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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Two homeowners look at paint samples, discussing the feng sui of their rental home

A Short But Invaluable Guide to Feng Shui for Property Owners

Property Management should mean a lot more than collecting the rent. It should wrap its arms around everything a homeowner could ever need. Feng Shui advice included.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Happy couple planning a renovation of their rental home with no shortage of contractors to complete work

4 Reasons Landlords Can't Get Contractors (And 1 Brilliant Solution)

Find the brilliant solution to the contractor shortage that every landlord needs for their rental property maintenance, renovations and repairs.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

A young smiling couple hold a tablet device in the kitchen, with coffee.

Looking for a Property Manager? Disruption Has Arrived

Property Management has been stuck in the past, find out how Belong are breaking the mold by combining new tech with a human approach to renting out your home.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Picture of a kitchen in a rental home that a landlord is responsible for when leasing

6 Key Responsibilities of a Landlord: How to Rent Your Home Like A Pro

This simple guide details your responsibilities and common landlord obligations (that you won’t need a legal degree to understand). 

Real Estate Investing

Written By Belong

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Welcome mat that says "home sweet home", showing a person relaxing among moving boxes and making themselves at home

Don’t Call Me Landlord: The Belong Glossary

Belong is doing away with traditional terms like landlord and tenant. Here are the humane terms we prefer.

Belong

Written By Ale, Owen & Tyler Founders

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

A young woman looks at her laptop with concern and/or confusion

3 Reasons Property Management Has Never Been More Complicated

From pricing fluctuations to discrimination laws, we dig into three reasons why property management is more complicated when the landscape is changing fast.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

The backyard and side-view of a modern home with a swimming pool, pictured on a sunny day

So You Really Want to Go It Alone? 12 Steps to Renting your Home

Here are the 12 steps you need to rent your home on your own. Or just take one step and call Belong.

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Property manager handing keys to a rental to happy couple

How Can We Change The Perception of Landlords?

Traditional depictions of landlords have always been negative. So as attitudes towards renting shift and become more positive, how can we support homeowners who take a caring approach to renting their home?

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

A home security camera

What Every Property Manager Should Know About Security Cameras

Of course, you want to keep your property safe. But are you opening yourself up to legal liabilities when you use security cameras to accomplish that goal?

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

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