Friday, October 27, 2017

San Antonio Ranks As The 52nd Most Expensive Rental Market

San Antonio has stepped up their multi-family game. September rent was higher, but October was even higher. Although 2017 is far from over, there is no better time than now to take a better look into the rental trends for one of the country’s fastest growing cities.

San Antonio has experienced rapid growth over the past year, even prior to the much anticipated new construction apartment boom. Rent slightly rose 1.49%, from July 2017 to September 2017, pricing the average one bedroom at $881 and two bedroom at $1,094.

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 at (210) 802-1112.

Friday, September 1, 2017

San Antonio Rent Is Affordable For Every Generation

If you have searched for an apartment in the past several years you know that rent is on the rise and not just in Central Texas but nationwide.

Today, a whopping 35% of American households are renters and about half of those renters are cost burdened and spending more than 30% of their income on housing. Since renting is no longer just for the younger generation, Abodo recently surveyed renters to better understand which generation is the most cost burdened.

Almost two-third of Millennials rent and 46% of them are cost burdened paying a median gross rent of $980 per month.  Although a lower percentage of boomers rent, almost half of them are cost burdened paying a median rent of $890 per month. Over 44% of Generation X  renters are cost burdened because of their expensive taste in apartments and paying $1,050 per month.

Lucky for San Antonio renters, most cities in Texas seem to fall below the national figures. Regardless of your generation, it is important that you have an expert on your side. Our agents at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect place to call home. Call us today at (210) 558-7377.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

San Antonio Renters Are On The Move

A big perk of renting an apartment is flexibility and mobility.  More affordable homes, a better job, and lifestyle changes are all reasons that warrant a move out of the city or across state lines, according to many apartment dwellers.  

According to a recent survey by Apartment List, 55% of San Antonio renters revealed that they do plan on moving to a different city. The recent survey showed that renters would prefer to move to Houston if they were staying in Texas, or Colorado Springs if they were crossing state lines. For now San Antonians are satisfied with the rent rate and economic conditions in San Antonio and were not feeling the immediate urge to pack it all up and leave the city.  

Our licensed apartment locators are familiar with the city’s apartment rental inventory and can help save you time and money in your search. Give Apartments Now a call (210) 802-1112 and let us help you find the perfect apartment to call home!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The San Antonio Housing Market Is On Track

On the heels of a record 2016, the 2017 housing market in San Antonio continues to remain competitive. As the housing market continues to rise and break record numbers, it is even more important that you make an informed housing decision. As you look forward towards your home goals, we break down what 2017 has in store for the Alamo City.

The median home price in the Alamo City rose to $218,800 in July, according to SABOR, but did not break the June record of $220,000.  Despite rising costs, potential home buyers continue to take advantage of the dropping interest rates, with hopes of getting a little more home for their dollar.

Regardless of your goals, it is important that you have an expert on your side. Our agents at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect place to call home. Whether you are interested in buying or renting, call us today at (210) 558-7377.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Renters Are Ready To Buy A Home

As a renter, a single rental fee covers your housing costs. For many non-homeowners, the time has come to switch hats from renter to homeowner. 

A new TransUnion market analysis revealed that 55% of people who actively shopped for a home mortgage from January to March 2017 were primarily renters. This number is up from 50% in 2016 and 45% in 2015. Experts agree that the millennial generation has shown more of an interest in homeownership, which reflects in the shifting upward numbers.

Whether you are in the position to rent or buy – we can help! Our apartment finders at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect place for you and your budget. Call us today (210) 802-1112.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How To Exercise In Your Tiny Apartment

Exercise is something we all dread and the struggle to get to a gym is real. If you find it too hard to leave your apartment once you get home but want to still get your steps in here are 3 tip-toe toning moves you can do from the comfort of your apartment home.

Yoga is one of the easiest exercises to complete in a small space. It is an apartment-friendly activity that can be easily stored under your bed. It is great for improving your balance and strength.

Body weight exercises can be done with ease in any small space. They build your strength and include planks, squats, sit ups, and wall sits. Add a couple resistant bands to the mix to change it up.

Cardio does not have to involve a treadmill. Mountain climbers, lunges and even dancing to your favorite tunes will elevate your heart rate and your neighbors won’t even know you are exercising.

How do you exercise on in your apartment? We want to hear in the comments below.

It is essential to be prepared with a realistic budget when searching for an apartment. Does your list of must-haves include a fitness center? Our apartment finders at Apartments Now know the 411 on apartment community amenities in San Antonio.

We would love to help you find the perfect place to call home. Give us a call today (210) 558-7377.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Rent In San Antonio Is On The Climb

San Antonio has always been known as a big city with affordable rent prices. To help you better understand the current rental trends and how it affects your pocketbook, we broke down the mid year analysis by Abodo to what matters most for you.

No Texas cities made the list of greatest average rent growth in the first half of 2017, but San Antonio did record an increase for the past six months. With rent on the rise in over half of the nation’s states, cities like the Alamo City are not alone in experiencing a sustained increase in rent on a month-to-month basis.

A one bedroom apartment in January 2017 rented on average for $819 and for a little more in July at $858. Two bedroom apartment rents also increased at an average rate of 0.77% every month from January to July.  As development attempts to keep up with the rising demand of the “Fastest Growing Regions” it is highly unlikely that rent will significantly decrease anytime soon.

Only time will tell if rental rates will continue to climb through the rest of 2017. It is no better time than now to work with a housing expert, like Apartments Now, in your rental search. Give us a call today (210) 802-1112.