Corporate Housing

5 Reasons to Choose Corporate Housing by Owner

As a property owner or investor, you will always perform regular assessments of your various holdings to be sure they are generating adequate returns, performing as expected, or if they need to be handled differently to adjust for trends. Because property investment tends to mean holding the asset rather than attempting to sell it, you usually want to hear that trends indicate positive changes in the future. Fortunately, anyone who has a stake in CorporateHousingByOwner will be able to enjoy some terrific news from reports and statistics about corporate housing trends. With the advent of furnished housing websites, people...

Corporate Housing

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.   ...

Corporate Housing

Investment Trends: Luxury Real Estate Rentals

We have got to love 2015 and Luxury Real Estate Rentals! Doesn’t the days of real estate “Recessions” seem very far away?   Last week I sold one of my luxury real estate rentals. The property was profitable so why did I sell? Partly diversification and partly because I could. Every once in a while it is exciting to see how profitable real estate investments can be over the long term and not just on the month to month positive income level. It really was fun to list a rental for sale fully furnished and with a tenant included. The...

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Real Estate: Profit, Vision and Stock Loss

Real Estate is better than the bull!   Where will real estate profit be in 2015? What is the right investment for me? Why should I care? What does everyone else think? Yes, it is time to sell those stocks and start buying more real estate! Did you know that most Bull Stock Market trends only last 4 years? Did you know we are on year 6 of our current Bull Market? Bummer. No worries, just sell some stock and buy some real estate. Yes you can buy real estate with money in your 401K and not pay taxes!...

Corporate Housing

Trends: Real Estate and Corporate Housing

Top Real Estate and Corporate Housing Predications for 2015 What are your goals for 2015? Looking for the right investment? Wanting to increase your revenue? Want to save for a rainy day? These are all noble new year’s resolutions. So what does that actually mean and what does it look like and how are we going to get there? Real Estate Investing: Houston looks like the best bet for investors this year with San Francisco, Denver and Dallas-Fort Worth a close second. Predictions: According to CHBO Real Estate Corporate Housing Survey respondents, the outlook for 2015 is the best...

Corporate Housing

Rentals: Furnished Corporate Housing vs Unfurnished

What is best for your real estate investment: Corporate Housing versus a Traditional, Long-Term Rental. Top 4 things to consider when deciding if your rental is best as a corporate housing rental or traditional unfurnished rental. While corporate housing can be quite lucrative and make your property stand out in a sea of available rentals, it’s not the right strategy for everyone. If you are an investor looking to purchase the right type of rental property, review the following information to determine whether you and your property are the right fit for corporate housing – or whether your property...

Corporate Housing

Build Value and Save Money: Property Automation

Given an easy option, I believe most of us would choose to save money. Am I right? The reality is whether it is you primary residence or a rental income property we would all like to save money. I love my Nest thermostat in my mountain house and it not only save me money on my electric bill it also makes my life easier and gives me peace of mind. Never again will I pay for a month of high heat when nobody is in the house as I can turn down the heat from my phone and as...

Corporate Housing

Book Review: Making Money With Rental Properties

Idiot’s Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties Earlier this year I published a book on the entire scope of residential real estate investing from understanding what kind of investor you are to finding and renting the property. What do people think? This is what Andrew Waite publisher of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine had to say. “Welcome to the opportunity to “get rich slowly and surely” by investing in rental properties. Direct ownership of well-bought rental properties offer three opportunities; first to earn income, then to shield that income from taxes and finally to watch the asset grow in value. Simply...

Corporate Housing

Corporate Housing: Rental Property Upgrades

Yes you need to upgrade your rental property! Business Travelers and the Corporate Housing Tenants you are looking for expect your rental property to be upgraded and in keeping with their professional standards. If you choose the right property upgrades you will increase the value of the property, increase the rental rates you can charge and make you tenants happier and stay longer because they are comfortable in the corporate rental you provide – Kimberly Home Depot and Rheney Williams have some ideas for you: Considerations for Fixing Up Your Fixer-Upper Kitchen Our first home was far from our...

Corporate Housing

Year of the Residential Real Estate Investor

Real estate investment tools are making it easier for individuals to succeed in residential real estate investments and all signs are pointing to 2014 as the start of mainstream acceptance of residential property investments. Kimberly Smith is a serial real estate entrepreneur who had spent the past few years trying to get a real estate investment book published with no success. Publishers just kept telling Kimberly “no one is buying real estate books.” Not a person to take no for an answer, Kimberly believed there was a huge need to support individuals understand that residential real estate is not...