Boston Corporate Housing

Boston Furnished Rentals Can Have Inspiring Stories Behind Them

In 2013, we reported to you that Rebekah Gregory, a “friend in the corporate housing community… recovering from the bomb explosions in Boston.” She was gravely injured during the attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. She was attending the event with her son and then boyfriend, and all three of them were seriously injured in the blast. While Rebekah suffered injuries to her limbs, and lost part of one leg, while requiring multiple surgeries, her son Noah sustained injuries to his lungs....

Suzette Sommer Tells Her Story About Becoming A Successful Landlord

In 2013, Suzette Sommer had never considered converting her home into an investment. In fact, she had never even thought of the possibility that her gorgeous house might be prime Seattle corporate housing. She did know, though, that she had lost her business, and that, in caring for her dying husband, she had come within a month of foreclosure. Then she was inspired by a friend staying in a Seattle furnished rental. Suzette’s friend was waiting for her new house to be built, and, as she visited Suzette, she saw how luxurious and comfortable Seattle corporate housing could be....

Sea Captain Tells His Story About Becoming A Landlord

A sea captain at the time, Norman Sollid first became a landlord in 1980, when he, his wife, and their growing family moved out of their first home and converted it into a rental property. Though he would spend 20 years renting this house out to long-term tenants, it would be a few more years until he learned the benefits of Alameda corporate housing. After the kids moved out and Norman retired, he and his wife decided that they wanted to split their time between their beautiful lakefront vacation home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and their original home...

Real Estate Investment Story

My favorite real estate investment story is the one about the first rental investment I ever made, my husband and I purchased a San Francisco Condominium for $89,000. My husband and I had just graduated from college and I thought this was a large investment. We scraped and saved and, within a few months we had saved enough for the down payment on a 400-square-foot condominium.  It included a washer/dryer, kitchen, closet and an area just big enough for a Murphy bed. The unit was on the top floor so we could call it a ‘penthouse’ and the window...

Sandwich Generation Dilemma: Couples Can’t Move to Care for Ailing Parent Because They Can’t Sell Their Corporate Home

Scott Robey, his wife and two kids enjoyed living in their quiet suburban Philadelphia corporate home. Scott was finishing up an MBA program while working at a paper company. His family was happy and had planted roots in the city of brotherly love. But with life comes unexpected changes, especially as a member of the Sandwich Generation (Sandwich Generation refers to individuals who are taking care of their kids and elderly parents). Scott’s mother-in-law began to show signs of aging. Her ailing health required the Robey family to move to another state and of course Scott and his wife wanted...

Traveling and need a place to stay?

Corporate Housing Accommodations Made Business Trip to Miami More Comfortable and Affordable An entrepreneur on assignment in Miami for a month decided that a corporate rental he found on CHBO was much more preferable to living in a hotel for one month! Thanks to the flexibility a corporate rental offers, his dog was brought along for the ride too! How One Woman Turned to Corporate Housing When Life Threw a Curveball Lisa Turner was ready to move on with her life. A new husband. A new outlook. A new home. However, Lisa and her new husband were quite in...

Relocating for a new job – What to do with the Furnished Rental?

Job Transfer Leaves Family Miles Apart Laurie Rioux hated the idea of selling her beautiful home – but the idea of living away from her husband for a year didn’t sound good either. She decided to rent out her home as a furnished rental. The couple is now back in their hometown living in their home for good! CHBO Helps Couple Land String of Quality Tenants During Relocation to Abu Dhabi Not wanting to give up her Atlanta roots, Diane Nobels decided to rent out her Atlanta home vs. sell it when she learned her husband was being transferred...

Don’t want to sell your corporate property?

Denver Businessman Converts His “For-Sale” Condo into a Short-Term Furnished Rental Businessman Doug Black was carrying two mortgages on two condos – one he was trying to sell with little interest from buyers. Instead, Doug became an accidental landlord and converted the condo into a full-fledged executive apartment in the heart of downtown Denver! Atlanta Newlywed Saddled with Townhouse that Wouldn’t Sell After getting married, this Atlanta homeowner wanted to sell her townhouse and move into a new house with her new husband to start her new life. Not so fast! The failing real estate market made it difficult...

Hang onto a corporate home you don’t want to part with!

Denver Couple Creates 3,800 Square Foot4 Executive Retreat that Caters to Upscale Corporate Tenants  A Denver woman longed to live in the Colorado mountains and decided to trade-in her upscale corporate home to become closer to nature. Her huge Denver home now serves as a luxury furnished rental to executives visiting the area. Chicago Couple Finds Success in Corporate Rental Market After a crummy renter left Kajal Agarwal up in arms, she decided to convert her unfurnished Chicago condo into a furnished executive rental, saying good-bye to no-good renters once and for all! Denver Homeowner Rents Out Home for...

CorporateHousingbyOwner literally changed my life

For over a decade I had rented out our cottage for $1k/month on a long term lease and lived in a larger home on the same property. After learning from a CorporateHousingbyOwner consultant the cottage could fetch from $2k to $2650 on the short term market, I invested $20k in the turning it into an abode that “felt like a 4-star hotel only homier. Since the first day it was available it has rented for no less than $2k and as much as $2.5k/month. One time depreciation allowances for many of the items in the improvement allowed me to write off...