Moving to a new location because of employment or a job transfer can be very exciting yet very stressful at the same time especially if you need to start work before your family is able to join you. Temporary housing can help ease that stress and assist in your transition to the new location.
There are a number of benefits to temporary housing:
While temporary living bridges the gap between disposal of the departure residence and finding a home in the new location, it also gives you the luxury of time to explore your new surroundings. It may be helpful to create a pros and cons list as to what is vital to you (school districts, commute times, for example) and what is not as important on the wish list in order to explore the different housing opportunities.
With the decline of the real estate market, renting has become much more popular. An increased demand for rentals has resulted in a supply shortage; therefore, it could take longer to find suitable housing. It is important to know your company’s policy regarding the amount of time allowed in temporary housing so as to use it wisely while searching for a permanent home.
Relocation can be unsettling and that is why it is your relocation counselor’s goal to assist with getting you permanently settled in a new home as quickly and effortlessly as possible. If you run into some bumps in the road along the way, it is comforting to know you will have a place to lay your head while searching for your new home