Our landlords (and tenants for that matter) are always interested in furnished apartment pricing trends, especially when it comes to corporate housing. So we've crunched some fresh data to show some of the most and least expensive California towns for corporate housing on the Homesuite platform. As you browse the data below, you'll notice that we're using Price Per Bedroom. It should be noted that since 2+ bedroom apartments and houses tend to cost a lot less in rent per bedroom than studios/1BRs, the higher the multi-bedroom density in that particular town or neighborhood, the more affordable the Price/Bedroom will appear.
As an open marketplace for furnished apartments and corporate housing, we have relationships with thousands of property owners, property managers, business travelers, office managers and corporate travel agents. We often get asked if we recommend any partners for various services related to furnished apartments. We do in fact maintain a list of Homesuite preferred partners that we feel are the best in their respective businesses. We'll share a few of those with you here.
On the property owner/manager/landord side, we often get asked for partner recommendations in fields including furniture rental, safety certifications and finding professional property managers. Our favorites in those categories are below.
Business travel is changing quickly and a lot of that change is being driven by the explosion in the sharing economy. The use of home sharing sites like Airbnb is on the rise. The use of car sharing services like Uber and Lyft is on the rise. Corporate policy is not quite keeping up. The Global Business Travel Association did some great research highlighting the gap in what employees perceived is permitted by their companies' HR or travel teams versus what is actually permitted. Note that only 17% of corporate travel managers actually allow home-sharing in their travel policy.
We get a lot of questions about our relationship with HomeAway and VRBO, so we figured we'd answer the most frequently asked questions in a short blog post.
The millennial generation is distinctively different than folks on either side. As they are graduating from college and entering the workforce, many questions have been raised about how we can accommodate and evolve to meet these the needs of these different co-workers. In no sector is it more relevant than housing, which is at the center of people’s lives and one of the areas where this generation’s tastes distinctly diverge.