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

Apartment List
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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

San Antonio Ranks As The 52nd Most Expensive Rental Market

San Antonio has stepped up their multi-family game. Rent in September rent rose higher than previous months, but in October it continued to climb. Although 2017 is almost over, there is no better time than now to take a 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.

Remember! 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, we answer our phones 7 days a week from 9am-9pm.

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.