Colorado Couple Finds Stream of Quality Tenants at CHBO

Ray and Rayetta Thomas’s home is nestled in a private neighborhood in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The property has a breathtaking, unobstructed view of Pikes Peak and is minutes from Colorado Springs, Colorado. When it came time to renovate their detached garage, Ray and Rayetta decided to put a flat roof on the garage so they could add a second story guesthouse on top. After the project was complete, the property sat vacant with the exception of a few guests here and there. Rayetta says she felt the home was too valuable to be vacant all the time. It was...

Trends: Corporate Housing Terminology

What do you call what we do? This year CHPA (Corporate Housing Providers Association) turns 20 years old but they started at NIHN (National Interim Housing Network) then they became AIHP (Association of Interim Housing Providers) before they settled on CHPA.   If you have been reading my blogs over the years you will know the I believe Corporate Housing should be a “lodging choice” and is part of the larger Extended Stay Lodging segment. I like the professionalism that Corporate Housing denotes, however there are lots of personal reasons people rent corporate housing every day. At the core...

Property Management: 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental

Have you ever heard it is not what you make but what you save that makes you successful. Well the phrase has never been more relevant than when talking about utility expenses and property rentals. There is no additional value that you, your tenant or the property gets from paying more than you need to on your bills. Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer walks us through great ways to save money and increase the value of the rental property you offer. – Kimberly 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental By Kerrie Kelly, ASID Energy bills are...

DIY Design: Great Corporate Housing Rentals

Life is really too short not to have some fun and some great design. Over the years CHBO has supported Clinica Verde www.ClinicaVerde.org an international health initiative that provides healthcare to the poor in Nicaragua and is developing a new healthcare design initiative.   So why am I talking about rental design and healthcare design at the same time? Through my work with Clinica Verde I have come to appreciate their philosophy and their results.  At Clinica Verde we believe the environment in which we deliver healthcare services has a direct and positive impact on the health results our patients achieve. So...

Corporate Housing Design Fun: Rugs in Rental Homes

What are corporate housing renters really looking for in rental design? I dare you to find 2 matching CHBO corporate housing rentals! Let’s face it, life is too short not to have some fun, and I definitely believe great real estate design, variety and style are all part of my definition of fun. You should have fun with your corporate housing executive rental. You should expect more. You should have the choice of trying something new, something that is fun or just something that you love. If you are like me then you will love the corporate housing options available through CHBO!...

City Spotlight: Minneapolis Furnished Housing

Moving to a new city can be more than a little bit intimidating, especially if you are only moving for a few months or a year. You’ll be there too long to stay in a hotel, but you won’t be there long enough to really settle in and make it worthwhile to move all of your furniture or buy new furnishings and appliances. That’s why, if you’re headed to Minneapolis for work, you should consider one of the many Minneapolis corporate housing options available through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO). These houses, apartments, condos, and townhomes are all fully...

Luxury Rental Style: 6 Ways Mirrors Can Add Light and Style to Your Rental

Here at CHBO we are always talking about photo quality!!! If you have a great corporate housing luxury rental make sure to invest in the best photos possible so all potential renters can see the quality and style of your luxury rental property. Ok, now take a deep breath and walk through your corporate housing rental. Is it really as cool as it should be? Could be? Maybe a little style facelift could be a great idea before you take those incredible photos. Today Karrie Kelly, an award winning designer, gives us some insider tips on how mirrors and really make a...

Wikipedia Corporate Housing: What do I call it and do I care?

Did you know Corporate Housing has been around longer than Extended Stay Hotels? Did you know there used to be more corporate housing rentals in the United States than there were extended stay hotel rooms? The world is ever changing and changing faster than most of us can keep up with.  5 years ago if you had said “Airbnb“ to anyone they would have had no idea what you were talking about and the idea of a company name that combines “Air Mattress” & “Bed and Breakfast” would have had no connection to you. What the success of Airbnb proves is that as...

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!...

Real Estate Secrets: Details of the Successful CHBO Property Owner

The real estate secret is revealed as CHBO details what a successful Corporate Housing Property Owner looks like. Frequently we get asked, “Can my rental be a successful corporate housing rental and how do I compare to other successful CHBO real estate property owners?” Great questions and here at CHBO we love to know how thinks work, why they are the way they are and what other people are doing to be successful and how that information can make everyone more successful. So a huge “Thank You” to the hundreds of real estate investors across the world who took...