Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Best Suburbs In San Antonio

Location, location, location. 

If you are considering moving to a new apartment home there are many factors to consider such as price and location. Since location, location, locations is so important, Niche released their 2017 Best Places To Live list where they ranked the best suburbs to live in the state of Texas.  

Their ranking was determined by several factors such as cost of living, crime rates, education, weather, and health. 15 San Antonio suburbs made the list. 

Multi-family development in San Antonio remains stronger than ever. With more and more apartment communities emerging in the Alamo City, it is even more important that you let an expert help you find your next home. Our licensed apartment finders are familiar with the city's apartment rental inventory and can help guide you through the entire process. Give us a call and let us help you find your next home!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Cost Of Living In San Antonio

Finding a place to live is a big decision. The money experts at understand how important this decision is to Americans and therefore recently evaluated the cost of living in the 50 biggest cities in America.  If you were on the fence about relocating to San Antonio then this information may help you determine if it is actually worth the move.  

The Alamo City shined as one of the five cities in Texas where the median salary exceeded the magical “comfortable” number.  The experts evaluated median income by the city, the cost of necessities, and then applied the 50-30-20 rule to determine the salary requirements needed to live a comfortable lifestyle.

At Apartments Now we understand how important it is that your rent payment is affordable and falls within your monthly budget. Give our apartment finders a call and let them help you find the perfect place to call home in San Antonio.

Friday, April 21, 2017

San Antonio Ranks As One Of America’s Most Attractive Cities

Travel + Leisure released the results of its annual survey of America’s favorite places where they ranked cities in several categories like food and friendliness. The travel experts surveyed their readers across the USA and we are proud to discover that San Antonio ranked on another of their ‘best of list’.

The Alamo City earned a perfect score (no surprise here) for being friendly and readers found San Antonians eye-catching, ranking San Antonio #15 on the list of most attractive cities by Travel + Leisure.

If you know someone who is looking to move to an attractive city then send them our way. Our apartment locators at Apartments Now know where to find the best eye-catching apartments and can help you find the best deal for your rental dollars.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

San Antonio Is One Of The Best Cities For First-Time Buyers

Buying a home on your own is no easy task. Not only is the home search a challenge, but you must also save up for a down payment and secure lending. Homeownership remains a dream for many Americans, therefore, SmartAsset ranked over 64 cities in America across the same seven factors to find the best cities for first-time homebuyers.

The Lone Star State shined as a top state for first-time homebuyers and three cities in Texas ranked in the SmartAsset top 10 list. The data concluded that buyers preferred locations with stable housing markets and low market volatility, much like San Antonio. San Antonio ranked 6th for home affordability and mortgage accessibility for first-time homebuyers. Much of their ranking weighed on the fact that in the past five years the city has only experienced a few declines in the home price index and has remained attainable.

Whether you are interested in renting or buying a home for the first time one of our real estate agents can help. All of our apartment finders are knowledgeable with the tools needed to help you find the perfect place to live in San Antonio - whether buying a house or renting an apartment!

Apartment Pool Safety Tips

Living in an apartment means you have easy access to a pool and with summer quickly approaching it is important to brush up on your pool safety.  Before you begin all your fun in the sun activities, check out these safety tips that will ensure you and your guests have a great time out at your apartment community pool.

Review The Pool Rules
Make yourself aware of them and adhere to the safety rules and regulations your landlord has set. If you have guests or children make sure they adhere to them too. Pool rules will ensure a fun and safe time for everyone to enjoy.

Discuss Pool Safety with Children
Discuss potential dangers with kids and make sure they know how to use the pool in a safe manner. Talk about walking not running with little ones and always stay close when by kids in the water.

Stay Alert of Weather Conditions
In Texas weather changes in the blink of an eye. Summer storms can hit quickly so if you see lightning or hear thunder get out to the pool and seek shelter immediately.

What are some pool tips at your apartment community? Let us know on Facebook.

Is finding an apartment with a great pool a priority in your apartment search? Give our apartment locators at Apartments Now a call at (210) 558-7377, and let us help find you the perfect apartment home to call home.

Friday, April 7, 2017

San Antonio Homes Are Not In Short Supply

Across the country potential homeowners are finding themselves with fewer options and higher price ranges. Today nationwide home values are on the rise and inventory is down, except for in Texas markets.

According to the national housing experts at Zillow, there are 3% fewer homes on the market today than one year ago and home values have risen 6%. Rent rates have followed the upward trend and risen on the average 1%. Texas, however, is the only state experiencing a rise in home inventory and also home values. In San Antonio, there are 16.4% more homes on the market and they are worth 6% more than they were this time last year. With less inventory to choose from, it will make for a very competitive shopping season in most states except for Texas.

We feel it is important to stay on top of market trends when it comes to real estate. Our apartment finders are experts in working with renters who are struggling with the rent versus buy dilemma. Give us a call at  Apartments Now and let our apartment locators find you the perfect home for you and your budget.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How To Organize Your Kids' Toys In An Apartment

If you have children then living with toys is an unavoidable fixture of your apartment. If you have recently found yourself fighting the piles of wooden blocks and plastic farm animals, then here are a few tips sure help get the mass of games and legos all under control.

Tip 1: Designate toy bins.
Find a basket or container for the toys and make it their permanent home. Get creative with your storage solutions and utilize under bed storage, storage ottomans, or even spice racks.
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Tip 2: Main living spaces are not off limits.
Let’s face it, keeping toys hidden in the bedrooms is often unrealistic. Try blending them into the room. Add a shelf, some cute wicker baskets to the corner of the room, or just designating a section of the room to the toys - trust me it is better than stepping on them in the dark of night.

Tip 3: Less is more.
Having a home for everything, versus just stacking them up in the corner of the kitchen, will make for easier clean up. Spend 10 minutes a day cleaning up toys and do not let it pile up. If you run out of space them make more space and buy more containers, or start thinking about getting rid of stuff.
Living in an apartment, especially one that is limited on space, can be challenge for all sorts of reasons, particularly if you have kids. Our apartment finders at Apartments Now are experts in working with renter who need just enough space. Give us a call (210) 802-1112 and let us help find you and your family the perfect place to call home!