Corporate housing

How You Can Get a Black Friday Deal on a New House

Black Friday. It’s the day that consumers wait for in order to get a fantastic deal on their favorite services and products. For those who are searching for a home, you might be questioning whether there are any deals available for real estate. Making offers on corporate rentals and visiting open houses may not be something that is a priority, but it may be worth your time. While most people are looking to celebrate the holidays, there are often extra rentals out there and it’s a great time to get a deal....

CHBO Property Spotlight: Penny Acres Fully Furnished Executive Home In Georgia

Welcome to this Executive Home in Georgia with two bedroom, one bath fully furnished is located in tranquil and historic Grantville. Found on a wooded 23-acre reserve, Penny Acres is a peaceful retreat where you can decompress from the workday, yet it is just forty-five minutes from downtown Atlanta. Atlanta boasts Fortune 500 companies The Home Depot, United Parcel Service (UPS), Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Southern Company, Genuine Parts Company, First Data Corporation, HD Supply Holdings, Veritiv, SunTrust Banks, AGCO Corporation, Asbury Automotive Group, NCR Corporation, PulteGroup, and Newell Brands. These nearby firms are but a part of...

Free CHPA Webinar: Putting the Bite on Bed Bugs in Rental Property

October 10, 2013 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Join the FREE webinar presentation to gain valuable insights on the most important points about bed bugs in the rental property industry and how to get ahead of the escalating infestations across the country. Dr. Michael Linford is one of the foremost experts on heat treatments with the only EPA approved heat treatment methodology available as published in his “Heat Treatment Field Guide”. Join the presentation to gain valuable insights on the most important points about bed bugs in the rental property industry and how to get ahead of the escalating...

Book Review: Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide

Ok so I know tax deductions are not that exciting to talk about but I know we all would prefer to have more cash in our checking accounts at the end of the year. The great news is there are lots of ways real estate investment properties can provide tax deductions. The bad news is the rules change every year so when this book arrived on my desk last week I was actually very excited. Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide by Nolo Press. This 9th edition just came out this year and is over 500 pages! Did you know there are...

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...

Southwest Airlines Adds Non-Stop Flights Between Pittsburgh and Houston

Great news for those of you who love to fly Southwest Airlines. The no-frills airline launched non-stop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport today. You can read more about the flight’s schedule between the two business destinations at Frequent Business Traveler online. To find corporate housing in Houston or Pittsburgh during your extended stay visits in either city, visit CorporateHousingbyOwner.com for the web’s largest selection of executive short-term housing.  ...

What To Do If Your Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs

It can be frustrating to live in a furnished rental property that is not properly attended to and maintained by the landlord. Last week we talked about both the landlord’s and renter’s responsibilities when it came to maintenance, repairs and damage to a rental property. This week, let’s talk about what you can do if you’ve notified your landlord of a required repair and they haven’t taken action or responded… Provide Written Notice: While you may have called or emailed your homeowner to request repairs, the best course of action is to provide written notice via snail mail, preferably via certified letter they have to...

Why Corporate Housing Landlords Should Accept Credit Cards

CHBO has partnered with Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI) to enable you (CHBO members) to accept credit card payments and eChecks easily and economically. You can easily take payments for bookings and deposits over the phone and have the funds credited directly to your bank account. Remember, accepting credit cards enables you to: Increase bookings – Companies prefer to pay with their business credit cards. Make it easy for companies and business travelers to book with you. Confirm bookings instantly – You can easily process a rental deposit over the phone. No more waiting for deposit checks in the mail!...

How Storage Can Help Prepare Your Home for Corporate Rental

Corporate housing has been experiencing serious growth in the past 20 years. In 2010 alone, corporate housing revenue was at an all-time high with 2.47 billion in revenue, beating out 2009’s record by almost a quarter billion. Clearly this industry has become a preferred alternative to the traditional hotel stay, and so for landlords it is important to make sure that your property has exactly what the tenant is looking for. Being that it is corporate housing, that of course means that the place is going to be furnished. However, just because you are allowed to have stuff there...

A CHBO Fan Will Soon Win an iPad!

We are almost at the end of our Play to 5,000 Fans sweepstakes. When we get our 5,000th fan on Facebook, we will randomly pick a winner to receive a free iPad ($499 value)! If you haven’t entered to win yet, you still can. Simply visit our Facebook entry page and enter your details. Please note that you must “like” our page first in order to enter. This sweepstakes is only open to CHBO Facebook fans. If you’ve already entered and want to earn a few additional last minute entries, simply share the link with your friends. Every time they...