Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Create The Perfect Study Spot In Your Apartment

A dedicated study spot is a must if you are going to make Dean’s List honors this semester. 😉 As back-to-school quickly approaches here are 3 study space ideas full of color and inspiration to help organize your apartment while also reducing distractions.

Regardless of the square footage of your apartment, an awesome and affordable study space is achievable. Remember to take advantage of any and all back to school sales this month.

When planning out your space make sure to remember these 3 important elements:
  1. Multi-Furniture: Utilize pieces that have multi-use, especially for small spaces.
  2. Lighting: Add a mirror to space or task lighting to brighten up space.
  3. Organization: Utilize multi-tier systems and your wall space. Include shelves, cork boards, and containers to keep the space tidy.

Here are a few study spot ideas for your apartment:

The Living Room Study Spot

Under Bed Study Spot

Designated Room Study Spot

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Central Texas Is Still Hot

Real estate has always been centered around location, location, location. Forbes scoured the housing markets to determine the most overvalued housing markets in the country to help Americans, like you, make better-informed decisions.  

To determine the top overvalued housing markets in the country (from the 50 largest metro areas) Forbes analyzed five metrics: unemployment, nominal income growth, population growth, change in rental prices and home price growth. It comes to no surprise that the most overhauled markets can be found right here in the Lone Star State and that San Antonio outpaced all the other markets at a higher rate.

So what does that mean for you?  In an overhauled housing market sellers typically benefit, buyers face hotter home prices, and homeowners prepare for increasing property taxes.  As the momentum gains, the rental trends of Americans choosing to rent versus buy will also likely continue to increase. Let’s face it, nobody wants to pay more. The housing and rental trends go hand in hand.

Do you feel that the San Antonio housing market is overvalued? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  

Our apartment finders at Apartments Now are experts in the San Antonio real estate market. They work daily with buyers, sellers, and renters who want to live in an overhauled housing market like the Alamo City. Give us a call today (210) 558-7377 and let us help you find the perfect place to call home.

3 Organizing Ideas for your Drawers

Itty bitty living spaces call for phenomenal organizational powers. Get your disorganized drawers under control with these 3 simple de-cluttering tips.

Create inserts.
Cut up a shoe box you have lying around and create custom drawer dividers. Decorate the cardboard with washi tape to add some fun color.

Source:The Homes I Have Made

Rethink the way you fold.
Instead of stacking shirts on top of each other try a different method that makes it easier to see all of your clothes at once.  

Source: Tesco Living

Get handy with PVC.

Try a smart and easily removable hack. Cut PVC pipes to fit in your drawer and arrange them however your heart desires.

Source: Better Homes and Garden
Do you have any organizational tips? Share them in the comments and help fellow apartment dwellers.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

U.S. Apartment Inventory Is Nearly Full


The number of renters is nearing a record, as 95% of units nationwide are now occupied, according to data from RealPage. High home prices fueled by high demand has pushed more America into apartment homes, leading to the lowest gross vacancy rate since 2000.

Construction is falling behind the demand for apartment living, but that has not halted the rise in rental rates.  Monthly rent now averages $1,339 in the U.S.

Despite the rising rent you do not have to feel burdened by the cost of rising rent in San Antonio. Our apartment finders are knowledgeable of the city's apartment inventory and can help guide you through the entire process.

Contact us and let our licensed apartment locators help find you the best apartment for your budget!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Squeeze a Little More Into Your Apartment Closet

Renting a small apartment can have a lot of benefits, but small closets aren’t one of them. Read on for three clever ways to squeeze out a little extra storage out of your small closet.

Image Credit: Indecent Order

Just Add Hooks.
Do you see any wall space that is not covered by clothing? Put a hook on it. Hang your belts, bags, and even luggage.  

Image Credit: Amazon

Hang An Extender Rod
Double your hanging space by adding an extender rod to your closet.
Image Credit: Ikea

Stack Your Storage
Organize your floor space with multi-story shoe storage or a rolling cart and make the most of your space.

When you live in a small space you must make every inch count. Our apartment finders are experts in helping renters find the perfect apartment with just enough space.

Call us and let our apartment locators find the perfect apartment for you and your budget.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Throwing A Fourth of July Party

You do not have to travel far to find a festive 4th of July bash. If you’ve decided to throw your own red, white, and blue shindig at your apartment, here are a few tips to help you pull off the celebration in style.
Know all the rules.  If you are utilizing the apartment community grill, common area, or patio then make sure you know the do's and don't. Do not forget that fireworks are also illegal and breaking the law can get you a hefty fine.
Mark the holiday and use the red, white, and blue motif to your heart’s desire. Check out our Pinterest board for a few fun menu items that you can incorporate into your gathering.
ENJOY! Preparing what you can ahead of time ensures you have everything your guest needs so that you can enjoy the celebration with them!
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Best Buy Cities

Every homebuyer wants to make sure that they are making a smart financial investment. So whether you are looking for a place to live or a property to rent out, it is reassuring to know you are buying in the right place.
San Antonio is one of America’s most populated cities and as it continues to grow so does the need for more housing. Forbes recently teamed up with Local Market Monitor to determine where the population, jobs, and home prices are growing the most. San Antonio made the 2017 best cities to invest in real estate list at number 20.  

Home prices in Texas are increasing and the Alamo City is no exception. With median home prices at $210,000 and a population expected to grow by 6.5% in the next three years, it is clear why Forbes predicts home prices to grow by at least 17% by 2020.
We understand that homeownership is not for everyone, and strongly believe that you should do what makes financial sense for you. Whether you are interested in renting an apartment or need help buying a house, our team of agents can help! Contact us today!