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An old, outdated kitchen could be a deal breaker for potential renters

The Top 4 Dealbreakers For Renters — and how Homeowners Can Avoid Them

No house is perfect, but some 'quirks' are total dealbreakers for tenants. We share 4 fixable issues in that have the potential to turn renters off completely.

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

Smiling woman pulls apart blinds in her rental home to look out of the window

How To Keep a Rental Home Well-Maintained and Habitable

Good upkeep on a rental home is the law - and a key part of keeping tenants happy and renting longer. So how do landlords find a contractor quickly?

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

A magnifying glass over the Bitcoin symbol

Cryptocurrency and The Security Of Belonging

Discover the surprising connection between the most physical of assets, and the most virtual of them.

Belong

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

Row of suburban neighborhood homes, depicting homeownership and management of rental property

To Self-Manage Your Rental Property or Hire a Property Manager?

Self-managing a rental property means more money in your bank account, but it's also stressful and time consuming. We look into where to find a happy medium.

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

A Belong staff member planning how to manage a rental home, pointing to an image on a laptop

Investing in Rental Property Is Easy, Managing It Isn't

If you're asking yourself "should I invest in a rental property", you also need to consider "am I cut out to be a landlord?" If not, help is here.

Real Estate Investing

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

A woman enjoys a cup of tea against a moving box as she takes a break from unpacking belongings in a new rental home

Taking A Unique Approach to Property Management

By taking a human approach to the rental market and going above and beyond for both homeowners and residents, Belong is redefining property management.

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021

Image of a miniature house model with a set of house keys - has the ship sailed on home ownership?

Home Ownership - The Ship Has Sailed

The sharing economy is redefining ownership and the home is no different. Find out how Belong is redefining what it means to have a place you call your own home

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated May 4, 2021

A pink envelope lays on a red ribbon, with a letter and love hearts spilling out, on a pink background.

A Message to Property Managers on Valentine’s Day

A reflection on what it means to love your house – and how to share that love with the people you rent it to.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 13, 2021

Multiple rows of homes with mountains and sky in the background

The Rental Property Owner’s Ultimate Dilemma: “Should I Stop at One?”

Expanding your portfolio is a big step; our guide will walk you through the decision process

Real Estate Investing

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

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