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Announcing Innago Tenant Screening

We are proud to announce a major new feature set on Innago: Online Tenant Screening. Powered by our partners at TransUnion, Innago Tenant Screening includes a full credit report, a national criminal database search, and an optional eviction check shared instantly in an easy to read and easy to manage format.*  Additionally, Innago will now allow you to create a customizable application that can be shared directly with prospectiveRead more
service animal in rental housing

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Rental Properties

We all know the dangers: pets can destroy hardwood floors, tear up carpets, frighten neighbors, and cause a regular and disruptive disturbance. For this reason, many landlords choose to prohibit any tenant with a pet from renting their property or unit, and they are entirely justified, both legally and ethically, in doing so. Things become complicated, however, when a prospective tenant has a legitimate medical need. Tenants with serviceRead more
Blueprints for revamping commercial properties

Revamping Commercial Properties for New Use

Major changes in the way people shop, work, and interact have left the commercial real estate market on edge. In retail, the continuous growth of e-commerce has had a devastating effect on once prominent brick-and-mortar businesses. Traditional office buildings are struggling to keep up with shifts in workplace dynamics and the rise of the work-from-home employee. As a commercial landlord, these developments can feel extremely discouraging. However, instead ofRead more
suburban growth vs urban

Why Population Growth in the Suburbs is Outpacing City Growth

During the late nineteenth century, many Americans flocked to cities in search of factory work. In the postwar era of the 1940s-1950s, this trend was reversed. Because of low housing costs and GI Bill benefits, even working class Americans found that they could afford to own homes in the suburbs and pursue “The American Dream”. Then, in 2008, the housing market collapsed. The “dream” suddenly became less tangible and,Read more
Two dogs looking out of rental property

Everything you Need to Know Before Renting to Tenants with Pets

Pets in Rental PropertiesIn 1988, the first year the American Pet Products Association conducted their annual National Pet Ownership Survey, 56% of households were home to dogs, cats, and other furry (or non-furry) friends. The latest results show that number has grown all the way to 68% of American families or about 85 million households. What’s more, pet spending has increased by an average of 8% year-over-year from $17Read more
Comparing commercial lease types

Comparing Commercial Lease Types: Net, Gross, and Percentage Leases

So you’ve decided to take the plunge into commercial real estate. Investing in and managing commercial properties is quite different than the residential market, and many of those differences start with the lease.  New landlords often have limited experience with commercial leases and the differences can understandably seem complex and overwhelming. But, fear not, there’s no need to stress. Below, we’ve compiled simple, easy to understand summaries to helpRead more
Skyline with residential and commercial real estate

Understanding the Differences Between Residential and Commercial Real Estate Investing

Real estate has always been a popular choice for investors looking to diversify their portfolio. While successful real estate i­nvesting can provide substantial rewards, the barrier to entry and learning curve can feel daunting when compared to purchasing financial securities like stocks and bonds. This problem is compounded by the wide variety of markets, types of properties available, and methods of investment and management. The two most common realRead more
Innago 2.0

Introducing Innago 2.0

At Innago, we value our users’ opinions and overall experience. We’re constantly coming up with innovative ways to make our platform as intuitive as possible. Over the course of the last few months, many landlords participated in the creation and refinement of a better tenant management platform. After a tremendous amount of hard work, we are proud to announce the following new features in place for Innago 2.0:  Read more
Spring cleaning your rental property

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

There's no better time for spring cleaning your rental property than, well... the spring.  The sun stays out just a little bit longer and people get the urge to wipe it all away and make a fresh start. According to the American Cleaning Institute, 72% of households spring clean every year. Surely your future tenants would not want you to be the exception. If you’re between leases, the springRead more
Man getting feedback from tenant via survey

Use Tenant Surveys to Improve Your Rental Business

For almost as long as marketing and sales have existed, businesses have attempted to receive feedback from their customers. This data is an incredible advantage to businesses looking to refine and improve their product and their organization as a whole. For companies that produce consumer products or offer more intangible services, this can be difficult information to acquire, which is why so many spend tremendous amounts of capital onRead more

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