If you’re relocating for work, whether it’s only for a few months or you’re
preparing to move permanently, a corporate rental is a great place to start. You
don’t have to worry about moving or buying furniture, and you don’t have the
pressure of buying a house in a market and/or neighborhood that you don’t know.
All that said, though, you should really do some research on neighborhoods
where you’re considering renting furnished homes. If you’re only going to be
living there for a few months and then returning home, you may not think this is
important, but even if that’s the case, you might be surprised at what a difference
the right neighborhood can make while you’re staying in your corporate rental property. This is especially true if you’re bringing your family with you for your
stay, and it’s a good consideration because you never know when you’ll be
offered a permanent position in a new city.
Even if you aren’t considering staying in the city where you’re renting beyond a
few months or a year, why make life harder for yourself? Research the area
where you’ll be working and look for attractive properties in good, safe
neighborhoods nearby. If you don’t do this, you could end up renting a house or
condo that’s all the way across town and has a dreadful commute. You don’t
want to begin and end your day that way, even if it’s only for a short time.
As you look at neighborhoods where you can find a good corporate rental, look
for all of the amenities you need and want. Do you want to be walking distance
from the grocery store, dining and entertainment, and/or shopping districts? Do
you need access to public transit while you’re staying here? Is there enough
parking that you won’t have to spend an hour finding a place to park your car if
you drive to and from work every day? Answer these questions for yourself and
ask a few more that pertain to your specific needs for a good neighborhood, and
you’ll be much happier while you’re staying at your corporate rental.
Get to Know the Area Before You Buy
As we mentioned earlier, though, you may not only be staying for a few months.
You may be preparing to move here for a new job. In this case, you can get to
know the neighborhood and surrounding area before you buy a house here.
Instead of committing to what could be a terrible purchase, you can rent one of
the furnished homes listed on CHBO and find out if this is where you want to live
when you do decide to buy.
Make the Transition Smoother for You and Your Family
Whether you’re single and moving on your own or you have a family to bring with
you, you can make the whole transition a lot smoother and easier by choosing
the right neighborhood and getting a corporate rental. This way you can either
put your furniture in storage or worry about moving it later, or you can start fresh
with all new furniture when you decide to buy a house or condo in the area.
You’ll also have an easier time looking for properties to buy when you know the
area, and you won’t feel pressured to find something right away because you’ll
have somewhere comfortable to live in the meantime. If you don’t do your
research and choose just any neighborhood that has furnished homes for rent in
your price range, you will have to do a lot more legwork and research as you
search for the right neighborhood and the best school districts to buy in.
Get the Kids in the Right School District from the Beginning
Speaking of school districts, if you’re bringing your children with you, you will not
want to start them in one school district and then uproot them and move them to
another. Instead, research the districts that have the best schools and their
surrounding neighborhoods. Find out where you need to move for your kids’
school(s), and you’ll have a much easier move without a lot of extra work and
hassle when you purchase a house to live in permanently.
It doesn’t matter how nice a corporate
rental is if it’s in the wrong neighborhood for your needs. That’s why it’s so
important to do a little bit of research on where you’ll be working, where your
recreational outlets will be, and what kinds of amenities you’ll need. Then you
can find the perfect neighborhood and a corporate rental that will meet all of your
needs, whether you’re planning a permanent relocation or you’re only going to be
in town for a few months.