Homesuite Blog - Monthly Furnished Housing

California Furnished Apartments Listing/Booking Growth

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 23, 2017 1:35:21 PM

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Topics: corporate housing, furnished apartment, Landlords

How To Get Permission From a HOA To Create Corporate Housing

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 9, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Some homeowners associations (HOAs) place limitations on how, when and if property owners in the HOA can rent out their condo or home. Many property owners are unsure of whether or not their HOA allows them to rent out their condo/apartment. In most cases, renting out your condo, apartment or home for 30+ days is allowed.

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Topics: Advice, Landlords

Most and Least Expensive California Towns for Corporate Housing

Posted by Jon F. on Jun 8, 2017 7:43:00 AM

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.

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Topics: corporate housing, furnished apartment, Landlords

How to Maximize Profits Finale - Landlord Showcase

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 20, 2017 9:00:47 AM

Welcome to the finale of our 4-part series on maximizing your profits with monthly furnished rentals. We introduced the series with the goal of helping landlords maximize their profits. In the series thus far, we discussed about the importance of pricing your furnished rental. We also covered the financial cost of furnishing a property, and we showed how leasing your property monthly can recover these costs. Additionally, we compared the revenues generated from monthly and nightly rentals, and we explored how HomeSuite can help landlords make the most of their monthly furnished rentals.

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Topics: corporate housing, Landlords

How to Maximize Profits - Nightly Rentals vs. Monthly Rentals

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 18, 2017 9:30:59 AM

Hello once again to our 4-part series on maximizing your profits with monthly furnished rentals. We introduced the series with the goal of helping landlords maximize their profits. We also explained what furnished rentals are and the different types of monthly rentals the average tenant can run into.  In yesterday’s article, we discussed about the importance of pricing monthly rentals. Additionally, we tackled the financial cost of furnishing a property, and we revealed how leasing your property as a monthly furnished rental can recover these costs.  You can access Part 1 of our series here and Part 2 of our series here.

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Topics: Costs, How To, Landlords

How to Maximize Profits - The Costs and Benefits of Furnished Properties

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 16, 2017 3:39:34 PM

 

Welcome back to our four-part series on maximizing profits with monthly furnished rentals. Yesterday, we talked about the rise of demand for rentals and how furnished properties help reduce vacancy. We also previewed what this series will cover over the next few days and why this series can help landlords maximize profits. Click here to read Part 1.

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Topics: corporate housing, Costs, Landlords

How to Maximize Profits with Monthly Furnished Rentals

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 12, 2017 12:02:58 PM

Demand for urban rentals has risen. By December 2015, over 180,000 apartment units were completed in the US.  During that same year, vacancy rates climbed to 4.4% from 2014’s 4.3%. A 0.1% increase in vacancy might not seem like a significant difference. However, this trend hints at the challenges landlords face as they try to make their properties profitable. If landlords don’t target the right tenants or price their properties well, they risk owning empty units.

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

How to Furnish Your First Rental

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 10, 2017 12:03:24 PM


The phrase ‘furnished rentals’ used to bring to mind dingy couches, lumpy beds, and the very dullest of kitchen knives. However, that’s no longer the case. Today, the sharing economy and the internet have revolutionized the rental market. As a result, furnished rentals these days can feel like home, and it's easy for a newcomer landlord or property manager to furnish his or her first rental.

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

Six Ways You Can Boost Your Furnished Property's Rental Value

Posted by Noel McCann on Jan 5, 2017 9:00:07 AM

The short-term rental market is growing, and we know landlords always look for convenient ways to generate income.  That’s why HomeSuite helps landlords foster a more direct connection with their tenants. Having the ability to set your own price is invaluable, but it requires research to use that knowledge effectively. It also requires keeping your property in good shape. So what can you do to ensure your furnished property has the best rental value possible?

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Topics: How To, Landlords, Tips

How Airbnb's Policy Changes Will Affect Hosts (and How You Can Adapt)

Posted by Noel McCann on Oct 27, 2016 11:41:41 AM

In today's on-demand economy, Airbnb established itself as a popular platform for short-term travelers. Their platform provided hosts an opportunity to give their properties visibility to these travelers. However, this will soon change.

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Topics: Landlords