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Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs and steps to set up temporary housing (Part 5)


As a travelling nurse or medical professional you are away from home quite often and usually for long periods of time and moving comes with many things to do…including usually the most important…finding a temporary apartment or home. With more than 66 steps involved in setting up a temporary furnished apartment, why would anyone want to take on this challenge as often as those of you in the travelling nurse profession do? By using a professional temporary furnished housing company like, you not only save the incredible time but also a significant cost (25-50%) when compared to doing it yourself.

The very first thing someone needs to find is an apartment. There are 16 steps involved just in locating and securing an apartment that will rent to you on a short term basis. The last few posts I talked about the steps 1-12, here are steps 13-16:

Step 13- When you have a solid date for departure, you will need to remember to give a 30-60 day notice to vacate depending on the community requirements which means that if you forgtravel nurse unpacking boxeset you will still be responsible for rent payments up until the notice terms have been met. A professional company who underst and s the need for flexibility will most often have clauses in their agreements that address the special travel requirements many of you face each time you make a new commitment for a temporary staffing assignment which can help you avoid additional costs if you need to leave a few days early or stay a few extra days.

Step 14- If you are renting an apartment on your own, most will not allow you to pay via a credit card and most will require that you have been employed locally for at least six months. With the typical assignment being only 13 weeks, this is next to impossible. With a professional company you can use your rewards credit card and earn valuable points for a future vacation and will not need to meet the local employment restrictions most communities place in their leasing requirements.

Step 15- When it comes time to move out and get to your next assignment or back home, you will need to be available for pick-up of all the furniture, house wares, and appliances you have rented on your own, as well as make trips to turn in cable TV boxes and remember to turn in disconnect notices for all your utilities as well as pay all your final bills associated with each of these different items. You will also need to thoroughly clean the apartment. When working with a company like, all you need to do is gather your personal belongings on the last day of occupancy and leave the keys in the apartment…which means we take care of all these things for you allowing you to get on to your next assignment worry and hassle free!

Step 16- Upon move-out you will also need to have the apartment inspected AND pass the inspection for damage and cleanliness before you may receive a refund for the substantial deposit you most likely paid up front. A professional company will take care of this for you, and in most cases, you never placed a deposit, which means one less hassle and worry and no cash tied up for long periods of time in the form of deposits.

As you can clearly see now just through the first 16 of the 60+ steps to doing it on your own, there is a lot of time commitment that you probably don’t have. By securing a relationship with a temporary housing company that does this every day, you will be relieved of the headaches as well as the financial burdens associated with doing it alone. For housing coordinators, your life will be much easier as well by making one phone call instead of potentially hundreds for each new location you need.

Dan Gorman is a Certified Corporate Housing Professional member and an expert in the field of furnished housing for traveling nurses. Please visit for more information about travel nurse housing solutions and locations or email at

About the Author:

The global marketplace makes many demands on workers. Moving to a new city for a month or two is often an expected part of job performance. After a long work day, who wants to spend an hour figuring how to work the cable box? Where is the best grouper dinner, beach hangout or the best wine selection? Is there a kayak launch for a downtown river tour? For Avenida guests, all these small but important details are attended to – help and answers are just a phone call away. Whether they need the name of a gourmet grocery, advice on reputable daycare, or recommendations on the right restaurant for a special occasion, the Avenida guest has no worries. And they know that Avenida proprietors Claudia and Dan Gorman treat every customer as the only guest. How is this possible? It’s possible because a unique story that begins in Brazil and comes together in Tampa, resulting in a relocation service that combines South American hospitality and North American efficiency. The story begins in the mid-90’s when a mutual friend introduced Brazilian native Claudia to Marine Corps sergeant Dan, then stationed in Rio de Janeiro. The couple married and started a family, regularly visiting their favorite vacation spot -Tampa. The family flourished over the next ten years as Claudia’s Brazilian hospitality and people skills made it possible for her to build a successful cleaning business. Meanwhile, Dan became a Marine officer, developing the virtues that would later serve his young business: integrity, adaptability, discipline and commitment to the highest standards. When he left active duty, Dan and Claudia knew one thing: they wanted to move to Tampa. Soon after arriving, they recognized that their unique skills could help others who were temporarily or permanently relocating to the Bay area. And so Avenida was born. Avenida guests enjoy all the benefits that come from working with a locally owned business operated with international sophistication. Each Avenida home comes with a customized welcome book giving in-depth information about goods and services specific to the area. Avenida homes are tastefully decorated for personal appeal and are set-up to the highest standards. This kind of service is what Avenida guests enjoy. Dan and Claudia’s latest focus is providing the absolute best in temporary furnished housing for the Traveling nurse and medical professional. Building upon the experiences of both Dan and Claudia’s personal and professional travels, Travel Nurse Housingcom has been created to cater to the specific individual needs of the traveling nurse. With many customizable options, is an easy to use, reliable, and economical way for the nurse staffing company or even individual nurse to book their temporary furnished housing without spending a lot of time and effort looking on their own.

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