Luxury Townhouse North Scottsdale – CHBO Property Spotlight

Enjoy tranquil Sonora desert nights in this Scottsdale fully furnished two-bedroom, two and a half bath luxury townhome. Located in a gated community in northeast Scottsdale, you are only a thirty-minute commute from downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale.

scottsdale furnished homeScottsdale is the region’s hub for top-flight health care. The Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Healthcare, Magellan Health, and others make this a destination for healthcare. But that’s not all. Major employers such as General Dynamics, CVS Caremark, Go Daddy, The Vanguard Group, Troon Golf, Scottsdale Insurance Company, and Taylor Morrison Home have kept this city booming. And Phoenix itself hosts Fortune 500 companies such as Apollo Group, Intel, Dignity Health, Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, and InSight Enterprises.

But it isn’t all business in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Museums, shopping, entertainment, and culture abound both within walking distance of this home and in the greater region. Tour Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter retreat, or hike the McDowell Sonora Preserve. Enjoy many museums dedicated to the spirit of the west or the rich history of the Sonora region. Shopping, nightlife, and entertainment nearby include the Greyhawk golf course, Thompson Peak Park, and several restaurants and shops directly across from the community. If you’d prefer to stay closer to home, this gated secure community has two heated pools and spas, and a lighted tennis court with a picnic area for your enjoyment. The exterior stucco complimented by Spanish mission style classical field tiles set off a well manicured lawn and landscape, giving this home ample curb appeal.

Corporate housing scottsdaleYou’ll come home to a two car attached garage. Inside, high vaulted ceilings draw the eye upwards, and bring attention to a great room inspired by Asian design elements fusing natural materials, florals, and colors taken from nature to emphasize the serenity of the area. Warm walls and brightly colored accessories further confirm these gorgeous designs. There is a washer/dryer and linens to make laundry day a breeze. Cable and Wi-Fi are wired throughout.

A fully equipped, spacious kitchen features granite countertop and electric range, microwave, and dishwasher. The gourmet meals you can prepare here can be taken at the connected dining room, and elegant space with an expandable table. Or, enjoy the morning news over coffee in the reading area adjacent or on the private outdoor patio. The master suite on the ground floor is highlighted by a massive California king bed along with the jet tub and walk-in rainfall shower in the master bath. A second bedroom upstairs is similarly equipped with oversize king bed, jet tub, and walk-in closet.

If you are interested in this furnished rental, visit, Corporate Housing by Owner or call 480-221-1414.

Denver Executive Furnished 1 Bedroom – CHBO Property Spotlight

Enjoy unparalleled access to all that Denver has to offer in this fully furnished one bedroom, one bath executive condo.

denver corporate housingIts central location just South of downtown and within a mile of the I-25 and I-70 corridors put it a short commute from work. Walk five minutes to Denver’s city government offices, less than ten to the Colorado Convention Center, less than twenty minutes to the State Capital. UC-Denver and Metropolitan State University are equally close, and a short drive or Denver RTD trains take you to major employers like HealthONE, SCL Health, Centura Health, Lockheed Martin, CenturyLink, Kaiser Permanente, Denver Health, Comcast, Children’s Hospital Colorado, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, DISH Network, IBM, Ball Corporation, and United and Frontier Airlines.

Entertainment, shopping, and dining are just as convenient. The Denver Art Museum and Central Library, the History Colorado Center, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Boettcher Concert Hall, and Fillmore Auditorium are among cultural attractions within walking distance. Sports and concerts are close as well, with the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, Coors Field, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Groceries will be a snap with an onsite King Soopers grocery store, and there are literally hundreds of great restaurants within walking distance.

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Work off all that great food in the well-equipped workout facility or swim a few laps in the pool. A dedicated, secure underground parking space is provided, as is on site laundry. Inside the flat, eclectic designs fusing contemporary style elements highlighting the Rockies blend with modern décor. Hardwood flooring throughout complements the furnishings softened with area rugs. A great room serves as the main living space, combining kitchen, living, and sitting room along with a private balcony with fantastic views of the Front Range and Rockies. A LCD smart TV and pass-over bar counter as part of a spacious kitchen round out the main living space and, along with the view, invite you to entertain. The master bedroom features a soft Queen bed and wood design elements along with another large TV. The master bath has a large walk-in shower with adjustable spray head. An office with antique desk accompanies the master bedroom.

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If you are interested in this, Denver Executive Furnished 1 Bedroom, visit CHBO for details or call (970) 485-1279.

The Perfect Patio Furniture Pairings for Your Corporate Housing

It’s that time of year to spend your afternoons on the patio enjoying the long days of summer. Kerrie gives insight on setting up your patio with the essentials to make your outdoor space desirable. Give your tenants another reason to choose your corporate housing for their next stay.

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No matter the size, your patio deserves perfect pairings to make your corporate housing patio a place your tenants will instantly fall in love with. Choosing the right pairings is all about combining function, fashion and fun for an outdoor space where your tenants can kick back and relax. Whether it’s a pint-size patio in need of a bistro set or a large deck with a grand rustic dining table, there are pairings for every style and size. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite patio furniture pairings and accessories to match so you can get your outdoor area in tip-top shape for your new corporate housing tenants.

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For those homes with classic grandeur, or those that want to create a timeless outdoor space, prim and proper pairings are the way to go. This doesn’t necessarily mean lay on the filigree—instead, opt for rod iron furniture in simple designs and accent them with pillows and cushions in the style of your choice. Create a new take on an English garden retreat by accenting your furniture with modern floral prints and black and white striped cushions, or create an elegant retreat for tenants with classically neutral upholstery and a few large lanterns scattered around. A rod iron bistro set tucked into an intimate corner of an outdoor area creates the perfect spot for your tenants to enjoy their morning paper and coffee.

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Teak furniture is a mainstay for outdoor furniture for a reason. Durable and simply finished, teak furniture is a classic choice for transitional outdoor spaces as it can be paired with a variety of patterns, accessories and textures. Create a dining area for your tenants paired with string lights for a place to gather for meals and games, or pair a transitional table with wicker chairs for a classic, yet refined look. A cozy reading nook is perfect for spring days, so pair an oversized chair with a fun side table for holding a book and a yummy beverage.

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Create a contemporary haven for tenants with chic outdoor furniture and fun accessories. Outdoor furniture in modern finishes is perfect for creating a sophisticated gathering area for tenants and potential corporate visitors. The beauty of outdoor spaces is their ability to function like another room in the house. Have a large backyard? Take advantage by creating a variety of areas for conversation. A cluster of outdoor lounge chairs with a sophisticated coffee table is perfect for Friday night catch-ups, while a set of chaise lounge chairs is ideal for catching rays during the summer. Add a sleek bar cart and you’ve got yourself a contemporary patio your tenants will love.

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Create a rustic retreat for year-round entertaining your tenants are bound to fall in love with. We love rustic outdoor furniture for its ability to transform any patio into a cozy haven for gatherings. Flank an open fireplace with a rustic wooden bench and a few chairs with plaid wool blankets for a prime s’more-making space. For summer, accompany a rustic outdoor picnic table with Adirondack chairs—your tenants will love curling up there with a lemonade and a good book.

No matter what your style, creating a variety of areas and functions in your outdoor area will make for an unforgettable time for your tenants. What perfect patio furniture pairings have you used in your corporate housing?

Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab is an award-winning designer who provides design advice for The Home Depot. She gives great pointers on matching your patio furniture to your home’s decor. To see more of the outdoor furniture styles that Kerrie talks about in this article, visit The Home Depot.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Corporate Rental in Chicago

Perhaps you already know that renting apartments, furnished rentals and even condos or single-family homes in the “typical” landlord manner is actually the least profitable approach to being a landlord. If not, you should know that “you can net up to eight and ten times more using an advanced corporate housing operating plan.” This is a plan in which you create a turnkey solution to those who require long-term but also temporary housing, and Chicago corporate housing is one of the busier markets.

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Does this mean that you can simply invest in an apartment or two and begin offering Chicago corporate housing that earns you huge income? No. There is a bit more to the story. So, let’s look at the five key things to consider before purchasing any form of Chicago corporate housing and offering it as a Chicago furnished rental.

Location, Location, Location

A cardinal rule in real estate is that tagline just above. However, just because you have a few units that might serve as Chicago furnished rental properties; it does not mean they have the perfect location for all possible renters. Consider that the entire metro area does put renters close to the different Fortune 500 companies with offices in the region, but there are also those who come for medical care, as temporary housing paid by an insurance carrier and more.

Pay attention to the neighborhood and consider the audience to which it would appeal…

Customization Pays

With that in mind, also consider customization. As mentioned, you might find a few units in a luxury high-rise that would make ideal Chicago corporate housing for the most upscale travelers. Yet, a smaller condo in an outer neighborhood might not be out of the running if you are marketing it as a perfect choice for two or more business travelers in need of a Chicago furnished rental, but without lots of “bells and whistles”.

Think of the Furnishing and Utility Costs

When you provide Chicago corporate housing or furnished rentals, they are turnkey. The costs include the utilities, cleaning services, and more. Before investing, stop to do the simple math. How much is it going to cost to properly decorate, maintain, heat/cool, light and supply this property with all it needs? Is this going to work with the budget you have available?

Think Transportation

In addition to location, customization, utilities and furnishings, also consider if this is the right sort of property in terms of transportation options. How long of a ride to the Downtown district? What is the average length of a trip to the nearest airport? How far is this from the buses or public transport? What is the walkability score? If these issues all rank low, it may not be a good property for corporate housing.

Are There Others Nearby?

Here is a major issue to consider, and it can go either way. Are there other corporate housing rentals nearby? Are they good or bad in terms of competition? After all, it could be good to have several properties within a neighborhood or region. If your location is not ideal, but the property is great, competition could prove a problem.

These are five things to really consider before investing in any property you wish to use as a corporate rental in Chicago. Though it is a great city and busy with travelers, not all properties can be easily turned into rentals.

5 Tips to Furnish Your Rental Quickly

Are you in the midst of furnishing a rental in order to begin offering it as a long-term or corporate rental? If so, you don’t have to worry a great deal about finding items suitable for your use, but there are some tips that can help you with furnishing a rental quickly, but also saving money and effort over the long-term by making the savviest choices.

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Decorating Strategies That Are Guaranteed to Capture the Attention of Qualified Tenants

If you are the owner of a high-quality, upscale executive rental, you already know that your potential tenants have some fairly high standards. They need a property that is spacious, nicely designed and full of premium services and amenities. The furnished rental you have available may already be a “turnkey” property with cleaning services, gorgeous interiors, and lots of features that include WiFi throughout and a furnished terrace in the garden.

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However, there are still quite a few decorating and design strategies you might use to grab the attention of additional, qualified tenants. No matter where your furnished rental is located, it is likely that there will always be competitors, and these methods are sure to help you overcome the biggest challenges.

At the Curb

Though you may already have made significant improvements to the exterior of the furnished rental, always consider whether there are more to be done. Can you add some landscaping? Exterior lighting? Seasonal plants and flowers? Making sure the property is always trimmed, clean and free of clutter is also going to go a long way to winning more renters.

Design and Décor

You might already know that one of the best ways to competitively market any furnished rental is to depersonalize it. By that, we don’t mean making it an austere and unwelcoming space. What we mean is that losing the clutter and the bold colors that are your personal favorites is a good way to make the executive rental appealing to all. It allows a potential renter to project their own personality or preferences into the space, and this takes them one step closer to choosing your property over others.

However, you can do even more by mapping out each room and ensuring you are using the spaces available to the best possible potential. Can rearranging a room make it look and feel larger, more comfortable, more appealing? Can you reorganize a space to make it more appealing to a business professional? For example, rather than a large living room with the TV as the focal point, would it be more appealing to create a conversation niche or small office in a corner of the room and a TV snug in another part of the space?

Think of the spaces a traveling professional might need and ensure you create them when and wherever possible.

Green Options

Another thing to consider with any executive rental is whether it is as green as it might be. High efficiency appliances, low energy lightbulbs, innovative energy or water consumption features…these are going to appeal to any contemporary professional and really help you capture the attention of your audience.

Atlanta Guide: What to Do During Your Extended Stay

If you are fortunate enough to be booked into Atlanta corporate housing during an upcoming business trip or long-term stay in this city, you will be glad to learn that there are many wonderful things to do during your Atlanta extended stay. Before listing some top destinations and attractions, though, let’s take a moment and consider the things to do right at your Atlanta corporate housing!

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After all, you are booked into a much more home-like setting and can enjoy simpler things that may not even require you to hop in the car or take local transportation to a unique activity. For example, some of the best Atlanta corporate housing is within walking distance of good parks, restaurants and shops. Most have yards or exercise areas, and most also have high end entertainment systems and outdoor spaces that are the ideal retreat at the end of a day.

Getting Out and About

If, however, you prefer to use your Atlanta corporate housing as a base from which to explore the city, some of the best activities for those in an Atlanta extended stay include:

Room Escape Games – Located in a few different spots in the city, this is the latest fad and involves entering a room that has been designed like a giant puzzle. You, and your family or team will be tasked with figuring out how to break out of the room, with everything from hidden panels to unique logic puzzles needed to complete the challenge.

Piedmont Park – If you are more of an outdoors person, the amazing Piedmont Park features gorgeous scenery as well as the city’s popular botanical gardens. If you are a big fan of the cable show “The Walking Dead”, you can also take one of the many guided walking tours, with some starting in the park as well as other points of the city.

Georgia Aquarium – Enormous and often ranked as one of the best in the country, it is also one of the top things to do in Atlanta.

Turner Field – Take in a classic American baseball game with a visit here during your Atlanta extended stay.

Zoo Atlanta – In addition to the aquarium, the city has a wonderful zoo that is also consistently rated as one of the finest.

You might also hit the Coca-Cola Museum, Jimmy Carter’s Library and Museum, the Olympic Park, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta History Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ponce City Market or take one of the amazing food based walking tours that are all of the rage in this wonderful city. An Atlanta extended stay opportunity can be full of fun, and this list is just the beginning of the many things to see and do.

Bathing Beauty: Tips on Creating a Spa-Like Bath Space

By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Kerrie is back at it again. She is here to share how to take a typical bathroom and make it a spa like setting. Introduce a few of these tips to your furnished rental and wow the next customer.

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Whether it’s through a full remodel or by adding a few chic accessories, transforming your bathroom into a spa-like retreat is perfect for attracting new renters. Creating a sanctuary with natural finishes, clean palettes and spa accessories is a timeless way to update a bathroom while keeping your space neutral. Before listing your property, let’s take a look at a few of our favorite tips on how to turn your space into an inspiring hideaway. Potential renters will never look back!

Introduce Natural Materials

Introducing natural finishes and textures is a sure way to transform your drab bathroom into a spa hideaway. Simple additions like teak shower benches, bamboo vanity accessories and natural fiber towels are all affordable ways to update the space. Warm wood in vanities, benches and accessories can easily transform a space into a tropical oasis or Zen sanctuary. If a remodel is on the table, choose natural, textured materials—think pebbled floors, warm natural stone, concrete and wood.

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Why to Invest in the Real Estate Corporate Renting Business

Most of us understand that businesses are run on “business models”. There is not a lot of room for flexibility within many business models, and once a company or enterprise gets started along one path, switching its approach can be detrimental. That, however, does not apply to corporate rental real estate, and it is one of the finest business models available. When looking for a solid investment with a nearly guaranteed return, corporate rental real estate is the model to consider.Investment in Real estate business

Experts talk about this approach to the “land-lording business” as capable of generating eight to ten times the earnings of standard rental models. In other words, converting your traditional long-term rental units into corporate rental real estate can boost earnings by that enormous amount.

Not only does this higher quality short term housing already have a proven record, and is now seen as a valid alternative over extended stay hotels and other similar properties, but it can also be customized to the owner’s specific region.

Customization Makes It More Profitable

As a prime illustration of this concept in short term housing, a property may be a single-family dwelling in an upscale neighborhood around 25 minutes from a bustling downtown or business district. This makes it a good choice for an executive seeking short term housing that offers a high level of comfort, privacy and amenities all within easy reach of corporate headquarters or a client’s offices.

On the other hand, your corporate rental real estate might be a luxurious studio in a center city high-rise. This too holds the potential for enormous earnings as executive or corporate short term housing, and both are easily converted to turnkey properties available for twenty days or more and with full services at all times.

Remember That It is Cost Effective

Of course, another reason that you will want to think of investing in corporate rental properties is that they are more cost effective for those who require them. As one expert wrote, corporate housing is “40% to 50% less expensive than the benchmark hotel” over the course of a 30-day visit. Along with the lower pricing, your investment property gives the traveling professional a far more home-like, comfortable and appealing setting.

Because your investment will appeal to clients willing to pay for any premium services or amenities, it means you can do much more than monetize ownership. You can quickly earn on any corporate housing investments if you choose wisely and market accordingly.

Why You Should Consider Walk Score Before Selecting a Temporary Apartment

If you are shopping around between different corporate apartments for an upcoming business trip or extended stay, it is likely that you are looking at different factors. You are probably considering the number of bedrooms, the kinds of services and amenities within the temporary apartment and its surrounding buildings, and even at issues like the distance from your office or destination. Did you also look at the “Walkability” of the different corporate apartments under consideration?

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What Is Walkability?

The simplest definition of walkability is basically how “friendly” any area is to walking. This is not all about leisure walking, though, but also about walking for things like errands, exercise and simply getting out and about. Some of the best corporate apartments get that sort of descriptor (“best”) because of their amenities, décor, layout and features. However, most corporate apartments with high ratings also get that distinction because of their locations. If a temporary apartment is in a great neighborhood, and it has a high walkability factor, it means you can live there and count on your own two feet to get you easily, safely and comfortably to almost any other location.

While you will want to consider a walking score before choosing any temporary apartment because it lets you know just where you are in the city itself, there are a few other things you should consider.

Inconveniences

Let’s say that your temporary apartment is a bit outside of the busier, downtown areas. This might put you closer to a corporate headquarters, or not, but it probably also means you will have to count on public transportation or take a rental car during your stay.

Is this realistic? Is it inconvenient? After all, if your temporary apartment has no parking or parking that is fee-based, it can become a bit of an added hassle. You may not like driving in cities and this too can mean that having to have a car might prove an unwelcome frustration.

Consider too that being able to walk everywhere means you get optimal exercise each day. You’ll really enjoy making your way to work or to your various errands, and if you do need transportation, most spots with higher walkability scores also have high scores in terms of their access to buses, cabs and subways.

There are so many benefits to a higher walkability score, and if you are about to choose between one or more corporate rentals, really consider the added value that being a pedestrian in a new city brings.