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Familiarize Yourself with the Basics - It has been estimated that one in five American families move each year. But in many of those cases, the first destination is not always their last.



Whether moving by choice or because your company requires you to do so, temporary housing is often necessary to bridge the gap between arrival in a new community and finding a permanent residence. This interval can extend from a few days to several months, so any short-term move needs to be planned accordingly.
 
There are three main options for individuals and families seeking temporary housing: rental homes/apartments, extended stay hotels and regular hotels.
 
Rental Homes & Apartments
Rental homes and apartments are viable options for those who need to stay a month or longer and don't mind signing a lease or arranging for utilities, telephone and cable TV service. This may be a practical option depending on family size and budget.
Extended Stay Hotels
When you require a longer time frame for your stay, consider extended stay hotels. Extended stay lodging provides a more home-like environment by offering full kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. There are no leases to sign, no utilities to establish and studios come fully furnished.
Regular Hotels
Regular hotels are good options when you need temporary housing for just a few days. Regular hotels offer full service amenities such as restaurants and daily housekeeping. Although convenient for shorter stays, these added extras can take their toll on your relocation budget over a long period of time.
 
Whether working with a reputable real estate company or considering the advice of a relocation service to find temporary housing or researching the move on your own, you'll need to answer several questions:
 
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