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Don’t Buy Christmas Décor if You Can Rent It Instead!

According to recent Gallup polls, Americans alone spend around six billion dollars every year on the Christmas season. Of that amount, around $215 is spent (per person in the U.S.) on decorations. Trees, indoor and outdoor lights, ornaments and all other forms of décor are on shopping lists as much as gifts and food. If you own furnished rentals and corporate housing properties, you may wonder if it makes sense to decorate them for the season. Of course, if you frequently book furnished rentals as a form of corporate housing for yourself or someone in your company,the idea of sending...

Rent a Large House for Christmas

Rent a Large House for Christmas This Holiday

Have you ever seen the Christmastime film “The Holiday”? Though it has its admirers and its haters, it has a great basic idea. In the film, the two lead characters swap houses (one in England and one in Los Angeles) in order to shake off their holiday season blues and troubles. Both provide furnished housing for rent through a reliable website and the deal is done. The idea of furnished rentals is nothing new, nor is choosing furnished housing for rent for a holiday all that unusual. However, renting a large house for the Christmas holiday is a relatively...

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Decorate Your Rental for Christmas Without Upsetting Your Landlord

Many people find themselves in some sort of furnished housing during the holiday season. It could be due to a relocation and you (and your belongings) have yet to settle into a permanent home. It could be that you are on an extended stay for a work-related, medical or other issue. You might frequently rent furnished apartments because you travel constantly for work. Yet, whatever the reason you are in furnished housing over the holidays, it does not mean you have to for go Christmas decorating. Yes, it is likely that the terms of your rental say you cannot...

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6 Steps to Make Your Vacation Rental Christmas Ready!

If you have corporate housing for rent or you offer furnished housing of any kind, it isn’t unreasonable to wonder whether or not you should decorate for the Christmas season. First things first, you should know that many rentals (both corporate housing for rent and vacation rentals) often note “decorated for the holidays” as a “plus”. So, if your furnished housing is in a market where this would apply, you should seriously consider taking steps to doll up the rental for the season. But there is more to “Christmas ready” than decorations alone. It also has to be about...

Insurance Housing Solutions

Easy Upgrades that Can Help Furnished Homeowners Save Money on Insurance Policies

Modern smart home technology offers a lot of benefits to furnished homeowners and renters. Smart thermostats enable you to save energy and change the temperature with your smartphone. Voice-activated assistants can turn on the lights and play your favorite music. Smart sensors can even connect to lights and adjust the moment you walk in a room. But as convenient and fun as it is to live in a smart home, these new technologies also come with another big set of benefits: They can actually save you money on your insurance premiums. As prices keep coming down on the latest...

When is the Housing Market’s Black Friday?

When you think about Black Friday, you likely envision the day after Thanksgiving. Tons of consumers head out to online and physical retailers to get a fantastic deal on their favorite products. If you are looking into the possibility of purchasing property to use as corporate housing, you might wonder if Black Friday exists for real estate. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The closest thing to Black Friday for real estate happens at the end of the summer when sellers are looking to get their home sold before autumn starts....

Thanksgiving letters

6 Beautiful Real Estate Postcards You Can Use

Are you looking for some beautiful Thanksgiving-themed postcards to represent your corporate rentals? It’s easier than you think. There are great options online that require very little work to get at your door and ready to send out. There’s no need to create a design all on your own, these designs are inexpensive and have proven appeal. Let’s take a look below! Let Everyone in the Neighborhood Know Your Name It might seem as if real estate marketing has moved beyond postcards, but that’s far from accurate. It’s a long-term strategy that can definitely add to your client base....

5 Real Estate Marketing Ideas Cooked to Thanksgiving Perfection

For real estate agents, competition is a part of everyday life. However, when it’s near the holiday season, you have many options for adding to your marketing strategy in a way that clients may not be expecting. If you get started now, you can make sure you stand out while everyone is enjoying time with family and friends on Thanksgiving day. Take your corporate rentals marketing to the next level with these five ideas....

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How to Avoid Rental Scams in Your Furnished Housing Properties

No one likes admitting when they have been scammed, and even more so when that scam has led to serious financial losses. Rental scams are the worst of these scenarios because there are so many ways that you might avoid them. Yet, when an individual or even an organization does manage to obtain furnished housing rentals from you, and then proves to be a scam, you might wish to pretend it never happened and move on. Is that a good idea? In a word: No. Instead, it’s a great idea to share details about any rental scams with others,...

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The Impact of Lighting on Your Corporate Rentals

Though we supply lots of rental apartment tips for our corporate rentals clients at CHBO, we want to address the matter of lighting in this article. It is far more vital to the success of your corporate rentals than you might realize, and this is true of the images you supply as well as the actual spaces themselves. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the most potent home and rental apartment tips where lighting is concerned. Before we do, just a quick word about the significance of proper and quality lighting in corporate rentals, because many...