Moving To A New City? 3 Short-Term Housing Tips If You Have Kids


A new job in a new city can be exciting, but it can also be stressful if you are moving a family. It can be difficult to find the perfect home in time for the move. This is especially true if you are moving during the school year when fewer homes tend to be on the market, or trying to move quickly on a deadline that doesn't give you time to look. Temporary housing can solve this problem, and the following tips can help you use it successfully when you have kids.

Tip #1: Contact a real estate agent first

Unless your employer pays for the housing and insists on a specific residence company, it's best to start your search with a real estate agent. This is because choosing temporary housing is much like choosing a home to buy – you want to pick lodging in an area that is child-friendly and has access to plenty of local perks, such as parks or activities. If the school year has already begun, you may also want temporary housing in the school district you ultimately want to live in so that you won't have to transfer your children to a new school later.

Tip #2: Look for open-ended contracts

Temporary housing is usually rented by the week or month. This means that you have to renew your lease at the end of each rental term. This can be a problem if the owner leases the next term to someone else before you renew. If you rent on an open-ended contract, the lessor assumes you will be renewing indefinitely until you give notice, which is generally expected anywhere from seven to 30 days prior to move out depending upon your contract. This is a much better option if you have kids, since frequent moves can be difficult for children.

Tip #3: Allow a few luxuries

Temporary housing usually means that most of your belonging will be in storage until you move into your permanent home. Most temporary housing comes pre-furnished, so you really don't need to bring anything other than clothing. To make it easier for the kids, though, give them each a couple of boxes of personal belongings they are allowed to bring. These can include toys, books, or hobby supply items. This may mean more effort when it is time to move into your permanent home, but the comfort and entertainment these items provide during the interim period make this well worth it. If you're looking for short term housing, visit Amir Real Estate & Mgmt Group.


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Prioritizing Your Wish List

After I decided to buy a new home, I realized that I probably needed to prioritize the things on my wish list. Since I am not wealthy, I realized that I probably couldn't get everything that I wanted out of a single home--at least, not this time around. Fortunately, I worked with an incredible real estate agent who helped me to figure out which type of property would pay off in the end. Finding a home took a lot of time, but I am really pleased that I found the right one. This blog is all about learning to prioritize your home hunting wish list so that you can have the home and financial situation of your dreams.