Corporate Landlord

What Corporate Rental Landlords Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

If you are about to invest in corporate rentals and executive rentals, or you already own them and wish to be in full agreement with federal laws, you need to be aware of the Fair Housing Act. It is legislation dating back to 1968 and it “prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status”. It applies to corporate rentals as much as it does to standard housing options, and that means you have to pay attention to it when listing and renting your executive rentals, too. How would you have (inadvertently) violated...

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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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Go Bigger and Go Home – A Look at Real Estate Upsizing

Have you, like millions of others, watched the whole tiny homes trend develop? People downsizing their possessions to such a degree that living in homes of 300 square feet or less is the foundation of this trend, and yet it remains strong. Only, it is not as strong as another trend, and that one is known as upsizing. As one article recently joked, “Downsizing? That’s so 2016. Housing trends indicate a move toward bigger, not tinier, homes…” Yet, this is also indicative of a corporate housing trend, too. What we mean is this – housing supplies in the larger...

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Unstable Housing Is Modern Reality | Find Furnished Apartments Near Me

If you live in an urban area and do a search for “furnished apartments near me“, it gives you an idea of the average costs for one and two bedroom apartments and even single family homes. And according to many experts, you are probably going to be surprised at the prices for those rental apartments and homes. Statistics about housing in all parts of the U.S. are quite surprising and unnerving. A single article about the issue Unstable housing noted that “with rents rising faster than wages, the burden of affording rent is looming larger and larger for many Americans...

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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,...

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Property Spotlight: A Shining Beacon in Maine Corporate Housing

Today’s spotlight furnished rental is the very definition of tranquility and relaxation. This lovingly preserved, multi-tier gabled colonial farmhouse sits amidst a sea of green fields, apple trees, and horse pastures in rural Durham, Maine. This gorgeous pastoral country is the setting for this classic 1830’s three-bedroom, two bath farm home, CHBO Certified and ready for your corporate retreat or extended stay. Just listen to this happy client: “Pictures, reviews and ratings, all wonderful, do the Thanksgiving Farm an injustice. The place and people scored off the charts for us!!! We can’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks!” Galen, October...

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Three Ways to Prepare Your Short Term Rental for Severe Weather

Weather can be unpredictable. Recent hurricanes and flood events in the Caribbean, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas have shown that, as did the tragic fires in Northern California. Your corporate rental is a major investment that you want to protect. Having homeowners insurance should be a given, as well as flood insurance in low-lying areas requiring you to be covered. Beyond insurance there are other ways you can not only prepare your home but also protect yourself from income lost to severe weather that prevents a tenant’s stay. Here are three ways you can prepare your short-term rental for severe...

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Business-wise: How Will the IRS Treat Your Corporate Housing?

There are different reasons people invest in real estate rentals. It may be your primary residence, vacation home, or a pure rental property. You may be renting your primary residence or a portion of it, or a vacation home that you use with different frequencies. Whatever the case, Ben Franklin said, “The only two things certain in life are death and taxes.” So, if you’re renting within the Unites States and you pay U.S. federal taxes, you should be ready and prepare for them. April 15th will be here before you know it, so with that in mind let’s...

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How to Choose a Location for Your Furnished Corporate Rental

Welcome to the world of Corporate Rental! Excited to become a corporate landlord? Not sure how to start? Let’s look at some things to know before you take the plunge. Flexible? Where to Buy Your New Executive Rental If you’re able to buy anywhere, you should think about these factors. First, what areas or cities are growing economically? Where do people need luxury rentals? Project work and corporate relocation are main reasons tenants look for short-term housing. So is the temporary need for medical expertise or a long-term shortage of it. Do some research into areas where these situations...

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6 Ways to Lower Your Risk When Renting Furnished Homes

Roller coasters are fun for many people, a thrill ride that provides a few minutes of excitement. But in enjoying the ride, most people don’t think about the careful planning and preparation that made sure the ride was a safe one. Architects, Engineers, and Planners made sure you were protected and safe. Similarly, renting furnished homes can be a thrill, too, and a lucrative income stream. But like your favorite roller coaster, it isn’t without risk. Knowing and preparing for those risks can save you and your bank account from a bad experience, not to mention give you more...