Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who "We" Are.

A Plus apartment locators are licensed real estate agents with considerable experience in the Austin apartment market. We work with apartment complexes, rental properties and condos to place our clients with the best rental opportunity for their individual needs. We pride ourselves on customer service and quality results. Our apartment location service is always free to our clients!

You may send your search directly to our office using the easy apartment search form on this page and we will assign an agent to your search; or you may contact one of our expert apartment locators directly using the information below. Finding the right Austin apartment locator can make the difference in finding a suitable apartment or landing the perfect apartment! We are here to make that happen for you!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How do Apartment Locators or Apartment Finders Work?

Finding an apartment can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.  Apartment finders strive to take the legwork out of your search by saving you time, energy, and gas.  When you are researching apartment locators, it is important to find someone that you click with, who makes you feel comfortable with the whole process.  That doesn't mean you need several apartment finders, just that you should do a little research first.  Check rating sites like Yelp, CitySearch or Google Places, maybe even message your friends on Facebook or colleagues through LinkedIn and see who they recommend.

Once you have decided which apartment finder to work with, It really can be a very simple process:

1) Start by scheduling an appointment or walking-in to the office when you are available.  Most apartment locators do help customers on a walk-in basis, in a reputable office there will almost always be someone available to help you.  
2) Once you're in the office, your apartment finder will call the communities that fit your specific parameters--such as price, size, location, floor level-- Your apartment locator will find out availability, exact pricing  and specifics on what they have coming up.  They will even know when it's available and even what floor it's on.
3) Then using a database we look at pictures, locations on a map, floor plans and move in fees, so that you can narrow it down and choose which ones you like the best.  
4) Finally we take you to the communities that you have narrowed it down to.  

Yes, it's really that easy! What you can spend an ENTIRE day, or even multiple days, doing on your own, an apartment locator can get done in 2 1/2 hours.  Yep!  In 2 1/2 hours you'll have you new apartment all picked out! The choice is always yours, apartment finders just make it a lot easier!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Parkside at Lake Creek

Check out the new video!

Parkside at Lake Creek

Check out the new video!

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Housing Market For Renters

I get asked about the current housing market for renters. My advice? Lock in a lease for the longest term possible. Rent is based on market value and until more buildings are built, the prices for current complexes are going up. The market is crammed which is making rent go higher rather then drop. Sign a 15 month lease if possible. Don't get the idea that a 6 month lease is a good thing, so you can move if you want. Think of it as your rent will increase every 6 months or every 15, depending on how long you lock in your lease terms. A 15 month lock is a nicer scenario for your pocketbook. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrating Our Nations History!

For today's blog, instead of writing about apartments, I'd like to post some of the great events that happened on this day in history. Check out the Library of Congress for more!

World's Fair Fireworks,
Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer, 1939 or 1940.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies' separation from Great Britain. The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion "all Men are created equal," is equally beloved by the American people.
sheet music cover
Hurrah for the U S A,
words and music by W. E. Howard, 1915.
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams. However, observing Independence Day only became commonplace after the War of 1812. Soon, events such as groundbreaking ceremonies for the Erie Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were scheduled to coincide with July 4th festivities.
In 1859, the Banneker Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, urged African Americans to celebrate Independence Day while bearing witness to the inconsistencies between the ideals espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the practice of slavery. Banneker's orator of the day, Mr. Jacob C. White Jr., also promised his audience a brighter future:
We have learned by experience and by the comparison of ourselves with people similarly situated, to hope that, at some day not very far in futurity, our grievances will be redressed, that our long lost rights will be restored to us, and that, in the full stature of men, we will stand up, and with our once cruel opponents and oppressors rejoice in the Declaration of our common country, and hail with them the approach of the glorious natal day of the Great Republic. Mr. Jacob C. White Jr., Introductory Remarks,
The Celebration of the Eighty-Third Anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence
Banneker Institute, July 4, 1859.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907