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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Smart Looks Good On You — Why You Should Use a Smart City Agent to Find Your Next Dallas Apartment

By | Apartment Locators, Dallas, Smart City Apartment Locating

Looking for an apartment can be stressful. Where do I look? What’s important to me? Can I afford floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors?! Lucky for you, we’re here to help and do the dirty work for you! But why should you use a Smart City locator? To that we say, just keep reading. 😉 First thing’s first, we’re the realest! What we mean is,  you aren’t getting some computer generated list of generic options–instead you’re talking to a real human who lives, works and plays in Dallas! Pro tip: when we get a chance to talk to you personally, the more you tell us about yourself, your life and your priorities, the smarter we get! Then we’re able to create a unique list that is completely personalized and tailored to YOU! Our goal is to crush your wish list and get you more of what you’re REALLY looking for! One more time for the people in the back!! We WANT to know what’s most important to you! Have a dog? (send pics pls). Want to be close to your job or your fav going out spots? Are amenities like a pool and a 24-hr fitness center a must? All of these details come into play when creating YOUR list! Most importantly, WE CARE. Seriously, we do. All of our agents are real, Dallas locals who know the city like the back of their hands, who care about connecting people with their communities and a space to be themselves!…

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Why You Should Move

Why You Should Move And Use Smart City

By | Dallas

Y’all, so much is happening at Smart City. We have been working hard to bring you the best prices in the city over on our Instagram. If you don’t follow us, you should. We can also get you in touch with one of our awesome, Dallas agents who can find you a space to be yourself! We pride ourselves on treating our clients like friends, texting faster than we talk, and working hard because we care. So let’s talk apartments, find you a sweet place to call home for the year, and grab a beer to celebrate. Cheers!   Why you should move AKA do not stay in your current apartment. Once your lease is up, you probably shouldn’t re-sign at your current spot. I know, it sounds obnoxious. You have to go through the hassle of finding a new place and then you have to move all of your things… It’s a pain. But, there are several things that override these issues.   Specials, Specials, Specials! Ahem, Free Money. When you head over to a new spot and sign a lease, often you can snag a solid special. Currently, we know of several complexes running one month and even two months FREE!! This has a massive impact on your rent. Say you find a $1,400 one bedroom apartment that you absolutely LOVE. It’s new, it’s fancy, but it breaks the bank. If they are running two months free, your rent comes down to $1,166 on a 12 month lease!…

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Smart City Negotiated Deal — Frisco

By | Apartments, Dallas, Frisco, Negotiated Deal

FRSICO – SMART CITY NEGOTIATED DEAL – $799-$1599, details below!!   Check out our 360 videos!! *works best on YouTube app or on computer* A1 603sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here)   B1 1045sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here)   T2(Townhome) 1689sqft • 360° video (on mobile click here) — $799 • 603sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $899 • 762sqft • 1 bed/1 bath $1149 • 1045sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1199 • 1153sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1299 • 1166sqft • 2 bed/2 bath $1599 • TOWNHOME • 1689sqft • 2 bed/2 bath — Built in 2014, this pet-friendly complex in Frisco, TX combines convenience and comfort with amazing landscaped grounds and luxurious amenities both inside and out. Beyond the beautiful grounds, you get a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor fireplace, BBQ grills, sparkling pool, and valet dry cleaning. Get to know the community with the resident happy hour events! Let’s not forget about the inside with the granite countertops, accent walls, walk-in closets, tall ceilings, and stainless steel appliances. We can’t even. — This is literally the only time we’ve seen units this nice go for this cheap, and we’re here for it! Check out the 360 tours of A1 603sqft floor-plan, B1 1045sqft floor-plan, and Townhome 1689sqft (yeah, we just did that!). There’s a limited number of apartments on special, so don’t wait—let’s RAAAGE! — 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…

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The Top 5 Apartment Amenities That Dallas Renters Really Want

By | amenities, Apartments, Dallas

Amenities are a big deal in the apartment world. In fact, I may or may not know someone who was convinced to apply at a specific complex because the on-site gym equipment boasted the same leather that Ferrari uses; also, that person may or may not have been me. Regardless, some major perks of living at an apartment instead of a house are the included AMENITIES. In a recent effort to get a leg up on other properties, developers have been getting creative with the added benefits. We wanted to know which apartment features y’all think are worth it, considering that renters are the ones actually paying for them in the long run. After asking our people and doing some digging, we put together a quick list of the top five amenities that add true value to an apartment. Check it out and let us know if you agree! DOG PARKS A clean and well lit place to bring your four-legged friend to frolic around, take care of business and roll in the dirt (WITHOUT HAVING TO LOAD HIM IN THE CAR AFTERWARDS) is practically non-negotiable. Photo Cred REAL FUNCTIONING FITNESS FACILITIES A big gym with new, well cared for equipment (including more than one squat rack) saves cash and the commute for the gym rats–extra karma points if there’s a yoga studio. Photo Cred NICE ASS POOLS In case you weren’t aware, Texas is really f*ckin’ hot, so the only good reason to be outside in the Summer is to…

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Five Kickass Property Pools

The Best Apartment Pools in Dallas

By | Dallas, summer

Have you always dreamed of living in a sweet apartment with the best views, but most of all a kickass pool?! Us too! Especially right now, because let’s be honest… it’s 108 degrees today and we’re all suffocating. We searched high and low and talked to all of our people to find the best pools in Dallas. Check it out and let us know which one is your fav! THE ASCENT Photo Cred – The Ascent Nothing beats this infinity pool that overlooks the AAC. The Ascent pool in Victory Park is one of Dallas’ newest and wow does it blow us away. Invite us over if you move here, please and thanks.   PRESTON HOLLOW VILLAGE Photo Cred – Preston Hollow Village FB Fire pit + a pool? Cool, we’re in. (but we may wait until December..) The best of all worlds. Live, work, and play in Preston Hollow while soaking up some rays in their massive pool.   555 ROSS Phot Cred – 555 Ross FB Pools are good, rooftop pools in downtown Dallas are better! With an incredible view of the skyline, outdoor kitchens, and entertainment lounge, 555 Ross is begging to host an epic party–especially after the sun goes down!   THE BRADY Phot Cred – The Brady If we’re talking pools, cabana is one of our favorite words (besides pizza-slice-pool-floaty, of course). It might not come with poolside beverage service, but the personal cabanas and tanning ledge at the Brady give us serious high-roller, resort vibes….

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Do You Even Juice, Bro? Best Juice Bars In Dallas

By | Dallas, Dallas Healthy Food

A champagne toast at midnight does more than signify the end of the dumpster fire that was 2017, but also honors commitments made by people all over the world (or rather, in select time zones) to new goals and resolutions for the new year. Of course, it’s no shock that most resolutions are centered around fitness, health and overall wellness because let’s face it, health is trendy. Now more than ever people seek out information (via books and documentaries) about the impact that habits of a modern lifestyle are having on our physical and mental health, vegan restaurants and boutique fitness studios aren’t hard to come by, and at least one of your friends is gearing up for their next Whole 30, Keto diet, or detox right now! And with the increase of health conscious consumers, juice and smoothie bars have become a staple of most big city neighborhoods. Whether you grab a smoothie bowl or go all-out on a 3-day juice cleanse, these health bars have your back by offering a variety of smoothies, wellness shots, pressed juices, bowls and cleanses. Just in time to support your newest wellness resolution, here are some of our favorite juice bars around Dallas to visit for a fresh cup o’ health! The Juice Bar photo cred Tom Hennings opened the Juice Bar in Inwood Village nextdoor to his exercise studio, The Bar Method, with the intention of creating a place people could find food, juices and smoothies that not only taste wonderful…

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Our 5 favorite Holiday Light Displays In The DFW Metroplex

By | Dallas, Holiday

Photo cred The spicy smells of cinnamon and pine, a peppermint mocha or mug of cocoa, and of course the sparkle and glitz on everything ranging from store decor to aunt Liz’s sweater; these are just a few of the things we love about the holiday season. But they don’t call it cuffing season for just anything! That’s because of the way Christmas time and cold weather lure people into spending time together! Whether it’s a romantic date or girls’ night out; there’s something about donning a beanie-scarf combo, spiking a mug of cider, and going out to view all of the bright, colorful lights! If you’re craving some holiday magic and are willing to venture outside of Dallas proper into the surrounding DFW areas, we’ve compiled a list of five all-out Christmas light displays perfect for the occasion. 1. Prairie Lights, Grand Prairie Let 4 million lights dazzle you through a two-mile stretch of holiday magic at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. Stop halfway through the drive to browse gift shops, explore the snow maze, have a snack, and even snap pics with Saint Nick himself at the Holiday Village. Tickets for the Prairie Lights can be purchased online  for $35 per car; if you’re feeling a little EXTRA, admission is only $80 for a limo! 2. Gift of Lights, Fort Worth You’ll be quoting a blend of two Will Ferrell movies when you bring Christmas to the Racetrack to take in more than 100-holiday displays and a million…

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Insta Worthy Apartments In Dallas

Insta Worthy Apartments In Dallas

By | Dallas, Deep Ellum, Downtown, South Dallas, University Park, Uptown

It’s no surprise that having a lifestyle worth Instagraming is a major win.  Whether it is traveling, fashion, brunch, your #mcm/#wcw, or in this case, where you live, we know how much impact a good post has on your feed! The convenience of living in an apartment that basically decorates itself has its perks when it comes to taking pics of your pad. Plus, who doesn’t want people coming over and drooling over how dope their apartment looks? Talk about #goals, amiriiiight? So, check out this kick-ass list of our favorite Insta worthy apartments in Dallas, TX. Ascent Victory Park Living in luxury with a classy twist of rustic? Yes please; we mean, we live in Texas after all. This rugged high-rise features real hard wood floors, granite stone countertops and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that are begging for a close up. On those warm summer days, indulge in an infinity pool that cantilevers over the edge. (If you don’t know what that means it’s fine, just know that it’s dope af and your donut/pizza/swan floaty will look GREAT!) Now that it’s Fall, you have the bonus of being able to grill out with friends and sit by the fire pit roasting marshmallows. So, put on a cute sweater and snap a shot at sunset, because this is Insta gold. Photo Cred Butler Brothers Building The Butler Brothers Building is the perfect combination of unique history and modern, industrial design. Each unit tells a story through the mix of old and…

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This Is Us

This Is Us

By | Dallas

We’re real people, we promise. No automated messaging service, no call system, just Dallas locals excessively using the taco emoji, texting you back at 10 pm, and working REALLY hard to find you a kick ass apartment for the best price. If you haven’t visited our office yet, this video gives you a peek behind the curtain  SCREEN, introducing you to our founder and giving you a look at what it means to tag team your apartment hunt with one of our many amazing agents! We hope you love it.  

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