If you find yourself taking a job in another city, you may need a to rent a place as soon as possible. House hunting can be a long process and shouldn't be rushed. While you are searching for the perfect home, you'll need a short term rental for yourself and/or your family. But there are so many resources out there for short term rentals, it can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you decide what kind of short term arrangement is right for you, and how to go about renting it.
If it's just you and all you really need at the moment is a place to sleep and shower, consider renting a couch to sleep on in somebody's living room. This is one of the cheapest ways to have a place to sleep at night for a short amount of time. There are lots of online rental services that will let you see pictures of the different places to choose from, as well as providing references and reviews of the people who are offering their couches for rent.
Extended Stay Motel
A pay by the week hotel with a kitchen and refrigerator is a great option if it's just you and your spouse. You can make homemade meals to save money, but don't have to do any cleaning but laundry. You can pay by the night or by the week. You can book this type of hotel through their website.
If you don't have any furniture with you, this is a good option if you need to stay for a few months. These are often rented out by students who are studying abroad or by someone taking an extended vacation. You will most likely need to pay a deposit and sign a month-to-month lease. The best way to locate a sublet is by going on local websites that list jobs, rentals, and items for sale. There will be a section listing sublets/rooms for rent.
Renting a House
This is one of the more expensive options, but may be necessary if you have a large family. Houses that are furnished will be more expensive, but will also be more likely to offer the option of a month-to-month lease. You can find a house to rent by contacting a local real estate agent, by looking in the classified section of the newspaper, or by going on local websites that list apartments and houses for rent.
Whatever, your space and budget needs may be, there is a short term rental out there ready to accommodate you.