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What to Know Before Renting a Furnished Rental Sight Unseen

You need a furnished rental or appropriate corporate housing for relocation purposes. Whether you intend it to be long-term or for a matter of months, you may find yourself in a rush or forced to take the furnished rental “sight unseen”. At the very least, that should you mean you get a lot of photos of the housing, take a look at the street using a tool like Google’s Street View, and do some basic homework on the general location and conditions....

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How to Do New Year’s Right, According to ‘CHBO’

If you watch movies that feature a New Year’s scene, and particularly those in which a large group counts down to midnight, you’ll often find that some sort of romantic twist is also incorporated into the moment. As one writer said of this tradition in so many movies, “New Year’s Eve is a big deal, a natural moment for a significant revelation about where you are in your life. And of course it isn’t. The New Year’s Eve party is the party that you want to be so great that it can’t help but be a disappointment in the...

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3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Short-Term Furnished Apartment

If you are headed to a new town for a work assignment or an internship, you will probably need to find a place to stay. While some temporary assignments last only a few days and a hotel room is appropriate, other times, you are in town for several weeks to several months. Staying in a hotel room, even a moderately priced one, will be much too costly when in town for an extended period. Finding a short-term, fully-furnished apartment is the best bet for your comfort and your wallet. You can walk in with only your suitcase and still...

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Home Automation and How It Benefits Your Furnished Housing Options

If you are the owner of furnished housing or you rent furnished apartments to corporate clients, you might already know that such clients need the best in terms of internet connectivity and modern innovations. They need high speed and high volume data options. They require consistent service and may even want a home office. But, is that all that your corporate or extended stay clients want and need? Think of Home Automation as Added Value…and Revenue In a CHBO article, we looked at the IoT or Internet of Things and how home automation can add value to a property...

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Virtual Tours and Your Corporate Rental

Do you know how to properly photograph your fully furnished rentals to their best advantage? Most property owners are unfamiliar with the long list of tips and tricks that can make even a small room look amazing. While we don’t recommend that you ever try to use a bit of visual trickery to enhance the appearance of a corporate rental (as this could lead to a negative review), we strongly urge anyone with fully furnished rentals to do their best to photograph them effectively. It is why CHBO offers clients access to professional photographers for their corporate rental listings,...

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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,...

Sacramento Lakeside Luxury Rental

Property Spotlight: It’s All Love at this Sacramento Lakeside Luxury Rental

Life is sweeter on the water, but better still in this CHBO Certified four-bedroom executive rental in Elk Grove, south of Sacramento. Where gold once brought “49ers” by the thousands, it’s now an area of boom and bust towns, antiques and art, and new residents who want to enjoy California at a discount compared to its Bay Area cousins. Here, there is still a mild climate and farmland in Sacramento Valley that brings fresh and bountiful harvests and high-quality wines. “Gold Country” restaurants and wineries keep racking up awards but they’re not as expensive as Sonoma and Napa wine...