Corporate rental property

Boost the Value of Your Rental Property with a Few Cheap Makeovers

When it comes time to put your home on the market, you likely don’t want to spend tons of time and energy on remodeling and upgrade projects. These types of changes can be done while you are living in the home, which also gives you the option of taking advantage of the upgrades for some amount of time. However, when it’s time to sell, you want your home to look valuable and marketable to potential buyers. That’s why we’ve compiled a few options for inexpensively boosting the value of your home....

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How to Finance Furnishing Your Corporate Rental Unit

To make your corporate property rentals stand out in today’s market, you’ll need to think creatively. If you want to attract high-quality clients, consider providing your tenants with upscale and comfortable furnishings. Furniture can set the tone for a rental space, and it’s a highly desirable perk among corporate renters. A stylishly furnished unit may rent faster and at a higher rate, and your renters will know that you take your responsibility as a landlord very seriously....

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What NOT to Do with Your Furnished Rentals

Let me share a story with you about a visit to Greece. We booked a private home rental and it seemed great in the images. While it had a fabulous view, all of the taps were loose and one fell off in the middle of a shower. The landlord knew there were problems, admitted it and was surprised by our negative comments. He lost us as future renters, and if you have furnished rentals available, take lessons from our experience. Tips for Success in Corporate Housing Rentals In other words, if you want to lose out on future bookings for...

Make Your Furnished Rental Property a Smart One

How to Make Your Furnished Rental Property a Smart One

Need help managing your furnished rental properties? Before you hire a property manager, let smart technology take the wheel. From smart thermostats and smart lighting to connected door locks and smart smoke alarms, installing connected devices lets you keep an eye on your properties from afar and improves security, helping you protect your investment.It also provides extra conveniences for your renters. Here are six simple smart home solutions to consider adding to your corporate rental unit. 1. Smart Door Locks This is a must-have for any rental property. A smart door lock operates just like a normal lock (so...

Reflecting on the Corporate Housing Annual Report

A couple of weeks ago we released our 4th annual by owner Corporate Housing Annual Report. We conduct the Report each year in order to uncover trends, challenges and opportunities facing the corporate housing industry, particularly those who own and manage their own individual properties (also known as by owner landlords). We noticed a few unique trends in this year’s report when compared to last year’s report and I’d like to take the time to reflect on them in the blog. First, one interesting tidbit is that less people are calling their short-term rental properties “vacation rentals.” In fact,...

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...

Find Temporary Housing in San Francisco During America’s Cup

If you’re an America’s Cup competitor, involved in the planning any of the events or simply a spectator, consider staying in short-term San Francisco corporate rental during your stay.  Avoid the packed touristy hotels and instead cherish the laid-back lifestyle and creature comforts of home that a fully-furnished apartment or house has to offer. Plus, you can live like the locals (not the tourists) live. San Francisco corporate housing is available through Corporate Housing by Owner and individuals can either search for corporate housing in San Francisco of submit a CHBO Housing Request to find a short-term, furnished rental property. America’s...

Simple Ways to Make Your Corporate Rental Property Green

Greening your furnished rental property doesn’t have to be time-consuming. That’s why this first post-Earth Day post we decided to share some very simple ways to add some eco-friendly touches to your property. Stock property with recycled paper goods such as recycled toilet paper, paper towels and tissues. Leave bio-degradable and non-toxic agents inside your furnished corporate rental home. This way your guests are encouraged to clean with green products and you know the property is getting cleaned using safe and healthy cleaning products. Change your lightbulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs to reduce the energy use in your corporate rental....

Require a Mailbox Key Deposit for Corporate Housing Tenants

Locked mailboxes are becoming more and more popular today – especially in condo buildings and new construction. The issue is now what becomes of the mail key. If your corporate housing tenant is staying for a short period of time and doesn’t expect mail (ie, a business consultant staying in your home M-F during the week only), then we recommend you don’t give him your mail key. Most tenants will use another address to receive mail if they are staying at your property for only a temporary period of time. That said, some tenants will need mail delivery (especially for long-term...

Where the Young Professionals Work, Play and Rent

Gen-Xer’s are those born between 1960 – 1981. They comprise one of the most mobile workforces in our country. Why? Experts say that on-the-go Gen-Xer’s are on the look out for career advancement opportunities and are willing to go the distance to find them. They are anxious to build new networks and restless to learn new skills. That leads us to the point of this Boston, MA – Unique neighborhoods, a collegiate scene and a start-up hotbed make this city attractive to the young-ins. post – where are the young people living, working and renting? This article on the Realtor.com website lists the top...