work relocation/housing question

28 Dec 2007 - 10:06am
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Nina Gilmore
2005

Hi List,
This question is a bit "off topic" for design, but perhaps relevant to others who freelance:
I need to relocate temporarily from Boston, MA to Southern Florida (town TBD) this spring, 2008.
I know little about my target destination, and nothing about the cost/availability/culture of corporate housing. I'm hoping to avoid "aimless" searches on Craigslist, or scams with remote realtors who may or may not be legit. Finally, I'm relocating on my own - a client/corporation isn't subsidizing my temporary move.

I therefore have questions:
Have you done this before?
What was your strategy for finding/deciding on a temporary residence?
Do you have suggestions for quality (affordable?) corporate housing?
Other resources I may not know about?

Thanks in advance. Please reply to me directly and I'll compile for anyone who's interested.

-Nina

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31 Dec 2007 - 8:33am
vutpakdi
2003

Nina Gilmore wrote:
> Do you have suggestions for quality (affordable?) corporate housing?
> Other resources I may not know about?
>
>
You might try doing a search at the Oakwood website (www.oakwood.com).
Oakwood is a pretty big name in corporate housing. Not the cheapest,
but they make it a bit easier to find a place, and the website might at
least get you pointed in the right direction. A few years back, when we
were trying to find a place in Omaha, we had more luck with Oakwood than
with a local realtor.

Working with a local realtor will probably get you a better deal
though. You might be able to find a good local realtor by asking around
(particularly at your client site) once you get to the area.

Ron

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