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Old 03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I will me relocating to the Houston area from Michigan. I will be arriving first before my family so I will need to find temporary private furnished housing for approx 1 month. - Do any of you have any suggestions?

Also, during the first month I will have to locate housing for my family. We are not selling our home here in Michigan due to the market, so we will need to find a rental. We have two small children so we will only be looking for a house to rent. We live in a fairly small town right now and would like to find the same in the Houston area. I have been informed about the Kingwood and Humble area - does any one have thoughts on these areas or possible new areas?

Our rental must be newer - we have a 10 month old that crawls around so we are not looking for a clean-r-upper property.

Now, how about some suggestions on how to survive the Summer heat in Houston?

I appreciate any feedback I get!
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: West Hempstead, NY
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I will me relocating to the Houston area from Michigan. I will be arriving first before my family so I will need to find temporary private furnished housing for approx 1 month. - Do any of you have any suggestions?

Also, during the first month I will have to locate housing for my family. We are not selling our home here in Michigan due to the market, so we will need to find a rental. We have two small children so we will only be looking for a house to rent. We live in a fairly small town right now and would like to find the same in the Houston area. I have been informed about the Kingwood and Humble area - does any one have thoughts on these areas or possible new areas?

Our rental must be newer - we have a 10 month old that crawls around so we are not looking for a clean-r-upper property.

Now, how about some suggestions on how to survive the Summer heat in Houston?

I appreciate any feedback I get!
For your temp rental I recommend The Crossland Extended stay at Hwy 6 and Westheimer, right near George Bush park. A mile south of I - 10. That's where I stayed last July when we came out. It's decent and economical with kitchens and wireless internet. You can call them and ask for the rate for the month and they'll even give you a form to fill out where you'll get a refund of the sales tax you paid. That is in Houston though. If your looking for something in a small town you might want to check te individual websites, etc. to see what types of accomodations they have there or check travelocity, hotwire, etc. Extended Stay America has places all over etc. Crosslands is a part of that. Extended Stay America Hotels - Affordable hotel suites for long term business travel, relocation or vacation .

If your looking for a small town you might want to check Cypress, Conroe or Magnolia, etc. Keep in mind these places are a hefty drive (Especially during rush hours) to Houston so if your going to be working in Houston, you'll want to live closer to Houston. Humble, Tomball and Spring are good bets. Close enough to Houston yet far enough away. You should have no problem finding a nice house to rent almost anywhere. Bring your checkbook with you when you go out looking. You can also check har.com. There are tons of rental houses on there. Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes, Houston Home Value and Houston Relocation

As far as the Summer heat is concerned I wouldn't worry about it. Although I haven't lived thru a whole summer here in Houston yet I spent 2 weeks here in July and it was basically the same thing as being in South Florida during summer. And I know that weather very well. It's hot and Humid. You adjust to it after a while and everyplace and I mean every single place is air conditioned. I believe they actually call Houston the most air conditioned city on earth. Don't worry, you'll adjust and you'll definitely apreciate the nice winters. I've worn shorts almost every single day since I arrived here from NY on 1/8/08. Good luck to you and your family. And good choice. Houston is the greatest place I've ever lived (And I have lived in MANY places).
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