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4 Luxury Apartments Opening Summer 2018

By | Apartments, Houston, New Apartments

Houston is blazing the market with new, luxurious apartments to home thousands of residents. The Texas heat is bringing in some hot deals along with these gorgeous new properties. They range from high rises to lofts to studios. No wonder Houston is creeping up on becoming the 3rd largest city in the U.S.! The city may be blazing during Summer, but so are these four new apartment complexes that are opening soon! LATITUDE MEDICAL CENTER One of the most anticipated properties to open this summer is none other than Latitude Med Center! A modern, premier property which offers immediate proximity to the world-class Houston Medical Center, Hermann Park, and Rice University. Latitude offers a wide range of floor-plans, from personal sized units up to spacious residences. If upscale living is your style, this is the place for you! Sophisticated in so many ways, the amenities might blow you away. Enjoy friendly 24-hour concierge service, a 10th floor workout in their fitness studio, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the surrounding outdoor views at the dog walking area! Last, but not lease, don’t forget to take a dip in the breathtaking infinity edge pool! This location is more than 50% full, so the question is what are you waiting for?! ALTA WEST GRAY Ideally placed in the heart of Montrose, this eclectic community offers a new level of luxury to apartment living! Furnished and designed with sophisticated interiors, one of a kind amenities, and easy access to all things in the…

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Tips And Tricks To Make Your Apartment Your Own: Houston Edition

By | Houston

You’ve finally moved into your new apartment, and you think the hard part is over, right?! Well think again, now it is time to decorate and make this space your own. But, you have no idea where to start. Look, we can’t all be Joanna Gaines, but there are ways to spark creativity and get that Pinterest worthy apartment look! With that being said here are a few tips and tricks for inspiration and simple ideas that will help your apartment feel like home: Get Inspired When searching for inspiration, there are plenty of places to look! Pick up some magazines, stalk your favorite lifestyle bloggers, and get on Pinterest! Pinterest isn’t just for recipes and planning your dream wedding; there is a plethora of ideas, pictures for inspiration, and DIY’s to do if you’re trying to save a few bucks! If you download their app, they have a feature that lets you zoom in on a picture, and it helps you search for the items that are in the photograph. Pinterest is your friend! Photo Cred Shop It Out When you’re done shopping for new threads, hop on over to their home section and let the decorating begin. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Etsy, and last but not least, Target! This is a small list of what is out there, but they are absolute musts! Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie are both unique and stylish af, and if you have some money to blow they are perfect for you! Etsy is…

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Spring Into A New Apartment: Houston Edition

By | Apartments, Houston, New Apartments, Spring Time

Spring is finally upon us! Say goodbye to icy temps and hello to warmer weather, blooming flowers, and of course NEW APARTMENTS! By now, we hope that you can count on us for the scoop on the best places to live in Houston, and what better way to leap into Spring than to spring into a new apartment?! We’ve compiled a list of four new apartment complexes opening throughout the metroplex just in time for spring movers! AZURE A personal resort comfortably stationed in the Washington Corridor with breathtaking skyline views of Downtown, Medical Center and the Galleria. Fall head-over-heels for the modern finishes, state-of-the-art fitness center and refreshing pool/sundeck. Did we mention the on-site dog spa with grooming area and the 24-hour package pick-up? Neighborhood: Memorial First Move-Ins: Now Leasing Square Footage: 515 – 1,159 Price: $1,079 – $2,940 ENCORE MONTROSE Whether you’re in the mood for urban adventure or luxury comforts, Encore Montrose provides one-of-a-kind living and state-of-the-art amenities to welcome you home like a private yoga and spin room, infinity-edge pool with city views, outdoor kitchen and two separate entertainment terraces! Walkability is abundant and just minutes from entertainment, eateries, Hermann Park and much, much more. Embrace the sophisticated, urban culture of Museum District.   Neighborhood: Downtown First Move-Ins: NOW LEASING Square Footage: 551 – 1,277 Price: $1,445 – $2,800 LATITUDE MED CENTER With 24-hour concierge, valet parking, and a sky club with lounge, bar and luxe dining area, the Latitude Med Center defines luxury. Apartments feature hardwood floors, beverage refrigerators, floor to ceiling windows…

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New Year’s Eve Houston: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

By | Food, Houston, New Year's Eve 2018, NYE, Party

  Image Source The end of 2017 is finally upon us! Meaning time for reflection and resolutions. Oh, who are we kidding–it’s a time to find an awesome party and champagne it up until all the Ls taken this year are forgotten. Or at least until the next morning! Planning your NYE night can be a tedious task even with Houston throwing multiple events and parties to bring in the year 2018. SO, to make it easier on you this year, we compiled 6 NYE plans you’ll sure to enjoy! #Cheers NYElectric 2018 Hotel Derek is hosting one of the most upscale New Year’s Eve party in Houston. It’ll be an electrifying event with 4-hour complimentary food and drinks, 3 areas to mingle, 2 top Houston DJs, and 1 electric countdown! Did we mention there’ll be FREE giveaways?! FREE! Tickets start at $119 and can be purchased online. Tickets include your choice of beverages and party favors! If you want to upgrade your experience and go all out for the New Year check out their VIP section. New Year’s Eve All Access Pass Chances are that the past few years have been pretty similar when it came to your New Year’s plans. We’ve all be there! SO, instead of sticking to the same crowded club or lounge, lets spice things up a bit with the biggest All Access Party Pass 2018 package in Midtown Houston! Gain free admission into some of the hottest NYE venues in Houston including Belle Station,…

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Christmas In Houston: Things To Do For The Holiday Season

By | Christmas, Happy Holidays, Houston, Things to do for Christmas

We know the holiday season can be stressful, but still magical af. The spicy smells of cinnamon and pine, trimming and decorating the tree, and stuffing the stockings or should we say our faces…oops! SO, instead of looking for those last minute additions for your stockings step into town and experience all of Houston’s holiday cheer! Where to Experience Timeless Christmas Tales A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas Photo Source NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 30 An oldie, but goodies! And definitely one of ours and Houston’s seasonal favorite, A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with three ghostly spirits as he finds the true meaning of Christmas! Bah! Humbug! Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker Photo Source DECEMBER 10-23 and DECEMBER 30- JANUARY 6 Sword fights. Dancing dolls. And Sugar plum fairies. Be transported into the Land of Sweets through this classic tale of The Nutcracker! Houston is never short of theatrical and musical performances especially during the jolliest time of the year! Get into the holiday spirit with Soulful Sound of Christmas, The House Without a Christmas Tree, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.  Where to Check Out Christmas Lights Zoo Lights Photo Source NOVEMBER 18-JANUARY 14 For the sixth year in a row, the Houston Zoo is transformed into a glistening winter wonderland! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as you stroll through Houston’ Zoo grounds taking in the dazzling earth-friendly 2 million LED lighting. Magical Winter Lights Photo Source NOVEMBER 10-JANUARY 2 The 2017 Magical Winter Lights graces…

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Specials, Concessions And Self-Prorating: What Does That Even Mean?

By | Houston

So you’ve found your dream apartment and the price is right, except you’re totally lost in translation when your locator or leasing agent mentions “self pro-rating”, wtf?! Rest assured that we’ve been there too (before working at Smart City), and we want to simplify and break down rent specials, prorations, and concessions for you. Because let’s face it Houston, we know you love a good discount and we’re just here to help you understand it! Prorating a Special Ready to dive in and figure out how to effectively divide up your monthly rent expenses over the course of a lease term? Let’s say, hypothetically, that you sign a 12-month lease and your rent is $1,200 per month. The amount in full that you would pay over the lease term would be $1,200 x 12 which equals $14,400. When you have a special added on to this, some properties allow you to keep this month as a credit on the account so you can stretch it out over the lease term. Let’s use the example of a one-month free special (bless up for free rent!) Calculating the Incentive Say your rent is $1,200 per month and you signed a 12-month lease. If a property offers a one-month free special, you automatically save $1,200! $1,200 / 12 = $100 saved per month! So you’re effectively only paying $1,100 per month! Upfront Specials When a property has a special that’s “upfront”; this normally is one month free or two months free that is…

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Best Places To Work In 2018: Smart City Apartment Locating

By | Houston, Uncategorized

Smart City Apartment Locating Is A 2018 Best Place to Work, According to Our Employees on Glassdoor Smart City Apartment Locating is pleased to announce we are among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2018. Unlike other awards, there was no self-nomination process, instead it’s entirely based on feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. To determine the winners of the awards, Glassdoor evaluates all company reviews shared by employees over the past year. This year, we are proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work among companies with less than 1,000 employees according to those based in the U.S. A huge thank you goes out to all our employees who took the time to share their perspectives on what it’s like to work here. We appreciate all the valuable feedback as it only helps us to improve. Below are just a few words employees shared on Glassdoor that contributed toward the award and that made us feel incredibly honored to be recognized: “Wouldn’t want to work anywhere else!!”-Employee “Smart City has changed my life, I never thought I could be a super driven woman with a career I care so much about until I found a company that values the same things that I do. Smart City is a values-based company, there is hardly anything that would drive me away from this team of people. Smart City puts a huge emphasis on…

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Vacay At Home: Best Of Houston Apartment Pools

By | Apartments, Houston

While the North is already starting to bundle up to combat the autumn chill that’s begun setting in, Houston will stay hot, hot, hot well into the winter months. The best and most relaxing way to beat the heat is a Saturday by the pool. Even better if your apartment has a pool that’s just steps out the front door! Apartment communities often come equipped with a swimming pool for residents, and these are some of our favorites from complexes around the city: Montrose This property is the definition of luxury. Custom hardwood style flooring, designer carpeting, Stainless Steel appliances, and 10 ft. ceilings in every unit got us like, whoa. The sun pool courtyard is the real deal though. Lined with covered, private cabanas, you can relax in the shade and take a dip in the pool when the humidity finally starts to get to you. Downtown We found a property that is so extra it has special amenities for different floors. Looking solely at the units, you’re getting marble counter tops, track lighting, hardwood floors, and gas ranges. The glitz and glam of this property are carried through to the amenities as well. Not only is there a heated pool and spa with cabanas on the 4th floor, but you’ll lose your mind over the infinity pool with a glass bottom shelf on the rooftop. Soak up rays and views as you lounge by the pool overlooking all of Houston. River Oaks Keepin’ it flashy with that new-new…

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Why You Should Move And Use Smart City

By | Apartment Locators

Y’all, so much is happening at Smart City. We COMPLETELY overhauled our site this past summer and we wanted to make sure you saw it! This site is legit and now it’s easier than ever for us to find you an awesome apartment at an awesome price. 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 new year (because… it’s basically December and we don’t know where 2017 went), 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…

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Houston Apartments With Exposed Brick That Pinterest Would Love

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What is it about exposed brick that makes us feel so bad and boujee? They’re a welcomed change from bland white walls that can either make you feel super chic and modern or super crazy and confined. So get your favorite Instagram filters ready. Invite all your friends over. Add that person you’ve been gawking over for weeks on Snapchat. You’re going to want to show these apartments off. Galleria Tate At Tanglewood The accent brick arches at this property are subtle but badass which we truly appreciate. That’s not the only bit of luxury here, though. This complex has a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga/spin room. Plus they decided to be extra AF and added a golf simulator to the mix. You’ll be Galleria livin’ without the Galleria chaos here. Chateux DiJon Sticking with the same ‘hood, the next property could not be more ideally located. Only a few blocks separate it from all the shopping in the Galleria and it has super easy access to the Southwest Fwy and 610 Loop. There are five pools on the property for when you want to play Goldilocks and try each and every one until you find the perfect spot. If you’re unsure about whether you’ll survive the Texas heat (don’t worry, we are too), this property offers short team leases!  Century Galleria Lofts Ok, last Galleria property, I swear. Super close again to Southwest Fwy and 610 W Loop access. Grab yourself a stylish writing desk and feel like a modern-day…

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