Rental Properties: Keep them Safe!

Wow, it is amazing how technology has changed and can make our lives so much easier (some of the time). With rental properties it is great when they are rented all the time, but especially when they are not, it is important to have the right tools in place to protect your investment.

You have probably heard me speak about my love for the “Nest”. This new thermostat helps me save on my electric bills and is also a great tool to know if someone is in a property that is supposed to be vacant. The Nest, in addition to controlling the heat and allowing me to control the temperature from my smart phone, is also motion sensitive so I know when someone has been walking in front of it.

Corporate Housing can help if you loose your home in a fire.
Corporate Housing can help if you loose your home in a fire.

The Nest now offers smart smoke detectors which I haven’t tried yet – if you have let me know your experience.

And just in case you missed it, earlier this year Google purchased Nest, which led to a great piece of corporate housing humor…


This week someone sent me a link to an interesting home security product and I thought it was worth sharing. This is a simple all in one DIY Home security system: SimpliSafe I haven’t tried this one either so let me know what you think and how you use it to make your rental property both safer and easier to rent as it can be a great benefit to a potential tenant as well.  SimpliSafe

We are always open to new products that can benefit all the properties we connect with so send me your ideas – thx  have a safe and successful 2014!

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  1. Denise Huggins
    July 29, 2015

    Hello please help me find a single family home in Maryland

    1. Jeff Richards
      August 3, 2015

      Hi Denise,

      Thanks for contacting Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO) to find your corporate rental. Below are some quick links to locate properties:

      1. Search CHBO: Corporate Housing By Owner Search

      2. Submit a Housing Request: CHBO Housing Request

      Please let me know if you need any assistance in your search. Thanks again for using CHBO.


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