North Carolina, put simply, is a large and thriving state. In fact, migration to the state is the main driver of the North Carolina’s population growth. There are three main highly-populated areas which include:
- Metrolina: Charlotte, Gastonia, and Salisbury, South Carolina (Population: 2.38 million)
- The Triangle: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (Population: 1.8 million)
- The Triad: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point (Population: 1.5 million)
With several million residents, many of whom are bouncing around for school, internships, or work-related reasons, finding summer housing options are imperative and convenient. When trying to decide on options, be sure to keep your housing factors in mind. Some of these factors could include:
- Terms and length of the lease
- Environmental and/or location-related factors (such as highway noise or the safety of a particular area)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’re likely familiar with Airbnb and Craigslist. Airbnb and Craiglist are often used to find rentals, can they be used for summer housing? Let investigate.
Airbnb Summer Break Housing?
While Airbnb helps their user choose a neighborhood or area based off of what they’re looking for (nightlife, museums, restaurants, etc.), the length of the stay usually ranges from a few days to a week or two tops. The idea of ‘living like a local’ is great but isn’t exactly ideal for anyone with such a short timeframe. Along with that, keep in mind the company’s housing options are usually in an individual’s actual home, which could be off-putting for several people who yearn for a more professional and private option. For many students, interns, or relocating professionals, that timeframe would simply not work when they need a longer stay. Typically, Airbnb is most fitting for vacationers or travelers who only need temporary housing for a few days.
While Craigslist is ideal for many who may be in a pinch to find stable housing as soon as possible, it is not always considered the best method to find housing. Firstly, it’s unlikely to find a single, one-person apartment on Craigslist. More often than not, apartment options that Craigslist offers are generally one-room, shared apartments that require background checks, credit checks, and 6-12 month leases.
For those non-vacationers who are in need of private, safe, and luxurious temporary housing, Corporate Accommodations is happy to help! Give us a call today to learn how we can make your move as seamless as possible.
Short Term Housing
Whether you’re a student, traveling nurse, or anyone in between, summer break housing may very well be the best and most convenient housing alternative for your schedule. By taking advantage of summer housing options available, you can not only save money but also save the headache of cutting a leasing agreement short or dealing with month-to-month living arrangements.
In search of summer break housing? Consider the following:
Most people in search of their next housing situation value generous floor space. As time goes on, renters are becoming more and more selective, which, to be frank, is generally the direction society is heading with most things. Be sure to pay close attention to how much space you want vs how much space you actually need. Along with the size of the living arrangement, pay close to attention to amenities included. Some great questions to ask would include:
- Are trash and water included in the monthly rent?
- How much electricity does it typically take to heat and cool this apartment?
- Is a bed, couch, and television included?
- Is WiFi and cable included?
Fully-furnished living spaces are becoming more and more common as time goes on, but that doesn’t mean you should make any assumptions. Seeing the word ‘furnished’ in an apartment listing does not necessarily mean everything is included. If you plan to move forward with a housing that includes furnishing, remember to cover these key necessities with your landlord:
- A washer and dryer
- A refrigerator
- Microwave/toaster oven
- A Couch
- A bed and bedframe
- Dressers and shelves
- Air conditioning/heating
Just because this living situation has a short lifespan doesn’t mean you should settle for being uncomfortable.
Choose the Right Temporary Living Space for Your Summer
There are many reasons Corporate Accommodations’ clients choose the convenience of the short-term housing such as:
- Your home just sold, and you’re in the process of buying a new one
- You’re upgrading your house with renovations and need comfortable temporary housing in the meantime
- Unfortunate circumstances, like fire or bad weather, have damaged your home
- You’ve just moved into the Triad region for a new job and need convenient corporate accommodations
- You’re taking an extended vacation and want a short-term rental that feels like home
First floor or third? One bedroom or two? Close to work or close to shopping? Corporate Accommodations offers several temporary housing and short-term lease solutions as well as relocation support. Accommodating any temporary, corporate, or short-term housing needs is our specialty.
A temporary living situation generally requires the same amount of due diligence as a permanent living situation would. Be sure to have a good understanding of your needs vs wants; just because some amenities sound nice and comfortable does not mean you necessarily need them. At the same token, do not sell yourself short. Living in an uncomfortable living space can be avoided by executing proper research while understanding your needs.