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Best Austin apartment deals in March 2020

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Lacy H.
Apr 1, 2020

If we had to identify three buzzwords we use a lot here at Smart City, they’d probably be apartment deals, market, and free. We post a lot of deals, talk often about pricing in the Austin apartment market, and share all associated freebies that save clients time and money during their apartment hunt – it’s our thing!

Since we only post the best of the best, and all those things are sprinkled throughout our Instagram account, we thought it’d be useful to have them all listed in one place. That way, you can quickly see and compare what makes it a deal (is it because of price/location, location/finishes, or price/finishes); identify consistency in market pricing (based on supply, demand, and location); and, know what comes free in order to get pricing where it’s at (also known as ‘negotiated deals,’ specials or concessions). 

Smart City Negotiated Deals

Here’s a list of Austin apartments for rent that we posted in March. Once posted, many of these units lease within a day or two, but it still gives you a birds-eye view of how the market moves and changes. If you’re moving in or to the Austin metroand see something that’s right up your alley, fill out our 30-second webform and get linked with a free (there’s that word again) Smart City agent so we can get your search rollin’!

Our top 3 post picks for March 2020

March 11 – Unicorn Deal in Hyde Park, Studio unit – $1,053

This studio is part of a property that recently renovated its units, giving them fresh new flooring, matte black faucets, crisp paint and adding washer/dryers in-unit. The area is expensive and historic, so most of the properties are a little dated or very new and super high-budget. This one feels like a true “in-between” and is stunning for being so affordable in the area. That, combined with a special of two weeks free and a gorgeous effective rent of $1,053, made this a “unicorn deal,” a deal rarely seen in the Austin market as a whole.

March 19 – Fantastic price for the Domain, One-bedroom unit, $1,214

This is one where the price-for-location really speaks for itself! This property is brand new and specials saved $2900 throughout the lease term, which is phenomenal. Finishes in this floor plan like the entry-way mudroom, in-closet washer/dryer, and hexagonal backsplash make this unit the ultimate chef’s kiss.

March 29 – Best option for roomies, South/78744, two-bedroom unit, $1,270

You definitely read that right – $1,270 after stacked specials brings rent down to $635 per roomie! Specials at this property also brought a studio down to $910, and though both rates are amazing, the real deal here was that two-bedroom unit. Special features we kept in mind, especially when it comes to the price, is that the entry of both units was on the first floor, and the unit itself was on the second floor, offering extreme lofty vibes and gorgeous vaulted ceilings.

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As for all the others, here’s the full March rental rates line-up for your viewing (and possibly leasing) pleasure:


$1,868 – 2 bed/2 bath – 1090 sqft.

$1,214 after 8 weeks free – 1 bed/1 bath – 598 sqft.

$1,296 + no rent due until April – 1 bed/1 bath + STUDY – 853 sqft.

$1,095 – 1 bed/1 bath – 602 sqft.


$1,326 – 2 bed/2 bath – 1200 sqft.

$1,241 – 1 bed/1 bath – 767 sqft.

$1,326 – 1 bed/1 bath + A YARD – 730 sqft.

$1,130 after 1 month free – 1 bed/1 bath – 708 sqft.

$949 after 4 weeks free – 1 bed/1 bath – 666 sqft.

$1,255 after 4 weeks free – 2 bed/2 bath – 1116 sqft.

$1,075 – 1 bed/1 bath – 625 sqft.

$922 + waived fees upfront – 1 bed/1 bath – 556 sqft.

$910 after stacked specials – studio – 610 sqft.

$1,270 after stacked specials – 2 bed/2 bath – 1004 sqft.

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$1,143 – 1 bed/1 bath LOFT – 641 sqft.

$1,269 – 1 bed/1 bath LOFT – 901 sqft.

$892 – studio – 417 sqft.


$917 after 1 month free – 1 bed/1 bath – 645 sqft.

$1,190 after 1 month free – 2 bed/2 bath – 955 sqft.

$1,675 after 1 month free – 2 bed/2 bath – 1241 sqft.

$1,053 after 2 weeks free – studio – 362 sqft.


$1,191 after 1 month free – 1 bed/1 bath – 643 sqft.

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$2,298 – 2 bed/2 bath – 1210 sqft.

Fancy Friday feature – $10,000 (not a typo) – 2 bed/ 2.5 baths – 3045 sqft.


$999 – studio – 396 sqft.

Photo and tours of these bad boys can be found on our Austin Instagram and Facebook pages! Our agents are also hella-versed in virtual touring and everything clients need to make an informed decision on their next move, even during times of social distancing and shelter in place orders. If that’s what you need right now, we’re here to help! Text us: (512) 815-2317.


Curious to see apartment deals in other metros?

Click here to view our March recap for Dallas, or here to view our recap for Houston.

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