City Spotlight: Miami, FL Corporate Housing

The need for Miami corporate housing has always been strong, and is just getting stronger. The list of large or global companies with headquarters in the city is enormous, and comprised of active firms in the world of finance, commerce and industry.  Fortune 500 firms appear on the list in addition to a surprising number of Latin American firms and multinational corporations. Names such as AIG, Cisco, Exxon, FedEx, Sony, WalMart, Microsoft, Univision, Carnival Cruise, Perry Ellis, Symantec and many others help to create a constant demand for Miami corporate apartments and housing. Of course, the city is also...

Value of Corporate Housing: Open Windows

Smart travelers value corporate housing because they have the power to open their windows. Over the years, here at CHBO, we love to talk about the value of corporate housing for you the traveler. In fact, I just spent the day with a group of leaders helping to produce a prime-time video on the values of corporate housing. We talked about the larger square footage of a corporate rental compared to a hotel room, we talked about the added health values of having a full-size kitchen vs something else, we talked about community and neighborhood connectedness and all those traditional...

3 Ways Short Term Rentals Will Always Be Better Than Hotels

If we were to quickly summarize the three ways that short term rentals are always better than hotels, our list might look like this: More privacy More space A lot more money in the pocket After all, furnished rentals are usually properties that initially were built as homes or as seasonal homes for people who enjoy vacationing or staying in an area. Unlike the hotel-based corporate apartments commonly used, privately owned corporate housing (also described as corporate housing by owner) tends to look and feel nothing like a hotel. The furnished housing of this kind will include apartments, condominiums,...

Furnished homes and Apartments – Best Choice for Travelers 

According to our 2014 Annual Report, we discovered that the greatest number of independent corporate housing real estate rentals is one bedroom rentals which represent 41% of those surveyed, while around 29% said that their properties featured three or more bedrooms. In the full service corporate housing field, things were a bit different with 50% of the rentals being one-bedroom units. Those who are traveling alone find that small apartments and condominiums tend to be the best choice when it comes to their needs for furnished homes. Both the independent and the full service corporate housing sectors tend to have their  own niches that they fill. Independent services can cater to those who need to have  larger spaces, while full service corporate housing seems to have smaller units that are  ideal for those who are traveling alone.    Why Choose a Smaller Apartment? A one-bedroom, and in some cases a two-bedroom unit, is generally a perfect solution  for those who are traveling on their own for a number of different reasons. First, the  smaller units tend to have lower prices than larger units in the same area with  comparable features. Second, the solo traveler does not need to have as much space.  They aren’t traveling with other coworkers or family, so the extra space is unnecessary.   ...

City Spotlight: Rent Philadelphia Corporate Housing

Philadelphia is the birthplace of America. It was where our first Continental Congress met, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution drafted. There is so much history contained in the city that it is almost overwhelming – the Liberty Bell, cracked when brought to Philadelphia but still used to call lawmakers to sessions and announce public meetings and proclamation to citizens – is a national icon and located not too far away from Independence Hall, another national treasure. The National Constitution Center and nearby Valley Forge provide still more in-depth glimpses at how the United States of...

City Spotlight: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Corporate Rentals

As a Canadian I love to find great new cities to visit both for business and vacation travel and even better is to have it all… A business trip to a great city that I get to explore and love. Today we get to learn more about one of these amazing must see cities… Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada is the perfect city for business corporate housing travel or for travel fun. A must visit place in the Spring. Ever thought of just taking off and heading to the coast? Well as this winter is melting away there is no...

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...

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Corporate Housing Tip for Super Bowl XLIX

Corporate Housing has long been the lodging solution of choice for professional athletes as they get acquired or traded from city to city and now smart sports fans can find great Super Bowl XLIX lodging solutions through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO). In my mind the NFL season started this week as our favorite teams take the field in city to city weekly combat.  In 2015, Phoenix Arizona will welcome not just Super Bowl XLIX but also the annual Pro Bowl.  Where are you going to stay? Did you know the Super Bowl kickoff is in just 177 days? Over the...

Top Corporate Housing Rental Questions to Ask

All Corporate Housing Rentals or Corporate Housing Companies are NOT created equal When you are a renter you need to know not all corporate housing rental or corporate housing companies are the same, it is of the utmost importance to ask as many questions as you can think of each and every time. The experienced and quality property owners and managers will be able to address all your questions and concerns with ease. Rates: What does the monthly rate include? Are there discounts for longer leases? Are there additional fees? Location: Is there a local office or on-site contact should I require...

Corporate Housing Book Review: The Just Right Home

I am a strong believer that a great sales person knows their customers inside and out. As a property owner, who is trying to rent your property, I know you will be more successful if you take a minute to really understand your potential renter. I found The Just Right Home  to be an insightful and useful guide for anyone thinking of moving, upsizing or downsizing and also full of great real estate fundamentals. Corporate Housing Book Review: Just the Right Home – Marianne Cusato, Workman Publishing 2013. “Am I living in the right Place?….  Moving today means more than changing addresses....