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1
Nov

Welcome AvenueWest Northern Colorado!

AvenueWest Northern Colorado, a franchise of Denver-based AvenueWest Global Franchise, opened its doors on November 1, 2013 and is owned and managed by Deb Salek.

Deb Salek, owner of AvenueWest Northern Colorado

Deb Salek, owner of AvenueWest Northern Colorado

AvenueWest Northern Colorado connects private landlords with business travelers in need of full service corporate housing.

AvenueWest Global Franchise has been tapping into the emerging trend of departing business executives who are finding both financial freedom and life balance through franchise ownership. Deb Salek was a former senior level analyst with Qwest Communications and now owns her own AvenueWest franchise. Deb’s exit from corporate America is a developing national trend. Her first step was to decide to leave her office job. She built a successful residential real estate business as a broker associate with RE/MAX, which provided the flexibility she needed with her two young children. Then Deb and her husband, Todd, chose to relocate to Fort Collins, CO, a city they found as the best compliment to their quality of life vision. When looking to target the relocation market more specifically, Deb found AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing to be an exciting opportunity which taps into both her corporate and real estate experience as she looks to build a long term sustainable business.

“Fort Collins offers this amazing quality of life and energy that is fueling growth and causing a positive relocation trend for the city. With a diverse blend of corporations, Colorado State University, state of the art hospitals, government entities and a burgeoning craft beer industry, Fort Collins economy continues to strengthen. Fort Collins is also in the midst of a hot housing market with property inventory at a premium so it may take people several months to find a new home, and short-term housing presents the best solution during that transition.”

Salek continues: “The people that stay in our AvenueWest properties prefer to have the amenities of home and appreciate that it is a less transient environment than what they would find in a hotel. The cost to stay in an AvenueWest property is also typically less expensive per night than staying in a hotel. There seems to be a demand from every corner: corporations, visiting professors, medical personnel, the oil and gas industry, tourists, and so forth. I see the real opportunity as being with the individual homeowners who want to offer their furnished homes as corporate rental properties. They will have the ability to work with us to capitalize on and profit from the growing need for temporary housing solutions in the area. It’s exciting to be able to help owners develop their investment properties.”

"I see the real opportunity as being with the individual homeowners who want to offer their furnished homes as corporate rental properties." Like at the Mason Street Flats in Old Town, for example.

“I see the real opportunity as being with the individual homeowners who want to offer their furnished homes as corporate rental properties.” Like at the Mason Street Flats in Old Town, for example.

Kimberly Smith, the CEO of AvenueWest Global Franchise, says that opening an office in Fort Collins has been on her wish list since the day she started her managed corporate housing business in the LODO area of Denver some 14 years ago and a priority since launching AvenueWest Global Franchise in 2010. “An executive who wants a furnished property with all the creature comforts of home and high-end furnishings will have a strong preference for AvenueWest’s corporate rental properties over a transient hotel setting or other generic apartment rentals. With Deb’s knowledge of the area and industry, AvenueWest Northern Colorado now offers the kinds of rental properties required by discerning executives. It also offers the opportunity for private landlords to earn greatly increased rental income on their properties.”

To offer your property for rent through AvenueWest Northern Colorado, or to find a property during your temporary stay in the area, contact Deb Salek at 970-797-3099 or via email at: DSalek@AvenueWest.com. AvenueWest Northern Colorado connects private landlords with those in need of corporate housing. Corporate housing is defined as fully furnished rental apartments, homes or condominiums offered for rent on a short-term basis, usually for one month or more.

About AvenueWest Global Franchise

Established in 2010, AvenueWest Global Franchise grew from the desire to expand the business opportunity and corporate housing excellence achieved through the AvenueWest Corporate Housing Managed Corporate Housing program that was founded in 1999.

Currently AvenueWest Global Franchise has offices in Boston MA, Colorado Springs CO, Dallas TX, Denver COFort Collins CO, Phoenix AZ and San Francisco CA, and has recently embarked on an aggressive expansion plan with expectations to open an office before year’s end in Atlanta GA.

5
Jun

More FREE Fun-Filled Events in the Denver Area this Summer

Denver, CO is home to the majestic Rocky Mountains and an urban metropolis that has tons of fun, social, and inexpensive activities to do all year long but the summertime events can’t be beat! Here is a list of more fun-filled, FREE events you can be a part of this month:

  • Festival For Water: this FREE festival features live music, food trucks, and beverages in Civic Park on June 9th. The event is to spread awareness of the importance of water in the US and around the world.
  • Denver Pridefest: come celebrate the local gay and lesbian community of Denver with this FREE weekend long event featuring a parade, food, live music, and dance at Civic Center Park June 15-17.
  • Come celebrate the Japanese-American culture at Denver's annual Cherry Blossom Festival going on June 22-23, 2013.

    Come celebrate the Japanese-American culture at Denver’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival going on June 22-23, 2013.

     Cherry Blossom Festival: a celebration of Japanese-American culture, food, music and dance June 22-23 – FREE admission.

  • FREE Admission to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield – Friday, June 7th
  • FREE Admission to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science – Monday, June 17th
  • FREE Admission to the Clyfford Still Museum – Friday, June 7th
  • National Center for Atmospheric Researchcome learn more about global climate change in Boulder, CO at this FREE museum.
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater Red Rocks is a must see when you come to Denver. There is a FREE Hall of Fame museum at the visitor center as well as tons of hiking trails all around the area.
  • Travel back through time to the late 19th century at the FREE Littleton Historical Museum.

    Travel back through time to the late 19th century at the FREE Littleton Historical Museum.

     Littleton Historical Museumsee how the pioneers lived at this FREE, interactive museum in the heart of Littleton. There is an indoor museum as well as two different period homes; farms, a schoolhouse, animals and more! This is the perfect place to bring the whole family.

  • Coors Brewery Tour – learn how Coors brews the “taste of the rockies” on this FREE tour with 3 FREE beers at the end! You must be 21 or older to drink; kids are welcome as long as there is an adult with them.
  • Celestial Seasonings’ TourFREE tours are offered daily M-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-3pm – on the weekends the machinery isn’t running so go on a weekday if possible. Fun for the whole family and you will be able to sample tea before your tour too.

That wraps up the FREE events in June and other events that are FREE and available all summer long! Stay tuned next month for more FREE fun-filled events to do in the Denver Metro area. 🙂

23
May

Inexpensive, Fun-Filled Activities to do in Denver, CO This Summer!

Come on down to Denver where the sun is hotter and the air is thinner. Denverites enjoy spending the summer months outside, usually doing something active but the activities listed below include a wide variety of interests. We will be featuring different events every week since there are so many great things happening this summer in Denver!

  • Come to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science every Thursday this summer for cocktails, education, and fun!

    Come to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science every Thursday this summer for cocktails, education, and fun!

    Every Thursday, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science opens their doors for person’s 21 and up to enjoy cocktails while learning about a new topic each time. Tickets are $12 for non-members and $10 for members.

  • FREE: First Friday Art Walk. These happen the First Friday of every month – June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6. Experience artwork from galleries along the Sante Fe Art District (Along Sante Fe between 8th Avenue-12th Avenue). Most galleries offer drinks for free but do appreciate donations.
  • Like movies? Well, there are a ton of great venues hosting outdoor movies this summer: Film on the Rocks,
    Come enjoy a movie under the stars and the gorgeous surroundings at Red Rocks this summer!

    Come enjoy a movie under the stars and the gorgeous surroundings at Red Rocks this summer!

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO. Enjoy a hit movie while basking in the beautiful surroundings. Tickets are $12 in advance and $13 at the door. Before the movie, you will also enjoy either a comedian or band before the movie starts and audience contests; Southwest Movies at Skyline Park, Skyline Park, Downtown Denver, this event is FREE and is open to kids and pets; Larimer Square Summer Film Series, open to the public with the option to reserve a table ($20, per showing, per person) at one of 11 great restaurants within Larimer Square. Film nights are: June 6th, July 11th, August 1, and September 12th each with a different movie at 6 and at 8:30. All proceeds benefit participating non-profit organizations, Larimer Arts Association, and Denver Film Society; Civic Center Bike-In Movie Series, Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver. FREE and open to the public. Bike (or use other methods of transportation) to this free outdoor movie event! Bike racks will be provided. Dates are July 18, August 2, August 16, and September 13.

  • Who doesn’t enjoy FREE live music? Check out the
    Come downtown this Saturday to experience Denver's Day of Rock with live bands throughout the day - all along the 16th Street Mall.

    Come downtown this Saturday to experience Denver’s Day of Rock with live bands throughout the day – all along the 16th Street Mall.

    Denver Day of Rock, this Saturday, May 25th all along the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver; City Park Jazz come experience live jazz music for FREE every Sunday night in June and July in City Park – 6-8pm Rain or Shine.

  • Downtown Denver Arts Festival, May 24th-26th, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Come check out local art work while enjoying the sunshine this Memorial Day Weekend.

There are so many activities, so little time! Hopefully, everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stay tuned next week for even more fun-filled activities for you and your family to enjoy! 🙂

31
Oct

Departure Process: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Before you depart the unit, you should fill out the departure side of the “unit condition form” or if one wasn’t provided, add to the list you created at the beginning of your stay. To be the most thorough, you should schedule a walk-through with your landlord and/or leasing agent to review the “unit condition report” with you and have them and you sign off on the written form/list and date it. This way, when it comes to getting your security deposit back, you will already be prepared about what to expect.

Avoid a battle over your security deposit by scheduling a walk-through with your landlord prior to departing. This will give both of you more peace of mind.

  • Research the amount of days your landlord/community has to refund your full or remaining security deposit. This varies by state. In CA for example, the landlord only has a 21 day window to get these refunded. Most other states are 30 days unless otherwise specified.
  • If any damages were deducted from the security deposit, the landlord/community/leasing agent must send over a detailed statement showing what was deducted from the security deposit. If you have all of your ducks in a row including before and after photos with a time date stamp and your copy of the unit’s condition upon arrival and departure, you should be able to fight any damages that have been taken out if you didn’t do them.
  • The landlord/agents are entitled to do their own inspection report once you have moved out of the unit. During this inspection, damages that might not have been identified on the unit condition form may be found once the unit is free of the tenant’s possessions. If applicable, these items will be deducted from the security deposit.
  • If a cleaning fee wasn’t charged up front, then cleaning charges may be deducted from the security deposit. If there are any damages to the carpets, the tenant can be charged for the useful life of the carpet or the remaining life. For example, the carpet is 8 years old but it was expected to last for 10 years. The initial cost of the carpet was $1,000. The tenant cannot be charged the full amount but they can be charged for $200 which would add up to be the remaining 2 years left on the carpet.

Taking photos and recording details of any damages in the unit no matter how small prior to moving in and out can be huge when it comes down to getting your full security deposit back once you move out.

Record any and all damages right when you move in and prior to your departure so you can get all or most of your security deposit back.

Be sure you submit any correspondence between you and the landlord/leasing agent in writing. As always, before signing any contract, be sure to do all your research ahead of time so you know what you are getting yourself into.

We hope this series of posts was helpful for all current and future renters. 🙂

24
Oct

Maintenance Issues: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Last week, we covered rental agreements and security deposits. This week, we will be discussing a unit maintenance that may arise while you are leasing a property. As a renter, you must take responsibility for any unit damages that were the fault of yourself, anyone staying in the property, your guests, family members, and/or pets. If you company is the lease holder, you will still be fiscally responsible for any damages you may cause during your stay.

A toilet repair is a perfect example of either the tenant or the landlord being responsible – if the damages were found to be caused by the tenant, then additional charges may be assessed. Otherwise, it would be the landlord’s responsibility.

  • The lease agreement that you or your company signs will outline in detail what the landlord’s responsibility would be in terms of any maintenance issues. If any damage can be deemed a defect in the unit not caused by tenant negligence or fault, then the landlord would be required to fix these issues. Some of the items that might be the landlord’s responsibility might include: Faulty wiring; Structural damage; leaking plumbing; mold; rust, etc.
  • If ever there are any issues that the tenant feels are the landlord’s responsibility, the landlord needs to be notified immediately.
  • The landlord also needs to be notified ASAP if there are any major maintenance issues such as a burst pipe; broken furnace/heater; backed up sewage, etc.
  • It is best to submit any requests to the landlord by phone and in writing.

Landlord’s or Tenant’s Responsibility? Be sure you understand what the landlord is responsible for and what you would be responsible for in regards to any unit maintenance.

Again, be sure you know the real-estate laws regarding any maintenance issues in the state you are residing in and be sure that you go over this section in the lease in detail with your landlord.

Stick around for our final post next week regarding a renter’s rights and responsibilities regarding the departure process.

22
Oct

How’d You Like to Stay in an Exclusive Fully Furnished Dallas, TX Property? Here are Some Available Options.

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas, Texas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished North Dallas Williamsburg Condo

    1BD/1BA North Dallas Williamsburg Condo. Our unique 176 unit gated community offers a one of a kind Dallas lifestyle where you can own or lease. Walk to Churchill Park out our back gates, shop moments away at North Park Mall, Preston Forest, Valley View Mall and the Galleria or relax by our award winning swimming pools and hot tubs. We are also walking distance to the Hillcrest Green I, II and III office complexes as well as the Brinker International Corporate headquarters. We are also centrally located to some of Dallas’ great private schools and within walking distance to several churches and synagogues. To view more photos, maps, and information about this lovely condo, please click here.

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property

    1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property and street. Each unit has been updated with modern furnishings including an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, a TV in bedroom, a DVD player, and a queen bed. Covered parking is available for an additional fee. There is a washer/dryer facility for building. All parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This property is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more photos, maps, and information, please click here.

  • 2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo

    2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo. This is a great unit, minutes from downtown Dallas.
    Warm and spacious, just like home. To view more photos, maps, and information about this gorgeous rental, please click here.

To view all the fully furnished apartments, condos, lofts, and town homes that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing your fully furnished rental needs; unfurnished rental needs; and all real-estate sales and services. We love our customers and appreciate referrals! 🙂

13
Jul

Downtown Boulder, CO – Executive 1500 Sq Ft Top Floor Loft – Available NOW Reserve Today!

If you are going to be traveling to Boulder, CO, we have the PERFECT fully furnished corporate rental just for you!

All of our properties include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price. Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

This fully furnished executive loft located in the heart of downtown Boulder, CO within walking distance to Pearl Street Mall includes all of the above plus so much more! Property features include:

  • 7 Flat Screen TVs;
  • A Fabulous Modern Kitchen;
  • Office Area;
  • King Size Bed;
  • Private Patio Area
  • Customized Controlled Window Treatments
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Secured Entry
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Secured and Covered Parking
  • Granite Counter-tops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

To view this property online, please click here – you will be able to view more photos, maps, and information about this property. You can also submit a reservation request directly from the website

OR

To reserve this unit today, please give us a call directly at 303-825-0000 and our leasing agent will be able to assist you through the process.

To view all of the amazing properties that AvenueWest Denver has to offer, please visit us at http://Denver.AvenueWest.com

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished rental needs, unfurnished rental needs, and real-estate sales now and in the future! We are a licensed Real-Estate Brokerage and can assist you through the entire process.

12
Jul

Fully Furnished Executive Corporate Rentals in Dallas, TX – AVAILABLE NOW

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bathroom Uptown/Oak Lawn/Mansion Park Neighborhood Town Home. Beautiful condominium in Oak Lawn’s prestigious Mansion Park neighborhood. The home has just been remodeled and updated. All new kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. French doors lead to a serene patio to enjoy ready, eating and relaxing. The brick floors on the first level add a warm feeling to enjoy the 42″ HDTV flat screen and all new furnishings in the living room. A full eat in dining room looks out through the french doors onto the patio. Two newly furnished bedrooms upstairs are done nicely and comfortably . The condo is nearby Downtown, The Hospital Complexes, Uptown, SMU, shopping, Arts District and great entertainment and restaurants. This one is sure to please. To view more information, photos, and maps about this gorgeous home, please click here.
  •  along a tree-lined property and street. This unit has been updated with modern furnishings: an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, DVD player, and queen bed. Covered parking  is available upon request and there is washer/dryer facility for the entire building. Uncovered parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This complex is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more information, photos, and maps about this cozy studio, please click here.

To view all of the fully furnished properties that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished and unfurnished rental needs now and in the future!

11
Jul

Get Informed About Travel Insurance – Myths Debunked

Many believe that travel insurance is unnecessary and costs too much to be used regularly. The following tips and facts about travel insurance from InsuranceHotline.com might make you reconsider purchasing travel insurance for your business trips and/or vacations this summer.

  1. Myth – travel insurance is only needed while traveling outside of the country. Traveling within your country does provide less of a risk of financial trouble but risk is still present. If you have to cancel your trip or have a medical emergency while traveling, your travel insurance policy can cover you for these costs incurred.
  2. Myth – airlines cover costs for cancelled flights. Whenever a flight is cancelled because of weather or other natural causes, the airlines do not help pay for your hotel stay, food, or re-booked flights the majority of the time and these costs would all be up to you, the traveler. If you purchased travel insurance; however, you would be one happy camper as it will cover these costs for you.
  3. Myth – short trips don’t need travel insurance. It is common thought that risks are decreased depending on the length of time and this frankly isn’t true. Accidents happen all the time and no one sees them coming so be prepared even when only traveling for short periods of time.
  4. Myth – if an emergency comes up bookings will be refunded. Airlines, hotels, and attractions have specific cancellation policies and unfortunately are not that understanding. The majority of pre-paid tickets are non-refundable and many hotels still require payment for at least one night. Travel insurance would get your money back from all of your pre-booked accommodations, flights, attractions, etc.
  5. Myth – insurance is too expensive, especially with multiple people and vacations. Travel Insurance is actually pretty affordable these days. Some companies even offer policies that are good for an entire year and multiple trips and family policies which covers everyone listed on the plan.

To review different insurance companies offering travel insurance, visit InsuranceHotline.com which acts as a free online insurance rate comparison service with more than 30 insurance companies. All quotes are based off of the lowest rates available on the network. This site is designed to give consumers a truly unbiased quote.

7
Jul

San Francisco, CA Turn-Key Fully Furnished Short-Term-Long-Term Rentals – Come Stay With Us

If you are going to be traveling to San Francisco in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom High Rise Condo in North Beach/Financial District. This property features both city and bay bridge views and is located in the shadow of Coit Tower, right at Telegraph Hill and 2 blocks from the Bay. The Financial District is 10 easy blocks away. The property also offers a security entrance, Conference room, Fitness center, Sauna, and Hot tub. There are complimentary laundry facilities located right on the property. Covered garage parking included in price per month. Gym in Building and beautiful views of the city from the condo Conveniently located on the “crookedest street in the world; Lombard Street. To view more information, photos, and maps about this property, please click here.
  • 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Airy, Eichler Condo nestled between Japantown and downtown SF. This lovely condo incorporates the architect’s vision of designing spacious rooms embodying suburban comfort while bringing the outdoors in. Each room features a sliding glass door with outdoor deck space to take the outside world into one’s home. The condo faces South and has views of San Francisco’s City Hall. While exhibiting clean, modern lines the interior decor playfully blends eclectic, vintage furnishings. The kitchen is host to a built-in washer-dryer and a wine cooler. Located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, this building features a 24-hour concierge desk, outdoor tennis courts and gated open spaces for hosting friends, bbqs and children. To view more information, photos, and maps about this property, please click here.

To view all of the uniquely amazing fully furnished properties that AvenueWest San Francisco has to offer visit us at http://SanFrancisco.AvenueWest.com or give us a call 415-362-9600.

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