3 Business Tips and Tools for Smart Company Relocation 

Here at CHBO we know that corporate housing is just one small piece of any company relocation or individual relocation.  Our primary goal at CHBO is to quickly connect those in need of furnished monthly residential housing with the right property to meet their needs.  In addition CHBO is passionate about being a knowledge base for all the ins and outs of property management, corporate housing, business travel, corporate relocation and all of those elements that intersect with corporate housing, so today here are some company relocation tips… The decision to relocate a business is typically no different than relocating...

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A reminder that Corporate Housing is a perfect solution for Major League Baseball players

Even though spring training is well in gear, now is a great time to get a jump start on your corporate housing search for both baseball players and staff heading into the season. Why Corporate Housing is Great for Baseball Players For the players, corporate housing is the perfect option. Being on the road long-term can be an isolating experience, especially if you’re staying in a hotel. Read more about the benefits from our original article posted by Kimberly Smith. Search for Corporate Housing in your Major League City....

The Top Moving Destinations According to U-Haul

You see those colorful U-Haul trucks making their way throughout America. But have you ever wondered where they’re all going? According to data from U-Haul, a large number of people are relocating their lives to Houston, TX. In its National Migration Report, U-Haul ranks the top 50 cities where Americans are moving. The 10 top moving destinations are: Houston, TX Orlando, FL Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV San Antonio, TX Austin, TX Brooklyn, NY Philadelphia, PA Kansas City, MO Sacramento, CA Click here to see the entire list of the top 50 moving destinations in America. Are you relocating...

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...

Alco Stores Moving Corporate Headquarters to Texas

After more than 100 years in its Abilene, Kansas location, retail chain Alco Stores Inc. says its moving its corporate headquarters to a Dallas suburb. Alco operates more than 200 discount stores throughout the midwest; stores that serve smaller communities with limited access to big box retailers. In an article in The Kansas City Star, CEO Rich Wilson says he believes the Dallas area headquarters will be more accessible for vendors, and will help his company attract and keep executives. It’s unclear if any workers will be relocated to Dallas and continue to work for Alco; however, if any...

Where to Live? Here are the top 10 cities people are moving to

According to the US Census bureau, more than 36 million Americans relocated to another state and Cities in 2012. Where are they moving to? It seems that the quest for better weather was the primary motivator. Maybe your corporate rental‘s city is on this list? Here are the top 10 moving destinations as featured in CBS Marketwatch. 10. Sarasota, FL – Sarasota is home to one of America’s top three beaches and offers plenty of outdoor activities and world-class food. 9. Charlotte, NC – the city’s financial center is a huge job attraction, as is the NASCAR Hall of Fame....

Key Findings from the Corporate Housing Provider’s Association Conference

Our team recently attended the Corporate Housing Provider’s Association Annual Conference and we wanted to share two bits of interesting data and information we gained, literally hot off the press! First, we learned that later this month the annual 2011 Corporate Housing Industry Report will be released. We got a sneak peak of the findings at the conference. The good news is that the corporate housing industry is poised to continue to grow. Some stats: Size of the corporate housing industry = $2.49 billion (up from $2.47 billion in 2010) Number off corporate housing rental units in 2011 = 62,204 Average...

Do Business Travelers Primarily Use Corporate Housing?

We’re continuing our blog series to share key findings from the 2011 “By Owner” Corporate Housing Report, an annual survey sponsored by CHBO to better understand the “by owner” rental marketplace. The latest report was released in January 2012 based on 2011 trends. If you’re going to offer your property as a furnished, short-term rental (aka, a corporate rental), then you want to have good reason for doing so. One reason may be to serve the need of a target audience. In the 2011 “By Owner” Corporate Housing Annual Survey, we asked landlords what were some of the reasons...

How to Secure Corporate Rental Occupancy Over the Holidays

Are you a corporate housing landlord worried about securing a renter and/or having full occupancy over the holidays and into the New Year? Here are a few tips from Corporate Housing By Owner for avoiding vacancy during this traditionally slower time: Keep Your Current Tenant: Now is a great time to try and negotiate with your current tenant to stay longer.  Offer them a lower price or special concession for extending the length of their lease. Drop Your Price: If you’ve been advertising your property at its usual rate without any bites, you may want to consider lowering the...

Couples Can’t Move to Care for Ailing Parent

Scott Robey and his family wanted to move to Colorado so they could help care for her ailing mother. However, after trying to sell their house for six months so they could move, the couple found out the hard way that moving was going to be a challenge. Thanks to their Realtor’s suggestion, they decided to rent out their home as a corporate rental instead, freeing them from monthly mortgage payments while not committing them to long-term rental deals. Read more about Scott’s story HERE. Do you have a similar story? Feel free to share with us on the comments section....