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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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Texas Music Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss in 2019

By | Austin, Dallas

Music lovers are lucky to live in the Lone Star State. In Texas, you’ll find dozens of annual music festivals to transform any old weekend into a frolicking good time with friends, and no matter what genre of music you love, there’s a festival for you. Here’s our list of hype-worthy Texas music festivals in 2019 to mark on your calendar. 1. South by Southwest Music Festival South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is a massive and significant event for both fans and musicians alike. As a conference and festival combined, SXSW draws thousands of attendees to Austin every year. It also includes a film festival and an interactive festival for a mega artistic event that can’t be beat. SXSW music festival was founded in 1987 to foster growth for Austin creatives and bring the global music industry and film and tech professionals together. Held every March in downtown Austin, the 2019 SXSW music festival will take place from March 11 to March 17. What’s most important about SXSW is it gives artists a chance to get their name out there. At SXSW, fans get to enjoy world-class music and discover new names while musicians get to make professional connections. You can expect to see a variety of music styles not limited to any particular genre. Every year, more than 2,000 performers from over 60 countries take the stage at this event. The 2019 lineup includes bands like Deerhunter and the indie-pop group Japanese Breakfast. 2. RedGorilla Music Festival If…

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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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InTown Housing Explained!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Let’s be honest, budgets are stretched thin and sometimes rent is hard to swing when you start looking for an apartment in Dallas! With the summer approaching, prices are already starting to rise and get ridiculous!  We’re here to explain how you can live in a NICER place for LESS money!  InTown Housing is a program that allows people who make between $34,092 and $43,250/year to pay cheaper rent (for a studio, check below for other options)! You also have to make 3 times the rent as well to qualify. If you qualify for this program, there are about 13 properties in Dallas that offer InTown Housing units! These apartments go fast because there is a limited number but it is definitely worth it because you’re getting discounted rent AND a nice, up-to-date apartment! Here are some of our favorite properties offering InTown Housing units! MEDICAL DISTRICT You’ll have easy access to I-35 and the Dallas Tollway and also be close to Uptown and Downtown! You’re only a quick Uber from all of your favorite neighborhoods. If you happen to work for a hospital, you’ll be within walking distance to work, which is a huge plus! One bedrooms starting at $1,007. LAKE HIGHLANDS Live right by Lower Greenville while still being in touch with nature at White Rock Lake close by. Hello, fitness and nature! Plus, you’ll still be close enough to Lower Greenville to enjoy the nightlife and great restaurants! One bedrooms starting at $1,007. WEST DALLAS This location is super convenient…

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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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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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The Ultimate Moving Checklist

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Moving can be stressful, especially if you’re heading across the country to pursue a new job opportunity. Dallas is one city that has always been known for its ability to attract and generate wealth — which is making it a popular destination for many people. If you’re heading to the Lone Star State, here is a quick and comprehensive moving guide for moving to Dallas, so you don’t forget anything important. Find an Apartment The first thing you need to do for your moving to Dallas checklist is find an apartment. Do some research on the city’s median rental rates. As of October 2018, the median rent in Dallas was $1,157 per month, but that can change dramatically depending on how many rooms you need and how much square footage there is. Plan on paying no more than 30 percent of your household income on housing costs. If you’re moving for a job, talk to your new employer. You might be able to negotiate a decent relocation package to help you cover some or all of the costs of moving to a new city. Make sure you research the neighborhood you’ll be moving into to make sure it’s got everything you’re looking for, whether that means you want to be within walking distance of good restaurants or you want to have access to good public transportation. It’s not hard to find everything you want in a neighborhood, but it does require some research. The Logistics Now for the complicated part…

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7 Reasons Why Everyone Is Relocating to Dallas

By | Dallas

The secret is out — Dallas rocks, and everyone is moving there. Why? Well, to start, the economy is ablaze like a giant recession-proof torch. There are endless things to do, and Texans are irresistibly friendly and down-to-earth. Thinking about joining the flock of folks craving warm weather and endless possibilities to make money? Let us help you make your decision. Dallas Highlights As one of the fastest growing cities and one of the best places to live in America, Dallas is booming, and we are going to tell you why. But first, the truth is, Dallas’s appeal is nothing new. If you look back in history, you’ll see that Dallas has always been known for its ability to attract and create wealth, and it has long been a haven for goods, services and entertainment. Birthed from an entrepreneurial spirit, Dallas was founded by John Neely Bryan in 1841 as a trading post. It soon became a hub for business, offering the surrounding rural areas a place to get everything one needed, from shoes to insurance. By 1870, Dallas had already grown to a population of about 3,000. By the early 20th century, Dallas was the southwestern leader of the book, pharmaceutical, liquor and jewelry markets as well as the world’s leading inland cotton manufacturer and one of the best saddlery and cotton gin machinery manufacturers in the world. By 1910, the population was a hefty 92,104. But it wasn’t just business that has always made this city great. Art, education and…

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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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