Thursday, September 20, 2007

Convention rentals at a premium

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Looking to rent housing during next summer's convention? Better act fast:

Renters may have fewer homes to choose from in Colorado.
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The 2008 Democratic National Convention may also be another reason for the scarce rental vacancies. The convention will be in Denver in August of next year. Visitors to the convention have already started looking for short-term rentals with in a short distance of the Pepsi Center. On the Craig's List Web site, Denver homeowners have started posting their properties as rental.

Homeowner Jeff Davis has offered up his condo for rent specifically during the convention. "Competition is going to be the hotels (which are) $200, $300 and $400 a night. It seems like a good time to rent the place, generate a little extra income and potentially get out of town," he said.

The organization Housing Helpers of Metro Denver has already received phone calls from groups looking for rentals ranging from a few weeks to more than 6 months. "People are looking ahead," said Dave Janecek, a Housing Helpers employee. "I guess they anticipate, if they don't take care of it, there's a limited supply of housing and when it's out ... it's out."

Housing experts expect the demand for temporary housing to move well beyond hotel rooms. Pat Waak, state Democratic Party Chairman, said 12,000 volunteers for the convention will need a base of operation and a place to stay. "If you have a best friend, who live in downtown Denver, call them up right now," Waak said.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great topic! It looks like the locals are taking notice. Denverdnc2008.com has added a section for people to post their short-term rentals for free. They were doing this by hand (crazy) through email requests but now it is self-service.

Anonymous said...

I was looking thru Craigslist for rentals and was a bit confused about where neighborhoods were located in Denver. I found a great map of Denver neighborhoods at Things To Do In Denver When You're Dem I found a one month rental in city park -about two miles from the convention center.

Anonymous said...

Whe website www.DNC08rentals.com looks like it provides a really nice option for anyone trying to earn a few bucks during the convention.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! When I check online, it looks like the hotels are booked up. I did a Google search and found that this place is still available: Democratic National Convention Rental Property - Denver, Colorado. It is great that Denver is getting national exposure like this.

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Good info! I bet you can still find places near the convention though: http://rentobi.com/democratic-national-convention/

Meadie said...

SEE My corporate rental at www.845pearl.com, it is no longer for sale but you can use the website I marketed it for sale to view pics. Full time corp rental, last year rented to Josh Fogg Rockies Pitcher, the traveling nurses. Fully Furnished in the upscale Historic Washington Park neighborhood. 6-7 min ride to Pepsi center.

Call Brian 336-689-5148

Debra said...

I have two furnished properties at Riverfront Park which is within walking distance of the Pepsi Center. They are both 1-bedroom units, extremely clean and well furnished. I hope to get some pictures up on Craigslist soon. For more info, call Debra at 303-548-3290.

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