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Posts about extended travel for homeowners and renters.

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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up and Managing Your Monthly Rental Property

This guide walks you through, step-by-step, everything you need to know from finding the right property and understanding the laws and regulations to setting up and managing your monthly rental property.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
1 min read

The Differences in Short-Term Rentals (STR's) and Medium-Term Rentals (MTR's)

A common question we get from property owners and managers is “What exactly is the difference between short-term rentals and medium-term rentals?” MTRs are a new area of real estate investing that has emerged after the advent of Airbnb.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
5 min read

How I Avoided Illegal Squatters at My Monthly Rental

Whether you call it monthly rentals, extended travel or even slow travel, there are several factors you may want to consider before renting out your property for 30+ days.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
15 min read

Getting Creative During COVID-19

by Andi Roberts Quarantine. The unknown. Panic. This all feels like a strange movie.  A weird episode of Black Mirror or a dream that you're not totally sure if you have woken up from. The news is never ending. Everything is canceled or postponed. Travel is massively banned and the hospitality industry is taking a huge hit.  So, what does all of this mean for rental property owners? More specifically, short-to-mid term rentals? As a homeowner in this space, it's hard not to completely freak ou
Andi Roberts
Andi Roberts
4 min read

Staying Sane in Quarantine

This all feels like a strange movie.  A weird episode of Black Mirror or a dream that you're not totally sure if you have woken up from, or if you're still sleeping.  Most people are transitioning to a WFM scenario, which has its challenges and the isolation can definitely start messing with your mood. You love your home, but spending all day, every day in it is getting to be a little...much. Of course it'd be nice to go on vacation. But, traveling is pretty much banned.  Maybe a staycation is
Andi Roberts
Andi Roberts
1 min read

You don't have to be a Local to live like one..

Austin's best monthly rentals to help you find your niche in a new city. The best part about a monthly rental is that you get to fully embrace a new area, lifestyle and culture without overly committing yourself financially. Find your niche neighborhood, but don't go broke in the process. Relocating for work? Test out the best spot in the city before you take out a mortgage. Lease is up and you haven't found anything you love yet?  Rent for a month or two while you browse. These monthly re
Andi Roberts
Andi Roberts
3 min read
monthly rentals, utility bills, saving money, real estate

Utility Bills: Keeping Them As Low As Possible

Sometimes high bills could be due to a mistake in calculation by utility workers, wastefulness on your part, or even damages in your utility line such as broken water pipes or gas lines.
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Housing, investment property, landlord, monthly rentals, month to month rentals, real estate, listing, description, writing

Writing Effective Descriptions for Rental Property Listings

The success of all landlords and rental managers, particularly those who specialize in monthly rentals instead of year-long leases, is determined by two primary factors
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
3 min read
Housing, investment property, landlord, monthly rentals, month to month rentals, real estate

How to Prepare Your Property for Renting

Many landlords think about the profits they need to earn from their monthly property rentals while deciding on rent pricing. They often forget that for their rental homes to attract a good price, they should be in good condition, enticing and appealing to the potential tenants — just like when you are preparing to sell a property. You should know, even before you price your rental home, you have to work on the look. Putting things together will make your property stand out from the crowd. You c
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
monthly rentals, rent price, landlord, investment property, real estate

How to Maximize the Asking Price of Medium-Term Rental Homes

You’ve decided to rent your home for 30 days or longer. Then the realization hits. You’re not sure which of the desirable qualities about your property could best help you get top market value for your home. To help you create a checklist that will help set your rental price, here are six of the top concerns that will be uppermost in a prospective tenant’s mind: I. LOCATION Is the home near important urban centers? Ask any real estate agent the three most important things a property should h
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
Housing, Growing Cities, month to month rentals, monthly rentals, job growth

Think Outside of the Box — Big City Rental Experiences in Unexpected Places

We all know that cities like Austin and Portland are quickly turning into booming hubs for millennials to flourish in their business and personal pursuits. While San Francisco and New York City remain dream cities for many to move to, the reality is that finding housing in these places can be a hassle. For a long time, finding monthly rentals in big cities also meant limiting yourself to the coasts of the country. Now, cities are developing all over the country that provide viable monthly rental
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read
relocation, moving, machine learning
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Where Do You Belong?

Great news! You’ve been offered the job of your dreams; great pay and benefits, amazing team, an on-site gym, organic home-cooked meals twice a day and you can even bring your dog to work. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
2 min read