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BOCA RATON, FL, April 08, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A new website - www.myvacanthouse.com - launched recently provides a unique opportunity for people to save money on rent and still maintain their desired lifestyle, or perhaps upgrade it for less money. The site is an interactive one-stop destination that links vacant homes in need of live-in home staging with qualified individuals willing to provide the service. It's like a cross between a paying tenant and a free housesitter.
The houses are for sale and the goal is to turn the vacant house into a model home to make it more appealing to home buyers. The live in stager also called a home manager enjoys reduced rent in a great home in exchange for keeping the home in show condition. They can find homes for rent at a fraction of the going rate and often less than they might expect to pay for an apartment for rent. Today, millions are looking for ways to reduce expenses. The homeowner or bank, if it's a foreclosure, receives the benefit of a furnished house and free onsite property management for the vacant house, which also benefits the neighborhood.
Although the concept is not new it's gaining in popularity. It's been written up in Money magazine, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and a host of other publications. A segment on this subject aired recently on Good Morning America.
But up until now - with the launch of www.myvacanthouse.com - there hasn't been a nationwide online service that acts as a central resource providing the opportunity for the homeowner or bank to connect with the home managers or stagers. To contact stagers they must also post their vacant house on the site. The site doesn't ask for the address. Live in stagers can browse the vacant houses for rent and also post a profile about themselves making it easier for homeowners to find them. All postings are free through April 30th.
Having a vacant house occupied by a live-in stager can solve many problems. The houses are furnished and kept clean, the yard and pool are maintained and vandals are deterred. The homeowner may also reap the benefit of lower insurance premiums since vacant home insurance can be very expensive. Meanwhile renters save money on rent and agree to move out when the house is sold.
The US Census Bureau estimates that there were 2.3 million vacant homes on the market at the end of 2008 and the number is likely to grow. While everyone is looking for ways to reduce expenses, the timing of this website may be perfect.
For more information visit the website www.myvacanthouse.com or contact [email protected] 888-680-9793
www.myvacanthouse.com is an interactive national resource connecting individuals or banks with vacant homes for sale with live in stagers who will furnish and maintain the home while it is for sale.
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