Are There Standards for Furnished Rental Property Exteriors?

A recent online discussion between owners of furnished rentals sheds interesting light on a lesser discussed matter – property exteriors. After receiving poor customer feedback due to the appearance of a back patio, one owner of short term housing wanted to know what fellow owners thought. The responses were intriguing and enlightening. So, if you are someone who offers furnished rentals, here are a few tips to consider: All outdoor areas in short term housing should be well-kept without any dead plants or overgrowth, but formal gardens are not essential. Do put empty pots and gardening tools away for...

CHBO Annual Report Review: Property Locations and Number of Properties

The results are in, so let’s dig deeper. Each week CHBO will analyze data from the annual corporate housing report and open a discussion. Please provide feedback with your experiences in 2017. This week we discuss CHBO Property Locations. CHBO Property Locations We received hundreds of survey responses from property owners and real estate managers across the United States including 43 states and the District of Columbia. Similar to last year, the top U.S. states for responses​ were: 1. California: 27% (up 6% from 2016) 2. Colorado: 15% (up 2% from 2016) 3. Texas: 10% (up 2% from 2016) 4....

You Can Get Super Bowl LII Short Term Housing with CHBO (Don’t Cha’ Know)

Like a blitzing linebacker, Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. In three short weeks, the AFC and NFC’s finest will battle to raise the Lombardi Trophy and be crowned world champions. In the AFC, the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots will duke it out for the right to represent the American Conference; while either the Philadelphia Eagles or Minnesota Vikings will rise to face them from the NFC. Super Bowl LII, America’s greatest spectacle, will be played in Minneapolis, Minnesota at US Bank Stadium on February 4th, 2018. Have you found Minneapolis Furnished Housing metro?...

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Property Spotlight: A Remarkable Short Term Rental in Old Town Chicago

Welcome to Old Town, one of the Windy City’s most historic and desirable neighborhoods. Early immigrants to Chicago, mainly German and Irish settlers who put their mark on the community, settled the Old Town Triangle Historic District. It was originally a farming community and then became an area popular with laborers. Today, it’s a thriving and up and coming area equally long on culture and amenities and a central location sure to knock out that long commute from this gorgeous executive rental. A Short Term Rental in a Hot Market There’s so much to see and do here; Chicago...

Watch for These Five Corporate Housing Rental Trends

Watch for These Five Corporate Housing Rental Trends Times change. Keeping up with today’s market forces can go a long way in determining your level of success as an owner in the corporate housing world. The Supply and Demand for Short-Term Housing Will Remain On the Rise As homes become more expensive to own and interest rates rise, demand increases for rentals. Overall demand for furnished housing continues to increase each year. Total revenues have risen to $3.2 billion, and that’s a 10.2% increase from two years ago. Generational trends could explain part of this rise. Millennials have become...

Property Spotlight: A Prime Penthouse on Puget Sound

A Prime Penthouse on Puget Sound This Seattle fully furnished studio on the waterfront boasts gorgeous views of Puget Sound, a location that couldn’t be more perfect, and amenities galore that add up to far more than the sum of its parts. The exclusive penthouse community of Waterfront Landings, a full service residence, is right on the water. It’s a four- minute walk to Pier 66 or the Seattle Aquarium, and a seven-minute walk to the Pike Place Market or the Great Wheel. Yes, you read that correctly. This studio rental is right in the heart of the most...

How to Get Tenant Reviews for your Corporate Rental (And Why You NEED Them)

As a landlord or a corporate rental or just as a person living life, you’re busy. Sometimes you’re too busy to sweat the details. When a tenant moves out after an enjoyable stay, you’re preparing for the next tenant, and maybe marking the departed client off your mental to-do list. Maybe you lack time, or maybe you don’t want to bother them, but if you don’t ask for a review, you’re leaving future earnings on the table. If you think photos and description speak for themselves, you’re mistaken. We’ve talked about how photos don’t always tell the full story...

This Looks Nothing Like the Photos! Avoid the Corporate Rental Photo Blues with CHBO Certified Photos

Picture this: You’re packing for a long holiday or business trip. Your suitcase is ready, and you’ve said goodbye to the family – or brought them along. You go through the hassle of air travel or a long road trip, but you’re comforted by the fact that the corporate rental waiting for you at your destination was a great find. The property looked amazing, spacious and perfect for your needs. You arrive at the end of a long day of travel and discover the truth. If the pictures were worth a thousand words – many of those words seemed...

What’s So Great About Travel Nursing?

What’s So Great About Travel Nursing? You worked hard for your RN license. You’ve also got a minimum of one-year of nursing experience to go with that graduate certificate from an accredited nursing program in the U.S. or Canada, and a valid license or certification and proof of your right to work in the U.S. Maybe you’ve heard about travel nursing, and maybe not. But you’re in a good situation in your career – so why change anything? Ask yourself a few questions to know if travel nursing is right for you: Do You Like Being Promoted? Nursing is...

Houston, Texas – Available Furnished Properties For Rent

The entire Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO) team has been thinking about our members in Houston during the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We were able to connect with several members to get an update on their well-being and property status. We are happy to announce that we have several furnished units available that did not incur any damage. Below is a list of links for anyone needing housing. Availability changes daily so please reach out to the property manager to confirm. 7607 – Houston Westchase Furnished Condo 16547 – Houston Galleria/Uptown Furnished Condo 16434 – Fortunate to have a dry home 15681...