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Furnished Apartments: One Payment With Many Benefits

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 28, 2020 2:21:58 PM

Furnished apartments are the ideal hotel alternative when you’re navigating a relocation and in need of temporary housing.

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5 Things to Do Before Building Your Custom Home

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

So, you've decided to build a custom home... Congratulations! You're finally going to have the home of your dreams.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. There are a few things you'll want to take care of before you start construction. Planning for these 5 checklist items will ensure your house building experience runs smoothly.

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4 Things Realtors Can Do for Clients Who Need a Short-term Furnished Apartment

Posted by Charlene Knight on Aug 17, 2020 12:12:27 PM

At its heart, realty is a customer service career. It's also quite competitive, which means only the most client-focused realtors make it. 

Every real estate agent out there is trying to be better than the one down the street because they rely on customer satisfaction for positive reviews and referrals to keep business up. One of the best things realtors can do from a customer service standpoint is to assist clients with one of their biggest predicaments: finding short-term housing when their house sells and before they find a new one.

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Dorm Alternatives for College Students This Fall

Posted by Charlene Knight on Jul 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you're like most parents of college students, you're trying to figure out where they're going to live this fall. Dorms don't seem to be the safest housing situation for college students given the pandemic we're in, but what do you do if living at home isn't feasible for your student either?

Maybe your college student is attending school out of state, and finding alternative housing a necessary next step. Or, perhaps they're simply determined to get out of the house and embrace the college experience away from home. What are your options when dormitories are off the list?

We have a few ideas...

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Get the Facts About Furnished Apartment Life

Posted by Charlene Knight on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Furnished apartments are one of the most convenient short-term housing solutions out there. They're not one of those things that are too good to be true, either. 

Read this article to get the actual facts about furnished apartment life. We're covering some of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers, from renter's insurance to extended vacations.

Let's take a look...

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How to Establish Normalcy in a Temporary Housing Situation

Posted by Charlene Knight on Mar 30, 2020 12:27:08 PM

Any time something is temporary, it can be difficult to settle into a relaxed state of normalcy. It's as if our brains are telling us, "Don't get too comfortable. This won't last long." 

But you should be comfortable in your short-term home no matter how temporary it is. Today, we're sharing some of the ways you can make your short-term furnished apartment feel like home and ultimately bring some normalcy to your recently relocated life. 

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

Tips for Relocating to a Furnished Apartment Over the Holidays

Posted by Charlene Knight on Nov 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes relocating for work is well-timed, and sometimes it's not. A relocation during the holiday season isn't one that most people would consider to be particularly well-timed.

However, contrary to popular belief, employers don't stop hiring over the holidays, and they certainly don't stop moving contract workers from place to place for different projects. The end result? New hires, temp employees and contract workers find themselves moving into short-term furnished apartments over the holiday season.

If that happens to be you, we have a few tips and insights to help your move run smoothly.

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3 Reasons Your Family Should Move into a Short-term Furnished Apartment with You

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Single career professionals are not the only people relocating for new jobs and renting fully furnished apartments. There are plenty of spouses and parents who do the same thing. The difference is, many times, when a career professional with a family relocates for a new job, they choose to leave their family behind until they're able to find a permanent home. 

However, distance can put a lot of strain on a family. Yes, the logistics of moving your entire family to a temporary housing situation may be complicated, but the longterm benefits far outweigh the logistical challenges.

Let's explore three benefits of bringing your family along when you're moving into a short-term furnished apartment. 

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

5 Things Your Employees Won't Tell You About Their Furnished Apartment Experience (Unless You Ask)

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As an employer sending your team on a business trip or to an extended training seminar in another city, one of the first things you or your HR manager will need to arrange is extended stay housing.

Essentially, you have two main corporate housing options for your team: a hotel room or a furnished apartment.

Both options provide the basic essentials of lodging—a roof over your head and a clean bed to sleep in, but that's about where the similarities end. If you asked your employees whether they prefer a furnished apartment or a hotel room, you may get different answers. However if you actually put them in a furnished apartment, and then later asked them what they thought, here's a few things they might say...

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7 Things You Can Do in a Furnished Apartment That You Can't Do in a Hotel

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Hotels have room service, indoor swimming pools, and daily housekeeping. They have it all, right?

Not exactly.

Hotels have a lot, but compared to a fully furnished apartment, they in no way "have it all."

If you're anticipating a temporary relocation, and you're looking for short-term housing, it's important to know that an extended stay hotel room is not your only option. Before you decide to spend a month or more living in a hotel, at least consider the many opportunities a furnished apartment offers compared to a hotel.

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