Covered parking spots or a swimming pool? A gym or a dog park? Keyless entry or a smart thermostat? A recent study shows that more and more residents are willing to increase their monthly rent payment to have more technology in their apartments. Find out what amenities renters are shelling out big bucks for, and how you can find an apartment with all the smart features you want. Read the rest of this entry »
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Apartment living that spotlights lavish swimming pools and fancy cafes is so 2017. The next level of extravagance includes more dogs than you might think!
Here are five luxurious apartment amenities you’ll see in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
In the not so distant past, apartments were seen strictly as a refuge for people who could not afford a home. Blue collar workers in an urban corridor and college students were part of a small cross section of society that flocked to the apartment lifestyle. However, times have changed. Today, apartments provide more people than ever before a great place to call home. Everyone from business professionals, to downsizing baby boomers — every age and cross section of society are enjoying the benefits of apartment dwelling. And, while every segment of society is represented, renters — regardless of demographics — generally have these four personality traits in common. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer isn’t the only thing heating up. Apartment living is the most popular housing choice in the nation today. As a result, in many cities, apartments are becoming harder and harder to find. This also means that rent rates are burning a hole in the pockets of some apartment residents. Thankfully, there are still plenty of affordable apartments in your city and they may have some surprises waiting for you. In fact, these apartment amenities are not only super cool, they help you get red hot value for the cost of your rent! Read the rest of this entry »
This Tuesday, December 22, marks the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. While this is the official start to winter, in many places, winter is already in full effect. As schoolchildren, college students and others wrap up their studies and testing, their thoughts quickly turn to enjoying the holiday season – including throwing a snowball or two.
For apartment renters, winter is a terrific time of year. These are the top reasons why, when it comes to winter, renting rules:
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Every apartment that a prospective resident is looking for is one-of-a-kind, just as each apartment shopper is unique and has distinctive needs. However, at a certain point in the apartment-searching process, all apartments start to look the same. Perusing local print ads, you start to see the same features and benefits described about nearly community in your region. These include colorful terms such as “state-of-the-art”, “resort-style” and “luxurious”. But what everyone really wants is a “unique” place to call their own – that perfectly fits their needs, desires and lifestyle.
In the search to find that right residence, not all apartment communities are created equal. Some, in fact, offer unique perks that may not exist elsewhere in the local landscape. It is these perks that turn an ordinary apartment community into an extraordinary place for you to call home. Here are some of the most fun and exclusive apartment amenities we have seen:
An apartment is more than just a cost-effective housing option. It is more than what people who cannot afford to purchase a home rely on. It is more than just a place to call home during college or an extended business relocation. An apartment is a reflection of you – it is your home. It is the place that you have chosen to live because of the amenities and lifestyle it provides you.
Apartments Offer Variety
There are hundreds – if not thousands – of different options that you can choose from that make an apartment more than just four walls. If you want a view of nature, such as trees or a lake, there are apartments for you. If you need or want to live in the ground floor, there are a myriad of apartment homes available to you. If you prefer to live on the top floor of a building in order to cut down the noise and have a great view, you can have that. If you want to live in a community that has complimentary tennis courts, they are out there. The options for the place you will call home are virtually endless. Read the rest of this entry »
In 1984, Madonna said that she was a “material girl, living in a material world.” If she re-released that song today, we would imagine she’d be singing a new tune, that she’s a “digital girl, living in a high-tech world.” From smartphones to portable tablets to blue-tooth integration, the world as we know it has evolved over the past 30 years to make us almost 100% reliant on the technology around us. The smartphone in your pocket has more computing power that the systems that put a man on the moon. This digital life has become an integral part of our daily lives. Here are some of the ways technology is helping apartment renters get the most out of the apartment communities in which they live: Read the rest of this entry »
So you finally found the absolutely perfect apartment for rent? Before you pop that bottle of champagne and kick back to celebrate, take pause; there may be a few considerations your new property manager or owner didn’t mention. Here are the key questions to ask before you take the renting plunge.
What amenities are included?
What is the parking situation like? Where do residents wash their laundry? What appliances come standard? When moving into a new complex, it’s easy to forget that not all apartments are created equal. Some complexes may require assigned, paid parking spots or don’t have a laundry facility on-site. Asking about the amenities can help narrow down your choices. Read the rest of this entry »
Luxury apartments are a great place to call home. With outstanding amenities like stained concrete floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, concierge service and a private roof, these types of apartments are highly desirable. If you’re searching for a new apartment and desire something lavish and higher-end, luxury apartments may be a great option.
These types of living spaces can be found all over the country in cities big and small, and the specific amenities and extras depend on the apartment building. In New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, for example, it’s not uncommon for high-rise luxury apartments to offer a 24-hour doorman and concierge service. Some buildings even have in-house dry cleaning and trash service. Still, luxury apartments in smaller cities wow residents with DVD rentals, dog run areas, free cable and garages.
Higher Rent, But More for Your Money
While rent for luxury apartments may cost more, you have to keep in mind that you’re getting more. That private gym, the lush landscaping and the lap pool all come at a premium. Plus, there aren’t as many luxury apartments as “regular” apartments, so that also figures into the cost. When you’re searching for a luxury apartment, be sure and weigh the cost with the amenities you’ll be getting.
Renters who’d like their living space to be higher-end should definitely check out luxury apartments, since it’s not uncommon for them to offer unique floorplans, track lighting, crown molding and open kitchens with stainless steel appliances. While the standard wall color for apartments seems to be white or off-white, walls in luxury apartments may be beige or allow you to request accent walls be painted before your move-in day. Be sure to ask your apartment manager if this type of service is available.
Find Luxury Apartments
If you’d like to find luxury apartments, use our free apartment search tools. To help you find your next home, we suggest you make a list of amenities you’re looking for and use it to compare the apartments you view. Take into consideration location, lease terms, rent and what exactly is included with your rent, like access to the apartment gym or concierge service, for example.