Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
The news surrounding Bitcoin is now coming in so hard and fast it is virtually (pun intended) impossible to keep track of it all. It was just this past weekend that I highlighted a website that shows some of the various retail locations around the world where you can spend your BTC. Just today, I discovered that New York property management company, Alvic Property Management, is accepting Bitcoin for rent and maintenance payments at all of its properties. From PRWeb:
Alvic Property Management, a property management company specializing in the management of condominiums, cooperatives and multifamily rentals in the New York metro area, has become the first property management company to accept rent and maintenance payments in Bitcoin. Properties on the Alvic Property Management platform are now be able to accept payments with the speed and ease of credit card or eCheck payments without the risk of chargebacks or bounced eChecks.
All properties managed by Alvic Property Management are currently accepting bitcoins. Residents initially need to reach out to their property manager to have their account enabled to accept bitcoin, they will then be able to then make payments to a Bitcoin address exclusive to their account. All bitcoin payments will post to the property bank account in US dollars at the quoted bid price on the Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange at the time of receipt.
“It has become clear to us that Bitcoin has traction in New York City and the requests to pay by Bitcoin has been increasing. When landlords provide more options, they open themselves up to larger pools of potential tenants, which ultimately increases property values.” said Michael Lacsa, head of client relations for Alvic Property Management. “We are always looking for ways to increase income while cutting expenses for our properties and accepting Bitcoin provides this opportunity.”
Guess someone forgot to tell them it’s a bubble…
Full article here.