Let?s suppose for a moment that you?re among the young professionals trying to get their feet in the door. Except, you?re not trying to get your foot in the corporate door, but into the front door of a place to live. Perhaps you?ve been living with mom and dad for a while, right after graduating form college, and you?re trying to save a little money until you can get a place of your own.
The questions range from, ?Should I try to buy a home?? to ?What if my job sends me somewhere? What if I meet someone and want to get married? What do I do about my living situation then??
Those are all excellent questions among many others you may be asking as well. What kind of housing do you desire? Corporate housing just might be the answer to the needs of the young, mobile, career minded individual out there who is looking for something to call home for a short while.
Corporate housing could foot the bill very nicely if you face the prospect of moving for your job. Most leases you will find are 12 months or so, so renting in this case could be ideal. Finding apartments for rent is so much simpler than it used to be. Online searches can give you options in an instance, and narrowing your search by price or neighborhood is a snap.
There are, on average, 45 million people who move every year. This means, among other things, that new apartments, rental homes and other possibilities arise practically every day. Finding a place in the city or town you desire might not be as daunting a task as you once thought.
It?s not very difficult to get into a new apartment rental, either. The New York Times recently released a graph that show that landlords required a rental deposit equal to one month?s rent, while a down payment on a home would be much higher, a minimum a 5% of the value of the home.
Another benefit to renting in the corporate housing world is the renter?s insurance. Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America estimate that the average cost for renter?s insurance is about $12 monthly. Not much at all considering how many things of value share your home with you. It never hurts to make sure you are fully insured in case of a break in, fire, water damage or many other unforeseen possibilities. If your cooking French fries on the stove, something goes terribly wrong and a fire destroys your kitchen, the landlord?s insurance will cover her apartment, but you?re personal belongings are also covered. That?s a big sigh of relief, right there.
Whether you?re just starting out in the world of corporate America and trying to find your place to settle down, or just wanting to rent a place because you?re not ready to plant your roots too deep in one place, the market is ripe right now for corporate housing and all it has to offer. Give it a look and find a place to hang your hat, because wherever you hang your hat is indeed your home.
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