Author: AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing

About AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing

Ms. Smith is an accomplished, award winning and nationally recognized entrepreneur and published author with more than 20 years experience in the areas of real estate, property management, corporate housing, website development and franchising. Her businesses and expertise have received recognition from the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, the NY Times, USA Today and her book “Making Money with Rental Properties,” was internationally published and distributed by Penguin Publishing Group. In 1999, Mrs. Smith co-founded AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., a multi-million dollar success story followed by CHBO / Corporate Housing by Owner and AvenueWest Global Franchise.

AvenueWest Phoenix Celebrates Their Anniversary!

October 21, 2015, Phoenix AZ: Earlier this month AvenueWest Phoenix celebrated its second anniversary of the start of it’s unique approach to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market. Meghan Hartman, Owner of the company, stated:

“AvenueWest has taken the best of what traditional corporate housing companies offer and added a property management component. This allows us to offer unique properties to those in need of short term furnished housing, while at the same time putting otherwise idle assets (houses, condos, casitas, etc.) to work for individual owners and investors.”

Mark Vost and Meghan Hartman celebrating their 2 year anniversary in Phoenix, AZ.

Mark Vost and Meghan Hartman celebrating their 2 year anniversary in Phoenix, AZ.

AvenueWest Phoenix strives to be the supplier of choice when it comes to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale markets. Hartman went on to explain “Over the course of the last two years, we have really focused the energies of our expanding organization on becoming the ‘Provider to the Providers’ of corporate housing.”

Mark Vost, a member of the AvenueWest Phoenix team, went on to explain:

“We have supplied properties to a number of the large companies in both the corporate housing and relocation (RELO) industries by focusing on pet friendly, unique properties, in diverse locations throughout the valley.”

AvenueWest Phoenix has experienced significant growth in the past two years. Hartman explains:

“If we don’t have exactly the right property for a potential client, we pride ourselves on performing quick custom setups…everything from a full 4 bedroom house in a particular location to adding an over-sized recliner or even special requests for a particular bed size…how we handle special requests sets us apart and this approach has clearly added to our growth.”

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All in all, AvenueWest Phoenix attributes its early success to an attitude of “Routinely Exceeding Expectations.” Hartman closes with “why not test us out the next time you have a need for short term fully furnished housing in the Valley of the Sun!”

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Outstanding Exclusive North Scottsdale Hacienda with Breathtaking Views – Available Now!

Are you looking to get away from the snow this winter? Or possibly you live in the Phoenix Metro area and want to escape the regular hustle and bustle of everyday life? You might also be relocating and want to stay in a beautiful property while you are looking to find your perfect new home. Whatever your reason may be for coming to the Phoenix area, we have the perfect fully furnished temporary accommodation waiting for your stay.

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Our most recent exclusive fully furnished property is located in North Scottsdale on a secluded, gorgeous horse property. This private hacienda offers not only amazing views of the desert, mountains and city, but will offer you with all the amenities of home.

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Located adjacent to a world class Arabian horse facility (available for guest usage-ask for details), this spacious home is a private oasis from the outside world. Yet it is located less than 2 minutes from upscale dining & shopping (AJ’s foods, Mastro’s Steakhouse, etc..) and only 10 minutes from Kierland Commons. Close to highways, WestWorld, Topgolf and too many golf courses to name. Close to major events like the Arabian Horse show, Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Additional property features include: 2 car garage plus 2 additional covered parking spots, a washer/dryer, access to the horse facility, and upscale finishes.

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True luxury at a fraction of the cost when compared to other resorts such as the Boulders or McCormick Ranch.
Get out of the cold this year and contact us today to reserve your own private piece of Scottsdale at the “Hacienda at Dobson Ranch!”

**Additional terms and conditions for AvenueWest Phoenix properties:

All properties require a one-time $250 non-refundable cleaning fee. If pets are permitted, a one-time, non-refundable pet fee of $300/per pet is required. In lieu of a refundable security deposit, we offer an Accidental Rental Damage Insurance for $69 every 90 days which covers renters up to $3,000 worth of damages for every 90 days in the unit. Otherwise, a refundable security deposit equal to one month rent is required. Rental tax does apply in all of our units – Scottsdale is 1.65% and Phoenix is 2%. Minimum lease term of 30 days required. All housewares, linens, towels, expanded basic cable (Premium channels can be made available for an additional cost), high speed wireless internet, water, sewage, and electric/gas (capped) are included in the monthly rental rate. We offer additional services, like maid service, for an additional fee. Full, non-refundable 30-day monthly rent payable in advance of move in. Non-refundable if tenant does not move in, although we will refund if we are able to re-rent the unit.

Please contact us with any questions – 602.753.2412 or Phoenix@avenuewest.com – and we would be happy to help! 🙂 You can also visit our website: http://Phoenix.AvenueWest.com

Long-Time Real Estate Professional Reinvents Herself as Corporate Housing Entrepreneur

For six years, Meghan Hartman’s career was in flux. The Global Financial Crisis ravaged the real estate industry, and Hartman, a former real estate agent, was looking to reinvent herself. Enter AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing in 2013, and an opportunity to own a local office in Phoenix, AZ.

_11278Ready to take charge of her career, Hartman jumped on this new business venture, with encouragement from her long-time confidant, Mark Vost, who today helps Hartman run the company’s day-to-day operations.

“As I unraveled the AvenueWest brand, I could see what a great fit it was for Meghan, and how her real estate skill-set would be an asset to her running a business like this,” says Vost.

Today, AvenueWest Corporate Housing in Phoenix is a thriving business that not only provides property management services to owners of furnished homes being offered for rent, but also provides high quality, short-term rental properties to those in need of temporary housing. Hartman says her ideal clients include traveling business executives, visiting medical professionals, and insurance companies in need of furnished homes for their displaced clients.

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Hartman says AvenueWest Phoenix has experienced steady growth from the start, enabling her to manage seasonal swings.

“Phoenix’s rental season is busy in the winter and quiet in the summer, which can at times be overwhelming or underwhelming,” says Hartman. “We are committed to working hard year round to forge new relationships that strengthen our business so we can persevere through dramatic seasonal swings.”

5401_e_van_buren_st_1102_MLS_HID913246_ROOMdinningareaHartman says she created a medical professionals division to cater to the ongoing corporate housing needs of visiting medical professionals to Phoenix. “This has provided us with a steady stream of business no matter the season,” she says.

The backbone of AvenueWest Phoenix though, says Hartman, is the AvenueWest business model and corporate support team.

“We would not be able to do corporate housing without AvenueWest. The brand brings instant recognition and respect, not to mention a great deal of leads. We cannot give enough credit to AvenueWest’s global team and concept,” says Vost. familyroomkitchen_700

About AvenueWest Phoenix

AvenueWest Phoenix provides unparalleled service and exclusive furnished corporate housing properties available for rent in Paradise Valley, the Biltmore area, Downtown Phoenix, Midtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, the Warehouse District, Central Avenue, Camelback Corridor, and Arcadia. Visit http://phoenix.avenuewest.com for more information or give us a call today – 602.753.2412. _11288

Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine has Named Phoenix a Great City to Buy Investment Properties

Phoenix has been deemed a great market to buy investment properties in the most recent issue of Personal Real Estate Investment Magazine. Phoenix is the home of several fortune 500 companies and has attracted many technology companies as well. It is home to Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix which are two of the most enrolled schools in the nation. Phoenix also has over 250 golf courses and is the 6th largest city in the U.S. with a population of 4.3 million people.

Phoenix, AZ is another great city to invest in real estate.

Phoenix, AZ is another great city to invest in real estate.

There are several reasons why Phoenix is a good place to invest in residential real estate. One is that real estate prices are coming back up and the growing population has fueled the economy. The home building is projected to rise by 30% this year. The Local Market Monitor predicts that the home values in the Phoenix metro area to rise by 18% in the next year, which is more than double the national average of 8.8%. They anticipate home prices to increase by 48% in the next 3 years. The report also states that “economic growth was good in the past year, with job gains in most sectors, especially in healthcare, business services, and the finance sector.”

Chris Loeffler, the CEO of Caliber Companies, LLC agrees with the Local Market Monitor projections: “If you look at things from a macro-level, the city is looking great. Top scores in job growth, recovery speed, housing affordability and related indicators show that Phoenix is a great place to invest for the long term. While we experienced one of the most dramatic downturns, we lead the nation in our recovery thus far and will continue that trend for the foreseeable future.” Even though Arizona’s tourism seasonality differs from the majority of the country due to the incredibly hot summers, Loeffler states: “while things slow a bit for residential during the summer, there is not a significant drop-off activity.”

Linda Gerchick, the designated broker at Gerchick Real Estate says that “…people can still buy here and make money” because of the under-priced properties in a major growing city make it a viable investment market. “As we continue to grow, we have the infrastructure here to handle it. We have an amazing highway system here with more coming. One of the reasons why we’re home to some Silicon Valley call centers and servers is they don’t have to worry about earthquakes, fires and utility interruptions disturbing them.” Another couple reasons why Phoenix is a great place to invest according to Gerchick: “we are incredibly landlord-friendly. I can evict a tenant in three weeks. You can’t do that in other places in the country; sometimes it’s months, if not years, to get a tenant out.” Another benefit of investing in Phoenix is there is no annual fee for an LLC (Limited Liability Company) like in other states.

Alan Langston, the head of the Arizona Real Estate Investors Association (AZREIA), says “long-term holds for rentals looks strong while demand is good, with low vacancies and rent rates projected to increase.”

Chris Loeffler says that investment “…opportunities lie in combining the right strategy, with the right location, and the right asset class…buy, renovate, add value and hold for the long term. Well-purchased and renovated properties in Phoenix are a gold mine…” Loeffler sums up purchasing investment properties in the Phoenix metropolitan area by stating: “Phoenix has grown without missing a beat, through recession after recession…the state’s economy is on a major rebound and our treasurer has ensured we have significant cash in the bank. I cannot think of a single city I would rather own income property in.”

So why not purchase your next investment property in the Valley of the Sun? If you are interested in finding a local company to manage your investment property for you, AvenueWest Phoenix is a licensed real estate brokerage offering short-term fully furnished rentals and we are looking for property investors like you who are interested in learning more about our specialized management program. Fully furnished rentals can offer you a greater return in the long run than traditional unfurnished rentals. To inquire about more information, give us a call 1-800-928-1592 or email us: Phoenix@avenuewest.com.

Incredible Fully Furnished South Mountain Home Available Now!

Phoenix, AZ is still the perfect place to be now to escape the colder temperatures that are infiltrating the majority of the country currently at a gorgeous 87 degrees and AvenueWest Phoenix has the perfect home away from home for you in South Mountain!

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It’s a 5BD/4BA home with views of South Mountain from the convenience of your own private backyard complete with an outdoor fireplace to enjoy the cooler desert evenings. This home also has a casita with a separate private entrance. This beautiful property is conveniently located to Downtown phoenix, shopping, the airport, hiking, and so much more! All of our properties are fully furnished and the price includes all housewares, linens, towels, expanded basic cable, high-speed wireless internet, domestic long distance, and capped utilities.

Click here for more information and photos of this lovely house.

For pricing and leasing information, please contact AvenueWest Phoenix directly at 602-753-2412 or via email Phoenix@avenuewest.com.

 

5 FREE Travel Apps That Will Make Your Business Trip a Breeze

If you are a frequent business traveler, then these 5 apps are a must have to make your trip go as smooth as possible!

  1. points.com

    Points.com – the site that allows you to combine all of your rewards points in one place!

     Points.com – this ingenious site allows you to combine all of your rewards points in one place! You can redeem them for travel, exchange points with other travelers, and even buy more mileage points. Consolidate all of your mileage rewards in one place and reap the benefits.

  2. Expensify

    Expensify – easily keep track of all of your business expenses and mileage.

     Expensify – this free app will allow you to import all of your expenses from your bank account or credit card and will create a PDF report. You can also scan receipts directly into the app for cash purchases. There is also a mileage log to keep you organized.

  3. CardMunch

    CardMunch allows you to easily import contact information by taking a picture of a business card.

     CardMunch – do you consistently loose business cards? Well fret no more! The CardMunch app allows you to take a picture of the business card and it will automatically create a contact for you in your phone with all of their information. The app also pulls in their LinkedIn profile information since this app was recently acquired by them.

  4. XE Currency

    XE-Currency gives you up to date exchange rates for over 180 currencies worldwide!

     XE Currency – for you frequent International business travelers, this app is the perfect tool to see real-time currency rates and conversions! There are more that 180 currencies and best of all, this app is FREE!

  5. Wi-Fi Finder

    Wi-Fi Finder will keep you connected by showing you all the free and paid wireless networks nearby.

     Wi-Fi Finder – working while traveling usually requires an internet connection. Wi-Fi Finder makes it easy to locate free and paid wireless networks near you anytime! You can also download an offline database to help you find networks when you are offline. It is available for iOS and Google Play.

There are so many great resources out there to aid the frequent business traveler along their journey. Hopefully, these tools will help your business even more – especially while on the go!

Executive Rental in Phoenix

This time of year as most of us are combatting the “Polar Vortex” of winter snow those who are smart enough to live, work and play in Phoenix are enjoying their favorite time of year.  In the past year Phoenix has experienced one of the nations strongest real estate rebounds and in connection to it’s terrific lifestyle, many businesses are choosing to move to, or add offices in, the Phoenix metro area.  AvenueWest Phoenix combines both great real estate and great service to offer some terrific corporate housing monthly rentals.

We thought you might be interested in knowing about these two properties and remember you can always call our local office and ask for a property tour.  800.928.1592

Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath In Ahwatukee

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Ahwatukee 2bedroom

Enjoy South Mountain views at this beautiful community in Ahwatukee.  Apartment is fully furnished with all of the amenities you need to call home.  Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, includes a separate living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, pantry, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and a private balcony.  The gated community features a fitness center, heated outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, clubhouse, and covered reserved parking.  This is a perfect location that is close to everything you need – dining, shopping, hiking, biking, and easy freeway access.

Resort Style Living 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath At Pointe Tapatio

Enjoy South Mountain views at this beautiful community in Ah

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Pointe Tapatio 2 Bedroom

watukee.  Apartment is fully furnished with all of the amenities you need to call home.  Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, includes a separate living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, pantry, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and a private balcony.  The gated community features a fitness center, heated outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, clubhouse, and covered reserved parking.  This is a perfect location that is close to everything you need – dining, shopping, hiking, biking, and easy freeway access.

Call us for your corporate housing needs in Atlanta, Boston, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Fort Collins, Phoenix and San Francisco 800.928.1592  or view more properties at www.AvenueWest.com

Join us May 7th – CHPA Regional Networking Event in Phoenix AZ

Sponsored by AvenueWest Phoenix.

Network Connection

Connect with CHPA in your market to discuss local trends and issues while networking with other corporate housing professionals in the area.Join us for industry insights, partnership opportunities and more…brought to you by CHPA.

Topic: Networking
Host: CHPA
Facilitator: AvenueWest Phoenix
Sponsor: AvenueWest Phoenix, National Corporate Housing, CORT Furniture Rental
Food: Beer/Wine and Appetizers
Cost: Free for both members and guests

Location:

The Simple Farm
9080 E. Cactus Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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