Friday, April 13, 2018

The Renter Generation

The millennial generation is renting more than any other generation, plus they are known for moving around. When it comes to housing, they are also the generation hardest hit by rising rents. Generation Z, the generation following millennials, might even have it worse.

Millennials might earn more than previous generations, but they also will pay more in rent. By the time millennials turn 30, they are looking to pay $92,000 in rent, according to a new RentCafe report.

Even though rent is on the rise in San Antonio, does not mean you have to pay more. Our apartment finders can help you save time and money in your rental search. Call our apartment locators at (210) 802-1112 today!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

3 Ways To Create A Bedroom In A Studio Apartment

As a single apartment dweller, you have to decide whether you want to live in a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. While both types of apartments have their own advantages, here are our favorite ideas for carving out space in a studio apartment for a bedroom.
1. Create a little privacy nook for the bed.
Make sure of bookcases or curtains and create a tucked away space for sleeping.

2. Placement matters.
Use a credenza or a fabric panel to give your bed a little privacy.

3. Use elevation.
Make your space feel like it is all on its own by elevating your bed vertically.   

It is essential to be prepared with a realistic budget when searching for an apartment in San Antonio. Does your list of must-haves include more square footage? Our apartment locators at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect place to call home. Give us a call today at (210) 558-7377.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Movement To Live Downtown

Whether a renter or homeowner, deciding where you would like to call home is a big decision and should not be taken lightly.  City living definitely has its perks and in the Alamo City, it is becoming a new trend.

There are more than a dozen downtown San Antonio projects currently underway, which makes downtown living more desirable. As the number of condos and apartments grows so does the desire to live closer to work or school.  The trend of moving outside of the loop are slowing fading as the population grows and traffic becomes more of a concern.

Whether you are looking for a downtown rental for professional or personal reasons, our apartment finder can help you save time and money in your search.  Give us a call at (210) 558-7377 and let us help you find the perfect apartment home for you and your budget.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

San Antonio Rent Rates Ranked High For Affordability

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Over the past year, rent has increased in San Antonio along with the rest of the state. Surprisingly, even with the rising rent, the Alamo City remains affordable.

According to a recent study, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Alamo City stands at $830 per month and two bedrooms at $1,040. San Antonians are still writing smaller rent checks with the national average of a two-bedroom at $1,160. While San Antonio's average grew by 1.6 percent in the past year, the national average grew by more at 2.5 percent.

Just because rent is on the rise does not mean you have to pay more. Our apartment finders in San Antonio can help save you both time and money in your rental search. Give us a call today (210) 558-7377. We answer our phones 7 days a week from 9am-9pm.

Monday, January 15, 2018

3 Ways To Winterize Your Apartment

Winter is inevitable. So whether you rent or own your home, adopting these practices will help you turn down the thermostat and ultimately save in your energy costs.

Start with your bedroom.
Sheets made from organic cotton flannel will keep you warm on a chilly night.

Use a draft stopper. 
They are renter friendly and a minimal investment.

Run your ceiling fans in reverse.
Set the direction your ceiling fan's blades turn by flipping a simple switch. Clockwise blades will push warm air coming out of your heater downward, counteracting heat's tendency to rise. 

The last thing any renter wants during winter's fiercest months is a cold, drafty apartment. Unfortunately, those apartments do exist. Our apartment locators at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect apartment that won't have you shiver at home or at the bank.

Call us today at (210) 802-1112.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Home Sales In San Antonio Continue To Grow At A Steady Pace

The San Antonio housing market is setting records!

As of October 2016, over 2,500 homes were sold which is a 4.5 percent increase from this time last year.  The housing market in San Antonio is showing no signs of cooling down, and it is evident in the rising home prices that sellers have leverage over buyers. The median price of a home is up 2.4 percent from the median of $202,300 in 2016 and prices are predicted to continue to surge due to interest rates remaining low. 

We understand that homeownership might not be for everyone, and feel strongly that you should do what make financial sense for you.  Whether you need help finding an apartment to rent or a home to buy, our agents can help! Give us a call today at (210) 802-1112, 7 days a week!

Simple Festive Decorating Ideas

Do you look forward to dressing up your home for the holidays, but always find yourself short on space? Get your home holiday ready, no giant tree required, with these simple DIY decor ideas.

Just Add Cozy Bedding
Adding flannel sheets or a plaid blanket will turn your bedroom into a cozy winter wonderland.

Tabletop Trees Make Everything Better
Decorate a mini potted tree and bring a natural element to your home.

Set Up A Holiday Drink Cart
A tray stocked with your favorite holiday beverages are sure to be a big hit in any home.

Photo: Margaret Write Photography

We feel even the smallest of spaces is worth decorating for the holidays. Contact our apartment locators and let us help you find the perfect apartment space where you can feel comfortable creating your own winter wonderland.