Corporate Housing San Diego | Why Not?

Usually designed to be temporary or short-term, corporate housing San Diego, can range for extended stays – sometimes three to nine months. Fully furnished and located in the heart of the city, helps afford the renter the feeling of home comforts. Depending on the length of the stay, a number of people bring prized personal belongings, and even invite their families if the stay is extended.

Because a lot of corporate housing is located in heart of the city, it eliminates the challenges of a commute, trying to find restaurants, and shopping and nightlife entertainment can be at your fingertips. And speaking of shopping, the ideal long-term renter is most often not someone who eats out every night, so going out the local supermarket, buying food and bringing it home to cook is very common.

Who would use corporate housing? Well, sometimes business cannot be handled during a weekend seminar or even a week-long visit to a client or branch office. Staying in a hotel, regardless of how posh it might leave an impression of loneliness. So, after a productive day in the boardroom, in the field, or what have you, the executive can kick back in a home-like environment, or even entertain other executives right there. That so beats having to meet in a noisy bar to talk business.

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Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO) is a directory to locate furnished/unfurnished temporary housing by owner. Search CHBO to find your rental and contact the manager directly. CHBO offers properties in North America.

Why Corporate Housing San Diego in America’s Finest City?

So, what does San Diego County and the state of Connecticut have in common? Well, they are almost the same size! Isn’t that wild. I never would have thought that. San Diego County stretches 65 miles from north to south, and 86 miles from east to west, which covers 4,261 square miles. Connecticut covers 5,544 square miles. The city of San Diego is charming, quaint and has an upbeat character, which is why it’s called America’s Finest City.

If you’ve had the luck of coming here on business, you’ll likely be in corporate housing San Diego. If that’s the case, try to stay a few more days and enjoy the San Diego Experience. Here’s a short list of “Things To Do!” while here.

San Diego Padres: PETCO Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region.

SeaWorld San Diego: Be moved by the awe inspiring Shamu®. Ride the mysteries of Atlantis. Go nose-to-bottlenose with our friendliest dolphins. Get a rare up-close look at our gentle beluga whales.

Broadway San Diego: San Diego has a ton of theatre openings. There are two main venues; the Civic Theater and Balboa Theater. So, if you are downtown, in Hotel Circle, or anywhere else in San Diego, you’ll need to check out what’s playing in one of our historic theaters.

San Diego Harbor Excursion: Seeing San Diego from the water is like seeing a jewel sparkle in the sunshine…even at night! I’d fancy a guess that this city was built to be seen from that angle. The Harbor Cruise ship runs every hour on the hour and takes you over to Ferry Landing Marketplace on Coronado Island. The cruise does not take long at all, so you can make it part of your day.

Well, whatever you decide to do here in San Diego, remember that our yearly average high temperature is 71 degrees, the humidity is only 69%, the average yearly rainfall is .78′ and the sun shines 68% of the year. Perfect if you ask me!

Corporate Housing San Diego| Where to Shop in San Diego

Last week I told you about some underground places to go when first moving to corporate housing San Diego. I told you where to go if you wanted a great cup of coffee, scone and a great meal. This week, I am going to focus on where to go to shop in San Diego.

Buffalo Exchange (Pacific Beach and Hillcrest):
Buffalo Exchange is no thrift store, but it is far from a department store. With two locations in San Diego, one in Pacific Beach, which carries a better supply for the ladies and one in Hillcrest, which caters more to men, Buffalo Exchange is a beacon of hope on the horizon of blasé fashions and racks full of the same outfits. At Buffalo Exchange, you will not find duplicates of any outfit, shirt or ensemble. Instead you will find designer outfits and pieces at half off to sixty percent off what they would usually sell for, the catch is that they have been worn before. You can bring in your lightly used designer duds and get store credit or cash, leaving you with money in your pocket or new clothes on your back. Check out www.Buffaloexchange.com for more information.

Velo Cult Bike Shop (South Park):
Velo Cult, is a Bike shop for the Bike enthusiast. Located in South Park, which simply means south of Park Ave., not to be confused with the animated television show, Velo is a shop that caters to all your biking needs. They are no average bike shop. The attendants are friendly and extremely knowledgeable and they carry every part that you would need for your bike, including parts you never thought you needed but will buy once at Velo Cult. For more about Velo Cult, check out their website: www.velocult.com

Mitch’s Surf Shop (La Jolla):
Mitch’s Surf Shop opened for business in early 1967, near Windansea Beach. Since then, they have strived to fulfill their customers’ needs with the finest quality surfboards and surfing products available. At Mitch’s their knowledgeable staff are committed to excellent customer service. Their surfboard stock includes Takayama, Gato Heroi, Tudor, Campbell Brothers, Rainbow, Bing, Christensen, Mandala, Hanel, Minnard, Scott Raymond Henry, Murphy, GP, Junod and Hydrodynamica. Also, they carry Matuse, Body Glove and Xcel wetsuits, and a huge variety of FCS, Lokbox and handmade custom fins by the top designers on the West Coast. For more information: www.mitchsurfshop.com

Corporate Housing | Building Connections in a New City

 

Moving, starting a new job and finding corporate housing can carry a lot of anxiety and worry along with the excitement it brings when trying to build new connections in a new city. A great way to get involved in your new community is to join local community groups and become active on website’s that bring likeminded people together.

Some great website’s that do just that are meetup.com, couchsurfing.org and yelp.com.

Couchsurfing.org
CouchSurfing is an international non-profit network that connects travelers with locals in over 230 countries and territories around the world. Since 2004, members have been using the system to come together for cultural exchange, friendship, and learning experiences. Today, over a million people who might otherwise never meet are able to share hospitality and cultural understanding.
CouchSurfing members share hospitality with one another. These exchanges are a uniquely rich form of cultural interaction. Hosts have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world without leaving home. “Surfers,” or travelers, are able to participate in the local life of the places they visit. We also give more people the chance to become travelers, because “surfing” lowers the financial cost of exploration.

Meetup.com
Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Yelp.com
Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. As of December 2009, more than 26 million people have visited Yelp. Yelpers have written over 9 million local reviews, over 85% of them rating a business 3 stars or higher. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, special offers, lists and to talk with other Yelpers. Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post offers, photos and message his or her customers.

Corporate Housing San Diego | Undiscovered Neighborhoods in San Diego

 

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:

North Park.
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.

South Park.
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.

Hillcrest.
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.

Corporate Housing Washington DC | Questions You’ll Need to Answer

 

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.

Corporate Housing Los Angeles and Going off the Beaten Path

 

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

Furnished Apartments San Diego | An Employee’s Sudden Move

 

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!

Corporate Housing Washington DC | A Booming Mecca

 

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?

Great Tips to Find Corporate Housing San Diego

 

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.