Great Corporate Rentals – Property Owners Guide to Amazing Kitchens

 One of the best benefits of choosing a great corporate rental vs a hotel is truly the comforts of home. I know it is cliche to say corporate housing is your home away from home but really the comment is true.  Did I mention it is ok to choose a great corporate rental that is also nicer and more fun than your home:)  Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer gives property owners ideas and tips on how to design an amazing kitchen with counter tops that would WOW just about anyone. Great Corporate Rentals: A User Guide to the...

Luxury Furnished Rental Design: 5 Answers

Great Corporate Housing luxury furnished rentals should always exceed the guest’s expectation! Here at CHBO we always say that true rental success is setting and exceeding guests expectations. Well that is always easier said than done. Where to start and what are some of those smaller details that really make a great corporate rental? Today, Kerrie Kelly, a Decor Expert shares some ideas for your next great luxury corporate housing rental…  Luxury Corporate Housing Rental Design – Getting Rugs Right: Solutions for Five Common Questions By Kerrie Kelly, ASID Area rugs are such a simple, practical  and affordable solution...

City Spotlight: Rent Philadelphia Corporate Housing

Philadelphia is the birthplace of America. It was where our first Continental Congress met, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution drafted. There is so much history contained in the city that it is almost overwhelming – the Liberty Bell, cracked when brought to Philadelphia but still used to call lawmakers to sessions and announce public meetings and proclamation to citizens – is a national icon and located not too far away from Independence Hall, another national treasure. The National Constitution Center and nearby Valley Forge provide still more in-depth glimpses at how the United States of...

Luxury Rental Style: 6 Ways Mirrors Can Add Light and Style to Your Rental

Here at CHBO we are always talking about photo quality!!! If you have a great corporate housing luxury rental make sure to invest in the best photos possible so all potential renters can see the quality and style of your luxury rental property. Ok, now take a deep breath and walk through your corporate housing rental. Is it really as cool as it should be? Could be? Maybe a little style facelift could be a great idea before you take those incredible photos. Today Karrie Kelly, an award winning designer, gives us some insider tips on how mirrors and really make a...

Investment Trends: Luxury Real Estate Rentals

We have got to love 2015 and Luxury Real Estate Rentals! Doesn’t the days of real estate “Recessions” seem very far away?   Last week I sold one of my luxury real estate rentals. The property was profitable so why did I sell? Partly diversification and partly because I could. Every once in a while it is exciting to see how profitable real estate investments can be over the long term and not just on the month to month positive income level. It really was fun to list a rental for sale fully furnished and with a tenant included. The...

Tips: Reduce Liability

12 Tips for Reducing Your Rental Management Liability: Adding rental and property management services can boost your profitability. Be sure to protect those gains with these 12 risk-management ideas. By G.M. Filisko It can be a wise move to broaden your business base by expanding the services your brokerage offers, and handling rentals and property management is a natural segment into which to expand. That’s especially true given market changes in the past few years. “For the past couple of years, we’ve seen more first-time landlords—people who couldn’t sell their home and wouldn’t have ordinarily been landlords,” explains T.J....

The Battle… New Software will track if you pay lodging tax

Eye Street Solutions LLC (“Eye Street”)  and HomeAway are battling it out in court!!! http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/121143.P.pdf “Rather than book hotel rooms, many travelers now rent private residences for accommodation during their vacations. Appellee HomeAway, Inc. owns and operates a number of websites that facilitate such rentals. The websites, including HomeAway.com and VRBO.com, post rental advertisements by homeowners, whom prospective renters can then contact directly to make reservations.” “Many localities have found that these vacation rentals deprive them of significant lodging tax revenue. Whereas hotels almost always pay the taxes that localities assess on room rentals, private homeowners frequently fail to...

Darrelle Revis Moving from New York to Tampa Bay. Where Will He Live?

In light of this week’s big sports news that star cornerback Darrelle Revis has been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 13th overall pick, it got me wondering about the uncertain life of a professional athlete. Athletes are often getting traded and moved around, making it hard to put down roots in one place. If they are traded, should they sell their home or keep it? In their new city, should they buy a new home or rent? Where exactly does an athlete call home? I think that a “relocated” athlete should consider keeping the home in the city he...

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!...

Do “Tiny Apartments” Make Good Corporate Rentals?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked real estate developers to create “tiny apartments” of about 300 square feet each in order to meet the housing needs in New York. If you’re in the corporate housing business, you may be wondering if a tiny apartment would be a good investment for you. I asked the co-founder of CHBO to weigh in on this hot topic. Here’s what she had to say: “The first condo I ever bought was only 400 square feet – a tiny apartment in San Francisco! I think these properties offer wonderful opportunities for individuals who...