Friday, September 21, 2018

Renting With A Family

Surprisingly, more than one-third of renters have kids at home.  Although renting has always been characterized as a lifestyle choice, market factors have driven more people in the direction of renting.

For those renters with kids at home, balancing the rising apartment rents along with the costs of raising a family can be a stressful challenge. According to the new analysis, San Antonio renters spend just as much money on their monthly rent payment than they do on their childcare costs.  

The cost of raising a family can be expensive, but that cost looks very different depending on where you are living.  In San Antonio that cost includes $1,300 on rent and an additional $1,200 on child care.

As apartment rents keep rising finding the best apartment deal has never been more critical. Our apartment locators know the best San Antonio apartments for renters with kids and can help you lock in the best deal for your budget.

Give us a call at (210) 558-7377 today to start your FREE search!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Luxury Condo Meets Record Breaking Milestone

Downtown San Antonio is desirable, cultural, and home to some of the oldest and tallest buildings. There has been a lot of focus on the revitalization of downtown and with the growth that the Alamo City is experiencing, The Arts Residences couldn’t have found a more desirable neighborhood to call home.

In a short 7 months The Arts Residences, a luxury condominium located just a short distance from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is already breaking records. Slated to open in 2020 and The Arts Residences has already been crowned the fastest condominium project in Texas. Residents are looking forward to enjoying 20 floors and 10 feet ceilings at the price tag of $400K up to over $4.5 million.

Residents will enjoy 20 floors and 10 feet ceilings at the price tag of 400K up to over $4.5 million.

Are you ready to embrace downtown living? Our licensed apartment locators are experts in downtown apartments. Call us at (210) 802-1112 to start your free customized apartment search.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

San Antonio Lands Top Spot In Top 15 Low Housing Cost List

Many people expect homeownership to come at a much lower cost than renting, but thanks to Rentcafe and PropertyShark joining forces we now have proof that San Antonians who rent are in better shape than most states.

San Antonio was one of only 12 cities in the country where renters are able to save money at the end of the month.  Unlike some other cities, San Antonio renters on average are able to put away $163.  This is not to discredit the saving efforts of homeowners, just to say that renters in the Alamo city are financially capable of putting money away in their piggy banks.  

Our apartment finders in San Antonio are familiar with the rental inventory, money-saving specials, and market conditions. Let us help you save time and money in your search.  Call us at (210) 558-7377 to start your free apartment search.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Best Places For Apartment Decor In San Antonio

Using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders, but there are only so many mirrors you can hang up on the walls of your apartment.  When weighing the financial risks that come with furniture shopping we believe it is important that you do not become overwhelmed, but enjoy the experience.

Decorating a rental is a fun project, but also a daunting task. Whether your a first-time renter starting with a blank canvas or just looking for a good statement piece, here’s your roadmap to some of the best decor stores in the Alamo City.

Need to find a space that is Pinterest worthy? Call our apartment locators at (210) 802-1112 to schedule your free apartment search today!

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Top 10 College Apartment Essentials

Moving out of your dorm and into an apartment is a big step and as excited as you might be to move out of a tiny room, this is not a decision you should take lightly.  With more freedom comes more responsibility, and unlike a dorm, an apartment carries a lot of financial responsibility. Before you get overwhelmed shopping, here’s our list of ten essentials necessary for you to survive in your first college apartment

Where you will surf Facebook, pull the final exam all-nighter, and sleep. The top 3 essentials first needed for your bedroom are bedding, a lamp, and a study desk. Remember all the other luxury items can be collected over time.

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As a college student, the bathroom might be where you find yourself practicing your presentation. There are only a few things really needed for this room to be fully functional. Towels, soap, toilet paper and a shower curtain should make your list of priorities.

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This is the part of the shared home that you will probably spend most of your time and where grilled cheese become your best friend. As long as you have chairs, silverware, and a trashcan all else can be acquired with time.

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Whether you are looking for an apartment to rent solo or with a roommate, our apartment locators at Apartments Now are here to help you save time and money in your search. Give us a call today at (210) 802-1112 to start your free San Antonio apartment search.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

San Antonio Suburb Ranks On Best Places In Nation

Home to Texas State University and the popular outlet mall, San Marcos is just a short 45 minute drive from San Antonio. What you probably did not know is that AARP The Magazine recently recognized San Marcos for its affordability, ranking the city one of the best places to live for under $40,000 a year.

One of Texas’ oldest towns, whose population is 63,000 and counting, appeals as an inexpensive place to live for people of all ages. A house will cost you $230,000, which is significantly lower than Austin at $340,000.

Our apartment locators at Apartments Now understand the importance of housing affordability and will work to find you the best home for your budget. Give us a call to start your free apartment search today!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rent Continues To Soar In The Alamo City

The average rent rates In San Antonio continue to rise, despite the high occupancy rates. While occupancy rose to 89.9 percent, average rent also increased to $928 during the month of May. Not only did rent increase, but so did the average size of an apartment to 850 square feet.

Rent continued to increase, even as hot markets developed across the city. Areas like Leon Springs, Boerne, Kerrville and Brooks have all seen significant annualized growth. The Northwest submarket, I-10 and Loop 1604 continue to be one of the most active areas for multi-family development. These areas have continued to see price increases, driving renters towards more affordable deals further along North I-10.

If you are in the market for an apartment, take note that concessions will continue to decrease as summer rolls in.  Call our expert apartment locators today at (210) 802-1112 to start your free home search!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

San Antonio Home Sales Are Getting Hotter

Home sales in San Antonio hit record high numbers during April 2018, according to a new report from the San Antonio Board of Realtors.  If you’re ready to tackle the summer home buying season, be prepared to make a quick decision.

Not only are the number of homes that sold in April surprising, but also is the prices those homes sold at. Of the 2,848 homes sold, almost every home sold for list price or higher. Do not let this discourage you from buying your next home. Even though inventory is flying off the market, home sales remain consistent. Statewide home sales rose 4.4 percent during April. In San Antonio, home sales jumped only 3 percent.

The real estate market in San Antonio still remains more affordable than other cities in Texas. Whether you are looking to rent or buy a home in San Antonio, our apartment locators at Apartments Now can help! Give us a call at (210) 558-7377 to schedule your free appointment today!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Best San Antonio Neighborhoods

The San Antonio real estate market is H-O-T.  Not only did home sales rise 3.8 percent in 2017, but the upward trend is continuing to soar into 2018. We know there are many neighborhoods to choose from, which can complicate a home search, so we’ve highlighted some of the hottest spots right now in San Antonio.

Alamo Heights
This is where old-school charm meets modern and it is unlikely you will find two homes of the same. The area is home to old-school favorites like the McNay Art Museum and new hangouts like Local Coffee and Bird Bakery.  Recognized for their scholarly educational programs, Alamo Heights has a little of something for everyone.

Also known as Southtown, one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods, it is adjacent to the Hemisfair and the edge of downtown San Antonio. Homes are nestled in the historic district as well as downtown high rises.

Dignowity Hill
This east side of town is up and coming and perfect for those looking to revitalize an older home. Next door to the Historic Pearl, this neighborhood won’t disappoint.

Terrell Hills
In 2016, this neighborhood topped the Forbes most expensive suburbs list. This area is known for a mix of historical and newer homes.

Highlands Ranch
This large lot neighborhood, with hill country views of I-10, this gated community continues to have expansive growth.

How can you choose the right neighborhood? Our apartment locators at Apartments Now are experts in the current real estate market and can help. Give us a call today at (210) 802-1112.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Home Buying Prices Have Dipped

Owning a home has always been part of the American dream and has stood for stability, control and saying goodbye to rising rental prices. Today, finding affordable housing is a struggle for many during the home buying process due to low inventory and climbing prices.  We know it’s tough for San Antonio homebuyers to find the perfect home for their budget, so to make your home search a little easier we are breaking down the local market trends for you.

The seasons are changing in home buying.

A new report from the real estate experts at Trulia ranked San Antonio No. 1 among 10 U.S. markets where list prices have stalled or fallen.  Along with the Alamo City, 3 other Texas metros appeared on the list. Both Austin and San Antonio revealed price decreases, and Houston and Dallas reported markets where home prices had stalled.

Good news for San Antonio homebuyers. According to Trulia, the median listing price had decreased by more than 5 percent the past year. Even though home prices have declined or stalled, home values are still on the rise.

Whether you are looking to rent or buy a home in San Antonio, our apartment locators at Apartments Now can help! Give us a call at (210) 802-1112 to schedule your free appointment today!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

San Antonio Homes Are Selling Faster

Over the past three years, supply has outpaced demand in the 35 biggest housing markets in the country. Last year home buyers walked away with homes at a faster pace than prior years, according to a new report by the industry experts at Zillow. Therefore, we are breaking down the real estate market for you before you begin your home search during prime home buying season.

Buyers and sellers in San Antonio should be prepared for inventory to move quickly.  San Antonio homes on average stayed on the market for only 73 days. Putting the real estate market in an inventory crunch.

The Dallas real estate market was at an even faster pace averaging 55 days on the market. However, the Austin market was a little slower at 61 days on the market. Even with the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Houston averaged 81 days.

Need to find the perfect place to call home in San Antonio? Our apartment finders can help! Give us a call today at (210) 558-7377.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Renter Generation

The millennial generation is renting more than any other generation, plus they are known for moving around. When it comes to housing, they are also the generation hardest hit by rising rents. Generation Z, the generation following millennials, might even have it worse.

Millennials might earn more than previous generations, but they also will pay more in rent. By the time millennials turn 30, they are looking to pay $92,000 in rent, according to a new RentCafe report.

Even though rent is on the rise in San Antonio, does not mean you have to pay more. Our apartment finders can help you save time and money in your rental search. Call our apartment locators at (210) 802-1112 today!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

3 Ways To Create A Bedroom In A Studio Apartment

As a single apartment dweller, you have to decide whether you want to live in a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. While both types of apartments have their own advantages, here are our favorite ideas for carving out space in a studio apartment for a bedroom.
1. Create a little privacy nook for the bed.
Make sure of bookcases or curtains and create a tucked away space for sleeping.

2. Placement matters.
Use a credenza or a fabric panel to give your bed a little privacy.

3. Use elevation.
Make your space feel like it is all on its own by elevating your bed vertically.   

It is essential to be prepared with a realistic budget when searching for an apartment in San Antonio. Does your list of must-haves include more square footage? Our apartment locators at Apartments Now can help you find the perfect place to call home. Give us a call today at (210) 558-7377.

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

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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.