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This year marks the 21st anniversary of AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., an award winning Colorado based business that has shown staying power by finding real estate and lodging solutions for customers in the economic ups and downs of the last 20 years. Founded on the principles of service, quality and choice, AvenueWest Global Franchise now has 16 local real estate franchise brokerages and just launched AvenueWest Canada to further its North American expansion.

 

Lodging Options – Transcend the Hotel

Don’t let your city experience stop when you enter a hotel. Residential Lodging options allow your city experience to transcend the confines of a hotel. #AvenueWest #CorporateHousing

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AvenueWest 2013 – Top 50 Real Estate Investment Opinion Makers & Market Leaders.

Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine “Building Wealth Through Property Investment”  this month honored AvenueWest as one of the top leaders in the United States along with HomeVestors and Real Property Management.

Your Vacation Rental Might Be a Corporate Rental If…

http://blog.myvr.com/2013/03/14/corporate-vacation-rentals/

Many of you might wonder if your furnished vacation rental could also be marketed as a corporate rental. It’s a good question and shows you’re thinking about ways to maximize your exposure and income.

Here are some telltale signs that your vacation rental might be a good corporate rental too:

Location, Location, Location:  Is the location of your vacation rental near a large city, big business, hospital, theater, university, or event center? If so, your vacation rental can easily double as a corporate rental. Corporate housing is typically used by traveling business professionals, relocated families, visiting doctors and nurses, and those traveling for medical treatments. The perfect vacation and corporate towns include cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas and Atlanta, which serve as both business meccas and vacation hot spots.  On the flip side, if your rental property is located in a niche ski village or cozy beach town, it’s likely more appealing as a vacation rental.

Seasonal Trends:  Season can often dictate whether your furnished rental property would be more profitable as a corporate or vacation rental. During peak travel seasons in your area, perhaps you can ask a higher rental rate from vacationers. However, if large conference comes to town, like the Consumer Electronic’s Show in Vegas, you might want to reserve the property for a corporate client to maximize your rental income.

Rules and Regulations:  Always consider local laws and regulations when deciding how to market your property. Some cities like Chicago, Austin and New York do not allow for nightly or weekly rentals, which are typical for a vacation period of time. In these cities, consider marketing your property solely as a corporate rental, which typically require a minimum stay of 30 days. Other regulations that might impact how you market your property might include city ordinances and home owner association rules too.

Pain Per Dollar:  If you’re like me, you might want to have a renter stay for at least a month, after all, you know the great effort and investment required to turn over a property between tenants. If you want less “pain per dollar,” consider offering your rental home solely as a corporate rental with a minimum stay of 30 days. This means you’ll be turning the property over less and will have less grief per dollar.

Pre-Bookings:  Vacationers like to book their properties month’s in advance of a stay, which means your property won’t be available to someone who approaches you for a long-term stay. For a corporate rental, we generally recommend booking no more than a month out so you are available to someone for a long-term booking. This is something to consider as you choose between marketing your property as a vacation or corporate rental.

Remember, you don’t have to choose whether to market your property one way or another. You can do both depending on seasonal trends, location and your tolerance for pain (pain per dollar).

To Relocate or Not? Use Furnished Rentals at Both Ends :)

Q. How can you minimize the risks, both financial and personal, of moving for the sake of a job?

A. Temporarily renting a house or apartment in the new area while renting out your existing house, if you own one, is one way to do that, Ms. Ranieri says. It lowers your financial risk and gives you time to learn about the job and the new city before making a long-term commitment. “You can’t really know everything about it until you are living and working there,” she says.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/jobs/deciding-to-relocate-involves-more-than-just-the-pay.html

Welcome to International Women’s Day!

Take a minute and make a difference – some of my favorites ClinicaVerde.org (Nicaragua), Arzu (Afganistan), DhakaWeaves.org (Nepal), AfricaAid.com (Africa)

Is your vacation rental legal?

Is your vacation rental legal?

Fueled by the housing bust and embraced by cost-conscious, Web-savvy travelers, short-term vacation rentals have been booming from Manhattan to Maui. But so has controversy, as irate neighbors complain about the negative impact of transients and traditional lodgings say inconsistent local laws put them at a competitive disadvantage.

Now, a coalition of major players in the short-term (less than 30 consecutive days) rental market — Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway and TripAdvisor — have joined forces to influence cities’ attempts to regulate or ban the trend. Their new website, the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center, spotlights current legislation in 10 U.S. destinations. Though aimed primarily at policy makers and owners, it also lets would-be renters know the rules surrounding their stays.

http://www.stradvocacy.org/

Get back in the real estate corporate housing market NOW!

Really?  Yes!  I get this question every day – of course you can wait but real estate is all about margins so now is about as big as you are going to find.

DEMAND:

I just got back from the 2012 Worldwide ERC (Employee Relocation Council) meeting in San Antonio and the US Advisory Council has a positive outlook on corporate relocation needs for the year and according to the annual Corporate Housing Providers Association Annual Report the largest user of corporate housing is relocation.

SUPPLY:

Real Estate is stable, mortgage rates are really low and new FHA and other mortgage policies will allow you to buy and refinance real estate at much lower rates.

REAL Estate + Furniture + Service = Corporate Housing

Hottest US Real Estate Market? Washington DC

How hot is Washington, D.C.’s real estate market? Laura Schwartz, a realtor with Keller Williams, recently worked with a luxury high-rise apartment in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Va. Two days after being listed, the property received five offers, and ultimately closed at $15,000 over the asking price.

“Our spring market has taken off quite early,” said Schwartz. “We’ve reached that stable point where we’re out of a buyer’s market.”

The nation’s capital has been a leader when it comes to real estate.

While much of the country’s housing market continues to languish, Washington and the surrounding area have seen tight inventory and price growth in recent months. For particularly competitive listings, even bidding wars have returned.

The D.C. Metro Area, defined as the city of Washington and seven surrounding counties, saw the average sales price rise five percent to $406,555 in December, compared to the previous year, according to research firm RealEstate Business Intelligence LLC (RBI).

Sales totaled 3,169 in December, up 89 percent compared to the previous year, and the total value of homes sold was $1.28 billion, up 12 percent from the previous year.

The federal government’s mass of workers has been a stabilizing factor for the region, providing a base of high-paying jobs. Related industries, such as government contractors, have also kept unemployment down. Tech firms have been growing, as well.

The Washington area had an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in December 2011, the 36th lowest among 372 metro areas,

http://multihousingpro.com/article.php?AID=710&name=The_hottest_U.S._real_estate_market:_Washington,_D.C

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