Are you feeling discouraged because you don’t have a lot of space in your apartment? Have you just moved into a posh NYC metro area apartment and want to make your flat look…well…less flat? We know you can’t physically make your small space bigger, and your decorating choices may be restricted by rental rules. But, when it comes to decorating, there are lots of ways you can make your apartment feel and look bigger. Our infographic, “12 Creative Ways to Decorate a Small Space Apartment”, shows fun and artistic ways to make your small space look bigger…like transforming a bookcase into a closet! We have even listed where you can buy these items and provided a price key, since not having a large budget shouldn’t prevent you from showcasing your interior design skills. So, read on, pin, and share with your friends these trendy and chic tips!
San Antonio, Texas is a lively place to visit, but it is an even better place to call home. The city is filled with unique attractions that are visited daily by both tourists and locals. The best way to experience everything that the city has to offer is by taking advantage of one of the many great San Antonio apartment rentals. Once you are all settled in, make sure that you visit the following five places.
1.) The Alamo – There is a reason that the Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo, is the most frequented location in Texas. The historical value of this location is beyond compare, and it presents the perfect educational outing for families. If you wish to live near The Alamo, you should make sure to find apartments by zip code, as San Antonio is a very large city.
2.) Market Square – Locals love to take in the largest Mexican marketplace that can found outside of Mexico. If you are looking for authentic crafts, clothing and food, the Market Square, also known as El Mercado, is the perfect place to shop. Many locals enjoy the Market Square so much that they will only consider San Antonio apartment rentals that are in the same general area.
3.) Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Those who enjoy theme parks are likely to invest in a season pass to the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The theme park also offers a great way to beat the heat, as part of the attraction is a water park. If riding roller coasters is on your list of favorite things, then you will definitely want to look at apartments in San Antonio TX that provide easy access to Six Flags.
4.) San Antonio Zoo – The experience at the San Antonio Zoo is very unique, and it has become a favorite destination for families. In order to encourage learning while removing some of the stress that parents feel during a zoo trip, San Antonio’s zoo has an interactive playscape for kids under the age of five. There are several apartments in San Antonio TX that are located nearby, making it easy to visit the zoo on a regular basis.
5.) Sea World San Antonio – Individuals and families will be charmed by this combination of a marine life habitat and a theme park. If you have an interest in studying the habits of dolphins, penguins and so much more, Sea World is the perfect place to visit on a regular basis. As with the other highlights, you should find apartments by zip code if this is the main attraction that you wish to live near.
Lincoln Property Company proudly manages 19 communities in the San Antonio area ranging from new construction properties to comfortable, established communities. Click here to learn more about these different apartment lifestyle offerings.
Westover Oaks in San Antonio
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Orlando, FL is one of the most desirable locations in the world. In addition to the beautiful landscape and brilliant sunshine that Florida is famous for, Orlando is the home of countless wonderful attractions. There are hundreds of great reasons to live in Orlando, but the following list highlights the top five. Once you are done reading it, you are certain to begin looking at Orlando apartments for your new home.
1.) The Weather – Although all of Florida is characterized as having good weather, Orlando residents truly do get the best of best. Approximately eight months out of every year are divine, making Orlando the perfect place for those who want to get away from areas that experience frigid temperatures. You do not have to break the bank to live here, either, as there are several affordable apartments within the city limits. The best apartments for rent Orlando FL has to offer will come with a swimming pool, too, making it easy to take advantage of the weather.
2.) A Prime Location – Floridians love Orlando due to its easy accessibility to the rest of the state’s highlights. You will always be within 90 minutes of a beach, and it is also very easy to get to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
3.) Amazing Attractions – Nowhere else on earth can you find affordable apartments that are located near so many amazing things to do. Orlando residents are immersed in a city that contains Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Orlando, the Orlando Museum of Art and hundreds of other top destinations. As a Orlando resident, you will be eligible to receive discounts to some of the best attractions.
4.) Cultural Diversity – Orlando is a melting pot of different cultures, and this provides residents with a truly unique opportunity to learn about the rest of the world. It is common for residents to know many people who speak different languages, and the staff at most Orlando apartments is bilingual.
5.) Parks and Lakes – Those who love spending time outside will instantly fall in love with Orlando. The city is packed with state parks and lakes, making it the perfect place to go hiking or spend a day on the water.
In addition to the list above, the best apartments for rent Orlando FL has available will be award-winning and staffed with qualified professionals. You will be able to relax and enjoy your new home, along with all of the brilliance that is Orlando.
Mirasol at Celebration - Orlando, FL
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Westside in The Village named LPC Featured Community of the Month for June!
Continuing the mission of offering Village residents an innovative lifestyle, Westside in The Village is both refreshing and distinctive, threading itself comfortably into The Village landscape. With the feeling of the “M Streets” throughout this quaint community, the craftsman-style architecture of Westside allows old East Dallas to blend with tomorrow’s Greenville attitude. Features include contemporary interiors with decorator touches, limited access entry, detached and attached garages, additional storage, dedicated fitness center, enticing swimming pool and steamy jacuzzi.
Culinary Kitchen at Westside in The Village
Relaxation Haven at Westside in The Village
Keeping in line with Village tradition, Westside offers exciting resident activities such as organized sports leagues and summertime pool entertainment at the massive Village hot spot, The Village Country Club. Boasting a near-Olympic size pool with outdoor cabana bar, The Village Country Club serves up plenty of bar service and loads of lounge chairs to enjoy the weekend festivities. Residents of Westside or any of the other Village communities also benefit from unique amenities such as tennis courts, sand volleyball court, softball fields, concierge services, full-service restaurant and central fitness facility. For a sneak peek into the Village lifestyle, visit MyVillageApts.com. For information on other Village communities, visit TheVillageApts.com.
The Residences at Seven Gables recently received a gift of recognition from their US Army War College military residents.
Below is a photo of the framed military coin. Residents also wrote personal messages on the back of the framed coin to the staff.
Seven Gables’ recent apartment ad in the military magazine can also be seen below: “Service For Those Who Serve.”
Great Job Seven Gables Team!
USAWC Student Tenants Recognition
Personal Messages to the Seven Gables Team
Lincoln Property Company has recently advanced from the 4th to the 3rd spot on the NMHC 50 Largest Apartment Managers Rankings for 2012 with over 140,000 apartment units currently under management. The improvement was largely due to their success in third party fee management.
“We had significant growth in our third party fee management business in 2011 allowing us to climb from 4th to 3rd position” says Jennifer Staciokas, Vice President of Marketing and Training of Lincoln Property Company. In 2009 the company was ranked sixth on the rankings list and has consistently improved one spot every year. Aside from the NMHC rankings, LPC has also received many other awards and honors for quality property management.
Founded in Dallas Texas, in 1965 for the purpose of building and operating quality residential communities, Lincoln Property Company has since expanded into other major areas of the United States. With their most notable presence in the Southwest and Southeast regions, Lincoln Property Company is working to strengthen their management portfolio in Southern California and the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. High-rise, mid-rise, garden-style, new construction and stabilized assets have all been added to LPC’s substantial property listing throughout the year with continued growth in the forecast.
Some of Lincoln’s newest additions to the management portfolio are Union at Carrollton Square, a new construction mixed-use development in Carrollton, Texas, Dunton Tower Apartments, a high-rise apartment building in Arlington Heights, Illinois, The Avery Townhome Apartments, an all-townhome upscale development in Willingboro, New Jersey and in Southern California, a new construction project consisting of 180 units located in Los Angeles, The Avenue Hollywood.
The upturn in the real estate sector has also revived the development pipeline for LPC; new projects in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions are currently in the planning stages. These new projects are anticipated to considerably grow LPC’s national management portfolio.
Aside from providing affordable apartments nationwide, LPC also manages commercial, build-to-suit, office, hotel, industrial and other mixed-use assets. In addition, over 70% of Lincoln’s apartment management portfolio is comprised of fee management accounts for third party investors.
If you’re looking for a great apartment in Austin or Houston, there are several neighborhoods available in both cities, each with different locations, qualities and atmospheres. The best way to choose is to look into the different neighborhoods to see which one would work best for you.
Neighborhoods in the Austin Area
Some of the neighborhoods in the Austin area include: Hancock, Eastwood and Shoal Crest. Austin apartments in these areas are often focused on student housing to to their proximity to the University of Texas. If you’re looking for an apartment for a university student or just want to live in an area with college flavor, these neighborhoods would be a good place to look.
Hyde Park and Shadow Lawn Historic District. Located just north of downtown Austin, Hyde Park is considered Austin’s first suburb. It was developed in 1891 and has since become one of the most densely populated areas of Austin. In 1990, both Hyde Park and the adjacent Shadow Lawn Historic District were both added to the National Register of Historic Places. If you like the idea of a bustling area with a fascinating history, Austin apartments in these neighborhoods might be right for you.
Central Austin Areas. Neighborhoods in Central Austin include Old Austin and Judge’s Hall. Central Austin houses a variety of businesses as well as government buildings. If you plan to work in this area or wish to live near the city center, Austin apartments here would be a good choice.
300 North Lamar | Austin, TX
Neighborhoods in the Houston Area
For Houston apartments, consider the advantages of these neighborhoods:
Highland Village. Built in the 1950s, Highland Village also hosts buildings built more recently. The neighborhood features a variety of shopping and restaurants and a comfortable, suburban feel. Houston apartments in this neighborhood usually offer a variety of modern amenities including easily accessible laundry rooms and swimming pools for residents.
Southside Place. This area’s fascinating history includes its original development in the nineteenth century, which was interrupted when Mexico achieved independence. It was opened as a subdivision in 1924 and has become an upscale neighborhood for Houston apartments.
Afton Oaks. This is one of the most affluent and in-demand areas of Houston. Lofts here are comparable in quality to those in the Houston Inner Loop but tend to be larger.
Fountains at Memorial City | Houston, TX
With some research and investigation, you’re sure to find just the right apartment in just the right neighborhood in Austin or Houston.
Westover Oaks named LPC Featured Community of the Month for May!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect apartment in North San Antonio, look no further than Westover Oaks! These brand new one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes will be available at the end of this month so reserve yours today!
Welcome home to Westover Oaks!
Set among the gently rolling vistas of the Westover Hills area, this brand new luxury apartment community was designed to meet the growing need for upscale living accommodations in this fast growing area of North San Antonio. Here, future residents will find a notable list of conveniences to help make life easier, like well-planned interiors, private garages, remote access gated entry and stainless steel appliances in every home.
Westover Oaks - brand new community in San Antonio!
Enjoy both the serenity of the country and city-style amenities including a refreshing pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and high tech business center. This vibrant location allows you to live among the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, while just being minutes away from the city.
Until recently, the Westover Hills area was undeveloped ranch land. Today, it is one of the nation’s premier, award winning, master-planned communities and is the center of San Antonio’s fastest and most dynamic growth sector. Among the scenic, rolling terrain of the famous Texas Hill Country, our neighbors include Sea World of Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the Hill Country Resort Golf Course.
Westover Oaks is just 10 miles west/northwest of San Antonio’s central business district with easy access to downtown, the San Antonio International Airport and major employment centers including Westover Hills, Lackland Air Force Base, Port San Antonio, Toyota and the South Texas Medical Center.
The Avenue Hollywood, in conjunction with The Resmark Companies, Lincoln Property Company and The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, hosted its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this month, officially marking The Avenue as part of the Hollywood community.
The Avenue Hollywood has been leasing for several months now, but the official induction took place on Thursday, April 12. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in front of the leasing office, immediately followed by the Grand Opening Celebration located inside the property’s swank pool area and throughout designated party areas of the community.
The “Classic LA”-themed party featured photo displays presented by LA Magazine in three different apartment units showcasing Los Angeles’ past, present and future. Attendees of the party enjoyed catered fare from Lotteria Grille, eclectic tunes from KCRW and signature tequila cocktails.
Click HERE to view all of the photos from this hip Hollywood event!
The Avenue Hollywood includes 180 apartments featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom home options, washer and dryer appliances and balconies in every apartment, pool, fitness center, dog run, and concierge service. The building will also include groundfloor retail.
There is a tremendous sense of independence that comes with the renting of your first apartment. However, that independence also comes with a large amount of responsibility. Whether you are looking for apartments for rent in Kansas City or Phoenix apartments, you must plan ahead to make sure that your first apartment suits your specific living needs. Otherwise, you may end up in a very undesirable living situation.
The most important thing that must be considered when searching for your first apartment is cost. Your rent is likely to be the largest expenditure in your budget; as such, you need to calculate how much you can actually afford. Many financial planners suggest that you should not spend more than 30 percent of your income on rent. If you spend more than that, you may find it more difficult to spend money on other goods and services that you may need. It is also good to keep in mind that you will need to “qualify” for an apartment. One of the items apartment management firms will require when applying for an apartment home is proof of income. Generally, your total monthly gross income must be three to four times the amount of rent you are applying for. This rule of thumb might just help you when spending money on application fees!
The price that you are willing to pay for your new apartment will help to answer a lot of the other questions that usually arise during the selection process. For instance, the location of your new apartment is very important to your quality of life. Some people like the convenience of living downtown in the middle of the action, but others prefer the space and quiet of the suburbs. This choice will ultimately depend on your individual tastes and desires.
However, the location of your new apartment will affect the price that you pay for it. If you are looking for apartments for rent in Kansas City, desirable neighborhoods such as Shawnee Mission will be more expensive when compared to areas such as Brookside. This price variability will occur with apartments in any city, including Phoenix apartments.
When making a decision about renting your first apartment, you will have to make a lot of trade-offs among different factors that are important to you. If you want to live in a nice neighborhood, you may have to sacrifice in other areas in order to afford it. You may have to get a smaller apartment, or you may have to live in a building without an elevator or an exercise room. Alternatively, you could choose to live in the best building of a bad neighborhood if location is not that important to you.
Everyone must make such choices when choosing their first apartment. This is true for people looking for apartments for rent in Kansas City and for people looking for Phoenix apartments. However, such choices cannot be made for you; instead, you must figure out your preferred lifestyle and choose an apartment that will facilitate such a life.
Once you’ve decided on an apartment, remember to budget for your moving expenses. These include but are not limited to:
Utility Deposits (if applicable)
Each of our helpful Leasing Professionals will help equip you with all the information you might need when preparing to apply and move into a new apartment home. Visit or contact us today!