Just WRONG! Corporate Housing Rentals are not “crash pads”!

I really hate it when people are just WRONG! FACT: Corporate Housing Rentals come in ALL shapes and sizes. FICTION: Corporate Housing is only for corporate travelers. FICTION: Corporate Housing Rentals are Boring. Truth: Corporate Housing Rentals are AMAZING and should be more than just a “crash pad.” There are very few things is this world that are worse than ignorance. If you don’t know the answer it is okay to just say so, there really is no need to just make stuff up – really! Recently a senior director of global mobility for some large credit card company decided...

Investing: Avoid Scams – 7 must ask Questions

Over the years CHBO has worked a lot with Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. We have traveled across the country to present Corporate Housing real estate investment strategies at their Leadership Summits, we are a featured blogger on their online magazine and even serve on the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. We do all of this because we do believe real estate investing is something that every smart investor should do, however we also believe there is a large learning curve between wanting to make money in real estate and actually seeing money in the bank. For too long the “get...

Winner: CHBO May Registration Winner

May CHBO Registration Winner Welcome to the hundreds of you who registered on CHBO in the month of May – we have spent the last 8 years working to develop CHBO as the number one Corporate Housing Property Portal in the world. We know you will find a wealth of information for free in your CHBO Dashboard.   Congratulations to registrant #363 – You registered on CHBO in the Month of May and have been chosen by Random.org to be our May winner. You can choose: (1)  $100 Amex Gift Card mailed to you. (2)  $200 in CHBO Marketing...

Alert: Craigslist Rental Scam

Thank you to Sherri for taking the time to make this post about her experience with a Craigslist Rental Scam: Sherri Bell on June 10, 2014 at 12:30 am said: “I was at my rental property and some people stop to ask if I was renting my house. It is listed with CHBO so naturally I said yes. They then asked if I had it listed on craigslist, to which I replied NO! They showed me the add, and we both flagged it! They simply copy and pasted my CHBO listing. I know this is a common occurrence, but I just wanted...

Real Estate Alert: Summer Scam – Cash Offers

I received this alert from the Colorado Department of Real Estate and thought it was applicable to all real estate markets. If you are selling a property take a minute to read this important information. Real Estate Alert: Summer Scam – Misrepresentation of Cash Offers The summer selling season is warming up and the inventory of available homes for sale is very low. As a result, sellers are receiving multiple offers, often times higher than the asking price and many of these offers are written as an all cash purchase. As such, buyers are structuring offers to be the most attractive...

May Special: Register or Update to Win

Register to Win $100 Amex!! Spring is the season for new and we want to welcome you to the world of Corporate Housing Investment Real Estate. Register for free on CHBO in May and automatically get entered to win a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars you choose. Already a CHBO Member?  Don’t worry we have a second drawing for a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars you choose. Log into your MyCHBO Dashboard and Personalize or Professionalize your profile with a great photo / logo and add a description about who you are to...

Win with CHBO in May!

MAY Special – Register on CHBO to Win $100 Amex! Register for free on CHBO in May… Register on CHBO in May and automatically get entered to win a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars, you choose. Register Now Already a CHBO Member?  Already a member? Don’t worry we have a second drawing for a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars, you choose. Log into your Dashboard and Personalize or Professionalize your profile with a great photo / logo and add a description about who you are to make it easier for your next potential renter to...

Yes, Java Update is a MUST!

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to work right and the universe just seems off. I know we all have. When I talk with Property Managers and especially Leasing Agents I always tell them to “Trust your gut”  when things just feel wrong. If a leasing transaction seems off, take the time to find out why. If a property condition is not like you left it and no one was supposed to be there, then change the locks. Don’t just assume you are off, slow down enough to really appreciate the smaller things in life that...

Alert: Apple iCloud and Contacts

I know this in not about real estate, rentals or corporate housing, but it took me 4 hours to get my contacts back and I wanted to share what I learned and save you some heartache along the way. If you are currently utilizing Apple Contacts and/or ICloud you need to read this… Step 1) Change your ICloud Password NOW and get in the habit of changing it every few months. Step 2) Don’t trust Time Machine to properly backup your Contacts database. Go into Contacts,  click on any contact then select Edit, choose Select All, select File, choose Export, then decide how you want to export your backup....