Temporary Home Basics
There are more renters in the housing market today than at any time over the past 50 years. In fact, the number of people living in rental homes rose from 72.5 million in 1996 to 83.2 million in 2017. Additionally, 930,000 of housing units in the United States are rental homes.
Whether you and possibly your family, are moving by choice or for work, temporary housing options can provide a bridge while you’re in-between.
There are three main temporary housing options: hotels, extended-stay hotels, and rental homes/apartments.
Hotels are a great option if your stay spans over just a few days. Amenities commonly include 24/7 service, restaurants, daily cleaning, access to a gym and pool and more. Although, payments are per night which can quickly add up over time, making hotels a pricey option.
Extended-stay hotels are a newer concept and provide a more home-like lodging experience. They come fully-furnished and more affordable than a commercial hotel, although more expensive than the average apartment. Most extended-stay hotels also include on-site laundry facilities and a small kitchenette. However, there are cons such as finding availability, living with other guests in the hotel and the limited quality of the kitchen, just to name a few.
Rental home/apartment options such as Tweener Homes connects second homeowners with people needing an extended-stay, fully furnished, comfortable home rental for one month to one year. Tweener Home’s first-ever built technology combines stress-free, convenient searching and booking. Rent payments can be done via ACH or credit card and are made on our secure payment processing platform via the tenant portal, quickly and easily from your computer, laptop, tablet or even cell. It’s the home you need when you’re in between!
While searching for temporary housing options, it’s important to assess you and/or your family’s needs and wants. Consider the number of people that need to be accommodated, your budget, the location, amenities, housekeeping and so on.
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