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During these uncertain times we can take measures ourselves to make sure that we are living in a clean environment. Here at Apartment Living Locators we would like to share with you some of our tips to keep your Houston luxury apartment clean doing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Houston Luxury Apartment Cleaning Tips

Keeping Your Shower Head Clean

Over the course of time, mineral deposits can build up on your shower head, leading to dirty water flow. You can remove these deposits with distilled white vinegar and a plastic bag. Fill the plastic bag with vinegar, then place it over your shower head. Secure it with a rubber band, and let it soak for about an hour. Remove the bag and wipe your shower head. This is an easy and effective way to keep your shower working clean!

Cleaning Your Mattress

We all spend a lot of time on our beds, yet we only think to clean our sheets and not the mattress itself. People use the same mattress for 7-10 years or more, so it’s safe to assume that our mattresses could benefit from a good cleaning on occasion. Freshen your mattress by filling a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and a drop or two of your favorite essential oil.

Use Bleach and Cotton Balls to Clean Your Bathroom Floor

Tile floors in an apartment can be a nightmare to clean. When trying to clean in between these tiles, that can be even more difficult. One trick to keep these areas clean is to use bleach and cotton balls. Soak cotton balls heavily in bleach, then place them directly on the area between your tiles. Let these sit for 24 hours, then remove them and wipe clean with soapy water. 


BONUS: What Do I Need to Deep Clean My Home?

  • Disposable rags, scrub pads or towels that you don’t mind throwing away
  • Two buckets: one for the dirty/greasy water and another for fresh clean water
  • Your favorite degreaser, dish soap and disinfectant spray
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • An abrasive scrub pad
  • A spray bottle with 1:1 vinegar and water
  • A scrub brush or an old toothbrush

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Posted by Mike Barbaro on March 23rd, 2020 9:55 PM

Your Houston apartment should be luxurious and comfortable! One of the cornerstones of being comfortable in your home is keeping it organized. To help you balance comfort and style we would like to share with you our top organization hacks...

Organizing your Houston Luxury Apartment Rental

Buy Furniture with Built-In Storage

When we do run out of space, reorganizing can be tough. A simple hack to enhancing your apartment design and gaining more storage space is to purchase furniture pieces that not only look good, but also have compartment space. Think Ottomans! They can be a new centerpiece for the living room and store remote controls, extra pillows, and blankets that take up too much space on the couch. 

Use Tiered Hangers to Save Space

If your closet is getting cramped, you can save space by using tiered pants hangers. These hangers have several layers of wire to hold multiple pairs of pants at a time, all in the same space a normal hanger would take up. For shirts, there are also tiered hangers that allow you to hook several hangers on one main hanger, stacked in a vertical fashion. Using these hangers will effectively save you horizontal space in your closet so you don’t have to compromise your style.

Store Your Shoes in Clear Containers

Going out on the town in Houston? Keep only your favorite shoes out. Storing your other shoes in clear containers will help you organize the shoes you have and help you easily see them.


Posted by Mike Barbaro on March 13th, 2020 3:34 PM

After renting your perfect luxury apartment here in Houston, how do you go about decorating it? Well sometimes you have to get creative. And other times you can use a little help. Today we share with you some of our favorite tips on how to decorate your Houston apartment! 

Rugs are easy ways to keep it cozy

Area rugs transform a Houston rental space from cold and sterile to personalized and cozy. While rugs are perfect in a wood-floored living room, they can be great additions to any room in the house, including the kitchen and hallways to bedrooms and dining rooms.

Houston Luxury Apartment Decorating

Incorporate Wall Art

You may not be able to paint the walls, but don’t be afraid to hang art on the walls - the bigger the better. We always suggest using Command Strips to make sure you do not damage the wall surface. If you don’t have any large pieces of art, get the same effect by combining many smaller items into a gallery wall of sorts.

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Hang Curtains Over Blinds

Window treatments add instant coziness to your Houston luxury rental home. If you are stuck with plastic blinds you can hang curtains right over them.

Use Temporary Wallpaper

In the past wallpaper in a rental was a no-no. Now, removable wallpaper has opened up new home decor options for renters and homeowners alike. If you want to wallpaper a whole room, pick a smaller space like a bathroom or office.

We hope some of these tips helped you out in decorating your Houston rental apartment! As always you can contact us with any questions and more information on finding your perfect place to live in Houston Texas

Posted by Mike Barbaro on February 28th, 2020 1:33 AM

Electric Included or All Bills Paid Houston Apartments

Tired of high electric bills?  Check-Out some of these Houston apartments for rent that either include the electricity and/or even all the utilities!  

If you’d like to schedule your VIP Tour or would like more details on any of these or others, contact us now.


Lantern Village      5815 Gulfton St, Houston, TX 77081

 

       1Bed:$745-905    2Bed:$990-1,330    3/4Bed:$1,605-2,080

Village At Piney Point      2601 Lazy Hollow Dr, Houston, TX 77063

       1Bed:$799-860    2Bed:$995-1,149     Special:$399 1st mo w/12mo


The Aubrey      2310 Crescent Park Dr, Houston, TX 77077

      
 1Bed:$760    2Bed:$800-1,110    3Bed:$1,210-1,385     Special:1mo free w/12mo

 

Spring Village      11810 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77035

       Eff:$745    1Bed:$860-1,050    2Bed:$1,025    3Bed:$1,080-1,225

  

Pont Alba      4301 Bissonnet, Bellaire, TX 77401

       1Bed:$1,112    2Bed:$1,295-1,522

  

Afton Gardens      4727 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027

       1Bed:$975-1,700    2Bed:$1,250-1,950

Colonial      900 N Durham, Houston, TX 77008

       1Bed:$950    2Bed:$1,050     Special:1mo free w/13mo

 

Parkview Village      10901 Telephone, Houston, TX 77075

       1Bed:$720    2Bed:$850    3/4Bed:$960-1,099

  

Serenity At Cityside      6061 Beverly Hill, Houston, TX 77057

       1Bed:$845-885    2Bed:$1,095-1,249    3Bed:$1,475     Special:$199-$399 off 1st

Three Fountains I      2313 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057

     
  1Bed:$735-995    2Bed:$995-1,395    3Bed:$1,295-1,495

Memos: 1x1 $845 all bills pd

Westbriar      2530 Briar Ridge, Houston, TX 77057

      
 Eff:$841    1Bed:$851    2Bed:$1,216     Special:1/2 off 1st and 2nd mo w/12mo

Memos:1x1 $630 includes electric/water 640 sq.ft.

Royale      9701 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025

       1Bed:$850    2Bed:$1,050-1,250    3Bed:$1,600


Plantation Place      7900 Bellaire, Houston, TX 77036

       1Bed:$813-933    2Bed:$935-1,100    3Bed:$1,322-1,472


Phoenician Garden      4723 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027

       1Bed:$1,595     Special:$500 off 1st mo w/12mo


Villas At Braeburn      9600 Braes Bayou, Houston, TX 77074

       1Bed:$849    2Bed:$1,099-1,150     Special:$299 TMI w/12mo

Posted by Doug Spector on February 19th, 2020 2:23 PM
Apartments on Westheimer in Houston
Westheimer is one of Houston's longest and busiest streets in Houston, stretching east to west at about 19+ miles.  
"More than any other thoroughfare, embodies Houston's car-enamored, zoning-free ethos, a damn-near 20-mile phantasmagoria of strip malls, storage facilities, restaurants, big-box retail, office parks, apartment complexes, strip clubs, malls, supermarkets and the occasional church." --John Nova Lomax of the Houston Press said in a 2006. 
For those who want to not only be where the action is but also want to live in an apartment on Westheimer, below is a list of such complexes with current prices:


1)The Grey House4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Eff:$1,3491Bed:$1,689-2,3782Bed:$2,870-3,0003Bed:$4,064



2)The Westheimer 2001 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
1Bed:$1,311-2,0012Bed:$1,850-2,063


Pearl 21 Eleven 2119 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
1Bed:$1,186-1,9582Bed:$2,065-3,1703Bed:$3,368


Marquette At Piney Point 9100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
1Bed:$1,011-1,3552Bed:$1,311-1,4263Bed:$1,475-2,041

Alta City West 9233 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
Eff:$955-1,1021Bed:$1,039-1,3882Bed:$1,279-1,421

The Palms On Westheimer 6425 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Eff:$625-6501Bed:$625-7152Bed:$800-1,024Special:$199 1st mo w/7+mo

Parkway Flats 13328 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
1Bed:$984-1,1252Bed:$1,354-1,5163Bed:$1,695

The Preserve Piney Point 8740 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
1Bed:$850-9702Bed:$1,060-1,270

Solea Cinco Ranch 25500 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494
1Bed:$1,156-1,8862Bed:$1,839-2,256

The Diamond Hill At Westheimer 9411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
1Bed:$9202Bed:$1,068Special:$399-$499 1st mo w/12mo

The Edison 11770 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
Eff:$6741Bed:$793-9502Bed:$1,145-1,250

The Milo On Westheimer 13250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
1Bed:$935-1,1002Bed:$1,338-1,485

Artesian On Westheimer I & II 13099 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
1Bed:$946-1,0732Bed:$1,110-1,3823Bed:$1,557

Bella Palazzo 13098 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
1Bed:$1,025-1,4852Bed:$1,210-1,4103Bed:$1,616

Carrington Court 7900 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
1Bed:$835-9502Bed:$950-1,3503Bed:$1,499

16)The Water Mill 6505 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Eff:$7501Bed:$8252Bed:$1,080-1,180Special:$199 1st mo w/12mo


17)Avalon Square 2400 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
1Bed:$925-1,0402Bed:$1,280-1,3303Bed:$1,600-1,650Special:1/2 off 1st Mo w/6-18mo


18)88 Twenty 8820 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
Eff:$949-1,0681Bed:$1,079-1,4002Bed:$1,430-1,643Special:1mo free w/ 12mo


19)The Millennium High Street 4410 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 770271Bed:$1,550-2,5752Bed:$1,695-3,000

3Bed:

$2,725

If you need any details on any of these apartments on Westheimer or would like a personal VIP Tour, call or visit us!

Posted by Doug Spector on February 11th, 2020 5:11 PM

Houston is a large, diverse American city. With 88 distinct neighborhoods finding the right place to live in Houston can be challenging. In today's blog, to help you in your Houston apartment search, we took to the internet to research the top 5 neighborhoods Millennials should rent in. Here's what we found out...


Best Houston Neighborhoods to Rent In

1. Greater Third Ward

The Greater Third Ward is southeast of downtown, bound by Interstate 145 and State Highway 288. A rich historic past coexists with modern institutions, such as Texas Southern University, in this top neighborhood for millennials. This area is known for its rich African-American history and famous residents have included singer Beyoncé, Phylicia Rashad of “The Cosby Show” and her younger sister, actress Debbie Allen. The neighborhood earned top billing for its high percentage of renters, low rent costs and strong population growth of 17.31%.

2. Washington Avenue Coalition/Memorial Park

Historic, yet attractive to young residents: That’s the winning combination that makes the Washington Avenue/Memorial neighborhood another top spot for millennials. A young population calls this place home: 40% of residents are age 20 to 34, and the unemployment rate of 2.99% is one of the lowest in the city. Population growth stands at 18.85%, the fourth highest in the city.

3. Neartown-Montrose

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Located in west-central Houston, by Highway 59 and Allen Parkway, this neighborhood is described as having a “distinctive Bohemian atmosphere.” The area is close to entertainment options and the price to live here is a reasonable $1,052 a month on average.

4. Midtown

Located in the heart of the city, Midtown calls itself “Houston’s pedestrian-oriented urban community.” This neighborhood is close to Houston’s universities and several METRORail stations, making this a great option for young residents on a budget. The neighborhood is also working to increase amenities with renovations at Midtown, Baldwin and Glover parks.

5. Downtown

What better place for a young person than in the heart of the city? In downtown, open spaces such as Discovery Green and Market Square Park are complemented by spaces that bring business, entertainment and sports to the area — from the George R. Brown Convention Center to Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center stadiums. In other parts of downtown, revitalization is underway and empty office buildings are becoming lofts. All factors have contributed to a three-year population influx of 10.5%.

Let us help you in your quest for the best apartments in Houston!

Data source: Nerd Wallet

Posted by Mike Barbaro on February 5th, 2020 1:28 PM

1. Check your credit score for free at creditkarma.com or any other place you might use.  Many Houston Apartments are now factoring credit scores in their formula in qualifying potential tenants. While not necessarily a "make or break" deal, it definitely helps to have a good score and hurts with low scores.

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2.  If you have a previous broken lease, the longer it's been, the better.  The most common time frame complexes use as the marker to pass is around 3+ years.

Still some places are very strict and won't consider renting no matter how long it's been.

If you have a broken lease, you will increase your chances greatly if you contact the old complex to see what you can do to get this taken off your record.  Usually, it's just a matter of paying-off what you owe them and many times they're willing to take less once they hear you're wanting to make a deal.

Once you agree on that amount owed, pay it all if you can but if not make a monthly "payment plan" and get it in writing, signed by the manager and on their company letterhead. Then bring that agreement with you when applying at a new apartment...though it's not a guarantee for approval, it will definitely help tremendously.

If you still have problems finding an apartment that will work with your rental history, you might: 

* try getting a cosigner

* try putting the lease in the name of a roommate or whoever else might be living there with you (keep in mind that person must be able to qualify income-wise on their own) 

* offer to pay double deposit and/or pay 2 months rent up front or more 

* inform the manager of any good rental history you might have had since your broken lease...this will go a long way

* go in person (dress professionally),speak directly to the manager and put on your best charm/manners in your attempt to convince him/her why you'll be a great tenant!

* show-off your good paying and stable job...possibly have a very flattering letter from your employer bragging on you

3.  Worse than broken leases are evictions. While many complexes won't rent to someoneone who has a previous eviction, there are several that might work with that.  Once again, the older it is, the better and try some of the same tips from above regarding broken leases.

4. Usually, worse than evictions is a criminal record. Misdemeaners aren't always "Deal Breakers" but Felonies make it extremely difficult to rent an apartment but still not impossible.  Once again, the older the criminal record is, the better and the type of crime can make a difference too.

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Whatever your situation might be from those listed above, it's always a very good idea not to go at it alone.  Instead, put an expert in your corner by seeking assistance and guidance thru a reputable and licensed Houston Apartment Locator. They can help deal with the apartments on your behalf and usually at no charge! 

Posted by Mike Barbaro on February 4th, 2020 2:45 PM

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Downtown Houston: 3 Months FREE w/13 Month Lease  #3

1 Bedroom starting at $900
2 Bedroom starting at $1135
3 Bedrooms starting at $1340 zip 77082  #4

$199 Total M/I One Bedrooms
$299 Total M/I Two Bedrooms  zip 77346  #5

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Tomball/Spring: $99 Deposit, Application, and Admin with approved credit if client leases within 48 hours, and Waived Pet Fee of $250  #10

Inner Loop Memorial: 2.5 months free on select immediate move in units. #11

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Posted by Doug Spector on December 14th, 2019 2:09 PM

Five Reasons You Should Rent an Apartment in Houston Texas
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Do you want to move to Houston, Texas? Even if you have your heart set on this vibrant, loving and wholesome community, there are still a few roadblocks – namely, finding your ideal apartment or condo. However, we feel this short blog is still helpful for those who haven’t completely decided on moving to Houston.

Although, before we jump into the abundance of apartment options that are available to rent in Houston, Texas. We felt that we needed to give you five reasons, why this is the ideal American location, for families, singles, young couples, the elderly and even students. So, without further ado, here’s our top five reasons, you should consider renting an apartment in Houston Texas.

1. Job Opportunities

Unarguably, Houston is buzzing with job opportunities, from business to retail, to manual, to scientific. Likewise, the business hub in Houston, is nearly on par with NYC, because it has the highest amount of Fortune 500 companies in the USA. Moreover, it is worth noting that Houston has extremely low unemployment rates, based on the latest stats, its 3.7%. So, it's safe to say that Houston, can provide you with the chance to enhance your career.

2. It’s the number one location….

Now, we’re not being biased, as we’re based out of Houston, the statistics speak for themselves. More and more people are selecting to relocate to Houston, due to the amazing benefits, great climate and residential options. In fact, last year Houston gained over 35,000 new residents.

3. Affordable Housing Options

Surprisingly, this rapidly growing area still has extremely affordable apartments, houses, and condos for rent in Houston. Besides the traditional buildings, which have been converted into trendy, chic apartments, there are also many modern apartments to select. So, we can confidently say that you will not have any trouble finding an apartment to rent in Houston.

4. NASA 

Well, it would be rude to miss this benefit, or should we say feature from our list! Houston is also known as the “Space City.” Besides job opportunities, it’s a great place to visit, regardless of your age!

5. Diversity

Well, our final point is just as important. Now, since Houston is constantly gaining new residents, the population is extremely diverse. In fact, Forbes awarded Houston with the title of “the coolest city in the USA” in 2012. If you’re thinking wait… that was seven years ago! Well yes, but it has been listed every year by Forbes, as part of their “top places to live.”

The Bottom Line

Houston has demonstrated why it is one of (if not) the best locations to live in the USA. Well, besides the five benefits above, Houston offers its residents with a unique balance of modernity and tradition.

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Posted by Doug Spector on October 19th, 2019 4:41 PM

APARTMENTS IN HOUSTON—WHAT $800 (OR LOWER) CAN GET YOU IN THE GALLERIA AREA 

 

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This cozy quiet Houston Apartment located at 5331 Beverly Hills has assigned parking, perimeter fence, 

Carports, some units have washer & dryer connections and some with private patios/balconies! 

1bedrooms ranging from $706 to the $900’s 

2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms ranging from $850,$880,$950 and up 

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This secluded quaint Houston Apartment in the Galleria Area at 3000 Greenridge 

Has 1 bedrooms starting at $754 and then a few other floorplans ranging in the mid $800’s 

Entrance Gates, Elevators, Assigned Covered Parking, Lush Landscaping 

 
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This quaint retreat sits in the midst of the popular Galleria in southwest Houston. The community is surrounded by multitude of restaurants, businesses and shops, many within walking distance.  Located at 6041 Winsome.  This is a smaller complex with only 109 apartments! 

1 bedrooms $800 & $860  

2 bedrooms starting at only $960 

To find out more about these and others in all areas of Houston, contact a well-known established Free Houston Apartment Locators company that can give you current availability, any specials and your own VIP TOUR. 

 

Posted by Doug Spector on September 11th, 2019 5:03 PM

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