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The Dirt on Apartments With Yards

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71% of people we surveyed said that they’d rather rent an apartment with a private yard than one with an attached garage, and we get it. Having a yard expands your space from four walls to the great outdoors. Obvious perks to having a yard include having space for a dog to run around, to keep a really extensive garden and to entertain, because sometimes sitting outside with a drink is more fun than sitting inside with a drink.   When trying to decide if an apartment with a private yard is right for you, here are a few things to consider:   The simple math is that the more perks an apartment boasts, the more it costs to rent. In our experience, a unit with a yard is about $200 more expensive than the same floor plan without a yard. Apartments with private yards are limited and because the availability is slim, these apartments are more difficult to find and rarely ever receive any kind of discount/concession. Units with yards are ALWAYS on the first floor, obviously, and for some people that is an issue. Direct access to the ground level can feel unsafe to some, sometimes on the other side of the fence there can be unpleasant views like electrical boxes or parking lots, and it’s possible that being on the ground level makes your space more prone to bugs and tracking in dirt. Is the juice worth the squeeze, or rather the yard worth the cost? For…

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Cut The Commute: Apartments Closer To Work In The Austin Metroplex

By | Apartments, Austin, Closer to work, Commuting

“I LOVE TRAFFIC!” – said no one ever Despite the stress of a long commute, most people in Texas have to drive to and from work, going head-to-head with menacing rush hour traffic. Spoiler alert: Austinites are going to spend an average of 8.9 days commuting to and from work in 2019 according to a study published by educateddriver.org! And because time behind the wheel can feel wasted, we’re determined to help get your days back. Take a peek at these beautiful apartments in local neighborhoods people often commute to, and let’s talk about getting you closer to work so that you don’t have to!   DOWNTOWN | SEVEN Apartments | Starting at $2580 This high rise property has amazing walkability and is perfect for those who work Downtown. The heart of Austin is home to some major employers like Google, Facebook, Whole Foods, HomeAway and still in close proximity to the newest Oracle campus. Apartments include expansive balconies with amazing views, quartz countertops, french door refrigerators and nickel finished hardware. Image source Image source Image source   ROUND ROCK | Bartz Ranch | Starting at $995 Located in a suburb of Austin is the home to a plethora of companies, including one of the Dell campuses! Living here allows easy access to I-35 and Texas State Highway 130. Apartments come equipped with granite countertops, garden tubs, built-in desks and washer/dryer are included! Image source Image source Image source   TECH RIDGE | Alta Tech Ridge | Starting at $1060 This property is one…

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5 Things You Should Resolve To Do For Your Apartment in 2019

By | Apartments, Decorating, new apartments, NYE, Renting

Photo Cred Refreshing and upgrading your life is what New Year’s resolutions are all about, but what about your apartment? While you make preparations for the new you, don’t leave your space on the back burner. Here are a five things we think you should resolve to do differently this year with your space. Resolve to tidy up more effectively and efficiently Photo Cred According to the Cleaning Institute, though most Americans spend six hours a week cleaning, many don’t know if they are cleaning enough, if they are cleaning correctly or where to focus their cleaning efforts. We recommend spot treatments and maintenance on a daily basis and deep cleaning a section of your apartment once a week–don’t forget things like dusting the ceiling fan or cleaning the baseboards! With small and consistent effort, you’ll always have a tidy place to come home to. If you’re not convinced, here are the best cleaning practices backed by scientific research. Resolve to never be late on bills again Photo Cred Adulting is hard, and worrying over rent, utilities and other bills can really dampen the mood. If you’re no stranger to late payments and skipping a bill to pay on another, we proudly declare, NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Pro tip: Creating spreadsheets and calendar reminders can help you stay on top of all of your bills and keep you accountable. First, make a spreadsheet of your total expenses: this includes all your bills, debt, subscriptions and survival needs – ie transportation,…

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Pawesome Austin Adventures for You and Your Fur Baby

By | Austin, Dogs, National Puppy Day, Puppy

It’s National Puppy Day! And what better way to spend this Spring than with your best furry pal? Whether you’re looking to make a splash, grab a drink, or you just want to enjoy the weather; here are some Springtime activities that both you and your pup can enjoy! The Greenbelt (Duh!) Photo Cred It’s Texas, it’s hot, and this is one of the best Austin spots to cool off at! After a good downpour you and your pup should head to your favorite Greenbelt location like Twin Falls, The Flats, Gus Fruh, Campbell’s Hole, or Sculpture Falls! Any of these spots are perfect on a sunny day. Zilker Park (Also duh!) Photo Cred How about 350 acres of beauty to have a picnic, throw a frisbee, take selfies together, or meet hundreds of other locals and their dogs?! And while you’re there you can walk to the creek below Barton Springs and jump in! Yard Bar Photo Cred Yard Bar is the ultimate spot for the both of you! It’s an all-in-one restaurant, bar, and dog park. Get your pal a membership for access to the dog park with plenty of toys and a staff that oversees the playing pups. While your dog mingles; allow yourself to do the same and enjoy some good food and booze!   These are just a few of the many dog friendly places in Austin, so leash up and get out there this Spring; Check out Auditorium Shores Dog Park, Banger’s Sausage House…

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