Phoenix

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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“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.

Fido Friendly Fun Zones in the Phoenix Metro Area

Have you noticed that Fido has a case of cabin fever?  Being cooped up indoors during the summer can leave even our four legged companions antsy to get out and take in some fresh air.  If you’re new to the area or just looking for a new spot to explore, Phoenix is jam packed with dog friendly spots to sniff out this weekend.

1. Love to hike?  If you and your furry companion are hikers there are several trails within the city limits that you can venture out to.  South Mountain, Camelback Mountain, North Mountain and Piestewa Peak just to name a few.  Due to the fact that these are urban areas, you will encounter other hikers and K9’s; therefore, leashes are required.  Also, keep in mind some trails don’t allow dogs.  Check the park websites for information before heading out.

2.  RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park – on the southern end of town you will find a 2 acre off leash dog park for your furry friend.  Named after a police dog killed in the line of duty, RJ Dog Park is a great escape to let Fido run free for a few hours.  Equipped with lots and lots of grass, water, shade, and two fully fenced areas – one for large dogs and the other for the little guys.

3.  Echo Mountain Off Leash Dog Park – on the north side is a 2.3 acre grassy off leash park built with the support of the Echo Mountain Neighborhood Coalition, the park features divided separately fenced areas for large dogs and smaller dogs under 20 pounds, shade, and cool water.  Mutt Mitts are also provided for clean ups.

4.  Steele Indian School Park Dog Park – located in the center of Phoenix, this park offers double gated entrances and cold drinking fountains for you and your pooch.  Also provided are separately fenced turf areas for large and small dogs; one acre for the large dogs and .63 acres for the small ones and solar powered lighted areas.

After an early start to your day either at the mountain, a park or just a stroll down the block don’t forget to stop off at one of our city’s fine dog friendly restaurants for coffee, brunch or an early lunch.  Visit www.bringfido.com to find information on many of the restaurants in town that cater to our canine friends as well.

These are just a few spots to check out in the Valley of the Sun.  As you may already know, Phoenix is a very outdoorsy, dog friendly city and you don’t have to try too hard to find a place to run free or rest your paws. Just remember, even though the weather is cooling down a tad it’s still warm out there folks; so, if you decide to venture out get an early start and take plenty of water!

Have fun this weekend everyone!!!

Here We Go Again – Hurricane Odile is Heading Your Way Phoenix!

As most of us in the valley are still drying off after what was left of Hurricane Norbert last week; we need to start preparing for a visit from his sister Hurricane Odile.  Although she won’t even be a tropical depression by the time she gets here, she’s still bringing a lot of rain and she’s planning on stopping by this Wednesday through Friday.  Yes, we always welcome whatever rain we can get here in the desert southwest; however, all of it at one time proves to wreak havoc on our city.  As we observed last week, our drainage systems can’t keep up, our landscape crumbles and floods and our streets turn into small lakes.  Thankfully, our unwelcome guest has called ahead and provided us advanced notice of her pending arrival.  In this next day or so it would be wise to prepare your home for more rain and possible flooding from our already saturated surroundings.

 

A few quick tips to prepare –

– Clean out roof drains of leaves and debris to prevent water accumulation.
– Make sure dry wells are clean and clear.
– Back up all the data on computer or servers in case they get wet.
– If possible, consider installing generators in case of a power failure.
– Create an emergency contact list.
– Repair your landscaping and make sure water will be able to drain away from the house.  Low lying areas are most vulnerable.  Try to load up on sandbags and place them in these targeted areas of your home.  The Phoenix Fire Department has 10 stations around town that are providing free sandbags. See the list below for details.

Available at ONLY these Phoenix Fire stations:

Station 11: 2727 E. Roosevelt Street

Station 26: 3301 W. Rose Lane

Station 31: 5730 E. Thunderbird Road

Station 36: 21602 N. Ninth Avenue

Station 39: 2276 W. Southern Avenue

Station 40: 3838 N. 83rd Avenue

Station 43: 4110 E. Chandler Boulevard

Station 48: 5230 W. Happy Valley Road

Station 49: 3750 E. Dynamite Boulevard

Station 52: 21650 N. Tatum Boulevard

Station 57: 1708 W. Dobbins Road

Being prepared and proactive help us get through this next storm hopefully without too much trouble.  However, should you experience any unfortunate flooding and damage AvenueWest Phoenix can help with short term housing while your home is being repaired.  Should you need our assistance contact us directly or ask your insurance company to give us a call.

Do your best to stay safe and dry out there this week everyone!  We’re in this together, let’s help one another and our community ride out this next storm!

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.”

Corporate Housing can be utilized by military personnel looking for offsite housingCorporate Housing can be used for traveling nurses or for patients undergoing medical procedures away from home Corporate Housing can be used for anyone relocating to a new city or area

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

Let the Games Begin!

Well folks…here we are!  The NFL Football Season is officially underway!  The Arizona Cardinals season opener is at home this Monday night, September 8th.  Show the entire nation your AZ pride and go cheer on your home team in person!  The Cardinals will be hosting the San Diego Chargers at 7:20 pm.  This convenient game time will give you plenty of time to get off of work, go home to apply your face paint and get to the stadium for a little tailgating before the game starts.

 

Hurry and get your tickets, so you don’t miss any of the action.  The last time we checked there weren’t many seats left!

GO CARDS!!!!

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.

Sunday Funday!

We’ve had some wacky weather lately that has cooled things down a bit; but, don’t be fooled, summer is still here my friends.  For this weekend’s fun cool “getaway” idea we thought we’d stay local and send you indoors.  On Sunday, August 24th head on out to the Arizona Cardinals pre-season football game at University of Phoenix Stadium.  Stay cool inside this state of the art, one of a kind stadium while enjoying the amazing talents of our Cardinals football team as they host the Cincinnati Bengals.  Game time starts at 5:30 pm and tickets range anywhere from $30 to over $100.  Put on your red and black, apply that face paint, arrive early for tailgating and cheer on your Arizona Cardinals to victory!

Also, don’t forget, Super Bowl XLIX is in Arizona this year.  Start your planning early and make arrangements for lodging soon. Contact us for more information on all of our great rentals.

Have a great weekend everyone and Go Cards!

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.