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7 Apartment-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Environmental Footprint

By | Apartments, Dallas, Earth Day, Environmental Footprint

Conservation has become a pretty big buzzword in the last decade, especially in fast-growing, highly-populated cities like the big Texas metros. As more and more people pour into our cities, local infrastructures begin to feel the strain and environmental impact of the increased population, thus creating a need to conserve our local, natural resources. Here are seven quick tips on what you can do to help live smarter, reduce your carbon footprint, and save a little money at the same time. 1. Install LED Bulbs & Fixtures Photo by rawpixel.com via Pexels One simple way to become more energy efficient is to install LED light bulbs in your apartment. Alternatively, if you’re not big on overhead lighting or replacing existing light bulbs in your unit, think about adding lamps with LED bulbs to utilize when you’re home instead. They’ll help conserve energy, while also providing varying kinds of artistic lighting–win/win! However, if you do go the route of swapping out the bulbs, make sure to stash the bulbs you’re replacing, so you can take your LED bulbs with you at move-out. Most LED light bulbs last around 50,000 hours, which equates to 11 years if used for 12 hours a day (so, pretty much forever). Plus, you paid for them, so keep them! 2. Utilize Black-Out Curtains Photo by Jon Tyson via Unsplash Black-out curtains are dual-purpose and vampire approved, since they’re essential to creating a great sleeping environment and they help your energy bill. According to the U.S. Department…

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Vehicle-Friendly Apartments In Dallas

By | Apartments, Dallas, DFW Metroplex, Vehicle-friendly apartments, Vehicles/Cars

In a city like Dallas, having access to a vehicle is a must. But being a responsible vehicle owner isn’t always simple, especially when living in an apartment. Crowded apartment parking spots provide an increased chance for door dents, and the act of keeping your car clean can be a headache without a dedicated space. That’s why we compiled some of the most vehicle-friendly apartments in Dallas, so you know your car will stay clean, protected and ready for the next drive. Lofts at Mockingbird Station 5331 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206 – East Dallas Photo Credit: Lofts at Mockingbird Station If you’re looking for a luxury view from the clouds, Mockingbird Station features loft-style living just minutes away from Downtown Dallas. Keep your car out of the sun or rain in the privately gated resident parking garage. Reserved parking spots are also available for those looking to park their vehicle in the same spot daily. When it comes time to clean your car, the on-site car wash and detailing services make it simple for you to enjoy life while keeping your car clean! Car-Friendly Resident Features at Mockingbird Station: Gated Resident Garage Reserved Parking Available Car Wash & Detailing Services Available On-Site   The Caruth Premier Townhome Apartments 5445 Caruth Haven Ln, Dallas, TX 75225 – Uptown/Park Cities Photo Credit: The Caruth If townhome living is your thing, The Caruth boasts a high-end living experience with fast access to shopping at Northpark Mall and The Shops at Park…

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The Ultimate Guide To Renting

By | Apartments, Renting, Ultimate Guide to Renting

When do I start my apartment search? What questions should I be asking? What exactly qualifies as a good deal? These are legit questions concerning apartment hunting. There’s so much that goes into finding a place to call home (at least for a year) and sometimes those little things can slip through the cracks and come back to bite you in the butt later. Whether you’re a first time renter or an all time pro, renting can be tedious, overwhelming and just plain annoying, but we’re here to help! Our Ultimate Guide to Renting is broken down into easy to read sections, especially for the skimmers (you know who you are), and covers everything from pre-search prep to move in day! So, sit back, grab a snack and let’s kick some rental ass! 01. Prep Work Before you deep dive into the abyss of internet apartment searches and start scheduling tours, you need to figure a few things out first: Your budget: What can you comfortably afford with your current income? Apartment complexes typically require that you (or the combined household) make an annual income of 3x the monthly rent. But we gotta go a little further and ask that even if you qualify, would spending $1600 on rent every month starve you to death? …we’re not into that. The size of the apartment: One, two, three bedrooms? Figuring out what size apartment to rent depends greatly on your needs, your lifestyle and how many people will be living there. Roommates:…

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Smart City Negotiated Deal – Plano

By | Apartments, Dallas, Plano

PLANO – SMART CITY NEGOTIATED DEAL – $1511-$1650, details below!!   Ditch the guess work and check out our 360 video tour!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* The Haven 962sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here)   The Retreat 1236sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here) — $1511 • 962sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1650 • 1236sqft • 3 bed/2 bath — Why not have the best of both worlds without the maintenance fees or the burden of a mortgage?! These detached apartment homes offer just that. Fall in love with spacious floor-plans with hardwood floors and high-end finishes. Enjoy your own private yard, perfect for your furry friend and grilling out. Let’s not forget the close proximity to downtown Plano for anyone looking for entertainment! — We are loving the privacy of living in a house, but with the maintenance and luxury of an apartment complex. Check out the 360 tour–Yeah, we continue to do the damn thing! Just remember, there’s a limited number of apartments with this pricing, so don’t wait! — Don’t have a Smart City Agent? Call/text 214-586-0519 and get hooked up with an agent today for accurate pricing and availability!* *These deals lease fast. The only way to get accurate pricing and availability is through an agent.   Photos of The Haven

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Smart City Negotiated Deal — Knox-Henderson

By | Apartments, Dallas, Knox Henderson

KNOX-HENDERSON – SMART CITY NEGOTIATED DEAL – $1499, details below!!   Ditch the guess work and check out our 360 video tour!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* Fiji 1039sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here) — $1499 • 1039sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1499 • 1068sqft • 2 bed/1 bath — What’s better than living seconds from all the action without the bustle and hustle of the city? Well, it doesn’t get much better than living in the walkable Knox-Henderson neighborhood! Enjoy all the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Come home to modern finishes including granite countertops and stained concrete or plank flooring. Enjoy exercising in the CrossFit inspired strength training gym and yoga studio or lounging in a private cabana by the resort style pool. — We are living for this location and crazy good prices, especially for TWO bedroom apartments. Check out the 360 tour–Yeah, we continue to do the damn thing! Just remember, there’s a limited number of apartments with this pricing, so don’t wait! — Don’t have a Smart City Agent? Call/text 214-586-0519 and get hooked up with an agent today for accurate pricing and availability!* *These deals lease fast. The only way to get accurate pricing and availability is through an agent.   Photos of Fiji

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RICHARDSON — One/Two Bedroom Deal

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RICHARDSON – $935 ONE BEDROOM – $1308 TWO BEDROOM DEAL, details below!!   Ditch the guess work and check out our 360 video tours!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* 2A 723sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here)   2B 1088sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here) — Need more or less space? Check out the other amazing deals – $915 to $1834!* $915 • 654sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1011 • 785sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1049 • 817sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1307 • 980sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1744 • 1206sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1834 • 1275sqft • 2 bed/2 bath *Psst, there are even more units that are not listed. YAY! — If you want to be close to all the things, this is the apartment for you! This spot caters to everyone. Being at the center of work, entertainment, recreation, and a thriving and diverse social scene. This spot is the crossroads of one of the busiest telecom business centers in the country! This is the place to perfectly embrace your on-the-go lifestyle. All of Richardson’s delights are just moments away. And if you’re in the mood to play downtown, you’re in luck because the DART makes Dallas just a quick ride away! You have the world at your feet with this property! — We are living for these crazy good prices. Check out the 360 tours–Yeah, we continue to do the damn thing! There’s a limited number of apartments with this pricing, so…

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WEST DALLAS – ONE BEDROOM DEAL FOR $999!

By | Apartments, Dallas, West Dallas

WEST DALLAS – ONE BEDROOM DEAL – $999, details below!!   Ditch the guess work and check out our 360 video tours!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* A1 676sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here) — Need more or less space? Check out the other amazing deals – $1033 to $1840!* $1033 • 540sqft • studio $1154 • 779sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1233 • 845sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1517 • 1051sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1840 • 1151sqft • 2 bed/2 bath *Psst, there are even more units that are not listed. — Close to Trinity Groves and quick access to the Bishop Arts District allowing residents to embrace relaxed nightlife, unique shopping, and eclectic dining. Come home to undisturbed views of downtown, stainless steel, granite, and a full-size washer/dryer. Enjoy exercising in the CrossFit inspired strength training gym and yoga studio or lounging in a private cabana by the resort style pool. Let’s not forget about the on-site bark park for our furry friends. — We are living for these views and crazy good prices. Check out the 360 tours–Yeah, we continue to do the damn thing! There’s a limited number of apartments with this pricing, so don’t wait! — Don’t have a Smart City Agent? Call/text 214-586-0519 and get hooked up with an agent today for accurate pricing and availability!* *These deals lease fast. The only way to get accurate pricing and availability is through an agent.   Photos of the A1

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Smart City Negotiated Deal — Victory Park

By | Apartments, Dallas, victory park

VICTORY PARK – SMART CITY NEGOTIATED DEAL – $1305-$1764, details below!!   Check out our 360 videos!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* S4 618sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here)   A5 724sqft (similar to the A7) • 360° video (on mobile click here) — $1305 • 535sqft • studio/1 bath $1380 • 618sqft • studio/1 bath $1667 • 710sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1652 • 769sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1764 • 769sqft • 1 bed/1 bath — Luxury living in Victory Park, this beautiful complex is perfectly nestled between the Design District and Uptown. Easy access to the Katy Trail and steps away from the American Airlines Center equals hella good times. Enjoy open layouts with floor to ceiling windows, tile walk-in showers, granite countertops with subway backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Not to forget about the Downtown views from the rooftop swimming pool, as well as the other amazing community amenities such as the yoga and cross-training room, the sky deck with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and lounge seating. Why leave home when you have all this? — We love this location and these killer prices! Check out the 360 tours–Yeah, we did that!– of the S4 618sqft floor-plan and the A5 724sqft floor-plan (very similar to the A7 floor-plan on special). There’s a limited number of apartments with our negotiated pricing, so don’t wait! — Don’t have a Smart City Agent? Call/text 214-586-0519 and get hooked up with an agent today for accurate pricing and availability!* *These deals lease…

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5 Tips To Make Your Apartment More Bearable This Summer

By | Apartments, Dallas, summer

Everything’s bigger in Texas–the food, the festivities and the fahrenheit! Some might say that a Texas summer can emulate the fiery depths of hell. From burning your bum on the car seat (leather is NOT your friend) to a lobster red sunburn, summer in Texas doesn’t mess around. It’s been so HOT lately that unless you’re heading to the lake or pool, leaving your apartment isn’t an option. Which is why we put together a few pro tips to help you make your apartment more bearable while you surf this summer heat wave… clothing optional. 1. Avoid cooking with the stove This seems obvious, but your stove/oven is the biggest culprit for turning your comfortable apartment into a stifling hot, death trap. So, pass on baking the frozen pizza and try a summer salad. Your summer bod might even thank you! Photo Cred: Erin Kunkel 2. Snow cones, popsicles or both What better way to keep cool then with an ice-cold treat? Get yourself a shaved ice maker or popsicle mold and go full Willy Wonka meets Mr. Freeze to create your own delicious, chilled-out confectionary–boozy snow cones, anyone? Photo Cred 3. Fans, fans, fans Ask Beyonce, there are no such thing as too many fans, especially the kind turning a hot, stuffy room into a breezy oasis. Ceiling fans, floor fans, box fans, YOU NAME IT! Pro-tip: Get a bowl of ice and place it in front of your floor fan…ta da you have a makeshift air conditioning unit!…

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Dads Do Dallas–How To Celebrate Pops This Father’s Day Weekend.

By | Dallas, Drinks, Father's Day, Food

Hawaiian shirts, lawn mowers, short shorts, barbecues, notorious jokes and everything else father related! It’s finally time to celebrate dear ol’ dad! Not that you need much reminding between the billion, trillion Amazon advertisements and promo emails, but Father’s Day is right around the corner. In case you’ve been procrastinating how to pay pops back for all his hard work raisin’ a hellion like you, we crafted a short list of some the best way to celebrate dad this Father’s Day. 1) DadFest 2018 Photo Cred What better way to celebrate the big guy than with a cold beer in your hand? Eight beers, maybe?! Every ticket holder who attends Shannon Brewing Company’s third annual DadFest gets 8 six-ounce pours of beer including some rare, special kinds! Not only that, but Hicks BBQ, Just Encased and DK’s Twisted Smokers BBQ and Grille will be catering the event to ensure no one goes hungry… “I’m hungry.” “Hi hungry, I’m dad!” Embrace the belly and put on that ugly tie (there will be an Ugly Tie and Dad Bod contest), grab pops and join in on the celebration at DadFest this year! 2) Father’s Day Beef Jerky & Craft Beer Pairing Photo Cred What do you call a cow with a twitch? …Beef Jerky!! Craft and Growler will be holding a beef jerky and craft beer pairing celebration in honor of dads everywhere (errr, uh Dallas). Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t basic jerky–oh no! This is BROCKHOUSE JERKY! Meaning it is slow-smoked…

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