CHBO® Continues to Improve the Corporate Housing Landlord Experience with the Addition of Value-Added Features, Offering Travel Insurance and Allowing Credit Card Payments

DENVER, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To improve the experience of the thousands of corporate housing landlords who are members of (CHBO®), an online marketplace connecting individual property owners offering short-term rentals with potential tenants around the world, CHBO today announces partnerships with Travel Guard® and PayPros®.

Through its partnership with Travel Guard®, a leading national travel insurance provider, CHBO® enables its members to offer Accidental Rental Damage Insurance and Travel Insurance to their tenants.

"The opportunity to offer insurance is a win-win for our members and their tenants. Tenants win because they don't have to pay a costly security deposit if they opt for Accidental Rental Damage Insurance, and our CHBO® members win because they know their property is fully protected from accidental damage during a renter's stay," says Kimberly Smith, CHBO® co-founder and CEO of CHBO. "Plus, ARDI offers a great alternative to companies that cannot afford to tie up cash in security deposits."

Smith adds, "Also, by offering travel insurance, CHBO® members can help protect their tenants from fees incurred due to trip cancellation, delays or other interruptions, which can be costly to both the renter and the landlord."

Through its partnership with PayPros®, a payment solutions and services provider, CHBO® has empowered its members to easily accept credit card payments and eChecks from tenants.

"Our partnership with PayPros® enables temporary housing landlords to enhance their professionalism by taking payments for bookings and deposits over the phone. It also means landlords can have the funds accessible immediately, improving their cash flow and saving them time," says Smith. "Plus, we know business travelers who stay in furnished apartments prefer to pay using their credit cards, so they appreciate this value-added capability too."

To learn more about CHBO®'s partnership with Travel Guard®, please visit

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About Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO®)

CHBO® was founded in 2006 out of a need to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes and more. The company provides individual homeowners and investors with tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves as well as helps them market their properties to the mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their housing needs. Please visit for more information.

Jenny Finke
Red Jeweled Media

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