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Moving before the rest of your family? Perhaps your new home isn’t quite ready yet. Or maybe you want to spend some time in the area before committing to a locale. No matter the situation,
it helps to have your temporary space still feel like home.
Looking for a place to stay during a transition is difficult,
even more so finding somewhere that has all the touches
and conveniences of home. Between extended stay hotels
and corporate suites, you can find a fully furnished place in
the Twin Cities for your interim stay. Take advantage of
the amenities these locales offer, such as plant sitters, laundry delivery and yard care, and don’t forget that the longer
you stay, the less expensive the rate.
For those in search of temporary housing, there are three
main options: regular hotels, extended stay hotels and rental
homes or apartments. Each one suits a particular candidate,
so before you start your search it’s important to first assess
your needs. Can you fit in a studio, or do you have a family that requires more space? What is your price range? Do
you want to live in the city or a suburb? What amenities
do you require? Do you need daily services like daycare
or housekeeping? Does the place have to be pet friendly?
It’s helpful to have answers to these questions before starting your search. Companies specializing in extended stay
housing are also available to help you answer questions like
these, as well as others that might arise. Then they can recommend accommodations that fit your needs.
Regular hotels are the best option for a short-term stay.
They offer full-service amenities such as daily housekeeping
and exercise equipment, and often restaurants are attached
or located nearby. However, hotels can tax the budget if you
plan on staying somewhere for an extended period of time.
If such were the case, extended stay hotels would be a better
fit. They provide a home-like setting, come equipped with
kitchens and on-site laundry facilities; there is no lease to bind
you to a certain length of time and no need to establish utilities. And most often, extended stay hotels are fully furnished.
If you are moving with your family or for an indefinite
length of time, rental homes and apartments are often the
best option, especially if you don’t mind signing a lease or
arranging for utilities. Short-term leases are available in
various forms: month-to-month agreements to three or six
months or a year. Apartment search services are available
throughout the Twin Cities to help you locate a suitable
apartment and can even work with you out of state to complete arrangements before you get to town.
The Twin Cities offers a plethora of resources to help you
make the move. Alternative Lodging, for example, provides
corporate housing throughout Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. All properties are located in upstanding
communities, are fully and elegantly furnished, and include
all housewares and linens as well as utilities, local phone
and basic cable. Plus, they offer month-to-month leases.
ExecuStay is another leader in the corporate and temporary
housing industry, offering impressive accommodations,
including fully furnished spaces with included utilities and
complimentary Wi-Fi, in upscale neighborhoods throughout the metro region.
Edina Realty is also a great resource for relocation services. The staff keeps up to date on the latest relocation and
real estate trends through ongoing conferences and continuing education. The company offers departure and destination services, national home searches and corporate services
for businesses. Professional relocation consultants are available to provide information on cost-of-living and school
comparisons in your new destination, establish housing priorities and needs, and create a personal profile used to
match you to the right Realtor—everything to ensure your
move goes smoothly.
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Just because you’re moving doesn’t
mean you have to have everything
figured out right away. Make a smooth
transition between residences by
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