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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.

 

10 best places to raise your kids

MSN Real Estate and Bloomberg Businessweek provide readers with information on the 10 best places to raise your kids. This list is geared toward those considering leaving the big city to move to a more family oriented locale. Bloomberg Businessweek evaluated 3,200 places nationwide with populations from 5,000 to 50,000, looking at metrics including housing cost, commuting time, public school performance, safety, poverty, educational attainment for adults, and households with children and diversity. They also looked at the local job market, median income, and unemployment rate, making this a very studied and thorough assessment. Take a look at these locations and perhaps you will discover the perfect town for your family!

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

Bella Vista, Ark. - Photo courtesy of: Frank Krahmer/Getty Images

Bella Vista, Ark. – Photo courtesy of: Frank Krahmer/Getty Images

10 best places to raise your kids:

1. Solon, Ohio

2. Helotes, Texas

3. Bella Vista, Ark.

4. Cranberry Township, Pa.

5. Signal Mountain, Tenn.

6. Peachtree City, Ga.

7. Ballwin, Mo.

8. Cedarburg, Wis.

9. Brandon, Miss.

10. Louisville, Colo.

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.

Living in a NYC Microstudio

Felice Cohen lives in a microstudio in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her microstudio apartment has about 90 square feet of total space and measures just 12 feet by 7 feet. In this video, Felice shows us her tiny kitchen (toaster oven, hot pot and mini fridge), the toilet where she bumps her knee and her now-cozy lofted bed.

Churchill has short-term corporate housing that is more spacious than Felice’s apartment available in New York City. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or NewYork@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

The Limelight in NYC Transforms into a Market

NYTimes.com details the transformation of The Limelight, a Church Turned Nightclub, into a Market.  The Limelight in New York opened in November 1983 and was one of NYC’s most famous nightclubs in the 80s through 90s.  This spring, it will reopen as the Limelight Marketplace housing 35 upscale boutiques and restaurants.  The $15 million renovation has made the interior much brighter but it still retains the maze-like feel that was a hallmark of the Limelight. Brands include Le Sportsac, Baci Gelato and the bootmaker Hunter will be opening stores in the Limelight Marketplace.

Churchill has short-term apartments in New York City. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or NewYork@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Courtesy of NYTimes.com

Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records

NYTimes.com ‘s article, “Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records“, reports that many colleges are seeing double digit increases in applications from last year. Officials from schools have credited aggressive recruiting and the ease of online applications for the increase in applicants. But another big reason is the economy. According to David G. Payne, the Educational Testing Service’s vice president and chief operating officer for college and graduate programs, “When job creation slows, there’s an increase in the number of people who pursue a graduate degree.”

Are you looking for alternatives to college dormitories? Churchill has temporary housing solutions in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or email us for more details.

Christmas Trees around NYC

At a minimum of 65 feet tall and covered in over five miles of lights, it’s easy to see why Rockefeller Center‘s Christmas tree is one of New York’s most visited holiday decorations. But it isn’t the only tree worth admiring.

Bigger isn’t necessarily better: Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s blue spruce is only twenty feet tall. This indoor tree is adorned with fifty angels and surrounded by over 200 crèche figures, all of which are over 200 years old. The crèche figures depict the traditional Nativity scene, the procession of three Magi, and a large gathering of peasants, townspeople, and all kinds of animals – even an elephant!

Like a little mood music with your tree? Stop by South Street Seaport’s fifty-foot Douglas Fir. The Big Apple Chorus, an 85-member men’s a cappella group, delights visitors with two evening performances on Fridays and two afternoon performances on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Eve.

Dubbed The Peace Tree, one thousand paper cranes trim the tree at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Bring the kids for a crane-making workshop, or learn about the pre-Christian origins of the holiday on a walking tour of the Cathedral.

Christmas trees are going up all over the city, but our prices aren’t. Contact Churchill for affordable furnished housing in New York for your holiday visit to New York.

Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Who set to perform Super Bowl XLIV halftime show

The NFL announced The Who as the halftime act for Super Bowl XLIV. The announcement was made during halftime of the Oakland Raiders-Dallas Cowboys game this Thanksgiving.  The impressive list of previous halftime acts include bands such as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney.

Super Bowl XLIV will be played at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, 2010. Last year’s event drew more than 151 million viewers and was broadcasted to 230 countries.

Churchill has locations in the Miami-Dade County area and has short-term rental options available. Please contact us for more information.

Photo courtesy of The Who

The Best Playgrounds in Central Florida

The Orlando Sentinel highlights some of the best playgrounds in the Orlando and Central Florida areas. These playgrounds standout from the rest with equipment that is not found in your average playground/park. For example, Gilbert Park in Mount Dora features a maze-like castle and a mini rock-climbing wall while Central Winds Park in Winter Springs has a 20 feet tall structure with 3 different tiers of activities for kids.

Renovating or relocating? Churchill offers fully furnished, temporary housing with flexible terms. Click here to see availability in the Orlando area.

Gilbert Park. Photo courtesy of orlandosentinel.com.

The Rental Market and Corporate Housing

For months, U.S. vacancy rates have been increasingly high across the board. In July 2009, apartment vacancy rates hit a 22-year high during what is usually the peak season for leasing. Although it was expected that those unable to afford homes would turn to renting, the overwhelming amount of job losses led to high vacancy rates. The positive aspect for  those in the market to rent is that rents are falling faster than they have in over a decade. The most drastic fall in rental rates has affected the markets of New York, San Jose, Las Vegas, and Orange County California. While some markets, where unemployment rates are not as high, have seen a small growth in renting rates, such as in suburban Maryland and in Washington, D.C.

So what does this rental environment mean for corporate housing? While the corporate housing industry cannot completely escape the weak economy, corporate housing occupancy has generally remained high because providers can remove and add units according to demand. Also, temporary housing is more appealing to consumers during times of economic distress. Unlike most average apartment rentals that require a year lease, most corporate housing providers only require a 30-night minimum, which is easier for customers to grasp financially. Also, many relocating employees are coming into the market with a far different idea of renting and leasing than your average renter. These renters/employees have corporate jobs and salaries that can pay the rent. Also, no matter what the economic environment, corporate housing remains a strong alternative to simple and unfriendly hotel rooms.

Read one of The Wall Street Journal’s full article’s on the rental market.