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Aug 18, 2021

Is Temporary Housing for You?

Short-term rentals (also known as temporary housing) are ideal for those who relocate often, whether it’s for business or pleasure. However, there are all types of people who can benefit from furnished, temporary housing. Wondering if you’re one of them? Let us walk you through the people who most commonly use short-term housing, the benefits of temporary stays and why Furnished Quarters is the best option.

What is Temporary Housing?

People may need temporary housing for a variety of reasons. In short, this type of housing option offers people a place to stay on a short-term basis without the headache of furnishing a new home or signing a long-term lease. Sure, hotels come furnished, but they’re often cramped and don’t offer guests the kind of space and privacy needed to live comfortably. On the contrary, temporary housing comes in various shapes and sizes, from studio apartments to single-family homes. Residents get something that feels like home without the usual stresses of moving or the high costs that can accumulate from living in hotels.

Short-term rentals offer a number of benefits, such as:

• Being fully furnished and equipped
• Having utilities (including WiFi) built into the price of the rental, set up and working upon arrival
• Offering easy move-in and move-out processes
• Being more economical than staying in a hotel for months on end
• Including a full kitchen, bedrooms and separate living spaces

Is Temporary Housing for Me?

The answer to this question depends on your needs, but generally speaking, people are often surprised to find out that they’d be great candidates for short-term rental properties. There are many different people and industries that benefit from temporary housing. Here’s a look at just a few:

1. Healthcare

Traveling nurses and other medical professionals often need more home-like accommodations. Short-term rentals are the perfect solution for healthcare professionals because they offer move-in-ready apartments with everything they need to feel right at home from day one. Additionally, temporary housing located near hospitals makes it convenient for doctors and nurses to be on call and get to where they need to be as soon as possible. Beyond this, short-term rentals are safe for quarantining and often have in-unit washers and dryers, allowing medical professionals to keep their scrubs clean without going to the laundromat.

2. Entertainment

People who work in entertainment or production often need to travel to a filming location and stay there for months or longer. They also tend to require privacy and great amenities. Temporary housing offers these elements in many different fashions, in convenient locations.

3. Business travel

Since short-term rentals come with fully equipped kitchens and living areas, business travelers can feel like they’re at home, even when they’re on the road. Plus, temporary housing provides more space and comfort than hotels, making them better for extended stays.

4. Relocation

For those who are relocating, the checklist of things to do can be overwhelming. Temporary housing can eliminate a lot of the stress by offering a move-in ready, fully furnished place to live at the turn of the key. Many relocatees use short-term housing to ease the transition, choosing to live in it while searching for a more permanent home or “trying out” a city or neighborhood.

5. Insurance

Unfortunately, sometimes people are temporarily displaced from their home due to fire, water damage or natural disasters. Temporary housing provides insurance claimants in these scenarios with a place to stay that mimics home. It can be, quite literally, a lifesaver. 

6. Other industries

The following are other industries that use short-term rentals:

Advertising and PR
Consulates, embassies and missions
Government and military
Human resources
Non-profits and cultural institutions

For more information on how corporate housing works in these industries, check out FQ for Business.

Why Furnished Quarters is the Best Temporary Housing Option

If you’re traveling out of town for an extended period of time, steer clear of hotels and stick with Furnished Quarters. For starters, we’re available in a variety of metro areas, including New York, Boston and San Francisco. 

Each of our apartments is fully equipped and move-in ready. Your utilities will be included in the cost of the rental, and, depending on the facility you choose, you could have access to other amenities such as pools, fitness centers, rooftop lounges and more.

When it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone and venturing off to a new city, Furnished Quarters is here to make the transition as seamless and easy as possible. We’ve been housing people in our apartments for over 20 years, and we look forward to many more years of making travel and relocating easier for our guests. Learn more about how Furnished Quarters can elevate your temporary stay today!

Furnished Quarters is the premier supplier of short-term housing and an accredited LGBTQ+ diverse, privately owned and operated company.

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