Sweater weather is doing its best to make a full-time appearance but nonetheless, here we are on the coattails of fall anticipating a fashionably-late Texas winter. We in the apartment biz love this time of year because “fall and winter” can also read as “more move-in specials and better apartment deals!”
Get ready because class is in session. We’re explaining why moving this time of year is a smart choice and how new properties wager competitive pricing. Plus, we’re sharing pricing and specials for four new apartment properties we can get you linked to! Get in – we’re going (apartment) shopping…
Signing a lease in the fall/winter is a smart move.
Pricing in every city’s apartment market fluctuates on a daily basis. Price depends on how many people are moving and how many units are vacant market-wide. More people moving/fewer available units (aka spring/summer) can mean steeper pricing and less generous specials. Fewer people moving/ more available units (aka fall/winter) can mean more appealing pricing and move-in specials.
So, why go on to read about new apartment properties if we just told you how it all works? Because the unmatched combo of market seasonality and a dense amount of new, vacant units put odds forever in your favor!
Because newer apartment properties haven’t been on the market as long as existing properties, they’re looking to lease up vacant units quickly. One of the ways they do this by offering more enticing price points and new-tenant specials! Keep track of new apartments in Austin by subscribing to our new property emails, then let us know when you’re ready to move!
Yaupon (Southwest Austin)
Can we get a “hell ya” for all the renters out there trying to lease in groups of threes? Yaupon in Southwest Austin offers floor plans ranging from one bed/one bath to three bed/ three bath! Typically, properties will host three bed/two bath, but a three bed/ three bath floor plan is rare. Yaupon is home to crisp, modern finishes and is situated in a part of Austin that boasts all the hill country vibes. Picture bright kitchens with herringbone tile backsplashes in select units and open floor plans offering up plentiful work-from-home space.
Tenants can also catch sweeping views of downtown Austin and West Park Greenbelt from the rooftop deck. Plus, the property features a co-working center with a conference room and private offices! Location and lifestyle-wise, Yaupon is also just 15-20 minutes from some of the best breweries (Jester King, Argus Cidery), distilleries (Deep Eddy Tasting Room), and wineries (Bell Springs Winery, Driftwood Estate Winery).
The property is currently pre-leasing for December move-ins and is offering a special of one month free! Starting rates at Yaupon are $1,335 for a one-bedroom unit, $1,770 for a two-bedroom unit, and $2,400 for a three-bedroom unit. If you want to know what rates might look like after the move-in special is applied, send us a text so we can match you with a free locating agent: (512) 815-2317.
Wilder (Southeast Austin)
“Live close enough to the city to visit, but far enough to be surrounded by nature.” If this is your wish, Wilder is your place. Located just shy of Bluff Springs and only 20 minutes from the heart of the city, Wilder hosts chic industrial features such as concrete floors, and large windows offering up some sweet nature views.
The property contains a clubhouse with bowling lanes and arcade games, a tri-area fitness center, and smart-home tech in all units. It’s situated right next to a brand new H-E-B with a drive-thru BBQ restaurant in it and Southpark Meadows shopping center. Tenants will also have direct access to Onion Creek Metro Park, home to miles of nature trails and creeks!
Wilder is currently offering new tenants a move-in special of 6 weeks free and a $99 application and admin fee (believe us, those preliminary dollars can add up). Starting rates here are $910 for studio units, $1,100 for one-bedroom units, and $1,718 for two-bedroom units.
Broadstone Riverside (Riverside)
Location is key here – nestled just 10 minutes from Downtown Austin and the airport, and only 5 minutes from the heart of East Riverside. Broadstone Riverside is home to an amazing double-decker fitness center, two pools, and trail access. Units feature fun finishes such as octagonal backsplashes and light wood cabinetry. There are also kitchen islands in every floor plan for optimal work-from-home or socially distanced hosting space!
The property is officially open and currently offering a move-in special of 4 to 6 weeks free! Broadstone Riverside offers one and two-bedroom floor plans and monthly rates starting around $1,315 and $1,950. That might be a little steep for the area, but move-in specials help bring down effective monthly costs – we’ll take it!
Aura Thirty2 (University Park/Central)
Aura Thirty2 sits conveniently located off I-35, just minutes from downtown, The University of Texas, The Triangle, Rosedale, and Old West Austin. This new Central-Austin apartment property is the perfect spot for Austinites looking for optimal walkability and full local-hotspot immersion!
Units here boasts 10-foot ceilings, alluring city views, and open-concept floor plans. They’ve really done a great job at creating floor plans where every amount of space is usable – no unnecessarily wide walkways that can’t host furniture or awkwardly-shaped common areas! The property also hosts an amazing outdoor space with a resort-style pool and sundeck that feels tucked away from the bustle of the city, a fifth-floor sky lounge, and a primo athletic center.
Aura Thirty2 is currently pre-leasing and offering new tenants one month to 6 weeks free depending on their lease terms. The property offers one and two-bedroom floor plans with monthly rates starting near $1,480 and $2,145. All pre-leasing and touring is being coordinated virtually. If you’re interested in learning more about Aura Thirty2, let us know so we can make the process as easy as possible!
To wrap it all up – there are two main things you should take away from this blog. New properties are legit contenders when looking for your next apartment and fall/winter leasing can offer renters an extra layer of savings!
It’s been a super weird year, but at the end of the day leases are up when they’re up and people are still moving apartments. One plus side to that is that we can take care of everything except unpacking your boxes for you! So, let us know if free apartment help is something that could make 2020 a little bit easier for you.