbers

The home automation market is expected to reach over $71.8 Billion by the end of 2017. 58% of that revenue will come from smart...

2029 and the Internet of Things

Fourteen years from now my daughter will be turning 16. When I turned 16, the Internet was not like it is today.  All of...

Home Automation and Student Housing

The student housing market today is unlike anything we have ever seen. New student housing apartments are being built with more and more amenities...

The Danger of Leaving the Keys Under the Mat for Airbnb...

There are over 1.2M Airbnb hosts in over 190 countries. On average these hosts rent out their apartment or home 33 times per year....

How the Internet Of Things Will Change Everything

Business Insider wrote a report entitled, “The Internet of Things: Examining How The IoT will Affect the World” Here are some key points from the...

The Future of Apartment Maintenance Requests

In the near future, residents will no longer have to manually submit or call in maintenance requests. With new apartment automation technology, apartment units...

Top 5 Ways Nanotechnology May Change Apartment Living

Nanotechnology is going to fundamentally change the way we live. Nanotechnology is the science of working with atoms and molecules to build devices or...

Americans Are Ready for the Smart Home

Coldwell Banker and CNET recently released the results of their smart home survey that examined consumer trends relating to the adoption of smart home technology. Here is...

Home Automation for Vacation Rentals

There has been a consolidation within the vacation rental space. Last year, Expedia announced the acquisition of HomeAway for $3.9B. Why? Because the vacation...

The Challenges of Home Automation for Apartments

Historically, providing home automation to the apartment industry has been challenging.  For example, a property manager needs to be able to control multiple devices...

How to Tell if a Rental is Legitimate

With the proliferation of free and paid rental sites, more and more rental scams are hitting the market. If you are a renter, how...

Parcel Delivery Growth 9% YoY – Causing Challenges for Apartments

Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins just released her annual Internet Trends Report for 2017. It is full of tons of internet tidbits and data...

Renter Sentiment is Up

According to a poll released by Freddie Mac last month, renters are feeling good about where they live and overall, feel pretty good about...

Metro Rents Declining Across Most of the US

Rent growth is defined as the percentage of change in rents from one market to the next. If you rent, you probably know at...

6 Tips to Turn Your Rental Home into A Productive Home...

With many businesses offering flex work to their team members who have “work from anywhere” responsibilities, the home office space has replaced the traditional...

Median Gross Rent in The United States

The American Community Survey put together a median gross rent survey. Our friends at GraphicIQ collected this data and made it easily digestible with the...

How to Collect Rent On Time – 5 Tips

Like with any business, cash is king. If your vendors and customers are not paying you on time or at all, your business will...

The Future and Promise of AI

Frank Chen, of a16z, has put together a fantastic presentation on the future of AI and how it will make everything cheaper. Similar to...

Technology & Real Estate – 4 Things…

What role does new technology play in real estate?  Well, given that just in the brokerage and management space, the market generated over $200...

Millennials Coming Off the Sidelines – Becoming Homebuyers?

A lot has been made of the data that speaks to how Millennials prefer to rent, which has helped fuel the rental market as...