Millennial Magnet Cities

By now, most consumers know that it is a “renter’s market” much more than a “buyer’s market”. Now here is this more prevalent than among millenials (those born between 1982 and 2004). According to RealtorMag.com, their rates of homeownership plunged “from 40 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2015”.  Yet, there are still many parts of the country where millenials actually represent the larger percentage of buyers rather than renters. For example, Elk Grove, CA is a city in which millenials have about 60% of the market share in terms of home buying. Where are the millennial “magnet”...

Furnished Housing: The Next Big Thing to Cash In On

Hotels are already feeling the crunch from the rise of online, furnished housing rental options that allow travelers to book a stay in everything from premium apartments in world-famous cities to gorgeous private homes in desirable locations. In fact, this is so lucrative that investors are opting to purchase apartments, condos and single-family homes in some of the most in-demand areas and then rent them to travelers on business or leisurely holidays. This, naturally, is evolving and becoming a sort of hybrid of hotel stays and private accommodations, with the serviced apartment emerging as one of the most desirable...

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7 Things That Get Corporate Rental Revisits

A recent article on vacation rentals and short term rentals said that “repeat business is the Holy Grail”. In other words, getting visitors who have already enjoyed a stay to book again (and potentially for years to come) is the ultimate goal. Of course, it is also an issue to consider from the opposite side of the coin, i.e. “why are renters only visiting once and not again?” We’ll look at seven things that can help you to win over your renters and nurture ongoing business that ensures they revisit at least once, if not on a regular basis....

Executive Furnished Home San Francisco – CHBO Property Spotlight

Enjoy the view from the top in this fully furnished two bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in the heart of San Francisco’s NoPa district. Just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park, the Painted Ladies, and city hall, this spacious top floor condo is at the center of this iconic city. NoPa is supremely walkable; you will be within a five to ten minute walk of some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in San Francisco (NOPA, Bar Crudo, Little Star, The Mill, Nopalito to name a few). But San Francisco isn’t only known for great food and entertainment. It...

Corporate Housing by Owner Company Spotlight: UrbanFlats in Toronto

The amazing dynamic city of Toronto Toronto has long been known as one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities. It is home to more than six million residents, and is typically described as the commercial heart of the nation. Here you find the Toronto Stock Exchange, five national or large banks, and close to 50% of the immigrant population of the entire country! Clearly, it is diverse, unique and thriving. Naturally, Toronto corporate housing is in high demand because of the city’s immense array of industries – which range from business services and finances to media, publishing, medicine...

Furnished Executive Home in Mission Area – CHBO Property Spotlight

The Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, cable cars, Pier 39, Lombard Street, world class cuisine, modern art. These are the cultural icons of San Francisco. The Fortune 500 companies headquartered here are nearly as well known: Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo Bank, Safeway, PG&E, Genentech, Oracle, Chevron, California Pacific Medical Center, and Gap are among many major employers in the city by the bay. There are world class learning institutions too: UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Stanford are all close at hand. At the heart of all of this is the vibrant and burgeoning Mission district –...

Stylish Sonoma Plaza Furnished Home – CHBO Property Spotlight

This fully furnished, three-bedroom, two and a half bath craftsman style townhome is a jewel in the heart of Sonoma and Napa Valley. The Napa-Sonoma region is synonymous with wine; some of the world’s finest wines are produced here. Pono Wines, Jackson Family Wines, E&J Gallo, Silverado Premium, Sangiacomo, and Ferrari-Carano are among the largest, most successful vintners here. But wine isn’t the only industry here. Kaiser Permanente, Graton Resort & Casino, St. Joseph Health, Keysight Technologies, Sutter Santa Rosa, Amy’s Kitchen, and Medtronic all have large presences in Sonoma County as well. Sonoma is also a bedroom community...

Fully Furnished 1 Bed + Den Salt Lake City – CHBO Property Spotlight

The service economy is thriving in Salt Lake City; its bright future including such major employers as University Health Care and the University of Utah Health Care System, CR England, Sun Products, Maverik Inc., Salt Lake Community College, Autoliv Inflators, Century Link, Car Doctor, and Intermountain Medical Center, as well as Brigham Young University and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in nearby Provo. As business continues to thrive, corporate housing such as this gem will become more difficult to find. And this fully furnished one-bedroom, one bath single-family home in south Salt Lake City sets a high bar. Located...

Ocean View Beautifully Upgraded Condo – CHBO Property Spotlight

Take in the sea breeze in this remodeled one-bedroom, one bath fully furnished condo by the beach in Carlsbad. Inspired by the Pacific as its neighbor, it evokes a light and breezy feel by way of airy fabrics and elegant beach themed furnishings. The track lighting and wood paneling compliment navy décor reminiscent of Ralph Lauren. The boardwalk and the beach call from across Carlsbad Boulevard; have a stroll on the beach or take one of the provided beach cruiser bikes into Carlsbad Village to dine, dance, or shop. The building has a rear courtyard for entertaining with soft...

Fully Furnished 2 bd Condo Rio Rancho, NM – CHBO Property Spotlight

This fully furnished two-bedroom, one and a half bath ground floor condominium is just twenty-five minutes to the heart of Albuquerque in the heart of the thriving northern suburb of Rio Rancho. Top industries in Albuquerque include aerospace and defense, energy technology including solar energy, and semiconductor and computer chip manufacturing. Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory, Intel, Honeywell, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, SCHOTT Solar, Thomas & Betts, and General Mills are here. Outstanding healthcare is too; with Presbyterian Hospital, UNM Hospital, and Lovelace Health System among others. Education is a major component as well, with the University of New...