Monday, September 28, 2015

When To Start Your Next Move

Many Americans find it appealing to rent, as is evident with the increasing development of multi-family housing. If you are getting ready to look for that next apartment here is an easy-to-follow timeline to help make your new apartment search process just a little easier on you. Simplify your life with a game plan in place.

120 days before moving out
The time when your lease expires holds just as much importance as to when you signed it. Make a note of the move out date and the terms associated with it. While the calendar is open start pondering your move out date. It will be easier on you if you start preparing yourself now for the move.

Moving is a costly expense, and you do not want to get yourself into a financial bind. Calculate how much you need to start saving so that you are monetarily ready for the expenses that will hit your pocketbook.

90 days before moving out
Prepare your written notice, and put it in a safe place. Once you have secured your next apartment you can go back and complete it with your move out date and signature. Make sure you are in compliance with your lease terms.

60-30 days before moving out
Make an appointment with a licensed apartment locator. They will be key in helping you find your next apartment, while saving your time and money. If you pre-plan accordingly you will be able to secure your next apartment before giving notice to your current landlord. This will give you the opportunity to ask for more time in your current apartment if needed.

Most apartments become available 30-60 days before the date you are looking to move in, and if you want to have options then start searching earlier versus later.

Be ready with your criteria, proof of income/any bank statements when you meet with the apartment locator. Take your checkbook to the appointment so that you can submit an application fee or security deposit. You want to be prepared to secure an apartment if you find the one!

Once you have secured your next apartment submit your written notice to move out to your current landlord, and rest easy knowing you have secured a new home with the help of an expert.

30 days before moving out
It is now time to start packing your personal belonging because your move out date will be here before you know it! This is a good time to book your moving company, and schedule any time off from work that you might need to move. Remember to forward any mail with your local post office, and notify any creditors of your move.

Moving can be a stressful time, but with proper planning it does not have to be!  Plan ahead, work with an apartment locator, and stick to your schedule and you’ll be enjoying your new home in no time!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Apartment Decorating


If you have ever felt limited in decorating the apartment you are leasing, here are a couple simple temporary decorating ideas to help. There is no reason you should have to sacrifice your style leasing a temporary space. 

When you can’t paint then decorate! Renters must move into a space where they did not get to customize the finishes. Most apartment walls are painted in a neutral color. If you want to add some of you to your space why not try to add curtains in your favorite color. Better yet, show off your crafty skills and paint some of your own furniture. Adding just a couple of pieces of your personalized accessories can transform the look and feel of an apartment.

Spruce up those floors! Unfortunately, carpet color is something renters do not have the option of changing. Make the room more stylish by adding a rug to the room. By layering your rug over a carpet you can add your own flair. If you are new to the world of area rugs check out this informational article by Effortless Style that will guide you at area rug sizes.

Personalize your space with you! You can make your apartment feel like a home without painting walls and updating finishes. Add a classic look to your bathroom and hang a monogramed shower curtain or bath towels. Or create a gallery wall of pictures and artwork on that blank dull living room wall. Need help with a photo gallery wall? Jenna Burger Design shares Useful Ideas And Layouts To Create A Photo Gallery Wall. All of these attempts are very effortless, and will help you make the apartment your own. 

There is no reason not to dress up your apartment like you own it! We are experts in helping you find the perfect #apartment to decorate and would love to help you. Give Apartments Now a call at 210-558-7377.

Monday, September 21, 2015

San Antonio Is Still Affordable


San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the country. The choice of where to live becomes even more challenging in a large city. Leveraging the knowledge of an apartment locator is key to saving you time and money.   

An impressive low unemployment rate keeps young professionals moving to San Antonio. They prefer to rent in work-play neighborhoods, and therefore there is a need for more affordable apartment living. Developers are capitalizing, and that is apparent with all the new multi-family development throughout the Alamo City. According to The San Antonio Multi-Family Trend Report, there are 46 properties with a total of 11,436 units under construction. Even with the increase in units available in San Antonio, the apartment market remains affordable and continues to record high occupancy rates. 

The apartment rental market remains strong. You can depend on an apartment locator to help you whether you are a life long resident or new to the city. Give us a call at 210.558.7377 and let Apartments Now help you locate your next #apartment home in San Antonio.