Must Haves When Searching for Furnished Temporary Housing

If you’re in need of furnished temporary housing, either for a temporary work assignment or as part of a permanent transfer, the last thing you need is to spend countless hours trying to find the right place. After all, you’re there to work, not to house hunt! By preparing beforehand, you can streamline the process of looking for a furnished corporate apartment so you can get moved in and start working. Here are a few “must-haves” to put in order before starting your search.

A list of your needs and wants

To help narrow the search, make a list of your personal “must-haves” in a temporary apartment. For example, how many bedrooms/bathrooms do you need? Are towels and toiletries provided? Do you need a workspace in the apartment? Central heat/air?  Do you need the apartment to be close to public transportation?

We also recommend coming up with a secondary list of “wants” that you would like, but could also do without. For example, would you like to be in a complex with a swimming pool or exercise room? Would you like a fireplace? A balcony? Once you have these lists together, it will be much easier to hone in those apartments that tick most or all of your boxes.

A target budget

If you need to work within a specific budget, you’ll want to have this information together before looking at temporary furnished housing. Your budget may have an effect on the number of items on your list(s) above, but it will also make sure your agent/broker or corporate housing provider stays within your financial parameters, making it easier to make a quick decision.

A selection of possible neighborhoods

If you’re moving temporarily to a larger city like Atlanta, it definitely helps to have a few neighborhoods in mind before starting your search. You might start from the location of your workplace and research neighborhoods close by. You can also look at train and bus lines to gauge how far you can reasonably commute. If you have no prior knowledge of the neighborhoods, engage the help of a local professional who may have an inside track on best possible neighborhoods for you.


When you’re ready to search for furnished temporary housing in Atlanta or Jacksonville, TP Corporate Lodging can assist you in finding the perfect 1, 2 or 3-bedroom furnished apartment for your needs. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 800-428-9997.