Trends: Corporate Housing Real Estate Profitability.

As you may have read in other blog posts there are lots of reasons a landlord may have for turning their real estate into a corporate housing rental. The reality of life is things do change and corporate housing can be a great solution for your real estate whether or not that is the reason you purchased the real estate in the first place.   Ok, so now you know you can turn lots of real estate into great corporate housing rentals, however the next question is, “As a corporate housing real estate landlord can I make a profit?”...

DIY Property Management: 4 Tips for Styling Your Corporate Rental Deck

Get your Corporate Housing Property Rented Today: 4 Tips for WOW Styling Your Corporate Rental  Let’s face it, we all really love cool stuff. In our day to day lives we may choose to be more practical or we may prioritize our cool stuff. Are you a car person? or are you all about the designer purse? Admit it! We all have that item that is a must for us. Here at CHBO we talk a lot about having the best possible photos to allow potential renters to fall in love with your corporate rental.   After being in...

Trends: Reason for Being a Corporate Housing Landlord.

I am sure by now you have all read my book “Idiot’s Guide: Making Money with Rental Properties.” 🙂 Well my first book pitch was actually the “What if… Real Estate Guide.”   I mean, I like to believe everything in life is predictable, but life has taught me that it is not.  In fact one of my favorite things about CHBO over the past 10 years of helping propertyowners is that our platform gives them options when life is unpredictable. The thought behind my “What if” idea is that life changes and often our real estate investments are...

Property Management: 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental

Have you ever heard it is not what you make but what you save that makes you successful. Well the phrase has never been more relevant than when talking about utility expenses and property rentals. There is no additional value that you, your tenant or the property gets from paying more than you need to on your bills. Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer walks us through great ways to save money and increase the value of the rental property you offer. – Kimberly 4 Smart Home Products to Help Manage Your Corporate Housing Rental By Kerrie Kelly, ASID Energy bills are...

Trends: Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlords.

“Who is a Corporate Housing Real Estate Landlord?” is a question we get a lot at CHBO. Real Estate investors want to know if they would be a successful landlord and if their property would be a good match for the needs of the business travel. The following is what we found in the CHBO Annual Corporate Housing Real Estate Survey. Property Locations – Where is your property located? We received hundreds of survey responses from property owners and real estate managers across the United States including 32 states and the District of Columbia. Similar to last year, the...

Insurance Questions for Your Provider and Your Property Manager

For most people, homeowner’s insurance is pretty straightforward. Since they’ll be the ones living in the house, they aren’t overly worried about getting coverage in case of an accident. In general, they just want to be able to pay no more than their deductible if there’s storm damage to the house or if there’s a break-in. For landlords looking for insurance for rentals, especially those with furnished housing, insurance is an entirely different beast. If you’re signing on with CorporateHousingByOwner to rent furnished housing to corporate tenants, you’re going to have a few questions for both your insurance provider...

DIY Property Management: Updating Bathrooms in a Corporate Housing Rental.

How to Create an up to date Corporate Housing Rental by setting a Budget for a Bathroom Renovation: In The CHBO Corporate Housing Handbook we talk about the importance of clean and up to date corporate housing rentals. Remember when determining your rental rates the first factor is the number of bedrooms and the second factor is the number and quality of your bathrooms. Remember your corporate housing renter is not just coming to stay the night, they are coming to rent your property for an extended period of time (according to the last CHBO Annual Report 15% say...

Real Estate Investing: The Lottery Backup Plan!

Real Estate Investing: The Lottery Backup Plan – just in case you didn’t win! I know we were all a little surprised last week when we didn’t win the billion dollar lottery.  The great news is we have other options for building our wealth that don’t have to include luck and unachievable odds. Since I get to talk a lot about real estate investing I thought I could share a few of those ideas with you… If we could all win the lottery the reality is we probably would not be in the market for investment real estate. However, since the...

Corporate Housing Annual Survey – Complete for a chance to win a $100 Amex Gift Card

Corporate Housing is not part of the share economy and CHBO has the data to prove it. CHBO Launches 7th Annual CHBO Corporate Housing Real Estate Survey Everyone who completes corporate housing annual survey will be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card! Length: 8 Topics, Approximately 5-10 Minutes (General, Property, Rental, Renters, Property Management, Pets, Marketing, Corporate Housing) Purpose: Make you a more successful landlord by giving you the data you need to best market and manage your rental properties. Report: You will receive a FREE pdf copy of the completed report by January 15th 2016. We will send...

DIY Rental Style: Designing the Perfect Corporate Housing Rental

How to Design a Corporate Rental Property that is a Must Have Place to Live: 5 DIY Kitchen Sinks to Consider for Your Corporate Home Style Life is really too short not to have fun or live in a property that is not fun.  As consumers we are conditioned to take what we can get, rather than asking for what we want.  If you are a property owner with a rental property, take a little time and money upfront to design a “Must Have” rental.  Then, take great photos, so potential renters can see all your hard work, and...