Why Longer Term Corporate Rentals Are Better for You and Your Property

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The Internet age has changed the way we live in many ways. Information is flying around us all the time, and we have access to more knowledge than at any time in human history. Some of these changes are good, some bad, but it is certain that the way we live has been affected.

One example is how we travel. There was a time when travelers had to make many calls or hire a travel agency to find a place to stay, transportation, and take other steps to prepare for a trip. Today, at the click of a button, we can book a room, rent a car, make reservations for out favorite restaurant, and so much more.  AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and other vacation rental websites came along with a simple premise: instead of paying for a hotel, you could use the home of a resident in the place you were traveling. In the past ten years, this has become a revolution, with vacation rental sites claiming up to 10% of the hotel industries’ $1.1 trillion dollar market. Naturally, the hotel industry isn’t pleased with this development. Property owners and neighbors have had their issues, too.

 The Misuse of Vacation Rentals

Most vacation rentals are structured to be available anywhere from a day to a week. A risk of renting for a short time to an individual is that they will misuse the property. It has happened that wild parties, porn shoots, and commercial use of holiday rentals have caused damage to both properties and the reputation of their owners. A flood of guests and ever changing tenants has caused traffic headaches too, with renters taking up all available parking nearby. Despite ways to combat this problem by refusing to rent to suspected abusers and flagging those who have misused a property, these stories continue, as it is easy to create new fake profiles and avoid blacklisting.

The HOA and the Neighbors Respond

Abuses like these have had a negative effect on property values.  In some cases, owners have evicted long-standing tenants in order to use their property as a short-term rental. Neighbors have been vocal in complaining about these abuses, and Homeowners Associations have been creating clauses in their agreements and amending existing agreements to limit or restrict the use of their homes as vacation rentals. These clauses are enforceable because even a short-term rental qualifies as a “lease” legally, and some owners have been warned and even fined for violations.

Government Regulations Increase

Another abuse comes from owners who buy multiple units in a building or neighborhood, and rent them all out as vacation rentals. This makes living conditions for the permanent residents worse as the chance of abuses occurring multiply. New York City and other cities across the US have responded by passing “Primary Residence Laws” stating that properties rented for less than thirty days must be the owners’ primary residence, and have authorized fines up to $75,000 for violations. Other laws have increased taxes on short-term rentals and forced owners to hire a caretaker that neighbors can contact in case issues come up. Some of these regulations were championed by the hotel industry, which have launched a massive campaign to combat holiday rentals nationwide. In some areas, owners are now being required to charge an 11.5% hotel tax to be passed on to the city government, and they have even gotten congress to start investigations about the effect of holiday rentals on property values.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Rental Property

If you want to rent your property as a short-term holiday property, your only option is to be sure you are in compliance by keeping hyper aware of these constantly changing HOA, municipal, state, and federal regulations.  There’s a simple workaround that is trending now, and that’s converting your rental to a corporate rental via CHBO. Rentals of thirty days or more are not subject to these new laws. Plus, with commercial clients seeking long-term housing for relocating staff or temporary assignments, you vastly decrease the chance your property will be misused, as the company assumes the financial and reputational liability for damages. CHBO is easy to use and can help you comply with local laws and find trustworthy tenants. Get started by learning how to furnish and price your rental property for corporate clients today!

Furnished Townhome For Rent in Denver’s northeast

This fully furnished Townhome for rent in Denver’s northeast  having two-bedroom, two and a half bath will remind you of home but with fresh air, views of the Rockies, and amenities like a pool, hot tub, and a fitness center. Brighton is a growing city that still has a small town feel while being close to all Denver has to offer. Close access to several major highways into town mean it’s just fifteen minutes to DIA, thirty to downtown Denver, and thirty-five to the Tech Center.

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CHBO Property Spotlight: Penny Acres Fully Furnished Executive Home In Georgia

Welcome to this Executive Home in Georgia with two bedroom, one bath fully furnished is located in tranquil and historic Grantville. Found on a wooded 23-acre reserve, Penny Acres is a peaceful retreat where you can decompress from the workday, yet it is just forty-five minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Executive Home In Georgia

Atlanta boasts Fortune 500 companies The Home Depot, United Parcel Service (UPS), Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Southern Company, Genuine Parts Company, First Data Corporation, HD Supply Holdings, Veritiv, SunTrust Banks, AGCO Corporation, Asbury Automotive Group, NCR Corporation, PulteGroup, and Newell Brands. These nearby firms are but a part of a growing commerce sector in greater Atlanta, proving there are more than peaches growing in Georgia.

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We’re Bringing Bailey!” Pet-Friendly Apartments (And Getting There Safely)

Traveling for work is a reality for many of us. Being away from family can be difficult, especially if it’s months at a time. It’s even worse when you have a pet. Trying to find quality, affordable care can be a chore, and boarding your pet can be stressful for the whole family. That’s why some choose to bring along their furry family member for corporate travel. But many hotels won’t allow non-service animals. Luckily, furnished housing for pets or pet-friendly apartments are easier to find these days thanks to the rise of furnished corporate rental listings by private owners.

Pet-Friendly Apartments

Get Ready, Get Set…

Before you ever step out the door, there are a number of things to thing about.

  • Look for CHBO pet-friendly apartments or homes that will guarantee that your animal will be welcomed.
  • Be sure that your pet is healthy enough to travel by scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Getting a veterinary health certificate can ease your mind and in some cases, it’s required when an animal will be residing in a new state or country.
  • An implanted microchip can make the process of finding a lost animal easier, but at the very least be sure you’ve updated their ID tags with your up-to-date contact information in your new location.
  • Contact the airline or travel agent to find out the regulations for traveling with pets. You may need to contact the US Department of Agriculture or Foreign Consulate for more information. In some cases, your employer can assist you in this process, but be sure to clearly understand the rules for the places you depart and arrive.
  • Be sure you’ve gathered their medicines and key documents like medical records, travel approvals, and health or acclimation certificates.
  • Pets traveling in an approved kennel should have an accurate collar or chip, a bed or blanket that smells like home, favorite toys, and a water or food dispenser used in crates. The American Humane Association also recommends you do not tranquilize or sedate your pet as it causes all sorts of health risks.

…Where to Go? Finding Furnished Housing for Pets (And You!)

CHBO offers thousands of furnished properties all over the country, many of which are pet-friendly apartments. You can refine your search by selecting “Yes” under “Accept Pets” on the CHBO Search Page. Or, if you are searching all the listings in the location of your assignment, you can check the property features column on the right side of the properties main page where it says “Pets: Yes” to confirm.

Beyond simply accepting pets, you can go further by checking if the area around the property is pet-friendly. Are there dog parks, hiking, and green spaces nearby? Would your outdoor pet have room to run in a backyard or community area? Are veterinarians and pet supply stores close? These extras can make the experience even better for your pet.

There’s no need to leave your family pet behind when you are traveling for work. Do a little homework, find that perfect CHBO property today, and enjoy continued quality time with your pets in your new home away from home tomorrow!

Property Spotlight: Furnished House For Rent In Las Vegas

Searching for Las Vegas Furnished Housing? If yes then This “perfect for families” three-bedroom, two and a half bath fully furnished home in southwest Las Vegas is ready for your corporate rental. Set in a quiet, master planned community astride both Red Rock and Sloan Canyon, you’ll enjoy peace and quiet, parks, and a family atmosphere. But you won’t roll the dice on your commute as it is just ten minutes from the airport and the Las Vegas Strip.

The economy here is led by the gaming industry.  Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, Stations Casinos, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Boyd Gaming, and the Blackstone Group headline an array of casinos and entertainment venues here. However, many other industries are thriving here like the US Air Force at Nellis and Creech Air Force Base, Sitel, The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Southern Hills and Saint Rose Hospitals, Sunrise Health System, and University Medical Center.

This contemporary home reflects the curb appeal of the whole subdivision, stucco and Spanish tile complimenting natural flora. There’s a two-car garage to keep your car out of the heat; driveway parking is also possible.

Spread over nearly 1,600 square feet, an open floor plan accentuates the sitting and dining room’s ample space with continuity all the way to a lovely patio. Stretch out with a good book on the large, comfortable sectional in the sitting room, and if you get hungry the kitchen is right around the corner, united by the ground floors easy to clean tiling. Granite counters greet you, along with a high-end gourmet gas oven, large microwave, GE bottom-freezer refrigerator, dishwasher, and the fittings you’ll need to prepare a great meal. Clean, clear water runs through the reverse osmosis filtration system. There are a whirlpool washer and dryer for an easy laundry day, and an ADT security keypad for a piece of mind. There’s a new barbecue out on the patio if you like to grill. The dining room features a six seat high top table. The sliding glass door leads to the flagstones and shaded green oasis of the patio, where there’s a patio table for outdoor relaxation or morning tea or coffee.

Ascending the maple hardwood stairs to the second floor, you’ll be wowed by a large loft TV room with a 42-inch LCD flat screen, equipped with DVD and surround sound for “Movie Theater like” experiences. There’s cable and Wi-Fi for your viewing pleasure.

The master bedroom features a pillow topped Sealy King bed for sweet dreams every time, a bathroom en suite, and a walk in closet. The second bedroom is appointed with a queen Simmons plush pillow top. A third bedroom can be an office or there’s a full airbed if needed.  Bi-weekly housekeeping is provided.

Three nearby parks are great for families and offer views of the mountains, not to mention the home is close to many hiking trails. More outdoor fun can be had in ten minutes, which takes you to Red Rock National Recreation Area attracting outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers. Or, use those ten minutes to take you to the famous Vegas Strip and all the entertainment you could ask for and more. There are many restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores in and around this master planned community.

If you are interested in Las Vegas furnished housing reach out to us at 877-333-2426 or you can book this home for rent directly from this Property Listing Detail Page.

CHBO Property Spotlight: Fully Furnished Condo in Highlands Ranch

You’ll feel a mile high in this three bedroom, two and a half bath luxury & Fully Furnished Condo in Highlands Ranch Highlands Ranch in the south of Denver. Denver South is renowned for its high quality of life. Residents enjoy three hundred days of sunshine a year, hundreds of state parks and wilderness areas to explore, incredible views of the Front Range and the Rockies, and a vibrant lineup of events and activities year round. This adds up to Denver being consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top places to live and the sixth fittest city in the U.S.

This furnished Condo in Highlands Ranch location on the western side of Denver South means a shorter drive to ski resorts and more time on the slopes, ample and easily accessible golf courses, and it’s just a few minutes to the Platte River Valley’s Chatfield State Park, a massive natural area great for biking, hiking, camping, boating, and water sports. This executive rental includes access to four recreation centers at no extra charge, or you can exercise your mind at the Civic Center Library just one block away. You can also stroll to nearby Town Center, a shopping and dining area with many major retail chains and restaurants.

South Denver is a “Corporate Capital”, a destination in itself for business as seven Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here. One of the strongest concentrations of high-tech workers is found here, congruent with the area’s strengths in the IT, telecom, aerospace and bioscience areas.

Among corporate luminaries calling this region home are IHS, CH2M Hill, Health One/Sky Ridge Medical Center, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance, Arrow Electronics, Air Methods Corporation, Health One/Swedish Medical Center, Jeppesen Sanderson, United Launch Alliance, Merrick and Company, Oracle, HealthOne/Sky Ridge, and Oppenheimer Management Group.

Elegantly decorated in contemporary furnishings and spread out over 1,700 square feet, this brownstone townhome is truly impressive. Colorado’s penchant for outdoor living is immediately clear by the front patio, which is outfit with a dining area and barbecue grill opposite a second seating area with a fire pit. Several trees surrounding the home provide shade and privacy when enjoying the patio.

Inside, neutrals and brown leather seating in the dining and living room, along with splashes of blue, compliment pendant lighting to create an inspiring and inviting space. A half wall divides the dining room’s high backed leather seats and mahogany table from a living space where a big screen LCD Smart TV entertains, and there’s a fireplace to keep you warm over the cold Colorado winter. Basic expanded cable and high-speed Wi-Fi are included. A complete office off the kitchen and living room would make telecommuting or research your next hike easy.

The bedrooms are appointed with a king in the master, queen in the guest bedroom, and a full in the third bedroom. The master and guest bedroom have bathroom’s en-suite; the master bedroom has a walk-in closet and the bath offers a garden tub and walk-in shower. Arched entryways, high-quality solid wood furniture, and colorful oil paintings and décor tie the rooms together. All utilities are included and a washer and dryer are installed for easy laundry days in this gorgeous Highlands Ranch abode.

If you are interested in this beautiful and Furnished Home in Highlands Ranch Then you can Contact to the owner any time from here.

9 Reasons Why Short Term Apartments are Better

Short term apartmentsWhen you learn you’ll be traveling on short-term business of a month or more, no doubt some of the first thoughts through your mind are “Where will I stay?” or “Will they put me up in a hotel?”  Traditionally, that answer has been “Yes.” Staying in a hotel for a long period, however, has it ups and downs. You have to deal with a rotating cast of staff members, reservation mix-ups, compete for the use of amenities, and a bunch of other hassles. Renting a short term apartments or corporate suite eliminates these hassles, so you can focus on your work. Here are 9 reasons it’s better to rent a short-stay apartment:

  1. Short-Stay Apartments are Economical: You can save 25-30% by renting short-term apartments over hotels as you aren’t paying on a per-night basis but a bulk fee based on a longer stay.
  2. There’s More Space: Hotel rooms, even suites, can be cramped even if you’re just staying a day or two. Stay for thirty days or more and you’ll be yearning for room to roam.
  3. The Feeling of Home: The impersonal style of hotels may work for a weekend, but with a longer stay you may feel homesick. Short stay apartments give you that “home away from home” feeling.
  4. It’s All Yours: And with a furnished corporate rental everything is yours to use as you please, with no (or less) competing for the swimming pool or washing machine.

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  1. The Food is Better: It’s great not to have to do the dishes, but if you’ve ever stayed in a hotel for a month you know that you can only eat the hotel restaurant’s food so many times before you get tired of it. What they serve may not meet your dietary needs or desires, and you’ll certainly pay a premium to have that same cheeseburger. With your own furnished kitchen, you can prepare what you want, when you want it, make sure you’re getting food variety not possible from hotels, and not spend your entire per diem in the process.
  2. Laundry and Cleaning Service: Every morning you get a knock on the door at 7 AM to clean your room. It’s a luxury, but is it one you need? You can always opt out with “Do Not Disturb”…if they see the sign on your door. You may not know however, that many short-term stay apartments offer regular cleaning on a weekly, bi-weekly, or other basis. So you can still leave the deep cleaning to professionals. Laundry is another matter; why pay expensive dry cleaning and laundry fees, pump coins into the coin operated washer and dryer, or just do without, when you can rent a home with its own washer and dryer?
  3. The Amenities “Advantage”: Hotels can claim to offer amenities like an indoor or outdoor pool and spa, free Wi-Fi, gyms, common bars and restaurants, theaters, gyms, and perhaps a concierge service. However, with the rise in popularity of serviced apartments and corporate rentals, there are now many residential short stay apartments offering these same amenities to its residents, so you are sharing with fewer (or no) others.

 

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  1. Bring Fido, It’s Pet Friendly!: Aside from service animals, hotels often have strict no pet policies. Corporate suites or a short-term apartment for rent may allow you to bring your pet along so you don’t have to board your pet or be away from him or her during your trip.
  2. Stay Where You Want To: Unlike hotels that tend to be clumped into areas of tourism, a short-term apartment or corporate rental has no such restrictions and can be anywhere within the destination you’re traveling to, giving you the chance to reduce your commute dramatically.

 

There are so many reasons why a Short term Apartments makes more sense for longer trips. CHBO offers thousands of great corporate rentals all across the country. Find that perfect rental apartment for your next business trip today!

CHBO Property Spotlight: Townhouse, Houston Executive Stay

Live the convenience of the Houston’s “Inner Loop” in this fully furnished three-bedroom, three and a half bath townhouse in Houston Heights

townhouse in hosutonThe Inner Loop is a highly desirable area inside of Loop 610, where big business, retail, great food, and upscale housing all meet.  Go for a run along Buffalo Bayou; stop at Waugh Bridge at sunset to see the nesting bats take flight. Enjoy Houston’s legendary Tex-Mex scene at nearby El Tiempo, Ninfa’s, or Pappasitos Cantina. The Heights is full of great restaurants, art museums, and its central location makes reaching other parts of the city easier. Just ten minutes from downtown, you can take in an Astros or Rockets game, check out the Aquarium, or find culture at the Houston Symphony.

Houston is a world leader in medicine and energy. This destination city for health care includes the Memorial Hermann Health System, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, HCA, Methodist, and UTMB. Downtown features Fortune 500 companies like Enterprise Products Partners and Sysco, but at its heart Houston is an oil boom city, hosting major exploration and support firms like Phillips 66, Schlumberger, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, National Oilwell Varco, Chevron, Fluor, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, ConocoPhillips, and Plains All American Pipeline. Many of these firms are located downtown Houston, and this home is just over three miles and ten minutes drive away.

 

This home is situated in a small complex of luxury furnished townhomes on a quiet street; neatly manicured landscaping fronting a brick edifice greets you. You can enter from the two-car garage or the main entry. A guest bedroom on the first floor is appointed with a Queen bed, en-suite bath, and television. On the second floor, you’ll find the main living space, decorated in modern contemporary furnishings and neutral grays.  The living room is tastefully decorated with double sofa sets and a large screen LCD TV with Sling TV and Netflix. The home is also high speed Wi-Fi enabled throughout. Houston’s humidity can make for chilly winters, but with the living room’s wood fireplace that won’t be an issue here. Next, to the living room, there is a four-seat gaming table where you can entertain friends with a night of poker while you play your favorite tunes on the provided stereo system.

The kitchen and dining room are located on the same level just past the living room. A large kitchen island providing lots of cabinetry and counter space divides the rooms. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with top range appliances including a gas stove and a dishwasher, and all the cooking supplies you’ll need. The elegant dining room can host a dinner party for up to six.

On the third floor, the huge master bedroom suite consists of a king bed, private bath with tub and shower, and LCD TV. The master bathroom will tempt with a garden tub, walk-in shower, and Jack-and-Jill sinks. A second bedroom includes a queen bed and en-suite bathroom as well as an LCD TV.

CHBO Property Spotlight: Furnished Executive Home in Mullica Hill, NJ

Executive Furnished Home in Mullica Hill, NJ

This fully furnished five-bedroom, four and a half bath home sits on a private one-and-a-half acre estate in Casella Farms, a southern suburb of Philadelphia. An expanse of green lawn and immaculately landscaped surrounds imbue tranquility to the grounds; while the 3,700 square foot former model home is palatial and exquisite.

Furnished Housing Mullica Hill

Positioned in a private and quiet neighborhood just a few minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike, this gorgeous colonial is just twenty five minutes commute to the heart of Philadelphia and thirty minutes to Wilmington, Delaware; within easy reach of the regions largest employers like DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Cooper Health Care, AstraZeneca, University of Delaware, MBNA Consumer Services, The Cooper Health System, JP Morgan Chase, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical, Virtua-West Jersey Health System, Bancroft Rehabilitation Services, NJ Protocall, The Nemours Foundation, 21st Century North American Insurance Company, Agilent Technologies, MBNA Marketing Systems, Integrity Staffing Solutions, and Underwood Memorial Hospital.

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City Spotlight: Exploring Austin, Texas Through the Eyes of Furnished Apartment Hunters

All About Weird, Wild Austin

Moving to Austin? Texas’ capital is admittedly weird. It’s also the hottest relocation destination in Texas with high demand for furnished housing.  A pleasant climate and a great live music scene and lots of entertainment options, coupled with a strong economy, have created a boom. The University of Texas and the scene on Sixth Street has “hooked” more than 50,000 thousand students to this college town. Yet the city has preserved

The University of Texas and the scene on Sixth Street has “hooked” more than 50,000 thousand students to this college town. Yet the city has preserved it roots, and old mission style architecture can be seen side by side with skyscrapers and high-tech modern builds.  Hot, humid summer temps range from the 70’s to the high 90’s; but the winters are mild and inviting.

There is an artistic ambiance that is paired with a burgeoning technology and science scene. Founded in 1984, Dell Computer in nearby Round Rock was a harbinger of things to come, as the city has become a key destination for high-tech companies like Cognitive Scale, Ihiji, Golden Frog, Trendkite, Own Local, ActiveProspect, and many more.

Austin has grown 72% since 1990, the fastest growth anywhere outside of Las Vegas. The influx of residents has led to an increase in the supply of high quality housing; CorporateHousingByOwner includes some great options in furnished apartments. And while the town is growing fast, the cost of living is relatively low compared to other high tech hotbeds, and traffic isn’t yet at the same level either, and the apartments in Austin tend to match the affluence and tasteful style of its residents.

Fun and Entertainment in Austin

Austin is loaded with live music, led by the annual Austin City Limits festival and specializing in Texas country, bluegrass, and rock. Stevie Ray Vaughn got his start here, and Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin hail from here, too.  South Congress and Sixth Street are home to dozens of amazing restaurants, bars, and concert halls. The Moody Theater, The Zach Theater, and the Continental Club are examples of the dozens of top quality concert venues. Historical sites are plentiful and popular too. The State Capital, The Driskill Hotel, O. Henry Home and Museum, The Old Bakery and Emporium, Bremond Block and more highlight places to explore the history of the Lone Star state and its capital. River rafting, tubing, and small town ambiance beckon from the Hill Country; but outdoor fun can be had even closer at Zilker Park and the Zilker Botanical Garden, the Ladybird Hike-and-Bike Trail, Graffiti Park at Castle Hills, Mount Bonnell, and Mayfield Park Cottage. Lake Travis northwest of the city is a popular spot for water sports.

Where to Find Austin Furnished Apartments

 If you are you planning a move or relocation for work and need temporary housing, demand here is high – so you should move quickly to find the best property. There are dozens of available short term and extended stay apartments in Austin available on CHBO.