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French Castles Are Cheaper Than New York Apartments

It’s no secret that real estate in New York City is expensive. Most city residents have resigned themselves to the fact that if they don’t already own property in the city limits they probably never will. But what if you do earn enough to make buying a house or apartment in New York a viable option? Would it even be worth it? Buzzfeed has put together a list of six lovely picturesque castles in France that while expensive, cost less than some houses and apartments on the market in New York City. What could possibly explain why a modest living space in New York could demand a higher price than an extravagant French chateau?

It all comes down to supply and demand. New York City crams about 8.3 million people into 302.64 square miles with many more people wanting to move in. By owning property in the city you are not only close to the office where you earn your money, but you also have the ability to make a killing renting your property. Living in New York also comes with the advantages of not having to own a car and all of those related expenses as well as fairly easy access to markets for goods and services that you want and need. All of those factors are what drive property values in New York up to the astronomical levels that they’re at now.

Now lets compare that to the French castles. Yes they’re quite large, luxurious, and have incredibly beautiful views. However, Many of them are out in the French countryside further away from shops, services, and places where people work. Also maintaining those incredible lawns and gardens can’t be cheap. There is also the issue of taxes. If you earn anywhere near the amount of money where you can afford one of those castles you’re going to pay far more in taxes living in France than you will in America. When you consider all of those factors together, that is why enormous French castles are cheaper than New York real estate. The list price of a New York apartment is far closer to the true cost of ownership than it is for a French castle. But I will defiantly keep that article in mind in the incredibly unlikely chance that I win the Powerball.


I’ll take that over a Bed-Stuy townhouse any day.

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available in New York City and Nationwide. For more information please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com.

Top Ten Cities Where Buying is Better Than Renting

The question of whether to buy or rent is sometimes a tough one if you’re going to be living in an area long-term. By buying, your higher mortgage payments are going towards building up a personal financial asset, home equity, rather than just paying for the right to stay in a building for a set period of time. Personal finance experts have come up with this rule of thumb to answer that question called the price-to-rent ratio. The price-to-rent ratio is derived by dividing the average asking price for buying a home by the average asking rent in the area. If that number is greater than 15 it makes more sense to rent and if that number is less than 15 it makes more sense to buy. Forbes recently put together a list of the top ten big cities that have the lowest price-to-rent ratios. If you’re going to be living in these cities for a while, buying a home would be by far the wisest decision:

1. Detroit, MI
2. Oklahoma City, OK
3. Dayton, OH
4. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI
5. Toledo, OH
6. Grand Rapids, MI
7. Cleveland, OH
8. Atlanta, GA
9. Gary, IN
10. Memphis, TN


Detroit, MI

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Churchill’s Furnished Housing is This Week’s “Real.Est. List Spotlight” Piece on BrickUnderground

BrickUnderground is one of New York City’s most trustworthy and popular sources for real estate advice. With over 65,000 visitors to their website each month, they strive to provide educational information for those seeking solutions to their real-estate and apartment-dwelling needs in the Big Apple.

This week’s piece on their “Real.Est. List Spotlight” was on Churchill’s furnished housing. It provides a great deal of detail on the ins and outs of renting one of our corporate apartments and we are grateful to have had the opportunity for our company and services be featured.

Check out the full article here to learn more about what we have to offer our clients!

BrickUnderground's Article

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available in New York City and other cities Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or NewYork@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

 

Churchill Corporate Services Donates Furniture to Habitat for Humanity to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims

To aide in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Churchill Corporate Services is donating furniture to the New Jersey’s Ocean County Habitat for Humanity. Donations include 30 dining room sets, 15 living room sets, 15 bedroom sets and many other accessories – with a total retail price of approximately $40,000. The furniture donations will go out to Ocean county areas which sustained massive damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Churchill’s Services include Short-Term Unfurnished Housing, Furniture Rental, Apartment Management and Concierge Services. Churchill has been providing these services for over 30 years, from locations throughout the East Coast in NY, NJ, MA, DC, and FL. Visit Churchill at www.churchillcorp.com.

Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

Why Choose Churchill Furniture Rental?

We are very happy to present our readers with a brief new video providing information on Churchill’s furniture rental. Please take a moment to watch this video and contact us with any inquiries.

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

5 Housing Markets on the Way Up

MSN.com features a new list analyzed and compiled by Housing Predictor of 5 housing markets on the way up. With home prices continuing to fall, now could be the best time for you to snatch a great deal and make a profitable investment in one of these desirable markets. Projected to provide double-digit gains in the next 5 years, these areas are known to have growing job prospects and a stronger economic environment than other areas looked at in comparison. This list is certainly worth taking a look at if you are in the market to invest in a new home.

Here is a  look at the 5 that made the list:

  1. Miami, Florida
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Los Altos, California
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Medford, Oregon

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of: MSN.com

 
 
 
 
 
 

Top Ten Lesser Known NYC Attractions

New York City is full of a variety of impressive and lesser known attractions. See below for Timeout.com’s list of 10 attractions worth checking out…

  1. BLDG 92: Check out the “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future” “War Photojournalists” exhibits
  2. City Reliquary Museum:  A tiny Brooklyn storefront devoted to New York history
  3. Green-Wood Cemetery: Final resting place for a plethora of notable New Yorkers, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and William “Boss” Tweed
  4. Hall of Fame for Great Americans: Main architectural feature is a 630-foot-high, open-air colonnade with panoramic views of the Cloisters across the Harlem River
  5. Merchant’s House Museum: At this 19th-century townhouse, the ghost of Gertrude Treadwell reportedly haunts the building (as the story goes, she was forbidden to marry her true love, and died alone in 1933 at the age of 93)
  6. The Paley Center for Media: Museum devoted to pop culture & the center’s collection features nearly 150,000 clips from TV shows, radio programs & podcasts
  7. The Panorama of the City of New York: Built for the 1964 World’s Fair, this scale model of the five boroughs features more than 800,000 of the city’s buildings and many of its bridges
  8. Roosevelt Island: A Gothic-style lighthouse stands at the island’s northern tip, and the creepy ruins of the Smallpox Hospital (which operated from the mid-19th century until the 1950s) is at the southern end
  9. Socrates Sculpture Park: This 4.5-acre city park hosts large-scale sculpture exhibits year-round, along with free community programming
  10. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden: Set amid 83 parklike acres of waterfront space, the center features Greek Revival architecture and internationally themed gardens, including the Chinese Scholar’s and Tuscan landscapes

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available in New York City and other cities Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or NewYork@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.