San Diego in the springtime is a glorious sight. The flowers bloom, the weather is perfect and the tourists and locals alike flock to the numerous beach neighborhoods that dot the coastline. Ranging from Del Mar, Solana Beach and La Jolla to popular tourist hotspots Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and Coronado Island. This leaves a large part of San Diego undiscovered and a lot of area undercover when looking for corporate housing San Diego and places to hang out.
Before venturing to the beaches or downtown to check out the sights, consider going into the heights of San Diego. Some great neighborhoods to check out include North Park, South Park, University Heights, Normal Heights and the Hillcrest areas.
Here are some recommendations for venturing into the heights:
Check out Claire de Lune on University and 30th (roughly). Claire de Lune is a local, independent and eclectic coffee shop that serves up the best pastries and delectable drinks, that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Claire de Lune also hosts bands and the atmosphere is enjoyable seven days a week.
On the corner of Juniper and 30th some feel the magnetic pull. Others don’t. Those people sucked into her living room become part of a diverse family, a hodge-podge group proud to call Rebecca’s Coffee House home. Yes, the smell of scones baking in the oven travels out the doors. Freshly ground, brewing coffee is rich and pungent in the surrounding air. But so much more pulls family members through the doors. Seated on a comfy couch, feel the warmth radiating off the sunny, yellow walls and the colorful artwork that makes this space so bright. Change is welcome here, from a fluctuating crowd of familiar faces and first time visitors, to daily featured coffees and Rebecca’s homemade scones bursting with the freshest local ingredients… visit again and again.
Ono Sushi, located at 1236 University Ave, is the perfect destination to take a date in San Diego. The atmosphere is relaxed and laid back, but at the same time hip and classy. The fish served is always fresh and they offer nightly specials. The menu is extensive and delicious and I recommend, no I demand that you try their Tempura Fried Vanilla Ice Cream.
If a move to the Washington, DC area is in your near future, and it might just be especially with the way the economy is booming the way it is, there are a few questions you’ll need ask yourself before you jump in your car, on a bus, plane or train. A lot of decisions need to be made, and when you’ve decided the answers you might just need corporate housing Washington DC.
Here’s a list of Questions:
1.) Will you be in Washington, DC temporarily? or long-term?
2.) Do you plan to live alone, moving here with someone, or planning to find a roommate.
3.) How much can you afford? Generally speaking it should be roughly 25% of your income.
4.) Will you have a vehicle or will you need to be near public transportation?
5.) What about neighborhood amenities like; laundry, grocery, dry cleaners, doctor, drug store, coffee shop, church?
6.) How close would you like to live to work?
You should also keep the following in mind. The closer you are to the metropolitan DC, the more expensive housing will cost, but living in beautiful, safe surrounding areas like Northwest DC, Virginia, or Maryland near a metro stop will help keep that cost lower. Of course the commute to work, if you work in Metro DC, will be longer but you’ll save a bundle.
This is the time of year people love to visit Los Angeles. However, anytime is a great time to come here. For the most part, the weather is temperate and there’s got to be a million places to visit and enjoy, and because of that many people eventually move here, needing to find corporate housing Los Angeles until they find something more permanent.
My favorite things to do are always off the beaten path. Here are just a few of them:
The Bradbury Building.
When I first looked at this building I wasn’t impressed. I had heard all good but the outside wasn’t impressive. In my opinion, sometimes those are the best places. Once you step inside though it is like a different world. Fans of Blade Runner and Chinatown (2 of my favorite movies) will surely recognize this place.
L.A. Flower Mart.
When I first moved here for work, I was coming from the East Coast. It took me a bit of time to adjust to the time change, but I think even today I still awake earlier than what I ‘need’ to. Because of my early-riser mentality, I get the chance to visit this wholesale flower market. Just so you know, the last time I went there was a small 2 buck charge to get in. Which is nothing! They are also only open to the public at certain times, so check their website. Lots of great plants and flowers!
Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Okay, so I have a darker side. From Rudolph Valentino and Jayne Mansfield to Tyrone Power and Douglas Fairbanks, you can walk down a certain memory lane. There are also outdoor films here. I know…crazy, but it is worth the trip and the time. Oh, and check out this book: Morbid Curiosity by Alan W. Petrucelli
About a week ago, I received a call from a friend of mine who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts. Pronounced “Wuss-Ter”. I know, I know, something about their funny dialect back in New England. So anyway, he gave me a call to let me know his company’s office is closing. I’d like to say I was dumbfounded but with the number of layoffs happening in the U.S. it was more disheartening for me to hear it. Something was off though, he didn’t seem to be upset. In fact, he seemed delighted.
I asked, “So, from the way you sound, you must have gotten a good lay off package, huh?” He laughed, responding, “No, we are relocating and my department is relocating to our San Diego office.” And then he asked me to help him with a few furnished apartments San Diego. No problem. That’s what I do.
He and his family are moving to America’s Finest City as soon as they sell their house, which could be a bit so he needs a smaller two-bedroom furnished apartment in San Diego. He is fortunate because they have owned the house for nearly fifteen years, and are far from underwater on their loan. It should sell quickly.
Obviously I will work closely with him until he finds the right spot…and blog about his experience!
With the number of reports out there, it looks like Washington, DC is in the top ten metropolitan areas predicted to recover by 2011. With most markets adding employment next year, many people will be moving to the area. There is no time like the present to jump on board, so if you’re in need of a corporate housing Washington DC then you should start looking now.
Corporate housing is typically designed for shorter stays; 30-90 days, and include furnished accommodations and amenities. One of the great benefits of this sort of housing is the home like conditions located close to the company who has moved you to the DC area. Another great benefit, if you are moving here for the first time, is to find a temporary living situation like this. This will help you get a lay of the land. You’ll be able to find out the neighborhoods you like. Whether you want to live in trendy Columbia Heights or the culturally diverse DuPont Circle area — which is pretty much on a direct run from the White House — you’ll find this is a short-term and wonderful solution.
Solid gains are not predicted for the rest of the county until later in 2011, Washington DC is slated with Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Salt Lake City and Kansas City to head the economic turnaround.
Have you ever moved to a new city for a company?
Whether you’re moving for a job, relocating and waiting for your home to be built, or you’ve just moved to San Diego and you’re not sure what neighborhood will work best, you’ll need a good temporary solution for corporate housing San Diego.
After you’ve considered the reason for your move you’ll need to get a map of San Diego. The city is spread out and most of the neighborhoods are developed and close to main thoroughfares and highways. So, understanding the geographic layout is essential. I didn’t do this when I move to San Diego many years ago, and I wasted a lot of gasoline going from one end of the city to the other…just to nearly find myself back where I started.
You’ll need to assess how long you’re staying. Is this just a 3 month work stint? Will the contractors be finished in 2 months, or are your in-laws ‘snow-birding’ to San Diego from upstate Wisconsin for 6 months? Next you’ll need to factor the budget, but remember, in most corporate housing the amenities are included in the housing rates. Check with us about that!
Speaking of amenities, what’s important to you? How many bedrooms? How many baths? Then there’s the proximity to schools and universities. Don’t forget the pet policies.
These are just few of the considerations you should have. We specialize in temporary furnished apartments, so feel free to ask us any questions.
Whether your employer is footing the bill for your corporate housing San Diego apartment, or you’re paying for it out of pocket, you might want to consider a living budget. Part of a living budget is knowing when you are paying too much. If you do this and your employer, new or otherwise, is paying they will most likely see your cognizant of the dollar value, and you’ll make a good impression.
The first step you need to do is make a realistic budget, and you don’t need a computer program to do something like this. A budget helps you make the most of your money while allowing you to get a handle on your flow of money. Keeping track of your daily expenses with a pen and some paper, seems low-tech, but can be done easily.
Factoring how much you should pay for your rent directly reflects how much you can pay for other expenses. So, if your rent comes with amenities like parking, cable, hot water, concierge service, and such then spending a bit more might be of interest to you, especially if you’re going to spend a good deal of time at your place. So, paying an extra $200 per month for a lot of amenities could be worth it to you. However, if your new digs are just a place to hang your hat and sleep, then you might want to save the extra rent and use the money to pay back loans or other bills.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company suggests that your rent should be no more than 25% of your monthly gross income. For example, if you are paid $40,000/year, or $3,333/month your monthly rent should be in the vicinity of $834. You can add in utilities after.
Deemed the third largest city in California and the tenth largest in the United States, San Jose was founded in 1777 and boasts a rental market of about 35%, a good portion of those rentals being corporate housing San Jose. The area is considered the Silicon Valley due to its technological and computer based type businesses that expanded throughout the area in the 1990’s. This is one of the main reasons the area continues to maintain higher than average rental prices.
Rich in culture, shopping, restaurants, and hotels, San Jose has quickly become a tourist destination for many people. The historic downtown area has plenty of shopping and museums like the Tech Museum of Innovation, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Museum of Art, and the Children’s Discovery Museum. Being that it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, the city is much easier to navigate and you’ll be able find your location.
One of the main attractions in San Jose, one that pulls many visitors from San Francisco, is the Winchester Mystery House. This 160 room Victorian mansion, built over a 38 year period, ranging from 1884 until Sarah Winchester’s death in 1922, has some state of the art amenities — at least for its time.
If you are moving to the San Jose area for work, as many continue to be, you’ll need to find corporate housing San Jose style and we at PC Housing can help.
Los Angeles is a big city. A lot of incredibly diverse people as well as a lot of fantastic neighborhoods. If you’re business is moving you to the area and you’re looking for corporate housing Los Angeles it can be a bit overwhelming. This wonderful city is a sprawling metropolis, so you’ll want to be sure to seek help from a corporate housing business that’s well connected. You want the shortest commute possible.
A number of our customers come here for work, fall in love with the area, and then decide to stay on. Most have never spent much time in the city before, so a executive apartments Los Angeles, a temporary home, is just what they need to decide on where to plant their roots for the long haul.
Our homes are fully furnished and accessorized with all bed and bath linens so you’ll only need to bring your clothes. Of course if you have some accessories of your own; favorite towels, coffee mugs, and pillows you can bring them. After all, we want you to be comfortable.