Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, causing the need to move extremely fast. It’s not uncommon — particularly in a dynamic field like oil and gas — to have only a few weeks’ notice before a move. With our city still in turmoil from Hurricane Harvey, the need for temporary housing has never been greater.

If you have to move quickly, there’s no need to stress. With over 15 years in the industry, Ameritex Movers knows a thing or two about relocations and how to expedite the process. With some dedication and research, you’ll soon be on your way to settling into your new temporary housing arrangement.

Types of Temporary Housing

First, it’s important to know that the Houston area real estate market is incredibly hot right now. Things move quickly. An apartment that is available today could easily disappear within hours. For this reason, your first step should be to determine your must-haves.

Answer the questions below to get an idea of what you’re looking for:

  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • What is your price range?
  • How long will you be staying?
  • Where is your desired location?
  • What amenities are you looking for?

Once you have a wish list, you can move quickly on a place that fits all of your needs.

Next, you need a clear understanding of the different temporary housing options. Based on your needs, one or more could easily fit the bill.

1. Hotels

If you’re looking for an extremely temporary situation, Houston has dozens of hotels to suit every budget. This option is best for stays lasting from a few days to a couple of weeks.

2. Extended Stay Hotels

Also known as apartment hotels and residential hotels, extended stay hotels book guests just like traditional hotels. The layout is similar to an apartment, including a full kitchen and more space. You can check out whenever you need.

3. Short-Term Rentals

Sometimes called vacation rentals, these privately owned homes, apartments, or condominiums are perfect for temporary housing. Owners rent on a weekly or monthly basis, and you can often negotiate terms based on your needs. In addition, they’re almost always furnished and fully equipped.

One short-term rental option is AirBnB, where you can conveniently browse multiple listings within your city.

4. Corporate Rentals

Executive, or corporate rentals, are short-term — you can often rent them month-to-month. Ideal for traveling professionals or relocated employees, corporate rentals are generally furnished and come with everything you need for daily living.

Your best bet is to hire an experienced real estate agent. Make sure he or she knows your desired area. Your agent will have access to the latest listings, and you’re likely to find a suitable place more quickly.

Finally, you’ll need professional movers like Ameritex. We’ll make sure you meet your deadlines while saving you stress, time, and money. On top of that, we offer a stress-free guaranteeIt’s critical to hire your movers as soon as you have a moving date. Give us a call at 713.484.6683 to get started!