There are many reasons why someone may be doing a search for Corporate Housing Tucson. For instance, moving for work is a stressful but sometimes necessary endeavor. If you’re being transferred to Tucson on business, there’s no need for the move to become a mountain of frustrations. Qualified corporate housing professionals can get you moved into beautiful, well fitted homes specifically designed to accommodate individuals and families that are relocating for work. These homes can be used for short or longer term stays, so that all of your needs are met.
Tucson vacation rentals have become incredibly popular simply because Tucson is such a wonderland of outdoor activities, cosmopolitan attractions, and incredible weather. The best way to explore this wonderful city is in a state of peace and relaxation. Achieving this peace of mind can be difficult when a traveler is forced to retire to a cramped hotel room and a staff that provides lackluster service. Luckily, Tucson is a town that takes care of its visitors.
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If you’re looking for a great destination for an extended stay Tucson should be high on your list. It is alive with the artistic spirit of a multicultural crossroad, and blessed with beautiful scenery. Spending time here should be exciting and relaxing. For the weary traveler’s extended stay, Tucson will provide a welcome relief from the daily grind. Finding the perfect extended stay accommodation is an important part of getting the most out of the city. Guests should focus on several important components that combine to create the perfect accommodation.
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For those people moving here from far away, finding Tucson furnished rentals can be difficult. Tucson is a lively city, with numerous property management companies to choose from. When you’re unable to visit the properties themselves, guests often feel they are forced to play a game of chance. Unfortunately, disappointment often waits on the other side of their chosen unit’s door.
Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken to help narrow down the search for furnished rentals in Tucson. Paying attention to specific elements that can make or break a rental experience will help separate the diamonds from the dirt, allowing renters to book their property with confidence.
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Tucson Short Term Rentals have become more and more popular recently. Job relocation, corporate travel, leisure travel and pending real estate transactions are a few situations that may require short-term rentals in Tucson, Arizona. Such living arrangements should provide a comfortable transition into life in Tucson, and should not be stressful. To ensure a pleasant experience, renters should consider several aspects of short-term renting. Careful planning will make relocating enjoyable, full of promise and discovery. Finding the perfect Tucson short term rentals can help make that happen.
You probably have already discussed many of the details regarding Tucson temporary housing with your property manager, but we wanted to give you a bit more information about some of the key elements to your tenancy agreement, what the terms mean and why they matter to you. Below and in the accompanying video, you’ll see some typical landlord/tenant terms and standard operating procedures to get you acquainted with the process. But remember, these are for example purposes only. You’ll need to discuss specifics about your own property with your property management company. So let’s get started.
Your property manager acts on behalf of the property owner. Which means, we are your point of contact and will manage all elements of your tenancy for you. If you don’t already have them, we will provide you with the contact details for our office and your property manager. If you have a concerns, problems or just need to check something, we are just at the other end of the phone and always happy to help.
There are two types of tenancies – fixed and periodic. It is important that you understand what both mean and your responsibilities under each tenancy. Most tenancies are Fixed Term. We offer fixed term contracts to ensure that you have security and peace of mind knowing that this will be your home for a certain period of time and in most cases we will offer you an extension. Fixed term leases are generally 6 to 12 months, and you can negotiate this with your property manager. A couple of important things you need to know if you are going to sign a fixed term tenancy.
You cannot give notice to vacate on the property during the fixed term tenancy. The owner is also unable to give you notice to vacate during this fixed term tenancy. At the end of the tenancy, you must give at least 21 days notice if you do intend to vacate on the lease end date. You must give this notice to us in writing. We are going to contact you at least 60 days before the end of your fixed term tenancy and ask if you would like to stay at the property extend your lease or if you prefer to vacate During your fixed term tenancy if you have a change in circumstances, and wish to vacate the property earlier we can assist you in finding new tenants to take over your lease There will be a $250 charge for this and you are responsible for paying the rent until the new tenants can move in.
A Periodic tenancy has a start date but no end date If you are going to sign a Periodic Tenancy you need to know; That you can give us 21 days notice to vacate, in writing, at any time to vacate the property if you wish to vacate the property The owner can give you 90 days notice, at any time and they do not need to specify a reason The owner can also give you 42 days notice if they or a family member wish to move in to the property or if they receive an unconditional offer of sale.
Your tenancy agreement requires that you pay your rent in advance and on time. For example, if you move in on a Saturday, your rent starts then and is due each Saturday thereafter I would suggest you arrange for the money to leave your account at least a day earlier to make sure it reaches us on time. We have a strict zero tolerance rental policy at Wendell Property Management. You need to contact your property manager immediately if you are unable to pay your rent for any reason. We understand that sometimes things happen that you have no control over, loosing your job, a family emergency or sometimes worse. If you contact us and explain the situation we are all in a much better situation to assist you.
If rent is not paid on time and we are unable to work out a payment plan with you, we will take your debt to debt collection and you will be responsible for covering the cost of collection. For example if you owed $100, we could ask you to pay this plus the cost of collection which is generally 25% of the debt, leaving you with $125 to pay instead of the $100 originally owed.
Before you move in to your new home, your property manager will complete a detailed move in inspection report. We access the current condition of each room, the external building and gardens. You will receive a copy of the report before you move in and have two weeks to return this to us signed with any amendments. During your tenancy please ensure you only use existing picture hooks to hang artwork. You are also responsible for cleaning mould and mildew at your property we ask that you ventilate regularly to prevent build up.
As your property managers, the team at Wendell’s are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. In most cases we can assist immediately, for some items we will ask a specialist to speak directly with you. If you have a plumbing emergency and water is leaking inside the property, please turn the water off to minimize the damage to your personal items and the property. If you require maintenance at your property and it is non-urgent, please email your property manager with the details and we will arrange it for you. Please do not undertake any repair work yourself, even if you fancy yourself as a DIY superstar. If you would like to suggest work be done, please discuss this with your property manager before you start. If we arrange a tradesman to meet you at the property and you do not turn up, they can charge you for a call out fee which is generally equivalent to one hour of their time.
The property owner has insurance on the land and building. This does not cover your personal things and we do recommend you speak with your insurance broker about contents insurance. The landlord and Wendell Property cannot be held responsible for any damage to your items while they are in the property. If you have a separate water meter at your property, you will be required to pay for the water you use while you live at the house. Water is charged monthly and you will receive an email with your monthly invoice attached. There are 2 ways you can pay this, either by Direct Debit or by making a weekly contribution towards your water. Your property manager will discuss your water usage and assist you in making the decision about what is the best payment method for you.
If your water bill is high, we will ask you to complete a leak test overnight, this will show us if there is a leak in the pipes which we can then arrange to have repaired by a plumber. To ensure your water bills are as small as possible, please advise us immediately if a toilet cistern is running, or if there are any showers or taps that may be dripping water.
When you wish to vacate the property you will need to give us 21 days written notice. We will require access to your property to show prospective tenants through. Once you have vacated your property removing all your belongings and completing all cleaning, your property manager will complete your move out inspection. Once finished they will contact you and arrange your bond refund
For many people looking into real estate investing, the thought of short term corporate housing as a rental option never even crosses their mind. The thing is, this can be a great way to get into a lucrative niche of the real estate market, especially if you have a highly qualified management company taking care of all the day to day operations. Real estate can still be a great long term investment if you manage it properly, and like many things, if you think “outside the box” just a little bit, you can often do quite well.
Today we’re going to look at a couple different options for you for if you’re just starting out in real estate investing. These are probably the easiest to implement for beginners, and they’re very much recommended if you’re just starting out. So let’s get into it.
So, in starting out in real estate investing, beginners would be wise to look into a couple different options that will be covered in this video. And one of the best ways to go is to buy properties that you can rent to tenants. This perhaps has the lowest learning curve and relatively low risk as well, as long as you can rent a property for a positive cash flow. And the other method of investing which will also be discussed is called wholesaling, which we’re going to talk about at the very end.
So first let’s talk about buying rentals. For those wanting to purchase rentals, when you’re looking for properties to purchase, it’s good to look into an area where property prices are low. In some areas of the U.S are lower in price than others. In fact, you might want to look for properties in places like Kansas City or Memphis. These cities overall have lower house pricing compared to other parts of the country. And you may not want to deal with things like handling tenants or fixing toilets. And if this fits your description, then finding a property manager may be for you.
You can find many of these types of companies that charge just a small fee for managing your property and your tenants. Some of these companies will even charge a flat fee and other companies will charge a percentage of the rent that you’re charging, which actually is a good way to go because you won’t have a whole lot of up front out-of-pocket costs.
Another benefit is also going with the services of a property management company… another benefit is that they contract with plumbers, electricians, air conditioner repairers, and roofers for much cheaper rates than what you can find if you were to find these types of contractors on your own.
So now let’s get into the topic of wholesaling. Wholesaling is basically playing broker. You find the good properties, and arrange to get it under contract and into the hands of a buyer. This can be an extremely lucrative way to invest for beginners, because there’s very little risk, and you also don’t have to purchase the property yourself. And typically payment is very fast for you. In fact, you can earn about $10,000 per deal that you put together. And the fee that’s paid to you is called an assignment fee, which is tacked on to the price of the property.
So let’s wrap up. So if you’re just starting out, I would recommend you look into these two options first. They are relatively simple, and they have great returns as well. So next time we’re going to zero in closer on what it takes to buy rentals and run this type of an operation, including how to set up a business plan.
And again, something that not a lot of people consider is the possibility of using a property for short term rentals, such as corporate housing and temporary housing situations. While you may not have your property occupied 100% of the time, the income you generate during the times you do have tenants can more than make up for the times it’s vacant. This can also allow for out of town owners to be able to come and take advantage of their property as a vacation get-away at times. It’s truly a great option and one we highly recommend people interested in real estate investments take the time to learn about a bit more.
For those who have specific questions about how you might incorporate and make the most of Corporate Furnished Apartments in Tucson, feel free to give us a call any time.
Another of our tips-based articles to help our friends and clients as they travel and spend extended time away from home. When you can’t have the benefit of fully furnished corporate housing accommodations, there are still things you can do to help make your time away more healthy and less costly. We hope you enjoy these healthy travel tips.
Today I’ll be sharing with you my favorite healthy travel tips because no matter what type of diet you follow, we should all have the opportunity to see the world and be healthy at the same time. Twelve years ago I switched to a vegan, plant-based diet for its health benefits. I mastered in holistic nutrition and went to culinary school so that I could live my life to its healthiest, and also help others do so as well.
I love to travel, and I quickly learned that it was not so simple to both travel, and easily find healthy food options, so I decided to make it my mission to figure out how to see the world and eat healthfully so that I can share my knowledge with others, like you. Here are a few of my favorite tips that can help anyone stay healthy while away from home!
No matter where you may be, it is important that you ask the right questions in order to get what you need. Restaurants are more then happy to accommodate you because they want you to come back and dine with them again, and because they rely on good word of mouth advertising, especially in our social media driven society.
Be sure to let your server know what foods to leave off of your dish, and also tell your server what foods to add to your dish. For example, I always look over the entire menu to see what I like and then I find a way to make it vegan. Let’s say my only choice is a salad, but it has eggs, cheese and croutons that I don’t want. I’ll ask the server to remove those items, but then I’ll also ask my server to add in some other foods, like cucumbers, avocado and tortilla chips! Adding in vegetables, rice or even beans is easy to do and will make the meal more delicious and nutritious.
One of my favorite items to take with me when I travel are my Select Wisely cards. When I can’t speak the language, these cards not only tell the server what I can and cannot eat, but they also have photos so that there is no confusion. These cards are available in a wide variety of international languages as well as a number of special diets and are super handy because they fit right in your wallet!
When traveling, staying hydrated is key. Flying can dehydrate you and the time changes can throw you off of your normal eating or drinking routine. More often than not, you’ll find yourself only drinking water when you’re dying of thirst. Make sure that you always pack your own water bottle and keep it full and with you at all times.
I recommend a large glass bottle, like this one by Life factory, as it’s the healthiest receptacle for any liquid. If you can’t find a good glass bottle, opt for stainless steel or a bpa free plastic bottle to keep chemicals from leaching into your beverage. But no matter what, have a bottle handy because it will save you money, keep unnecessary waste out of the landfills, and keep you hydrated throughout the day.
When you’re traveling, you’re on the go. And when you’re on the go, there’s not much time for a nice, healthy sit down meal. And depending upon where you may be in the world, healthy meals can be few and far between. But that’s no excuse to forget your six servings of fruit and veggies!
Each morning before I leave my hotel, I have a packet of Go Greens by To Go Brands. This packet, when mixed with 8 ounces of water, gives me my 6 servings of veggies so that I don’t have to worry about getting enough nutrition for the day. Of course, nothing beats fresh, whole foods, but when you’re camping, hiking or jet setting, drinking your greens is the next best thing.
Most hotels come with a coffee machine For me, it’s my best friend while on the road Not because it makes coffee but because it doubles as a stove! You can heat up canned or powdered soups like miso, beans, chili, or even left overs in the pot so that you are sure to eat good food before or after a long travel day.
Cooking in your hotel room is a fabulous way to save time and money while also making sure that you are well fed throughout your trip. Whipping up snacks in the morning and bringing them with you while sightseeing is much more convenient and much healthier than clamoring for the closest gift shop for a bag of chips when you suddenly realize you’re starving. From hotel hummus to 5-star salsa, you’d be surprised what you can cook up!
I hope that you have found my tips helpful and that you even get to implement some of them on your next excursion!
Whether you’re a first time visitor to Tucson or a seasoned business traveler, along with providing corporate housing solutions, we here at SunTree like to provide value and advice to our clients. That’s why we like to share various travel tips like the one you’ll find below. Because believe it or not, even though Tucson is known for its hot weather, in the winter months it can actually get pretty cold here, especially when the sun goes down.
So with that in mind, we thought we’d share this article with tips on how to prepare to dress for a climate that’s colder than what you’re accustomed to. Whether you use it for your winter trip to Tucson or if you’re leaving Tucson to visit a colder climate, we hope you’ll find this information useful.
Today, I’m going to be giving tips to a man living in a tropical environment and he’s going to some place a lot more cooler.
This actually comes from my friend Kevin I know him on Twitter and he’s over in the Philippines… “Antonio, I’m going to be flying to Seoul, Korea in November and I need some advice on what to wear in the fall where temps can go as low as 6° C.” That’s 43° F for those of us over here in the United States. “I know some basics based on what I’ve read from magazines like a navy pea coat, but I don’t want anything too large or too long. Now, how can I dress because I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money and I want something that I’ll be able to get my money’s worth out of?”
This is a great question and I understand where Kevin’s coming from. He lives in the Philippines and it’s a tropical environment. If you’ve ever been to the Philippines or Southeast Asia, it’s hot. I mean, the Northern Australians can tell you I’ve been to Darwin. I’ve been to some of these places like Djibouti — well, that’s over in Africa, but in any case, it is hot and humid and there is no winter clothing in these places. And so, this is a man who most of his life has been used to this type of weather, and he’s going to be going to some place — I mean, we’re talking like a good 40° temperature drop. And so, how should he dress? How should he even get the clothing together to dress for a trip like this, and do this without spending a whole lot of money?
Well, the great part is he’s going to South Korea, and South Korea is one of the better shopping destinations. So my first bet is, don’t worry so much about this because if you don’t have something you need, you can pick it up in South Korea.
Now, that’s not going to help him much because he does want to get off that plane and he doesn’t want to be freezing his backside off, so the first thing I’m going to say to remember is that you want to cover all of the parts of your body except for your face, and that’s going to have a huge difference.
Often times, we think that we can put on a big, heavy jacket, not worry about anything around the neck, anything on the head, nothing on our hands, and we are losing a lot of heat from those parts of the body. We’ll wear a very thin pair of jeans or one pair of trousers with nothing underneath, and we think that we’re not going to lose as much heat, and there is a lot of logic in that you need to keep your core warm, so I’m going to advise you that one thing you can do is wear two undershirts, especially if you’re finding a performance undershirt or one that’s even made from wool. That’s going to help keep you warm and a sweater vest.
Those are all great things to keep your core warm, but don’t forget about your extremities. So keep all parts of your body not exposed to the air. I talked about it in one of my cold weather dressing videos, but they’ve done some research at one of the army labs here in the United States and they did show that you’re going to lose as much heat from around your neck, from around your hands, as you would on almost any other part of your body, including your head.
There’s this wise tale out there that — how does it go? You lose like 70% to 90% of the heat from your head. That’s not exactly true I talk about the whole logic behind that in another video, which I’ll probably just link to down below. But for Kevin, he’s going to want to make sure he gets off that plane with a good fitted pair of gloves, with a nice scarf, and with a good hat.
Now, when it comes to jacket, he’s talking about a pea coat That may be almost a little bit too much For 43°, at least here in the United States, we’re still over 10° above freezing, so a driving jacket would probably be just fine.
What I’m going to say is instead look to layer and wear thermals underneath. So underneath your trousers, make sure to have a pair of thermal underwear. In addition, pay attention to the makeup of the clothing that you’ll be wearing. Wear a lot of wool. Wool does a great job of keeping you cool in hot weather and keeping you warm in cold weather.
Don’t go for cotton. It does wick away some moisture especially if it’s woven in a gauze weave. It’s great for a shirt, but not in the winter. You’re just going to lose that heat immediately, so pay attention also to your gloves and to your scarf. Don’t go with anything cotton You should be able to find a wool cashmere blend in the scarf and that’s going to help a lot.
I talked about sweater vest… Boots, make sure to go with a pair of nice dress boots and that extra bit of covering is going to keep your ankles and part of your legs warm, and that’s an area that a lot of men forget about.
Did I miss anything? I think that covers about it. I would recommend a trench coat possibly, but it sounded like you didn’t want to go with a jacket that was really long, but I think a trench coat is really nice because even though it is long, what that does is it helps cover and protect that lower part of the body from the wind hitting you. And so, it should be something you consider – I think they’re very elegant It’s very classic. And if you’re going to invest in a good trench, that’s something that you’ll be able to use there in the Philippines as well especially if it’s an unlined trench.
All right, guys, I hope that helped out. Kevin, good luck on your trip.
Travel Advice - Clothing for Colder Weather Travel
For those folks who are coming to Tucson for more than a few days at a time, corporate housing options can be an excellent option to consider. If you plan to be here for a few weeks or even months at a time, then for your own comfort and wellness, we believe it’s almost a necessity, especially when compared to the traditional option of staying in a hotel room.
Corporate housing accommodations can be anything from a condominium, townhouse or apartment, to a full-fledged single family home with all the furnishings, amenities and sometimes even a private pool. These properties are typically privately owned but professionally managed and are often used by members of the military, University or corporate travelers who need to be away from home for prolonged periods of time.
During such extended stays, companies (and individuals), find that having an environment more like home lends itself to more comfortable, and thereby more productive, time away. This is essentially the definition of a win-win situation.
I was very impressed with how the condo was prepared for me to move into with basic supplies, so I did not have to run right out to a store to get set up. The attention to detail and communication was first rate. ~ S Scheen M.D.
You guys do such a great job managing our property! You are always quick to respond and resolve any issues that arise! Thank you! ~ A. Mundinger