Temporary Lodging: Rental Rates and What do I Get!

Ever feel confused? Why can’t everything in life just be a little bit simpler? First I have to figure out what is “Temporary Lodging” and then I am expected to know how to compare one property to the next? Dear Property: Please help me better understand temporary lodging. Please help me understand the value included in your rental rate. Thank you,  Confused Renter. Let’s just start with the basics – NO ONE LIKES Hidden Fees!!! Did I mention this is why I love CHBO COMPLETE!!!! Read more blogs about CHBO Complete. If Property A and Property B are both CHBO...

Real Estate: Profit, Vision and Stock Loss

Real Estate is better than the bull!   Where will real estate profit be in 2015? What is the right investment for me? Why should I care? What does everyone else think? Yes, it is time to sell those stocks and start buying more real estate! Did you know that most Bull Stock Market trends only last 4 years? Did you know we are on year 6 of our current Bull Market? Bummer. No worries, just sell some stock and buy some real estate. Yes you can buy real estate with money in your 401K and not pay taxes!...

Corporate Apartments: Who, What, Where & Why #8

So many questions so little time… Here at CHBO we are passionate about people and finding ways of connecting the best possible Corporate Apartments options with the best qualified renters. For over 9 years CHBO has worked to develop a web platform to connect the world of travelers and the world of Corporate Apartments rentals. Now for the 6th year we are conducting our annual survey of the Corporate Apartments real estate industry from which we are able to provide the Annual Corporate Apartments Real Estate report on the trends and expectations of our industry. Your information is essential...

Real Estate Alert: Summer Scam – Cash Offers

I received this alert from the Colorado Department of Real Estate and thought it was applicable to all real estate markets. If you are selling a property take a minute to read this important information. Real Estate Alert: Summer Scam – Misrepresentation of Cash Offers The summer selling season is warming up and the inventory of available homes for sale is very low. As a result, sellers are receiving multiple offers, often times higher than the asking price and many of these offers are written as an all cash purchase. As such, buyers are structuring offers to be the most attractive...

Top 10: Corporate Housing & Real Estate Investors

10 Questions every realtor should be prepared to answer about corporate housing Part III of III If you’re a Realtor with an established real estate practice, chances are you have or will have a client who wants to buy an investment property. Helping these clients identify the right investment property is now in your hands. You don’t want to mess it up. What are you going to do? 8 – How do I price a corporate rental compared to a traditional rental? A corporate rental should be priced competitively for its market, location and seasonal appeal. To price a property, look...

Top 10: Corporate Housing & Real Estate Investors

10 Questions every realtor should be prepared to answer about corporate housing and the real estate investor Part I of III If you’re a Realtor with an established real estate practice, chances are you have or will have a client who wants to buy an investment property. Helping these clients identify the right investment property is now in your hands. You don’t want to mess it up. What are you going to do? Many investors will buy investment properties for the purpose of high cash flow vs. fixing and flipping.  If cash flow is the preference, a corporate rental...

May Special: Register or Update to Win

Register to Win $100 Amex!! Spring is the season for new and we want to welcome you to the world of Corporate Housing Investment Real Estate. Register for free on CHBO in May and automatically get entered to win a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars you choose. Already a CHBO Member?  Don’t worry we have a second drawing for a $100 Amex card or $200 in CHBO dollars you choose. Log into your MyCHBO Dashboard and Personalize or Professionalize your profile with a great photo / logo and add a description about who you are to...

Real Estate Investing: Learn more at REI Expo

People are always asking me about tips and ideas for real estate investing and I have enjoyed getting to know the team behind the REI Expo and I thought you needed to know more about them. REI Expo – Learn about Real Estate Investing The REI Expo is an Educational & Networking conference that strives to bring together the real estate investor community. Our mission is to introduce potential & existing real estate investors to all areas of the industry in a positive environment to include products, courses, legislative awareness, strategies, and technologies. The Purpose of the expo is to...

Apps for the New Property Owner

As a property owner, investor and corporate housing manager, you need to make decisions about interior décor and home improvements while managing your budget and staying on top of your bills. There are several apps that can help you manage all these tasks from the smartphone in your pocket. Having the information you need at your fingertips can make managing your home a lot easier. Interior Décor Take a look at the Joss & Main app (available from the iTunes store) for a great example of interior décor guidance for homeowners. There are beautiful images, and the app offers...

Annual Report: Corporate Housing Tenants

Tenants Experiences with Corporate Housing Tenants. Corporate housing tenants continue to be relatively “painless” tenants. In 2013, 95% of respondents say they had a positive experience with their corporate housing tenants – an all-time high for this report. Renter Types. In 2013, the top two reasons for rentals were: business assignments at 76% and relocations at 44%. The corporate housing renter pool went through some changes in 2013 – including a 9% increase in business travelers. We also saw an 8% increase in vacation renters, a 7% increase in people renting due to home remodeling, and a 5% decrease...