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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Happy young family who have just moved into a rental home with the best property management services

If Walls Could Talk: What A Rental Would Say About Property Management

If the walls could talk, what would your rental home say about property management with great long-term tenants and 24/7 access to expert maintenance?

Property Management

Written By Lucas Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Happy smiling home sitting on top of coins, depicting a happy and profitable rental home

4 Stressful Problems Landlords Face (And How To Avoid Them)

From finding good tenants to late rent and repairs, there's a lot of stressful situations when renting your home to someone else. Belong eliminates them all.

Property Management

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Tradesperson upgrading the lighting in a rental property

Renovating Your Rental Property? Find Out Where to Spend & Save

Repairs and upgrades are part of owning a self-managed rental property, but they don't have to be expensive. Here's a guide on where to save and when to splurge

Real Estate Investing

Written By Lucas 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

Busy restaurant depicting hospitality service, the inspiration behind changing property management services

Rejecting The Unfriendly Norms of Property Management

Find out how Belong is using the hospitality experiences of restaurants, hotels, and even Ferrari to transform traditional property management for everyone.

Belong

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

A Belong employee working in the Belong headquaters office, on a Mac computer

You ARE the startup type: Thoughts about choosing your post-grad path

When thinking about choosing your post-grad path, here's some advice on why you should consider working for a startup and why it may suit more than you think.

Belong

Written By Flora Fiorillo

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

Two staff members who work at Belong have a meeting in their office

Belong Meetings Manifesto | Working at Belong

How and why Belong introduced a company wide policy of two days meeting-free and how to structure all necessary meetings to boost productivity and reduce costs.

Belong

Written By Ale Resnik

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

How to Have A Loving, Long-Term Live-In Relationship - With a House

How to Have A Loving, Long-Term Live-In Relationship With a House

Why is it important to have a loving, long-relationship with something that is brick or stone or timber - and fundamentally inanimate? Read more here to find out.

Belong

Written By Adam Hanft

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021

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