Welcome to The Playroom

We've named our blog after the most joyful room in the house, because that's the feeling which best describes living in a Belong home. We'll be sharing tips, trends and stories from our community that capture the many ways in which we're making long-term renting a new way of life. One where all people Belong.

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An image of a hand over a home insurance policy. Learn more about renters insurance and if you should require tenants to have a policy.

Jan 25, 2023

What Renters Insurance Should You Require Your Tenants To Have?

Should you require tenants to have renters insurance? Learn more about renters insurance and the kind of protection it provides for landlords and rental homes.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Jan 25, 2023

An image of a person filling out a 1040 Tax Return with a calculator, working out income and deductions such as if property management fees are tax deductible from rental income.

Jan 16, 2023

Are Property Management Fees Tax Deductible?

Most landlords can deduct fees paid to a property manager or Belong as a rental expense on yearly tax returns. Learn more about what does and doesn't qualify.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Jan 16, 2023

Jan 12, 2023

States with the most rental vacancies in 2022

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Ashleigh on Jan 12, 2023

A gold shiny piggy bank sits among coins and spreadsheet charts, depicting how to do an accurate rental property cash flow analysis

Jan 11, 2023

How To Do An Accurate Rental Property Cash Flow Analysis

Most landlords want positive cash flow, but to do an accurate rental property cash flow analysis, you’ll need a spreadsheet and these important calculations.

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Jan 11, 2023

A young couple speaks to a property manager while looking at a rental home. Great tenants and the right approach can reduce vacancies in rental properties.

Jan 10, 2023

3 Ways To Reduce Rental Property Vacancies

Discover 3 ways to reduce rental vacancies and how Belong finds residents 66% faster than average.

Property Management

Written By

Belong on Jan 10, 2023

An image of a single family home surrounded by large trees. Find out how to spot the difference between a buyers market and sellers market in your local real estate market.

Jan 5, 2023

What is The Difference Between a Buyer's Market and a Seller's Market?

How to spot the difference between a buyers and sellers market to determine if you should sell or rent out your property in your local real estate market.

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Jan 5, 2023

An image of a free standing single-family home, which has the potential to be a strong investment even in a recession market

Jan 4, 2023

Where are the Most Recession-Proof Housing Markets in 2023?

Where are the most recession-proof housing markets? We take a look at the data for 2023 and how to protect your real estate investment on the rental market.

Real Estate Investing

Written By

Belong on Jan 4, 2023

A single family rental home in America, where the eviction moratoriums are ending in 2023

Dec 31, 2022

What Landlords Need to Know About the End of the LA Eviction Moratorium

The Los Angeles City Council is ending renter eviction protections on Jan 31 2023. Learn what this means for landlords starting Feb 1 2023 for rent and pricing

California

Written By

Belong on Dec 31, 2022

Dec 17, 2022

Homeowners completed 134 million renovation projects since 2019—these were the most common

Belong used U.S. Census Bureau data to identify the top 12 home renovations completed since 2019.

Renovation and Remodeling

Written By

Jane Allison on Dec 17, 2022

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