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5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate in Dallas

Getting a roommate can help defray some of the costs of living, which may enable you to find a Dallas apartment that’s either bigger, has more amenities, is located in a nicer neighborhood, etc. But sharing your living space with someone else can also be challenging. To avoid uncomfortable or unpleasant situations down the road, you want to be careful about who you select – especially if you’re entering into a long-term lease situation. Here are a few of the best ways to find the perfect roomie.

Know what you’re “looking for” before you start looking.

Before you begin the process, it’s good to have an idea of what you’d like to get out of the arrangement. Are you looking for someone to hang out and party with? Or, would you prefer someone who just pays the rent and otherwise keeps to themselves? Do you want a roommate who shares the same interests as you, or does that not matter? Envision your ideal living situation and then go from there. This will give you a better picture of who you’d consider and help you narrow down your choices.

Look for a match in other key areas.

If you’re the type who prefers a quiet night with a good book or turning in early, a roommate who is prone to party into the wee hours every weekend obviously won’t be a good fit. Are you a neat freak? Make sure the other person isn’t a slob. Likewise, work or school schedules should also be taken into consideration. For instance, if you like more alone time, you may prefer a roommate who has a schedule that’s opposite of yours. If you’re looking for more socialization, coinciding schedules make more sense.

Make sure they can afford it.

Another critical factor in choosing someone to share your Dallas apartment is their ability to pay their share of the living expenses. Your best friend from college may seem like the perfect roomie, but if he or she doesn’t have a decent job or is irresponsible with money, getting on a lease together may not be the best idea in the long run. Choose a roommate with a steady income who is capable of paying the rent and whatever other bills you’ll be splitting.

Know where to look.

Once you’ve got a clear picture of your ideal roommate, it’s time to start the search. There are lots of different avenues you can take, whether you’ve already got a place or you’re starting from scratch. We recommend starting with your own personal network. Ask friends, family and colleagues if they know of anyone who is looking. From there, the internet has a number of resources as well. For instance, you can try Craigslist or one of the more formal listing sites, like Roommates.com or Roomiematch.

Ask the right questions.

When those calls and emails start coming in, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Consider setting up some time to chat with each potential roomie to see whether you’d both be a good match. Make sure you ask the right questions upfront, like whether they have a good job and decent credit rating, what their work schedule is, whether they smoke or drink, how frequently they like to host guests, etc. (Here’s a list of more roommate interview questions you might find helpful.) It may seem a bit uncomfortable, but it can save you both a lot of trouble in the long run.

Sharing your Dallas apartment with someone can be a great experience, but if you’re not careful, it could also turn out to be a disaster. By following the five tips above and doing your due diligence, you’ll set yourself up for a long and peaceful living situation.

Found a great roommate but still need a place to stay? Get in touch! We’d be happy to help you find the perfect Dallas apartment for your needs!

September 2, 2019 / by / in , ,
Dallas Apartment Locators Announce New Website Launch

Online PR News – 21-June-2019 – Dallas, TX – Dallas, TX – June 21, 2019 – Dallas Apartment Locators, leading provider of luxury apartment location assistance services, announced today the launch of its newly designed website at www.dallasapartmentlocators.co. The completely revamped site now offers quick and easy access to help those interested in renting an apartment in the Dallas area find their ideal place. 

The updated website features a modern, streamlined design, optimal functionality and efficient access to the information apartment seekers need. Visitors can learn more about the various neighborhoods located in and around the Dallas, TX area and use convenient dropdown menus to search available properties by such features as location, number of bedrooms, price range and more. The site also makes it easy for visitors to get in touch with and receive free, hands-on assistance from one of the company’s expert agents. 

In addition to apartment location services, the revitalized Dallas Apartment Locators website offers a number of valuable, free resources, including an up-to-date blog, a comprehensive relocation assistance page, an FAQ section and more.

“At Dallas Apartment Locators, our goal is to provide our clients with better service and support than they can get anywhere else,” comments founding partner Andrew Mancuso. “Our new website reinforces this goal by providing apartment seekers with a one-stop-shop for everything they need to make the process fast, easy and headache-free.” 
The new website will be updated on a regular basis with news, updates and other essential information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and get in touch with the Dallas Apartment Locators’ team to take advantage of their free service. 
About Dallas Apartment Locators

The Dallas Apartment Locators team has over 15 years of combined real estate experience in Dallas, Texas, providing hands-on luxury apartment location services and relocation assistance. By answering a simple questionnaire that includes price range, number of bedrooms, desired entertainment and amenities, etc., clients receive an extensive list of places that match their lifestyle and budgetary requirements. The company is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

For more information, please visit https://dallasapartmentlocators.co/ or call 214-999-1161.

June 21, 2019 / by / in
The Dallas Apartment Guide: What to Look for Before You Lease

Whether it’s your first foray into living alone or your latest attempt to find a leased apartment that feels just like home, there’s always a sense of excitement that comes with choosing a Dallas apartment to rent. However, as with any kind of decision that involves signing legally binding agreements and spending money, you need to be absolutely sure of what you’re getting yourself into before you sign that dotted line.

Here are some important questions to ask yourself before you sign that lease:

1) Can I afford it?

This is obviously the first question that will pop up in your head, and rightly so. And we’re not just talking about upfront costs here — you also need to consider if leasing that apartment is a sustainable arrangement for you for the duration of your planned stay. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if you have a stable job, for example, so you have to consider your sources of income and calculate if you can really afford to pay the rent consistently.

2) Is the apartment located in an easily accessible area?

Not everyone can enjoy the luxury of having a car, but everyone certainly needs to get around the city. When you’re looking for an apartment to lease, make sure that you manage to figure out how long it will take you to get to your place of employment, especially if you don’t have a vehicle of your own.

3) Are all the amenities in the building/in my preferred apartment in good, working condition?

One of the worst things that can happen to you when you sign a lease without thoroughly checking your apartment is to suddenly realize that you’d have to spend a fortune on repairs and restoration.Make sure to inspect everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, inside your soon-to-be-leased apartment. Check if the water’s working, if there are holes in the wall or ceiling, if all the electrical sockets are working, if any windows are broken, and so on. Don’t be afraid to be thorough — after all, you ARE signing up for something long-term, and once you affix your signature on your contract, that apartment becomes your responsibility.

4) Do I completely understand the rules and regulations of this place?

As negative as it may sound, always consider the worst-case scenario. What if an emergency happens, and you need to call for professional assistance? Is someone there available who can help you out, or are you basically on your own when things go awry? Make sure that there are handymen or repairmen whom you can call in case something suddenly breaks in your apartment. It also falls upon your shoulders to familiarize yourself with the ups, downs, ins, and outs of your lease contract. If there’s anything there that you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask!

5) Is the general atmosphere happy and positive?

You may think that this is not so important, but you would be terribly mistaken. You wouldn’t want to live in a place with no decent lighting — imagine waking up each day and not catching any sunshine! — or one that’s full of noisy neighbors. It doesn’t hurt to consider if your satisfaction in finding an apartment to lease will translate into happiness when you’re actually living in it.

In search of the perfect living space for you to lease in the Uptown Dallas area? Discover all of the best options you can find and make an informed choice. Our Apartment Locator service can help you find just the apartment you’ve been looking for.

October 6, 2017 / by / in ,
Moving 101: Seven Things You Need to Do Before Leaving Your Dallas Rental

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Congrats…you’ve found the
Dallas apartment of your dreams. You’re moving up in the world, and in the process, will be leaving your old Dallas rental property behind. Preparing as much as possible in advance and knowing what to expect ahead of time can help improve your chances of getting your security deposit back and also facilitate a smooth and uneventful transition from one place to another. That being said, here are 7 things to add to your moving to-do list.

Get yourself organized. Before you find yourself buried in boxes and running out of precious time, make a point to get organized about the moving process. Create a checklist of everything you need to do in your current Dallas rental in order to get out on time and without incident, as well as what will need to be taken care of in the interim, such as packing and switching over utilities.

Go over your lease. Not all Dallas apartments are created equal. One property manager might be fine with a 30 day notice in writing, while others might require longer lead-time. Another lease might mandate that certain things are restored to how they were prior to your tenancy, such as paint color. Getting your hard-earned security deposit back depends on sticking to the legally binding document you signed, so understand ahead of time what’s expected of you and what your rights are.

Get your clean on. At the very least, you’ll need to make sure your current Dallas apartment is clean as a whistle before moving that last box out the door and handing over the keys. Allow yourself adequate time following the physical move to go back and conduct a thorough cleaning. If there are any repairs that need to be made, such as patching holes where pictures were hung, put those on your list as well.

Move everything out. Most rental properties – Dallas apartments included – require that every single piece of property you own be removed from the premises no later than the final day of your tenancy. That includes cleaning supplies, trash and anything else you may no longer need. Depending on what your lease requires, if you leave anything behind, you could be on the hook for additional rent or other ancillary fees, so don’t take any chances.

Take pictures. Once your soon-to-be-former Dallas rental is all cleaned out and ready to go for the next tenant, take a few moments to snap some photos (and make sure they can be date verified). These may come in handy should your former landlord try to claim any portion of your security deposit due to the way the place was left. Pictures of a clean unit with no damages (or pre-existing ones that can be proven) could save you in court.

Schedule and stick to a walk-through. Before you drop those keys off to your former landlord or property manager, make sure you’re both on the same page as far as the state of the Dallas rental unit you’re relinquishing. This will provide you the opportunity to demonstrate how clean and in-good-order the apartment is and also go over any questions or concerns you or the other party may have.

Provide a forwarding address. Before you get settled into your brand-spanking new Dallas apartment, the last step should be providing your previous landlord with your new address. This is critical because he or she will need it to mail you your deposit.

Itching to leave your current Dallas rental but can’t seem to find the perfect apartment for your needs? Give Dallas Apartment Locators a call. We can help find you the ideal new residence.

October 12, 2016 / by / in
Lighten Up! 7 Creative Ways to Add More Natural Light to Your Dallas Apartment

Lighten Up! 7 Creative Ways to Add More Natural Light to Your Dallas Apartment

Congratulations! You’ve found the Dallas apartment of your dreams! It’s ideally located near everything you enjoy and need. It’s got lots of awesome perks and amenities. Maybe it’s even pet friendly. The only downside is that the lighting inside is awful. Does that mean you’re doomed to live a dim existence, or will be forced to move out of your beloved home? Not necessarily. In fact, there are plenty of creative ways you can capture more light for your rental space naturally and without having to spend a lot of money.

Maximize the incoming light you have.

Obviously most Dallas apartments have at least some windows, so you can leverage this to increase the light coming into your space. Even smaller windows can be optimized to capture as much light as possible. For best results, leave as much of your windows exposed as possible. Avoid things like darkening blinds, shades or curtains and instead opt for window treatments that allow you to control the amount of light you’re letting in while also providing for your privacy.

Lighten up your walls.

Believe it or not, the very color of your interior walls can have an impact on how bright your rental space is. If the rooms of your Dallas apartment happen to feature more dark paint than light, check your lease or contact your landlord to find out if you are allowed to change them to lighter, brighter colors. Think white walls are boring? Not if you use the right accessories to help give your rooms more life and personality. Another helpful trick – particularly for smaller rooms – is to paint the walls and the ceiling with the same sheen. This can give the room a much bigger, more open and brighter feel.

Decorate with mirrors.

Hanging mirrors on your walls can really open up a room. And because of their reflective nature, these accessories are also great for capturing and dispersing more light. And this tactic doesn’t have to be reserved only for wall mirrors. To the contrary, the more shiny surfaces and objects you incorporate into your décor, the lighter and brighter your rooms will become. Be creative and think outside the box. Try glass or mirrored chandeliers, lamps, shiny door knobs, silver or mirrored photo frames – the possibilities are endless!

Cover dark floors with lighter materials.

A lot of the beautiful apartments for rent in Dallas feature sleek and modern design which, in many cases, includes dark wood, tile or other flooring material. This may look sharp to the eye, but it can also make a room appear smaller and much darker. A quick and easy solution is to use light colored throw rugs that add more color and contrast to the space. Combining this with lighter walls and mirrors can really transform the look and feel of an otherwise dark room.

Use accessories that have a metallic finish.

Along with mirrors, there are plenty of decorative options that help reflect light and brighten the space. Try incorporating accessories with metallic properties, such as wall hangings, hardware, even furniture and other textiles – anything with a shiny or reflective texture will help. These things, like mirrors, help to bounce light around the room and will give the appearance that your Dallas apartment is much brighter than it actually is.

Switch to glass doors.

Many apartments in Dallas are large enough that they feature several interior doors to separate the rooms within. A great way to open things up and create the appearance of a larger, lighter space is to switch out solid doors with those that contain glass. You can still have privacy by using frosted glass, which is opaque enough that your roommates or guests can’t see in, but transparent enough to still let in plenty of light from each side.

Get creative with your lighting.

One common mistake many renters make is simply relying on the basic types of lighting available to them. Getting creative and changing things up can really make a huge difference in how bright your rental space can become. And the good news is, you don’t have to hire an electrician or make any major changes to your Dallas apartment either. It’s really just a matter of incorporating light sources that offer different angles and other perspectives. For example, instead of only using table lamps, try incorporating a floor lamp that projects light upwards or wall sconces that can be plugged into nearby outlets.

Good lighting isn’t always a prerequisite when considering which Dallas apartments for rent would be the best fit, but it’s still pretty important. The great news is, even if the apartment you fall in love with isn’t as bright as you’d hoped, there are plenty of options to improve it – and most of which don’t require a huge investment of time or money. Just be sure to always check with your landlord prior to making any significant changes and to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

September 28, 2016 / by / in , ,
8 Things You Should Ask Before Renting Your Uptown Dallas Apartment
8 Things You Should Ask Before Renting Your Uptown Dallas Apartment

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Without question, Uptown Dallas has become the place to be for apartment hunters, but if you’ve been searching for even just a short time you’ve probably already discovered not all options are the same. And given the fact that most decent Uptown Dallas apartments require that you sign a lease, it’s absolutely critical that you know what to look for ahead of time so you don’t end up locked into an agreement at a place that doesn’t meet your needs. That being said, let’s take a look at 8 specific things you should ask before signing on the dotted line.

Can I really do it on my own (and should I)?

Before you even begin your search of available apartments for rent in Uptown Dallas, you’ll want to determine whether it’s worth going through the process on your own or whether you should enlist the help of a professional. If you’re savvy, have lots of time on your hands and really know exactly what to look for, you may be able to find the perfect place alone. If you’re not, having an apartment locator do all the legwork for you might be a better idea.

What’s my real budget?

Regardless of whether you plan on using a rental agent or handling the process solo, the next important question is what kind of budget you’re working with. Remember – it’s not just about rent. There are a number of other expenses to consider, such as your utilities and apartment insurance. Sitting down to figure out everything you need to account for will help you determine which Uptown Dallas apartments are in your price range so you don’t waste time and effort searching elsewhere.

Are any utilities included in the rent, and if so, what?

As you’re working out your budget, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that some apartments in Uptown Dallas offer rental packages that include certain ancillary charges, such as hot water, cable and electric. By asking this question in advance, you can see if you might have a little more wiggle room in your budget to be able to pay a little more for rent and get a nicer place.

What’s the pet policy?

Granted most Uptown Dallas apartments today are pretty accepting of pets, but there are still some that don’t allow it. If you’ve got a furry, feathered or scaly companion that will be sharing your new residence, make sure you narrow down your selections to only those that accept pets. And don’t forget to ask upfront whether there are any additional fees to consider so you won’t be hit with any unpleasant financial surprises the day you sign the lease.

What other perks are there?

As you’re perusing the various apartments for rent in Uptown Dallas, you’ll discover that many offer a number of perks and special amenities to help attract and retain good tenants. For instance, some have swimming pools, fitness centers and even rooftop bars. You may not care about all of the extras, but knowing what things might really be of interest to you can help you narrow down your choices and pick the one that is the best fit for what you’re looking for.

Is the location ideal?

If you’re like many Uptown Dallas residents, you likely don’t own a vehicle. Instead, like countless others, you choose to walk or use public transportation to get from point A to point B and back. The good news is, most modern apartments in the area are located within close proximity of many local hot spots, like restaurants, bars, theaters and shops. Most are also close enough to the many businesses in the city, making commuting without a car a breeze. As you’re weighing your options, be sure to consider what your needs are for getting around – both for business and pleasure.

How much do I need to come up with at the lease signing?

Most landlords require at least a security deposit along with first month’s rent due upon lease signing. Others may require more, or may include additional charges for things like pet fees. Ask what kind of down payment is expected, whether any of that is refundable and under what circumstances. The last thing you want is to sign on the dotted line and fork over a hefty chunk of change that you cannot get back only to discover that you forgot to ask one important question. Knowledge is power and will protect you financially.

What would it take to break the lease?

Of course, nobody enters a rental agreement with intentions of breaking it, but things happen. It’s wise to learn ahead of time what the rules are and what the consequences would be should something cause you to move out before your lease is up. Will you be assessed fees? Will you be on the hook for rent until the original lease runs out? Understand the penalties prior to signing so you won’t be blindsided should you need to get out of the agreement before it expires.

Renting an apartment isn’t easy. In fact, the process can be downright overwhelming. Knowing the important questions to ask and what critical factors to consider ahead of time – such as those listed above – will help ensure that you end up in the perfect Uptown Dallas apart for you.

September 26, 2016 / by / in ,
Top 10 Dallas Apartment Pools to See and Be Seen This Summer

If there’s one thing Dallas, TX is known for, it’s our really hot summers. The good news is when the thermometer starts climbing, there are plenty of local places where you can beat the heat and maybe enjoy an ice-cold cocktail (or 3) while you’re at it. These 10 Dallas apartment community pools provide the perfect urban oasis, whether you’re looking for a place to cool off during the day or keep the party going after the sun goes down. So, if you’re in the market for a new residence that takes the term “poolside” to a whole new level, grab your swimsuit, sunblock and shades and check out these awesome summer spots.

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  1. Amli Design District – With breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Dallas, this rooftop pool is the epitome of swank and luxury. If swimming isn’t enough to keep you occupied, there’s also a huge outdoor movie screen, several grills, some fire pits and a number of cabanas complete with iPod docking stations. You’ll feel like you’re at a tropical resort, but these are actually just a few of the many resident-only amenities offered at Amli.
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  2. Brady – This luxury high-rise community located in Uptown Dallas offers an impressive resort-style rooftop pool with private cabanas, plenty of room to relax and sun-worship and a spectacularly unparalleled view of the city below. Alongside the pool is the Aqua Lounge, which is equipped with Wi-Fi, TVs and entertaining spaces. And let’s not forget the Sky Lounge, complete with fire pits and sitting areas. All you need to do to enjoy these perks is sign a rental agreement.
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  1. SkyHouse – We Dallasites sure do love our rooftop pools, but can you blame us? There’s really nothing quite like soaking up some rays and floating around in the lap of luxury, high above the bustling streets below. SkyHouse apartment high-rise doesn’t disappoint, with its sparkling saltwater pool, providing exceptional downtown views. There’s also a poolside terrace with outdoor TVs and a fireplace. It’s not the only reason to choose SkyHouse as your next home, but it’s certainly a good one.
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  1. 3700M – Located in the heart of the beautiful West Village, 3700M offers its residents “everything you didn’t know you wanted,” including a world-renowned gym and the Skyline Cabana Lounge, which features moveable walls that expand to poolside entertainment area. The resort-inspired rooftop pool and entertainment terrace offers unobstructed views of the Dallas skyline, a hot tub, a fire pit, covered cabanas, an outdoor kitchen and bar, gas grills and more. Sure is a lifestyle we could get used to!The Jordan
  1. The Jordan – One of the newest additions to the Uptown Dallas apartments’ scene, The Jordan provides a host of perks and amenities designed to make the lives of its residents easier and create a truly luxurious upscale living experience. Relax with friends on the beautifully landscaped pool deck, or gather at the resident lounge where you can enjoy captivating views of Dallas. The Jordan has created the perfect urban home and offers amenities that remind you why this city is so great!

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  1. Cirque – At Cirque, you’ll feel like you’re living on top of the world in Uptown Dallas. Standing proudly at an impressive 28 stories tall, Cirque provides a birds-eye view of downtown Dallas in all of its magnificent urban glory. Perhaps its best amenity, however, is the pristine, sparkling clear infinity edge rooftop pool. Located seven stories up, this sleek, saltwater visual marvel will transport you to another dimension, seemingly suspended in mid-air with all of downtown Dallas to take in below you. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget, but it’s only available for residents.
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    Image via L2 Uptown Apartments Facebook

  1. L2 Uptown – The L2 Uptown apartment community is perfectly situated near the vibrant Cityplace and Old East Dallas areas, making it an ideal spot to call home. Residents enjoy a number of noteworthy amenities, not the least of which is dramatic views of downtown Dallas. For those hot summer days (and nights), it’s the resort-style pool that draws people in. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water or lounge poolside on the sundeck with frozen cocktail in hand. You’ll feel as though you’d stepped into paradise, even though it’s really just home!The Monterey
  1. The Monterey – The Monterey by Windsor is an urban oasis just steps away from the vibrant Dallas streets, filled with shopping, dining and nightlife. It’s true modern, resort-style living with 5-star service and exclusive amenities designed to make residents feel like royalty. Perhaps most impressive is the community’s unique Acapulco-style swimming pool, with inviting colors and an invigorating opportunity to cool off, relax and enjoy the beauty around you. Whether you looking to escape or to connect, The Monterey is the choice for chic Uptown Dallas living.The Taylor
  1. The Taylor – The Taylor Luxury Apartments is an Uptown Dallas high-rise which is distinctly focused on sophistication, design, and leisure. The Taylor was modeled after a boutique hotel that offers a lavish guest experience, but on a long-term residency basis. There are plenty of perks and amenities to list, but since this article is dedicated to the Dallas pool scene, we’ll stick to highlighting their refreshing swimming oasis, complete with fire pit, social lounges and outdoor kitchen with grills for an authentic al fresco experience.555 Ross Avenue
  1. 555 Ross Avenue – Last, but most certainly not least, 555 Ross Avenue invites you to surround yourself with fresh energy, indulge in extraordinary amenities, and reside in unparalleled, elevated style. They are a uniquely fresh new presence in a markedly historic district, creating a vibrant community of movers and shakers. And, when the temps are on the rise, the lavish rooftop entertainment plaza does not disappoint, with its perfectly kept swimming pool, outdoor kitchens and stunning view of the Dallas city skyline.

Without question, Dallas has some hot summers, but with these urban escapes you’ll have the option of either cooling off, or making things even hotter! If you’re interested in learning more about these luxury properties, we’d be happy to help. Contact Dallas Apartment Locators today, and who knows – you just might find yourself lounging poolside before you know it.

May 25, 2016 / by / in ,
12 Reasons Why Hiring an Apartment Locating Agency Makes Your Search Less Stressful

If you’ve been searching for apartments for rent in Dallas, you probably know all-too-well the stress that comes along with it. Sifting through endless listings, scheduling appointments and, of course, the frustration of taking time out of your busy schedule only to discover that most of the ones you look at are a far cry from how they’re described in the ad. The good news is, with a resource like professional apartment finders in Dallas, you don’t have to waste another moment of your precious time.

Not sure whether this type of service is right for you? Here are 12 reasons why working with an apartment locating agency will make your life much easier.

  • They’re Local Experts – Dallas is a pretty big city and unless you’re intimately familiar with all the ins and outs, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out which areas are nice as well as what types of apartments suit your needs and lifestyle. This is especially true if you’re relocating from another geographic area. Because Dallas apartment locators also live in the area in which they work, they know everything there is to know. This removes the guesswork from the process.
  • They Have the Inside Scoop – Because professional apartment finders work exclusively in the rental industry, they are in the know about where to find the best apartments for rent in Dallas, as well as where, when and how to get the best deals. In many cases, there are unadvertised specials that are only available for clients, and the only way to take advantage of these deals is to partner with a locating service.
  • They Get First Access to New Properties – In addition to being on the “in” when it comes to things like locations, amenities and rental rates, professional apartment finders are also usually the first to know about properties that have just become available. This gives the customer exclusive access before anyone else even has the chance.
  • It’s Less Upfront Hassle for You – One of the nicest things about working with apartment finders in Dallas is that all the upfront legwork is done for you. Once the locator has an understanding of what you’re looking for, he or she handles the research upfront and narrows down the choices to a select few, making the entire process faster and much easier.
  • It’s a Better Optimization of Your Time – Once the initial work of narrowing down your available selections has been tackled, the next step involves actually viewing the apartments. Completing this step on your own can be a huge waste of valuable time, particularly for those whose schedules are already jam-packed. The apartment locator will handle the time-consuming task of scheduling showings so you can focus on all the other important things you’ve got going on in your life.
  • They’re a Valuable Industry Resource – Do you know what the fair market value is of a studio apartment in Uptown Dallas? Probably not, and if you don’t, you could end up paying too much. Likewise, if you’re not privy to the perks and amenities some local properties offer, you could end up missing out. Professional apartment finders have already done the research and can provide valuable insight into what’s fair across the board.
  • They Know How to Get Around – One of the most unique things about Dallas is the convenience it affords to those commuting on foot. In many areas, one can simply hit the pavement to easily get to local area restaurants, shops, galleries and offices. Other areas offer affordable, clean and safe public transportation options. Experienced apartment finders in Dallas know exactly which neighborhoods offer the best “walkability” and other ways to get around.
  • They’ll Find What You’re Looking For – Digging through pages and pages of available apartments can make it difficult, if not impossible, to find properties that meet all of your needs and preferences. By filling out a detailed questionnaire, you can specify things like price range and number of bedrooms as well as which amenities are most important to you and also provide insight into your specific lifestyle. Then, the locator will get to work finding those apartments that most closely match what you’re looking for.
  • They’ll Help You Develop a ‘Moving Plan’ – If you’re relocating to the Dallas area, your to-do list is probably a mile long (and growing). By working with the right Dallas apartment locators, you’ll have the support you need to develop a moving plan so nothing slips through the cracks. For instance, a lifestyle expert can help point you in the right direction in terms of logistics, like moving companies and other recommended vendors with whom to work.
  • They’ll Help with Representation/Negotiation – Walking into a deal with a landlord can be stressful in and of itself. You already know the property owner is going into the process with his or her own best interest in mind, which means there’s often little wiggle room on things like rent and amenities. Working with experienced apartment finders in Dallas, on the other hand, can provide the leverage you need to negotiate better terms thanks to their existing relationships with landlords and property owners.
  • They’ll Give You Peace of Mind – Picking an apartment without knowing much about it can be nerve wracking – especially if you have to commit to a lease. Likewise, for those who are relocating from another geographical area, it can be downright unnerving not knowing what you’re getting yourself into. Having professional apartment finders in Dallas working on your behalf, on the other hand, can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll end up right where you belong.
  • They Can Save You Money – Because experienced Dallas apartment locators have long-term relationships with many of the landlords and property owners in the area, they are sometimes able to secure exclusive money-savings and other financial benefits that would otherwise not be available to someone looking on their own. For instance, some of the larger apartment complexes might offer the first month free as a move-in bonus, but that deal may only be available through a locator.

The process of moving to a new place is hectic enough without the added worry of having to research, screen, compare and choose the right apartment. Working with a professional apartment locating agency can remove the stress and aggravation and make the entire process a smoother, more positive experience. Ready to get started? Contact Dallas Apartment Locators today!

May 9, 2016 / by / in
Top 7 Most Walkable Dallas Neighborhoods to Live In

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There are arguably dozens, if not hundreds of reasons why Dallas is such an amazing place to live. Perhaps one of the biggest perks, however, is the convenience it affords to pedestrians. In fact, the Big D ranks quite high in terms of “walkability,” with a growing number of residents choosing to make their daily commute on foot. If you’re wondering which Dallas neighborhoods are the best for hitting the pavement and hoofing it, here are 7 we’d recommend.

Downtown Dallas – When it comes to pedestrian-friendly Dallas neighborhoods, downtown is consistently ranked among the most “walkable” in The Dallas Morning News’ Livability Analysis. With more than 1/5 of residents opting to commute on foot, downtown Dallas is a mecca for those who prefer to walk. And there’s certainly no shortage of things to walk to, from restaurants and nightclubs to fitness centers, galleries and just about everything else. Main Street Garden is a particularly popular community gathering place, offering WiFi access, beautiful scenery, a dog run and more.

Uptown Dallas – This burgeoning section of Dallas is a favorite among residents and visitors alike, with businesses, restaurants, shopping, theaters and a whole host of other activities all within walking distance. McKinney Avenue is a particularly popular section of Uptown Dallas for families as well as young professionals. Or, if you prefer to get your steps in off the beaten path, the Katy Trail is a beautiful, clean and safe place to do so. Uptown also happens to be home to a growing number of upscale Dallas apartments, all centrally located which is ideal for foot traffic.

Oak Lawn – This lovely Dallas neighborhood located along Oak Lawn Avenue seems like it was designed specifically for pedestrians. Along with its many retail establishments, there are plenty of restaurants, coffee houses and bars within close proximity for easy access. It’s also home to some of the city’s most notable recreational areas, including Lee Park. Oak Lawn’s ideal location – set comfortably apart from the nearby urban core of downtown – and decidedly pedestrian population makes it a particularly great place to live.

Knox-Henderson – Named for the two roads that connect it over US Highway 75, Knox-Henderson has become a favorite destination in the Dallas area. This neighborhood boasts a perfect balance between big name stores and quaint, locally owned shops and is also home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants, including such unique finds as the Velvet Taco. And despite its central location, Knox-Henderson has somehow managed to maintain a cozy, small-town vibe.

Bishop Arts District – Located just 10 minutes south of downtown, this Dallas neighborhood is known for its eclectic collection of trendy bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries. It’s also home to two of the area’s most iconic theaters: the Kessler and the Texas. Along with shopping, eating and a particularly vibrant nightlife, the Bishop Arts District has made its mark with the many outdoor events and street fairs it plays host to each year, including neighborhood wine walks and a variety of family-friendly activities.  

Grapevine Main Street – If you’re looking for some Texas history, you’ll find it in the beautiful Grapevine Main Street district. The area’s rich heritage has been perfectly preserved, yet there’s a vibrant undercurrent that has breathed new life in the form of trendy eateries, eclectic boutiques and quaint little shops. It’s also home to some of Dallas’ most popular events, including the annual Main Street Festival and GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest.

Dallas Design District – What was once nothing more than a scattering of warehouses has since been transformed into one of the nicest (and most pedestrian-friendly) spots in the Dallas real estate market. Lots of dining options, a variety of shops and a plethora of art galleries all play a role in making this once-forgotten neighborhood one of the area’s best entertainment destinations. There’s even a retro-themed bowling alley that features a 75 foot bar and 40 beers on tap.

When it comes to pounding the pavement, Dallas ranks among the most favorable cities in the US for pedestrians. The 7 Dallas neighborhoods listed above represent the best of the best in terms of convenience, proximity and amenities. If your preferred mode of travel is your own two feet, Dallas is the ideal place to put down some roots. Contact us today to learn about the selection of gorgeous Dallas apartments that are currently available for rent.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Uptown Dallas is the Place to Rent in 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why Uptown Dallas is the Place to Rent in 2016 | Dallas Apartment Locators

Dallas was recently named one of the top 15 fastest growing cities in America, and for good reason. With year-round awesome weather, the perfect combination of urban and old-school atmospheres, not to mention some of the most laid-back, down-to-earth individuals on the planet, it’s no wonder people are flocking from all over to place down roots in the Big D. One area that’s experiencing particular growth is Uptown Dallas. If you’re thinking of relocating here, we’ve got 10 reasons why you should consider making Uptown your new home.

1) For the Active: If being outdoors and working up a sweat is something you enjoy, Uptown Dallas is the place to be. The area is home to some of the most beautiful natural destinations that are perfect for walking, running, biking and exploring. Jog, skate or bike the historic, expertly landscaped Katy Trail, enjoy a leisurely stroll through Griggs Park, or take in a Zumba or yoga class in Klyde Warren Park.

Mutts2) For the Fans of Furry Animals: Uptown Dallas is like a mecca for pet parents. Around here, those with four-legged family members have access to a plethora of pet-friendly options – from parks and trails to bars and offices! Take, for example, Mutts Canine Cantina, a dog-friendly restaurant and dog park where you can eat and enjoy a cocktail while your pup runs free. Katy Trail is also pro-pooch. In fact, good majority of Uptown Dallas apartments welcome pets as well, so your furry companion will fit right in.

3) For the Movie Buffs: Love a good flick? Whether you’re preference is comedy, drama, action or the classics, Uptown Dallas has plenty of places to stay up to date on all your film-watching activities. Better yet, there are some pretty awesome and unique ways to do so. For example, the South Alley Film Series in West Village shows outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen. Live entertainment and an abundance of tasty food and delicious drink specials make the experience unforgettable.

4) For the Job Seekers: Whether you’ve got years of experience or the ink is still wet on your college diploma, Uptown Dallas the place to be for job seekers. Because business is booming in this part of the country, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from, with some pretty big players setting up roots in the area, including PwC, Regions HQ and Pandora Music. And with an equal spike in available apartments in Uptown Dallas, you can kill two birds with one stone.

5) For the Artsy: We’re not all about chicken-fried steak and country music here. To the contrary, Uptown Dallas is home to a growing community of talented artists and a wide variety of cultural attractions to discover and experience. From the Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas to the Kitchen Dog Theatre, and the countless antiques galleries to explore – you name it, we’ve got it. Pinkies up!

6) For the Public Transportation Users: One of the nicest features of Uptown Dallas is the close proximity for foot traffic. But don’t worry – if you’re in a rush, or hoofing it simply isn’t your cup of tea, there are also plenty of options in terms of public transportation to get you where you want to go. Wind your way through historic Uptown on one of the M-Line’s electric trolley cars, or hop on the DART commuter rail, a convenient, safe and affordable way to get around the city.

7) For the Socialites: If you’re the mingling kind, Uptown Dallas has quite the vibrant social scene – especially as day turns to night. When that blazing hot Dallas sun goes down, grab your dancing shoes and hit one of the many local clubs and watering holes. Sip some fancy suds at the sophisticated Cru Wine Bar or show off your karaoke skills at one of the more down-home hangouts, like Big Al’s McKinney Avenue Tavern. And because you’ll be in walking distance from your Uptown Dallas apartment, you won’t have to worry about finding a designated driver. Score!

West_Village_Dallas_38) For the Shoppers: For those of us who have a bit of a shopping addiction, you’ll find exactly what your heart desires on the streets of Uptown Dallas. From traditional shops to high-end clothing stores and just about everything in between, you can shop ‘til you drop and get all the items on your wish list without having to head out of town.

9) For the Foodies: When it comes to food in Uptown Dallas, we’re not exaggerating when we say we’ve got it all. The variety of gastronomical delights located in and around our geographical area covers everything from casual comfort food to fancy French bakeries and a number of fine dining options. Uptown is also home to a veritable world-map of ethnic cuisines, including a variety of Asian, Italian and Latin-American options, just to name a few. Whatever you’ve got a hankering for, you’ll find it right around the corner.

10) For the Fellowship: There are 50+ apartment complexes located in Uptown Dallas. In addition to the communities and organizations via UptownDallas and Meetup, there are plenty of other ways to meet other Uptowners, such as through the Friends of Uptown Dallas (FUD) organization, the Uptown Women’s Center, and the local Rotary Club. And, of course, taking part in the many activities, events and local happenings around town is also a great way to rub some elbows and make some new friends.

The Uptown section of Dallas, TX represents the ideal combination of lifestyle, luxury and convenience, which is what makes it such an amazing place to live. These are just 10 of the countless reasons why you should consider making this beautiful area your home in 2016. Not sure where to start? We can help you find the perfect place to suit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Give Dallas Apartment Locators a call today. Uptown Dallas awaits!

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