The Zillow for Pros Blog Weekly Roundup – October 18, 2013
In this week’s popular blog posts, see how you can reduce your risk when renting to minors and how the government shutdown impacted Section 8 renters and landlords. Get tips on how you can find reliable renters, and how you can use social feedback to your advantage.
NAA recently conducted their 25th annual Survey of Operating Income and Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities. They generated an Executive Summary as well as an infographic to illustrate their findings.
Landlords and tenants of federally subsidized housing are taking a huge hit due to the limited operation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Most HUD-administered programs have ceased during the shutdown, leaving landlords without the monthly subsidized rent payments.
As a property manager, you owe it to your property owners and your other tenants to find the very best applicants among the pool of candidates.
Looking at online review data – provided there are enough credible reviews at a meaningful volume – can provide the business intelligence that can enhance a renter’s experience and a company’s bottom line.
Renting to minors can be tricky. Minors have very little or no credit history, and probably have no rental history. However, renting to minors is possible under certain circumstances.