Corporate rental property

Boost the Value of Your Rental Property with a Few Cheap Makeovers

When it comes time to put your home on the market, you likely don’t want to spend tons of time and energy on remodeling and upgrade projects. These types of changes can be done while you are living in the home, which also gives you the option of taking advantage of the upgrades for some amount of time. However, when it’s time to sell, you want your home to look valuable and marketable to potential buyers. That’s why we’ve compiled a few options for inexpensively boosting the value of your home....

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Virtual Tours and Your Corporate Rental

Do you know how to properly photograph your fully furnished rentals to their best advantage? Most property owners are unfamiliar with the long list of tips and tricks that can make even a small room look amazing. While we don’t recommend that you ever try to use a bit of visual trickery to enhance the appearance of a corporate rental (as this could lead to a negative review), we strongly urge anyone with fully furnished rentals to do their best to photograph them effectively. It is why CHBO offers clients access to professional photographers for their corporate rental listings,...

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Designer-Approved Windows That Fit Any Style of Corporate Rental

Windows—what would we do without them? They let light in to create a comfortable home and open for fresh air and cool summer night breezes. They’re also an essential big-ticket item for your home, a key player in determining the style of your home. With a seemingly endless number of styles available, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed when choosing windows for your corporate rental property. Whether it’s a modern picture window or a traditional mullioned bay window, the right window can elevate your rental space in a competitive market. Let’s dive into a few of our top designer approved...

Why use CHBO to market your rental property?

There are many factors to consider when you decide to make your property available for rental. To whom will you market, for what duration of stay, and at what rental cost? How will you market the property? How will ensure it’s maintained and ready to turnover with each new guest? There are a lot of things to consider, and your decisions will have a major impact on the success of your executive rental. Fortunately, a decision to market your corporate rental with CHBO takes some of the guesswork and uncertainty out of this process. How? Corporate short or long...

Why You Should Consider Walk Score Before Selecting a Temporary Apartment

If you are shopping around between different corporate apartments for an upcoming business trip or extended stay, it is likely that you are looking at different factors. You are probably considering the number of bedrooms, the kinds of services and amenities within the temporary apartment and its surrounding buildings, and even at issues like the distance from your office or destination. Did you also look at the “Walkability” of the different corporate apartments under consideration? What Is Walkability? The simplest definition of walkability is basically how “friendly” any area is to walking. This is not all about leisure walking,...

Why to Consider the Neighborhood – When Choosing a Corporate Rental?

If you’re relocating for work, whether it’s only for a few months or you’re preparing to move permanently, a corporate rental is a great place to start. You  don’t have to worry about moving or buying furniture, and you don’t have the  pressure of buying a house in a market and/or neighborhood that you don’t know.     All that said, though, you should really do some research on neighborhoods  where you’re considering renting furnished homes. If you’re only going to be  living there for a few months and then returning home, you may not think this is  important, but even if that’s the case, you might be surprised at what a difference  the right neighborhood can make while you’re staying in your corporate rental property. This is especially true if you’re bringing your family with you for your stay, and it’s a good consideration because you never know when you’ll be  offered a permanent position in a new city.  Make Life Easier with a Quick Commute  Even if you aren’t considering staying in the city where you’re renting beyond a  few months or a year, why make life harder for yourself? Research the area  where you’ll be working and look for attractive properties in good, safe  neighborhoods nearby. If you don’t do this, you could end up renting a house or  condo that’s all the way across town and has a dreadful commute. You don’t  want to begin and end your day that way, even if it’s only for a short time.  As you look at neighborhoods where you can find a good corporate rental, look  for all of the amenities you need and want. Do you want to be walking distance  from the grocery store, dining and entertainment, and/or shopping districts? Do  you need access to public transit while you’re staying here? Is there enough  parking that you won’t have to spend an hour finding a place to park your car if  you drive to and from work every day? Answer these questions for yourself and  ask a few more that pertain to your specific needs for a good neighborhood, and  you’ll be much happier while you’re staying at your corporate rental.    Get to Know the Area Before You Buy  As we mentioned earlier, though, you may not only be staying for a few months.  You may be preparing to move here for a new job. In this case, you can get to  know the neighborhood and surrounding area before you buy a house here. ...

3 Tips: Electric Cars and Corporate Housing Rental Expenses

To Plug or Not to Plug! That is the Corporate Housing Rental Electric Car Question! 3 Landlord TIPS At our house the family was very excited the day the new electric car began parking in our garage. But we own our house and even though we had to invest in an electrician to install the charging station, we also invested in solar panels on our roof to off-set the expense of charing our car. Yes, we love our electric car!   BUT as a landlord the world of electric cars adds a whole new element to Corporate Housing Rentals. Electric cars...

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...

Corporate Housing Must Know: The Walking Score

What is my corporate housing property’s walking score and how can that help me get my corporate housing rental property rented? Questions and Answers! Is your neighborhood walkable? How much fun is your neighborhood? Must I have a car? What is the quality of life around the rental? How can I have fun? They call it “Walking Score” or “Walkability” and it is not only great information to know it will help you connect with your next qualified corporate housing renter. There are also “Bike Scores” and “Transit Scores” all of these are easy to find on the internet...

Property Management: Creating a Furnished Executive Rental

How do I get started turning my rental into a corporate / executive furnished rental? Here at CHBO we get this question every day. From a big picture perspective we always suggest reading the CHBO Real Estate Corporate Housing Report and The Corporate Housing Handbook to give the best overall details. But don’t get lost in all the details and how many forks are expected when your tenant arrives. Start by applying common sense. Think of yourself as the business executive who gets paid well and has a lot demanded of them. Then think of this person being asked...