A Guide to Temporary Accommodations

You might be familiar with all the terms that refer to temporary housing in one way or another. e.g. short-term rentals, corporate housing, temporary housing, extended-stay hotels, vacation rentals. Essentially, all of these refer to properties that you can rent from a few days to several months. These rentals are typically furnished, although in some instances you may be able to rent an unfurnished apartment or house and rent the furniture separately.

You will find our temporary housing resource is divided into 3 sections:

  1. What are the reasons you might need temporary housing?
  2. What are the different types of temporary accommodations available to me?
  3. How can I find temporary housing?

Why would you need temporary housing in the real world? There are numerous reasons. Here are some of the most common:

You are in-between owning or renting homes

If you can time the selling of your home perfectly so that you could move into your new home the same day, you wouldn’t need temporary housing. You wouldn’t need storage for your belongings either. However, things don;t always go as perfect as we would like, so there are times when temporary housing options have to be considered.

One alternative to having to find temporary housing is to negotiate a rent back from the new owners of your home for a month or two. Most likely, you will have to find a short-term rental.

You are relocating across town or overseas

Finding a new place to live when you’re relocating is stressful, to say the least. Staying in a temporary furnished apartment while you get settled makes a lot of sense. Why not try out the neighborhood before making the decision to buy or sign a long-tern lease? Consider month-to-month rentals in this situation.

You would like to be near a school, hospital or place of business

Are you in need of off-campus housing as a student or educator? DO you need to be near a medical facility while a loved-one is receiving treatment? Do you have a short-term work or business assignment? A furnished rental home to serve as interim housing is the perfect solution for your short-term or intermediate-term stay.

You are being displaced

Nobody wants to be displaced without due to unforeseen circumstances but life has its twists and turns. Entire towns can be uprooted or you could lose your home and possessions instantly due to natural disasters or other unforeseen events. f you’ve been forced to move by a fire, earthquake, hurricane or other natural, you will no doubt have to look for temporary furnished housing options where you need them. Your insurance provider would likely be involved in the process.

These are by no means the only reasons you might look for temporary housing, although they are the most common. We will help you locate furnished corporate apartments for short-term lease including condos, houses townhouses, or extended-stay suites anywhere in the U.S.