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Two Fully Furnished Rentals Available in Scottsdale!

Just East of Shea and the 101 are two stunning fully furnished properties ready to become your home away from home!

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At the cross streets of Via Linda and 105th St is a sensational Scottsdale Ranch Patio Home!

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1378 sq. ft

Near fishing and boating at Lake Serena, parks, baseball spring training, shopping, Scottsdale healthcare hospital at Shea, and the Mayo Clinic.

This property offers amenities such as flat screen TVs in family room and bedrooms, a private yard with covered patio, fireplace, 2 car garage, wet bar with granite, in unit washer/dryer, and full kitchen. Everything is ready for you to move right in! Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to live in one of the most desirable parts of the Valley of the Sun!

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Located on Shea Blvd and 92nd St is this contemporary and cool condo in the Aventura community in Scottsdale!

1 Bed, 1 Bath, 663 sq. ft

Artfully decorated and super comfortable, you’ll be proud to call it home no matter how long or short your stay. Offers granite counter tops, travertine flooring, stone fireplace, in unit washer/dryer and assigned covered parking.

This community has a large variety of amenities including: 3 community pools, fitness center, tennis court, clubhouse, and BBQ grills conveniently located through-out the lush landscaped grounds. Everything you could want in a temporary housing solution!

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Pet Friendly Corporate Housing

We recently heard that a large regional vacation property management company here in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market had gone “Pet Free”. Did we hear that right? No…they had to have said “Pet Friendly”, but to our surprise, it was true…”Pet Free”.

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This flies in the face of a continually increasing trend for travelers looking for short term, fully furnished housing. Pet ownership, while off it’s peak, is significantly higher than in past years, and more and more people are traveling with their pets. Pets have become a key part of life for many of us and the idea of leaving a part of your family with strangers for weeks or months at a time is not an attractive one.

Here at AvenueWest Phoenix we pride ourselves on offering a selection of pet friendly corporate and short-term furnished rentals. Nearly 90% of our properties welcome pets, which range from single bedroom apartment style condos to 5 bedroom single-family houses.

Almost 90% of AvenueWest Phoenix's properties allow pets.

Almost 90% of AvenueWest Phoenix’s properties allow pets.

To make sure you have a good experience traveling with your pet, be sure to be upfront about having a pet and what kind of animal it is…while there may be a pet fee or deposit, it is usually smaller than an “undisclosed” pet fee that is applied at the end of your stay. In the event that you acquire a pet during the course of your stay be sure to contact your property management company in advance to ensure your new pet will be welcome into the home you’re staying in. As previously stated some properties/companies won’t allow any pets at all.

When booking your stay be accurate in the size and breed of your pet. Some owners of properties don’t allow cats for instance or restrict the number of dogs they will allow in their properties. Many homeowner or condominium associations have very strict regulations regarding breed, size and number of pets. Violation of which can be costly and potentially unpleasant, and the tenant may face having to vacate the property or having to board their pets for the remainder of their stay.

To make sure you don’t face these issues, ask questions of the corporate housing representative so your needs, wants and expectations are made clear up front.

This is all fine and dandy for those folks with pets, but what if I don’t want to stay in a place after pets have been there? This is a common concern for a number of business travelers, so ask the corporate housing representative about their policies if this is an issue for you. For instance, at AvenueWest Phoenix we perform a multi faceted, step-by-step process that we refer to as “Pet Remediation” after each pet vacates one of our properties. The mission being that the next guest should have no idea that a pet was ever in the property!

AvenueWest Phoenix allows you the freedom of bringing everyone in your family, including your furry friends! Just ask for details.

AvenueWest Phoenix allows you the freedom of bringing everyone in your family, including your furry friends! Just ask for details.

About AvenueWest Phoenix; Owner Meghan Hartman states, “we strive to be the supplier of choice when it comes to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale markets by routinely exceeding expectations.”

We pride ourselves on supplying fully furnished, pet friendly, unique properties, in diverse locations throughout the entire Valley of the Sun. In addition, we can perform quick custom setups. Anything from a custom full house setup in a particular location to adding an over-sized recliner or a particular bed size and all points in between. Our flexibility sets us apart from the historical “cookie cutter” approach to corporate housing. Call us today to experience the AvenueWest Phoenix difference – 602.753.2412.

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!”

AvenueWest Phoenix – November Featured Properties

Ahhh, temperatures in the mid-eighties in November…come experience why people live in Phoenix!

SUNT105
DESIRABLE PATIO HOME IN SCOTTSDALE RANCH – Via Linda & 105th St, Scottsdale
http://phoenix.avenuewest.com/phoenix/SUNT105
2 bed / 2 bath, single story patio home, 1400 sq ft, community pool, 2 car garage, washer/dryer in unit, fully furnished, all utilities included
$95 per day / $2850 per month (30 day minimum stay)
Available beginning: Now

TIO10414
RESORT STYLE LIVING AT TAPATIO CLIFFS – Peoria Ave & 12th St, Phoenix
http://phoenix.avenuewest.com/phoenix/TIO10414
2 bed / 1.5 bath, main level townhouse with 2 stories, 1050 sq ft, community pool, one covered parking space, washer/dryer in unit, fully furnished, all utilities included
$85 per day / $2550 per month (30 day minimum stay)
Available beginning: Now

REDROX02
EXECUTIVE RENTAL NEAR PAPAGO PARK – Van Buren St & 52nd St, Phoenix
http://phoenix.avenuewest.com/phoenix/REDROX02
1 bed/1 bath, main level condo, 680 sq ft, community pool, fitness center, one covered parking space, washer/dryer in unit, fully furnished, all utilities included
$65 per day / $1950 per month (30 day minimum stay)
Available beginning: October 31, 2014

AvenueWest Phoenix offers a variety of housing options to accommodate the various reasons people visit the Valley of the Sun. Contact us to find out more about these and our other great properties!

Home or Condo when Investing

When you invest in a rental, should you purchase a Home or Condo?

Home or Condo? What to buy when you invest in a rental property?

5 Must Consider factors before you invest in a rental property!

is now a good time to invest in real estateWhat makes a better corporate rental: A single-family home or a condo? This is the million-dollar question in corporate housing, and it’s just one of the considerations to make when deciding the right type of corporate housing investment property for you. Obviously, there are many other factors, too, so do your homework and take a “gut” check to find out what kind of investor you are and what type of property works best for you.

Consider these factors when making your decision:

Upkeep

Single-family homes typically require extra upkeep and maintenance (especially if they’re older). They require regular yard maintenance, exterior painting, roof repairs, etc. On the other hand, condos only require maintenance within the unit. Generally, the upkeep of the exterior and common areas is maintained by the Homeowners Association (HOA) and is part of the monthly assessment. Condos create reserves from HOA fees to manage major exterior updates or repairs (i.e. a new roof).

Costs

Single-family homes come with monthly costs like trash, heating, water, lawn mowing, etc., and each needs to be paid separately. The good thing is that some of these costs (such as heat and water) will fluctuate depending on the season and the occupancy. Your costs will vary depending on whether your home is vacant, has one tenant, or has multiple tenants. Condos require you to pay a monthly assessment, regardless of whether someone is living in the unit or not. However, most condos include heat, exterior maintenance, trash, building insurance, and water in their monthly fees.

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Commitment

Generally, single-family homes take more time to manage and require a more active, hands-on investor. There are a lot more things that require upkeep and maintenance in a home than in a condo. For investors with little time, a condo can be a great, worry-free way to go.

Value

While resale value depends on the location, single-family homes are typically easier to resell and hold their value over the long-term. A condo building with 500 units may have 10+ units for sale at any given time, making it difficult to sell your unit at a competitive price.

Investment Goals

Is your goal to build equity in the property? Create a positive monthly cash flow? Create the biggest tax deduction? Have a property you can use from time to time?  Simply rent until the real estate market gets better? Make sure you are clear on your goals, particularly what you expect to get out of the property and why. These answers will allow you to make a better assessment of your success at the end of the year.

“Snow-what?”

For some of us when we hear the term “Snowbird” sometimes we think we’ve heard the word incorrectly.  “Is that supposed to be snowboard?” we ask ourselves.  But then when we realize “snowboard” doesn’t make any sense in the context of the sentence, so we go back and listen again.  “Snowbird“?  Is that a rare bird from the North Pole that only makes it’s presence known when Rudolph is on vacation and Santa needs help navigating?   After struggling to figure out what the heck it is, finally…the term is explained – “a person who seeks to live in warmer climates during the winter months.”  Ahhh, a dream so many of us hope to be able to financially achieve once we hit retirement age.  Better yet…win the lottery, quit our jobs and start now!  To live part of the year in the warm, relaxing, long hours of summer and the other half away from shoveling snow in a warmer southern climate!  What a great life that would be.

Well, folks, if you are lucky enough to enjoy this type of lifestyle, Arizona is definitely the place to be in the winter.  We know it’s only the beginning of Fall and that the temperatures are still a bit toasty for most; but, before you know it we’ll be in the midst of perfect winter weather (60’s & 70’s)!  If you have not enjoyed a Phoenix winter before and are hesitant to buy a place right off the bat come on down and rent a place for a season.  Check us out first before you decide to call the Valley of the Sun your home away from home.  AvenueWest Phoenix is the perfect place to help you with a long term rental during your winter stay.  We’ve got several properties to choose from in all shapes, sizes and locations throughout the valley.  Visit our website or call us at 602.753.2412 to speak to a representative that can help you find the right winter getaway.

Corporate Housing CAN Be for Everyone

Don’t let the name fool you, corporate housing isn’t just for executives anymore.  Anyone in need of a short term rental should look into the corporate housing market to find their perfect fit.  Written by Janine Low in 2013, the article below explains different reasons corporate housing is a great alternative when you are in need of an extended stay.

Did You Know Corporate Housing is Not Just for Corporations?
by Janine Low

Corporate housing is a critical “product” in the larger, extended stay lodging segment. As an industry, we need to understand that corporate housing is no longer just for traditional business travelers. There are many individuals and families seeking long-term housing, and we need to educate these renters on how corporate housing is an attractive extended stay option. Consider this: There are more than 600,000 relocations in the U.S. defense industry each year, and there are more than 200,000 traveling nurses! These individuals are already familiar with extended stay lodging. If we embrace what they already know, there will be a much shorter learning curve in educating them about corporate housing.

Stay in a residential setting instead of a transient one the next time you are called away on an extended stay business trip; are displaced from your home; are relocating to a new city and want to try an area out before renting long term or purchasing a home; are having a medical procedure away from home; off-base military housing; etc. The possibilities are endless for “corporate housing.”

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Contact AvenueWest Phoenix for more information on all of the rentals we have to help you feel right at “home”.

Words We Live By

If you’re still wondering if you should call  AvenueWest Phoenix to help you find short term housing or manage your rental property, let us share with you some of the ideals that we live by.  Operating by the highest standards, believing in our business model and providing honest and reliable service has made us who we are today.  They have kept us going strong over the years and we stand true to what we believe in.


VISION
AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing’s vision is to professionally service and expand the unique niche of furnished residential rentals.

VALUES
AvenueWest is committed to straightforward good business ethics and honest communication both within the office and throughout all of our business dealings. AvenueWest is committed to excellence, fairness and quality in everything we do.

MISSION
AvenueWest’s primary objective is to provide high quality condominiums, lofts, homes and apartments to meet the furnished short-term housing demand. We can best serve our tenants and property owners by always improving the quality of everything we do as a team. We are committed to the process of becoming a continuously self-improving organization.

GOALS

  • Represent quality furnished corporate rentals
  • Represent qualified tenants
  • Provide a high level of service and satisfaction
  • Maintain open communication with property owners
  • Work to maintain high occupancy rates for all units within our system
  • Constantly work on the timeliness of tenant payments
  • Process owner rent payments in a consistent and timely fashion
  • Upkeep rental units with cost effective maintenance and repairs
  • Inspect, inventory and maintain the condition of all our units
  • Deliver timely and complete year-end tax and expense reports
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism within the business community
  • Provide an enjoyable and functional work environment for all employees
  • Continuously improving
  • Support the positive growth of our community

To learn more about what we do and how we can help you manage your rental or find short term housing contact us today at 602.753.2412 or phoenix.aveuewest.com.

Renovation Relocation

Wondering where you will stay during your renovation?  AvenueWest Phoenix can help you get comfortable in a nice cozy space while waiting for your dream home to be done – draft free and mountain climbing not required.

Give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest! Visit our website at phoenix.avenuewest.com or call to speak to one of our representatives at 602.753.2412. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Your Investment is the Ideal Short Term Housing Solution for Big Business

Did you know that Phoenix is a big part of big business?  Many large corporations have set up shop in The Valley of the Sun which gives strength to a growing economy, provides a need for housing and allows for a huge opportunity for residential real estate investors.  Many of these companies such as Intel, Wells Fargo, Albertsons, JP Morgan Chase, US Airways and Mayo Clinic will need short term housing for relocating employees or folks that may travel to the area on a temporary assignment.

In order to treat these valuable employees right, the employer will want to make sure they are comfortable not only in the office but at home as well.  This is where your investment comes into play.  Managed corporate housing is the ideal short term solution for this particular clientele.  A condo, town home, or single family residence is perfect for the business traveler.  It allows them to feel relaxed in a home away from home type setting.  Hotels are fine for a quick weekend getaway; but, if someone is relocating or on an extended assignment, managed short term rentals are the preferred option.

AvenueWest Phoenix uses a specifically designed, tested and proven program that delivers high quality rentals, exceeding tenants expectations, while constantly maintaining the quality of the property and delivering higher returns to the property owner.  This means we spend a lot of time with both our tenants and property owners working to keep the best balance possible. In today’s economy, quality, location and cost are everything to our tenants. Tenant’s needs must be taken care of in a timely fashion while making every effort to keep property owners well informed and educated about their properties.

We service all maintenance requests, process all rental payments, negotiate with tenants to maintain higher occupancies, process monthly utility payments and produce year-end income statements including 1099s and expense reports.

You will discover we have structured our management program to work with your needs whenever possible. Our management program includes bringing the best properties into our inventory, assisting with furnishing (if necessary), providing housecleaning and maintenance services, and working with you to ensure you obtain the most from your investment.

AvenueWest Phoenix can help you prepare your rental to be in tip top shape for the incoming business traveler.  Feel free to call us at 602.753.2412 or visit our website at phoenix.avenuewest.com for additional information.