Top 6 Questions about Temporary Living #4

CHPA, or the Corporate Housing Providers Association is the international trade organization for the multi billion dollar industry of corporate housing or more simply temporary living. Recently CHPA asked several corporate housing providers to clarify common questions of corporate housing guests. We thought this was great information for both corporate housing providers and tenants to know. The following excerpts have been approved for re-print by CHPA. Question 4: Temporary Living I need a place for a short stay for 30 or 60 days, why should I rent from a corporate housing provider instead of an online host, such as...

Rentals: Do Not Skip the Property Inspection

Inspecting your property between tenants is crucial if you don’t want to have to pay for damages you discover later. Your tenant signs the lease and without hesitation you hand over the keys with the move-in/inspection checklist. “Get this back to me as soon as you can and let me know if anything is wrong,” you say. Sound familiar? Too many landlords ignore the crucial step of property inspections between tenants. However, the effort to accurately document damages to your property between renters can make recovering repair costs much easier, saving you from having to pay for the damaged item yourself,...

Tips for Making Your Rental Property Stand Out

Make it a New Years Resolution to Market Your Property Right! How can you ensure your property stands apart from the crowd? Market your property even when it’s rented: The old adage, “the best time to find a job is when you have a job” can be applied to a renter’s market too. Don’t get too complacent in today’s housing market; always be looking for your next renter. Use incentives to attract quality renters: Look for creative ways to attract renters this year by including free incentives in the rental price. Some ideas include a gym membership or gym...

Milestone Achievement: CHBO surpasses 10,000 Property Listings

DENVER, October 16, 2013 – After a year of growth, increased mainstream awareness, and continued dedication to customer service and education, CorporateHousingbyOwner (CHBO), an online marketplace connecting corporate housing companies, private landlords and managers of furnished, short-term rentals with tenants in need of temporary housing, is excited to announce that CHBO has surpassed 10,000 furnished corporate housing property listings.  “We believe corporate housing should be in reach to anyone who desires a different kind of extended stay lodging experience beyond a transient hotel. The CHBO online marketplace connects individual property owners and professional providers with tenants and companies in need...

CorporateHousingbyOwner literally changed my life

For over a decade I had rented out our cottage for $1k/month on a long term lease and lived in a larger home on the same property. After learning from a CorporateHousingbyOwner consultant the cottage could fetch from $2k to $2650 on the short term market, I invested $20k in the turning it into an abode that “felt like a 4-star hotel only homier. Since the first day it was available it has rented for no less than $2k and as much as $2.5k/month. One time depreciation allowances for many of the items in the improvement allowed me to write off...

Traveling With Colleagues? Get a Corporate Rental

If you’re one of the 3.9% Americans expecting to take a business trip in the next 6 months (Source: USTravel.org), you might want to consider taking a fresh look at where you stay. While hotels are great for short-term stays, for longer stays it might be nice to have a home away from home where you can “move-in” for a longer period of time. But what if you’re traveling for business pals, a business partner, or a close colleague? The thought of saving a buck and sharing a hotel room might sound nice at first or even commanded by...

Corporate Housing: How to Decorate a Small Space

In last December’s issue of Units magazine, there was a beautiful spread about how to decorate a small space. If your short-term rental is small, here are some of the editor’s tips to decorating and furnishing it well – and to giving off the illusion that it’s larger than it really is (shhh!): Hang High Curtains:  Hang your curtains from ceiling to floor. The curtains will bring the eye upward to the ceiling and make the space seem larger. Build Up:  Install a tall bookshelf or wall unit with lots of open shelving. Make the shelving unit as close to...

CHBO’s By Owner Corporate Housing Report Now Available in Kindle Reader Version on Amazon.com

Press Release from CHBO DENVER, March 06, 2013 – CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO), an online marketplace connecting private landlords of furnished, short-term rentals with tenants in need of temporary housing, makes the results of its 2012 By Owner Corporate Housing Annual Report available to millions of Amazon Kindle users around the world. For $.99, Kindle users can download the report, which is chocked full of stats, trends and insights for individual landlords managing furnished rental properties. Further, the By Owner Corporate Housing Annual Report also is available in paperback for $24.95 on Amazon.com. “Our Annual Report is an important tool that...

Corporate Housing by Owner Featured in Inman News

Corporate Housing by Owner was recently featured in Inman News – a top real estate media source. In the article, “Capitalizing on Stealth Lodging Niche,” author Steve Bergsman discusses how corporate housing is helping homeowners find quality renters from around the world. Bergsman features Todd Hunter, a CHBO member who snagged his first renter through CHBO, and he talks to the founder of CHBO, Kimberly Smith, about the corporate housing industry. “Kimberly Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO), calls corporate housing “stealth lodging” because few people are aware of it until they need the services,...

Attention Sports Fans Searching for Short-Term Housing

If you’re a sports fans, chances are you’ve traveled across America to see various sporting events. Last week we talked about short-term housing available in New Orleans for this year’s Super Bowl, but there are many more sporting events where you might need corporate housing. For example, if you’re traveling to Florida or Arizona for Spring Training this year, you and your friends might consider staying in a short-term rental property vs. a stodgy hotel. Or maybe you’re going to NBA All-Star Week (Feb. 14-18) and need a place to crash in Houston; corporate housing might just be your...