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!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How Much You Must Earn To Rent An Apartment In Texas

Working in some of the fastest-growing occupations might still not be enough to afford the average one-bedroom rental, let alone two-bedroom, anywhere in the U.S. Let’s face it renting is going to cost you, therefore it is important to know what you can afford before you sign on the dotted line.

In some cities the cost of rent has risen, but wages have not kept up with the pace. The average one-bedroom apartment in Texas will cost you 82 Texas minimum wage hours per week ( without paying more than 30% of your income). If you want to rent a two-bedroom apartment then it will cost you at least 101 Texas minimum wage hours per week. Assuming a 4-hour work week, 52 weeks per year, the hourly wage is $18.38.

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The Strong Demand For Apartment Living

As San Antonio continues to outpace the national average, multifamily investors prepare to keep up with the housing demand. According to new reports, the Alamo City will need 53,000 new apartments by 2030 and many of those new apartments have already begun to pop up.  

In the past year, San Antonio added 6,000 new apartments, many of which fall in the far northwest and far west areas of town. Construction in central San Antonio also remains hot with 1,800 new units currently undergoing construction. On top of the growth in inventory, average rent prices climbed to a $951 average with the highest rent average in the city being located in the Alamo Heights area at $1,238 a month. Even as the rent rate continues to climb, as much as 4.5% increase, vacancy in the 2nd quarter fell in Class C apartments but rose in Class A apartments.  

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The San Antonio Neighborhood With The Most New Apartments

Apartments have been popping up all over Texas and San Antonio is no different. San Antonio is a large city with many neighborhoods to choose from. Thanks to a new report we now know which top neighborhoods have gained the most apartments [post recession].

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The experts compiled data from the 2010-2016 census and ranked the largest 30 cities that had 50 or more apartment complexes.  San Antonio’s Northwest neighborhood took the 18th spot on that list with a total of 2,785 units. Only 17 neighborhoods gained more inventory and 3 other San Antonio neighborhoods made it in the top 40 list.
Our licensed apartment locators are familiar with the city’s apartment rental inventory and can help save you time and money in the search process. Give Apartments Now a call (210) 558-7377 and let us help you find the perfect neighborhood to call home!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Apartment Industry Is Exceeding Capacity

Locating an apartment can be exhausting, especially when you begin your search only to discover demand is high in your city, therefore, inventory is limited. Over 39 million people rent and new research confirms the demand for apartment living is on the climb.  

With stricter underwriting standards and single family housing exceeding growth in income, many [former] homeowners have grown to enjoy the flexibility and affordability in renting.The fallout of the housing bubble has shifted homeowners into renters. As San Antonio’s population keeps on growing, as well as the rest of the nation, the need for more apartment units is also contributing to the demand. 

On average 244,000 apartments homes, a year was built from 2012-2016, but experts have calculated that at least 325,000 new apartments homes need to be built in order to keep up with the climbing demand. While some markets are exceeding growth, others are restricted, causing higher rental cost and lower affordability. The U.S. housing market will need 4.6 million new apartment homes across all price points by 2030.  

Apartment searches are time-sensitive and can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. In a big city like San Antonio, it is important that you work with a housing expert in your search. Our apartment finders at Apartments Now can help you time and money in your search. 

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Friday, June 9, 2017

A Roadmap to Renting Your Dream Apartment

Just graduated? Well done. If you’ve already started your apartment search you might find that school work was easier than finding your dream apartment. Make finding a place less of a nightmare with these top apartment hunting tips.  

Set a budget
Be prepared and set your budget. You do not want to waste your time looking at something you just cannot afford. Crunch the numbers and know exactly how much rent you can afford.

Make your must-have list
Before you start looking at apartments, in person or online, make your must-have list. Trust us, it will help you narrow down your search criteria.

Tour apartments
Looking at apartments take up a lot of your precious time, but it is still an important factor in the apartment hunt. Before you sign on the dotted line make sure you go tour the apartment you are interested in renting.

Work with a housing expert
Apartment searches are time-sensitive and can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. Working with a licensed apartment locator can help you avoid making a bad move. Apartment finders are knowledgeable and armed with the right questions to help guide your search, while also helping save you time and money in the process.

We feel the apartment search should be as stress-free as possible. Our apartment locators at Apartments Now work with first-time renters and can help guide you through the entire search process. Give our apartment finders a call (210) 802-1112 and let us help make your first experience a memorable one.

Friday, June 2, 2017

This San Antonio Suburb Ranks Among America's Best Cities For Families

Finding the right apartment for you and your family can be very challenging, especially in a large city like San Antonio. The search criteria entail so much more when renting with children, and your list of must-haves are suddenly non-negotiable.  The experts at HomeUnion understand the challenges and recently revealed the 30 best places in America for families to live.

After analyzing average school ratings, along with affordability, 78255 in the suburb of Cross Mountain, located in the Northside Independent School District, ranked No. 15 on the top 30 HomeUnion list.  Home values in this area of town average $317,000 and schools rated 85.2 on the HomeUnion scale.

Are you looking for an apartment in a suburb of San Antonio that has good schools and a safe community? Our apartment finders at Apartments Now work daily with families to help them find the perfect apartment. Contact our apartment finders and let us help you find the best possible place for your family!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

San Antonio Welcomes More New Residents

Projections estimate that over 1 million people will call San Antonio home over the next 25 years, and according to a new report by U-Haul, many early birds already have begun their move to the Alamo City.

CultureMap recently revealed U-Haul’s top U.S. destinations for 2016 and San Antonio rose two spots from its 2015 ranking to third place. Two Texas cities, Austin and Houston, also made the top 5 list.  

Moving into a city such as San Antonio is easy when you work with a housing expert.  Our apartment finders at Apartments Now know what's going on in and around the city when it comes to new and existing apartment developments. Call us today and let us put our expert knowledge to work for you!