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Plan It: 5 Apartment Decorating Tools We Love

By | Apartments, Decorating, New Apartments

Photo Cred It is that time again… time to freshen up your wardrobe and living space! Spring is coming and whether you’re simply rearranging or full on redecorating, let’s be honest, bringing your Pinterest dream board to life can be daunting and pricy! And we know you don’t have time or money to be wasting. Don’t get discouraged, there are wonderful tools, diy projects and tricks to make any space feel like home. Plus, redoing your space has even emotional benefits, as it can be cleansing and therapeutic (especially after a traumatic event or break up). So, instead of hoping your space comes together after endless prayers to the almighty decoration gods (West Elm and Ikea), check out these tips to help make any space your own and get’r done! 1. Personalized 3D Designs Photo Cred The world continues to amaze us with all the new technology and apps that help make life so much easier. We know not everyone has the means to hire an interior designer, but most wish they had the professional help breathing life into their apartment decoration dreams. Apps like Modsy and Havenly allow you to get professional help without the hefty price tag. It costs just a small fee and is so simple! Take a style test online, upload pictures of your space and boom! you’re partnered with designers that create photorealistic renderings of what your space could look like after they’ve styled it. Once you pick a favorite look, get links to buy the…

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Move To Houston?

By | Apartment Locators, apartment pools, Apartments, Houston, Moving, New Apartments

Photo Cred Moving to Texas is becoming more and more popular by the day! So, if you haven’t already heard Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in America then you’re probably living under a rock. In the past four years, over half-a-million new residents have come to call Houston home, making it the number two fastest growing city. While we at Smart City Houston are biased (H-Town represent!), we chose 3 reasons out of a magnitude on why you should call Houston home in 2019. 1. The Cost of Living Photo Cred Though our cost of living is increasing, Houston is far less expensive compared to the cost of other big cities in America. We pay less in taxes, so you take home a higher percentage of your paycheck meaning more money to play with! Our grocery stores also offer insane savings (H.E.B. where you at?) and our gas prices remain below the nation’s average. 2. The Weather Photo Cred If you live in Houston already, you’ve gotten used to sporadic rainfall. However don’t fret! Houston weather is pretty warm year-round. With only two months of chilly weather, Houstonians can enjoy pool time most of the time. So, put those snow boots away, and stock up on sunscreen! 3. The Amount of Apartments Photo Cred No need to worry about private rentals here! From mid-rise, to high-rise to garden styles, Houston has an abundance of apartments. Houston is taking in the influx of new Houstonians by building new…

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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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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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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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