Are There Standards for Furnished Rental Property Exteriors?

A recent online discussion between owners of furnished rentals sheds interesting light on a lesser discussed matter – property exteriors. After receiving poor customer feedback due to the appearance of a back patio, one owner of short term housing wanted to know what fellow owners thought. The responses were intriguing and enlightening. So, if you are someone who offers furnished rentals, here are a few tips to consider: All outdoor areas in short term housing should be well-kept without any dead plants or overgrowth, but formal gardens are not essential. Do put empty pots and gardening tools away for...

Why to Invest in the Real Estate Corporate Renting Business

Most of us understand that businesses are run on “business models”. There is not a lot of room for flexibility within many business models, and once a company or enterprise gets started along one path, switching its approach can be detrimental. That, however, does not apply to corporate rental real estate, and it is one of the finest business models available. When looking for a solid investment with a nearly guaranteed return, corporate rental real estate is the model to consider. Experts talk about this approach to the “land-lording business” as capable of generating eight to ten times the...

How to Get Reviews on Your Short Term Housing Properties?

As a short-term housing property owner, you want to minimize the time your property stays vacant. If you have beautiful short-term apartments in an attractive neighborhood with a lot of amenities, you might be wondering why you should care about getting tenant reviews on your properties. After all, don’t your pictures and description speak for themselves? Tenant Reviews Can Make All the Difference You may have a number of beautiful images of your property, as well as a detailed description with a full list of all of the amenities available to your short-term housing tenants. However, for people looking...

Rental Laws: Portland, Oregon – Portland Corporate Housing

Whenever you are offering short term housing, or looking for corporate housing, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the most important rental regulations and laws in Portland, Oregon. It is important for landlords who are offering Portland corporate housing to remember that even though they may be offering short term rentals, the same laws will apply. Landlord Disclosure Laws in Oregon When renting out housing in Portland, it is important that the landlord make certain things clear and understandable to their tenants before they move into the property. Let’s look at the most important disclosures...

Investing: What to know!

6 MUST Knows before investing in a Corporate Housing Rental Property! If you’ve decided investing in corporate housing is right for you, here are some important considerations to make before you purchase a property specifically for use as a corporate housing rental. Evaluate Price per Square Foot Evaluate price per bed, not price per square foot. While some people think more space or a bonus room are great perks for a home they are going to live in, keep in mind that it’s just added liability for a home you plan to rent.  Purchase the smallest square footage with the most...

Homeowners: Insurance Adjusters and Corporate Housing

Corporate Housing is the solution smart insurance adjusters offer you when water and other damage forces you out of your home. Welcome to summer – tis the season for water damage! Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be more that our fair share of too much water. One of my neighbors was just washing a pair of baseball pants, turned the sink water on and forgot about it for a few hours. After a month of cleaning and drying the entire family, dog and cat all need to move out for at least 2 weeks while...

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...

Southwest Airlines Adds Non-Stop Flights Between Pittsburgh and Houston

Great news for those of you who love to fly Southwest Airlines. The no-frills airline launched non-stop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport today. You can read more about the flight’s schedule between the two business destinations at Frequent Business Traveler online. To find corporate housing in Houston or Pittsburgh during your extended stay visits in either city, visit CorporateHousingbyOwner.com for the web’s largest selection of executive short-term housing.  ...

What Are the Best Markets for Buying a Rental Home?

The research firm RealtyTrac recently conducted a survey of the best U.S. markets to buy a single family home for the purpose of renting it out. The firm picked the top 20 markets that represent the best chance for generating good cash flow. Eight markets in Florida, which was hit hard by the housing bubble, made the list, as prices make a strong return. Also, Atlanta and Phoenix topped the list, which are two of the most popular cities searched for short-term corporate housing rentals on CorporateHousingbyOwner.com. If you’re in the market for a rental home – and are considering...

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...