Property Spotlight: A Salt Lake City Trio of Temporary Furnished Apartments

Those seeking short-term housing in Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, should check out these sweet accommodations in the city’s upscale Sugar House area. All three are managed by the same outstanding owner, Rhonda, who gets great reviews! Utah: A World of Difference Utah is a remarkably diverse natural playground.  With sixty national parks within a few hours and the Wasatch Mountains just forty minutes away, there’s nowhere else you can see the forty square miles of salt flats at Bonneville, ski powdery mountain slopes, and gape at the red rocks of Arches State Park that remind you of Mars. ...

Insurance Questions: Provider and Your Property Manager

Having the right type of insurance and the right amount of insurance is important for anyone who owns property. It becomes even more important when it comes to rental properties and temporary furnished apartments, as you have others who are living in the unit. You need to cover the unit, along with any issues that might arise there. If you own property and you work with a property manager, it is becoming increasingly important to list the manager as an additional insured party on the policy. Later, we’ll discuss why it’s a good idea. What Insurance Policies Does the...

Top 6 Questions about Temporary Living #6

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 6: Temporary Living Why do I need to give a 30 day notice to depart a temporary apartment? A hotel does not require this. A notable difference between hotels and corporate housing...

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Corporate Housing Tip for Super Bowl XLIX

Corporate Housing has long been the lodging solution of choice for professional athletes as they get acquired or traded from city to city and now smart sports fans can find great Super Bowl XLIX lodging solutions through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO). In my mind the NFL season started this week as our favorite teams take the field in city to city weekly combat.  In 2015, Phoenix Arizona will welcome not just Super Bowl XLIX but also the annual Pro Bowl.  Where are you going to stay? Did you know the Super Bowl kickoff is in just 177 days? Over the...

Alert: Apple iCloud and Contacts

I know this in not about real estate, rentals or corporate housing, but it took me 4 hours to get my contacts back and I wanted to share what I learned and save you some heartache along the way. If you are currently utilizing Apple Contacts and/or ICloud you need to read this… Step 1) Change your ICloud Password NOW and get in the habit of changing it every few months. Step 2) Don’t trust Time Machine to properly backup your Contacts database. Go into Contacts,  click on any contact then select Edit, choose Select All, select File, choose Export, then decide how you want to export your backup....

News: AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing Expands to Phoenix

Frequently you all ask us about WHO can managed your corporate housing rental properties and we are working on developing more AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing offices to help you out. Before we started CHBO… We started AvenueWest Corporate Housing a real estate brokerage located in Denver, CO that focused on managing fully furnished private residences for real estate investors offering these properties as full service corporate housing properties to business travelers and others in need of extended stay rentals. Because the demand for private residence corporate housing was bigger than we could service we started Corporate Housing by Owner...

New Mainstream Trend? Online Real Estate Bidding

Have you tried selling your property this way?  I met with the team from RealtyBid.com last week and was surprised how this once niche foreclosure only idea was going mainstream. Also with limited properties for sale in a lot of markets properties on RealtyBid.com are even selling above listing price. This may not be for everyone, but you should at least learn more about this emerging real estate trend....

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,...

Are You Overpaying for Free Vacation Rental Sites?

It’s easy to get confused as to which rental listing site is best for your rental property. There is one rental site that seems to be confusing many of our members. This site advertises that you can list your rental home on their site for free. But if you read the fine print, you’ll soon realize that the site collects 3% of each accepted reservation to cover the cost of processing and then keeps an additional 6-12% of the booking fee!  Tenants pay the site and then funds are transferred to the landlord, minus the company’s cut, of course....

Mileage Counts When Doing Your Rental Property or Business Travel Taxes

Corporate Housing Landlords: Did you know that you can deduct mileage when traveling to and from your rental property and when doing errands in relation to your property? Business Travelers (Tenants of Corporate Housing): Same for you, you can deduct mileage when traveling for business and when driving to and from your corporate rental. Good news – for 2012, the mileage standards have increased. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, the IRS says the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) is 55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven. The rate for...