short term apartments for rent

Hoarding Situations and Short-Term Apartments

It might seem entirely impossible for tenants in short term apartment rentals to create a hoarding situation, but it is far more common than you might know. One organization has determined that hoarding disorders affect up to 15 million people, and that it is an endless behavior. This means that property managers of short term apartments must take the matter seriously and make plans to address the issue if it arises. How? There are some obvious warning signs for longer term rentals, such as a year without a single maintenance call, but even short-term apartment rentals can provide a...

As Vacation Home Sales Falter – Owners Turn to Renting

USA Today reports more Americans are renting out their vacation homes, because they can’t sell them or are unwilling to sell for a loss. The rental income allows them to stay afloat while waiting for the vacation home market to pick back up again. While the overall housing market remains in a deep slump, the vacation market is in even worse shape. Sales of vacation properties have been cut in half from their peak in 2006, before the financial crisis hit. Just last year, median sales prices of vacation properties dropped 26.5 percent to a record low of $150,000....

Lower your tax bill liability

If you feel like your property tax bill is on the high side, it very well may be. Depending on your area, your current tax bill could be based on your home’s value from as much as 5 years ago. Appealing the amount of your bill may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. The process can actually be quite simple, if you know what you are doing. Look for mistakes. Often, the amount you pay is based on a quick evaluation of your home from the outside.  There may be features attributed to your...

Rental Demand Trends I am Watching

I thought you might like to know about some of the new trends I am seeing in Corporate Housing demand. For the last few years large major business relocations really made it easy to find high paying corporate tenants however with the downturn in the real estate market it is hard to sell homes and corporations are watching what they spend. What does this mean for corporate housing? Are there new trends for corporate housing users? YES! You bet! Two new trends I have been watching this week are (1) Inner State Relo and (2)Home Renovations. (1) Inner State...

Employers pay more to relocate workers

By Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY 1/21/2008 In what some analysts are calling the worst housing slump since the Great Depression, employers are paying more to get reluctant employees and new hires to sell their homes and relocate for work. Employees are more reluctant to move because they worry about their ability to sell their homes without taking a loss. Fourteen percent of employers say they’re more willing to pay to relocate new employees from another area to their company’s location this year compared with last year, according to a joint survey by CareerBuilder.com and Apartments.com, and conducted by Harris...