City Spotlight – Boston Furnished Housing

Are you getting ready to make the move to Boston for your company? Whether you will be staying in the Boston Corporate Housing for a few weeks, a few months, or a year or longer, the prospect of moving to a new city for any length of time can certainly be intimidating. You don’t know the first place to start when you are looking for a place to live, and you probably do not know too much about the city where you will be staying. This city spotlight on the city will help you to learn more about finding...

City Spotlight: Houston Corporate Housing

In a city the size of Houston, Texas, it’s a simple matter to locate corporate housing options and luxury apartments. There are literally thousands of options available. It’s the largest city in Texas, and that means “big”. After all, everything’s bigger in Texas, right? With 2.19 million people living within its boundaries, Houston’s actually one of the largest cities in the entire country (the fourth most populous in the US). Houston Corporate Housing features some of the most appealing luxury apartments and other corporate housing rentals in and around Houston. Houston is a hub for virtually every industry on...

Luxury Rentals: What should the Closet Look Like?

The truth is when I travel for a day or a month I really want to stay in a cool property. Even if my trip is to a city like San Francisco for me it adds to the trip to live like a local. I am not interested in being boxed into one little hotel room away from all the charm. I want to be greeted by the front deskman, walk to the bakery for my morning coffee and join the bar down the street for Monday Night Football. When I talk about Corporate Housing or Luxury Rentals I...

The Latest Professional Athletes Corporate Homes for Sale

Here’s a list of some of the latest real estate moves for professional athletes this month: The move from New York to Los Angeles is nearly complete for LA Laker’s head coach, Mike D’Antoni. His Rye, NY compound, which includes a golf course, is for sale and going for close to $7 million. Minnesota Twin’s owner, Jim Pohlad, is the owner of a new $3.35 high-rise home in Hollywood’s luxury Sierra Towers, Sierra Towers is a celebrity hot spot, and is said to be home to Elton John and Matthew Perry too. This month, former Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star, Andy Van Slyke, listed his...

Katy Perry’s Los Angeles Home For Sale

Katy Perry’s LA home is officially on the market for $6.95 million – wow!  See the listing here. Perry purchased the property with her ex-husband, Russell Brand, but apparently the couple never moved in and neither have lived in the home. Figuring out what to do with the family home post-divorce is never easy. Oftentimes, neither the husband nor wife can afford the home on their own, leading them to quickly rid of the property. However, if market conditions aren’t ripe for selling in your neighborhood, or you have trouble finding a seller, a couple could always rent out...

How Politics Impacts Corporate Housing

If you don’t think politics impacts the corporate housing industry, think again. While it doesn’t matter who wins or loses the election, what does matter to the corporate housing industry is having enough properties to provide temporary, furnished housing for elected officials. Did you know that most state legislators stay in temporary, furnished housing while they are in session? In Colorado, for example, 1,600 people come from all over the state to work in Denver when the State Legislature is in session. These elected officials all need temporary housing. If you have a furnished rental near the state legislator in...

5 Tips to Keeping Your Corporate Rental Tenants Happy

If you’ve been a corporate housing landlord for awhile now, you know that keeping tenants happy is priceless. They create a more positive experience, pay on time, create less work for you, take care of your home, leave nice reviews on your CHBO profile, and often become repeat clients down the road. If you’re wondering how you can find – or create – these happy tenants, follow these five golden rules: 1. Aim for Long Term Renters: Skip nightly and weekly stays and rather opt for those interested in one-month or longer stays. Longer stays typically mean less turnover and...

What Is the Difference Between Furnished Housing vs. Corporate Housing?

Many of our fans ask us, “What is the difference between a furnished rental and a corporate housing rental?” We respond by saying there are many subtle differences that a property owner must know. Let me explain… A furnished rental property can be any rental property with furniture in it. I can be fully furnished, partially furnished, furnished for vacationers or furnished for long-term renters. There is no “standardized” or “industry acceptable” rules for a “furnished rental.” It also can be a property that is rented for a night, week, month or year. A corporate housing property is very...

Tips on How to Be a Successful “Accidental” Corporate Housing Landlord

It seems like “accidental” landlords are the norm today. These are homeowners who want to move but can’t sell or don’t want to sell their homes at a loss in this tough housing marketing. The problem is many of these individuals aren’t the “normal” landlords that spend years honing their property management craft; rather, they have little to no experience in preparing, marketing and managing a rental property. If you’re new to this landlord business, here are three key tips on how you can turn your accident into a success: Be different. There are a lot of accidental landlords...