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Four Things To Look For In Your Austin Apartment!

There are plenty of great apartments out there and choosing between all of them can be difficult. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of how pretty all of the apartments are, and we would hate to see someone neglect these important factors and find out the hard way half-way through their lease that they should have paid more attention. Here are the top 4 things to look for in an Austin apartment:

AWESOME MANAGEMENT

No matter how much you love the place or how new it is, things go wrong, things break and life happens. When things do break or go wrong, you want your properties management to get back to you so the problem can be fixed ASAP. You need management that you can trust and who puts more value in the rent you pay them each month. Management should be taken into consideration when choosing an apartment.

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THE PERFECT FLOOR PLAN

Picking the right floor plan is very important. You have to consider the size of your furniture, whether or not you need extra storage and how big your closet is! Sure, you find out about an amazing deal on a studio, but you have a king size bed. We aren’t rock scientists, but some things just don’t add up. It is important to know what you need space-wise or you will be really frustrated with your apartment when you could’ve been in LOVE with a different floor plan at that property.

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WASHER/DRYER?

A lot of people call us and request that their unit have a washer/dryer included. This may seem obvious, but not all places have this feature. If you already have a washer/dryer, you’ll probably want a unit that just comes with the connections. They usually don’t have a way to store extra washer/dryers on the property so they cannot remove them from the unit if you already have a pair. Then on the other hand, if you do not have washer/dryer, you will then have to either rent to fit the connections which adds more money to your monthly costs, or if there are no connections then laundry will definitely be more of a process to figure out. Keep that in mind when you’re looking for your next spot.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT

An important thing to keep in mind is whether or not your new apartment was built before or after 2009. If the property is built after 2009, it is usually energy certified and your electric bills will be VERY cheap! If the property was built before 2009, your energy efficiency will not be as great. Not only does living in an energy efficient apartment give you more peace of mind, it also saves you a considerable amount of money.

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GUEST PARKING

Last but not least, you should probably worry about guest parking. If you have friends that come over quite a bit for dinner or drinks, they’re going to need guest parking. Some people are more into going out and don’t usually have friends come by, so visitor parking may not be all that important. If you live downtown, it can be hard to find guest parking so keep that in mind when you are considering your next move!

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If you are interested in any of these apartments, give us a call or text at 512-815-2317 or fill out one of our apartment search forms for more info and to set up a tour today!