Save big on a New Annual Packages & get a 50% OFF discount on Black Friday

Is “Advertise my Furnished Rental Property” one of your to-do’s?

Was it one of your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions? There’s no better time to cross that off your list than this “Black Friday”, November 24th.

Save big on a New Annual Package (new listings only, excluding Bronze and Platinum) and get a 50% OFF discount on Black Friday only.

Black Friday is time when corporate tenants, and shoppers in general, are looking for good deals. Put your property in the right place at the right time!

The holidays can be expensive – and saving 50% means more cash for gifts or even for upgrading your property, up to $250!

The CHBO Guarantee means you’ll be earning rental income for that new short-term apartment or home before the New Year, or your next six months are free!

Need a 2017 tax deduction? Marketing and upgrade costs for your corporate rental can be claimed on this year’s taxes. (In many cases; confirm with your accountant.)

Many corporate relocation, project assignments, and contract renewals happen on January 1st, so by listing now you’ll be seen at a time when new potential tenants, just informed of their upcoming move, will begin looking for accommodations.

Uh-oh! Can’t list on Black Friday or missed it? Don’t worry!

Cyber Monday, November 27th, offers you the chance for 30% OFF the same deal, so even if you snooze, you don’t lose, thanks to CHBO.

How to take advantage? 

Watch for a special code to be revealed on Wednesday, November 22nd for Black Friday savings, and another code on Saturday, November 25th to use for Cyber Monday.

Push Codes for Discounts:

Friday: ccyadirf2017

Monday: ccrebycmonday

Property Spotlight: A Corporate Apartment in Boston, Liberty’s Cradle

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English Puritans may have founded Boston in 1630, but it’s grown a bit from its Puritanical roots in the last 400 years. From its role as the seat of the American Revolution, to its continued influence in shaping American culture, economy, and sport, it is one of the nation’s oldest cities and a cosmopolitan hub for the world.

The greater area, within which today’s spotlight property sits, is home to more than eight million residents. Sports fans can take in a Red Sox game at Fenway or catch the Celtics at TD Garden. History buffs have the Freedom Trail, a historic two and a half mile walking tour of key sites during the American Revolution.  When you get hungry, great breweries abound and the North End is the place for foodies, offering up some of America’s finest restaurants. The arts and culture scene thrives here with some of the best museums in the country like the Museum of Fine Arts and the JFK Museum and Library, and the city is interspersed with parks and gardens with hiking trails and picnic spots.

A Striking Short-Term Apartment in Everett

The north central suburb of Everett, Massachusetts is our location. This two-bedroom, one bath fully furnished corporate apartment in Everett will put you minutes from all that Beantown has to offer. From the Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall, history professors would be in heaven here. A quiet neighborhood and friendly neighbors surround this colonial duplex. A private entrance leads to this top floor apartment, where the skyline view beckons you to explore.  This extended stay apartment is bright and airy; teak hardwood floors present contemporary design décor that will make you feel right at home.

The living room offers a wall-mounted plasma TV is cable equipped, and there’s Wi-Fi to keep you connected. An arched entry takes you to a sitting room with multiple sofa sets and a high bar table for meals. The long and spacious kitchen has a gas stove, breakfast nook table, and all you’ll need for dinner prep while you enjoy the city skyline view. The balcony off the kitchen is the perfect spot for to greet the morning over coffee or see the sun fade at day’s end. The master bedroom’s four-poster queen bed and colonial dresser traditional style will take you back in time in comfort, but you can take your favorite shows with you courtesy the second wall mounted plasma TV.  The second bedroom has a full size bed and dresser.

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Reach Your Work Quickly With Public Transport

Despite its rich history, Boston’s story isn’t one to be told in the past tense. Today, the cities’ central location and high quality of life support many Fortune 1000 companies. Liberty Mutual Holding, LPL Financial, American Tower, Iron Mountain, Cabot, Boston Properties are located in Boston proper. In satellite communities around the city, companies like Wayfai, inVentiv, Nuance, Biogen, Akamai, TJX, Staples, EMC, Boston Scientific, Hologic, Waters, Hospitality Properties Trust, Clean Harbors, Analog Devices, Massachusetts Mutual, Eversource, Raytheon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, CHA Everett Hospital, Parexel, PerkinElmer, Skyworks, and Hanover ply their trade, all no further than thirty minutes drive from this apartment location in Everett. If it is higher education you seek, look no further. Legendary universities like Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Boston University, UMass, and Boston College are a stones’ throw from this home.  Five minutes drive will bring you to the inner belt, or to the Wellington station where you can take the MBTA Subway. A bus stop is just six minutes on foot. Downtown is around ten minutes by car, while Boston’s Logan International Airport is only fifteen minutes away.

 

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Hurry Before This Furnished Rental Gets Away!

Whether you are working or relocating to Boston, this luxury apartment is the ideal location for working and exploring this remarkable town. Call the owner, GM, at +1 (978) 886-1970 today and book your extended stay.

Three Ways to Prepare Your Short Term Rental for Severe Weather

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Weather can be unpredictable. Recent hurricanes and flood events in the Caribbean, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas have shown that, as did the tragic fires in Northern California. Your corporate rental is a major investment that you want to protect. Having homeowners insurance should be a given, as well as flood insurance in low-lying areas requiring you to be covered. Beyond insurance there are other ways you can not only prepare your home but also protect yourself from income lost to severe weather that prevents a tenant’s stay. Here are three ways you can prepare your short-term rental for severe weather.

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Supply “Must Have” Items in Your Corporate Housing

Just like you would in your own home, provide basic emergency supplies for corporate tenants. Bottled water, canned food, a first-aid kit, a hand-crank radio, flashlights, and an emergency kit are important to have on hand. Secure these items in a cabinet with a combination lock. When extreme weather occurs, provide your tenants with the combination. Finally, be sure your home is well maintained both inside and out. If high winds, heavy rain or snow strike, be sure your home is up to the challenge.

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Offer Travel Protection Insurance for Hurricane Rentals

In some states where vacation rentals are more common, if you do not offer your tenants a travel insurance option, and a mandatory evacuation prevents a stay, you must refund them. However, if you offer them insurance, no refund is required. In other states, no refund is required unless your lease agreement covers it. You’ll need to know the laws regarding severe weather refunds in your state and municipality, run it by the attorney drawing up your standard lease contract.

This is distinct from a security deposit because it is different than “tenant caused” damages. CHBO’s covers you in case of tenant accidental damage, a cost that can be passed on the tenant in lieu of a security deposit.

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Add a Severe Weather Clause to Your Lease Agreement

In the case of a mandatory evacuation, you could offer a refund or a rebooking at a discount. But you need clear language that only mandatory evacuations apply; guests who are simply disappointed because rain is predicted can’t get a refund, as the home is still usable.

In the case of mandatory evacuations, you could issue a refund in advance when government authorities declare the evacuation, or if the stay is in progress, partially refund for unused days, or credit guests for a future stay.

Again, be clear that this applies only in the case that your property cannot be used due to evacuation. This happens most often with severe storms or hurricane rentals, where there are a few days of advanced notice. If roads are icy but not closed, for example, this doesn’t mean a refund as your short-term rental itself is still usable and the tenant should use chains or winter tires with four-wheel drive.

You may not be able to predict when and where severe weather strikes. You can, however, prepare your corporate rental for hurricanes and your lease as best you can so that when bad weather strikes you are ready.