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Is There a Black Friday for the Bay Area Housing Market? Take a Guess

A new study by Trulia was done to determine whether Black Friday as a phenomenon existed in the United States housing market. Around 100 of the largest markets for housing were part of the study. Unfortunately, the study shows that San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are a few of the places where you are least likely to find price reductions on homes for sale. If you wonder whether that means you should avoid buying corporate apartments on Black Friday, we’ll share some more insight for you below. Bay Area Home Price The truth is that the average price...

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Tax Scenarios for Furnished Houses for Rent

Whether tax season has come and gone or has just begun, if you have any furnished houses for rent, it is of the utmost importance that you know how taxes may help you to enjoy higher returns. In another article on this issue, we considered the expenses that you could (and could not) deduct at tax time, and it is a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with the viable deductions. However, many owners are unclear about rental property taxes and what the overall tax implications might be for this sort of income....

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Tax Scenarios for Furnished Houses for Rent

Whether tax season has come and gone or has just begun, if you have any furnished houses for rent, it is of the utmost importance that you know how taxes may help you to enjoy higher returns. In another CHBO article on this issue, we considered the expenses that you could (and could not) deduct at tax time, and it is a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with the viable deductions. However, many owners are unclear about rental property taxes and what the overall tax implications might be for this sort of income. One of the first issues that...

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Corporate Housing Tip for Super Bowl XLIX

Corporate Housing has long been the lodging solution of choice for professional athletes as they get acquired or traded from city to city and now smart sports fans can find great Super Bowl XLIX lodging solutions through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO). In my mind the NFL season started this week as our favorite teams take the field in city to city weekly combat.  In 2015, Phoenix Arizona will welcome not just Super Bowl XLIX but also the annual Pro Bowl.  Where are you going to stay? Did you know the Super Bowl kickoff is in just 177 days? Over the...

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...

Environment: Should Your Corporate Rental Go Green?

We know that eco-friendly practices are all the rage… but should your corporate rental to be “green” too? Going green is all the rage, but does that mean you should make your corporate housing rental GREEN too? A primary concern for real estate investors is the perception that green practices are more costly than non-green practices. But the truth is that there are ways to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into your rental property without breaking the bank. And don’t forget that your renters want it – a recent survey reported that 60% of renters demanded eco-friendly features in their...

Corporate Renters: The Dirty Truth About Trash

Renters, how can you get them to take out the trash? Always start with having a complete Property Manual with detailed instructions on what to do with trash and what will be considered an excessive clean upon departure. Here are some ways you can encourage your tenants to take out the stinky trash and save yourself from a potential stench and/or pest problem: If the property is a single family home with a garage, post a note about trash day above the garage door opener to serve as a friendly reminder to whomever is living there. If your property is...