Every season, Smart City connects renters with the tea on brand new properties in their city. Since we recently extended our free apartment locating services to San Antonio, this is our very first new property expose!
Before we dish on three of San Antonio’s latest and greatest apartment additions, we’re going to hit you with some base knowledge every renter should have.
The perks of using a free apartment locator
What that should say is “the perks of using Smart City.” Apartment locating is a sector of real estate solely focused on helping renters find their next apartment. The service isalways free to clients because apartment properties leverage a portion of their marketing budget to pay locators for helping them connect amazing tenants to their property!
The free service works in three easy steps. Clients get connected with one of our agents and tell exactly what they’re looking for in their next apartment. Then, their Smart City agent creates a list of available units throughout San Antonio that are a match in order to get clients touring and applying. The last step, and an exclusive Smart City touch, is connecting clients with our Concierge service. This is how we help clients find the best local pricing and bundles for utilities and moving services. We even work with local vendors to establish special pricing for our clients!
How apartment pricing works
Let’s establish a baseline understanding of how pricing works when it comes to apartments. Apartment pricing is based on supply and demand – how many renters are moving versus the number of vacant apartment units. Since people move in or to San Antonio every single day, that means prices also fluctuate every single day. You read that right!
Since price is such a pivotal piece of the apartment process, Smart City has a designated team that helps properties negotiate exclusive pricing for our clients, specifically. This way we’re partnering with properties to bring our network of clients prices they can’t get anywhere else with a goal of serving both parties in a beneficial way!
The key takeaway here: apartment prices fluctuate on a daily basis. So, while most of you will search for an apartment once a year, we’re scouring the market multiple times every day! Now, let’s chat about market seasonality and the benefit of keeping an eye on new property developments specifically!
Point-blank, signing a lease in the fall/winter is a smart move.
Insights tell us that more people move during the spring and summer months than during fall and winter. During this time of year, fewer renters are moving and vacant units sit on the market longer than they would during spring and summer. So, how does an apartment property get new tenants at a quicker rate? Through amazing move-in specials and competitive pricing!
There’s your lesson on market seasonality and why moving during fall and winter can actually help you lock down a better rate. Here’s how apartment market seasonality and new properties is a double whammy for putting moving 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 as quickly as possible. One of the ways they do this by offering more enticing price points and new-tenant specials! So, you’ve got overall better pricing because of the time of year, topped with another layer of new property specials.
Now that you’re a market pro, here are three new apartments for rent in San Antonio to keep in mind if you’re looking to move in the next 60-90 days.
Hardy Oak(Stone Oak/ North)
Say hello to the newest apartment for rent in Stone Oak, San Antonio! Hardy Oak boasts bright units with crisp finishes such as brushed nickel hardware and two-toned kitchen cabinetry. Units also feature an excess of windows that bring in loads of natural light (we love a good lighting moment).
The property comes complete with a dog park, fully-equipped fitness center, and cabana-style pool area. It’s located north-central of downtown and is within walking distance of HEB, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Whataburger. Plus, Panther Springs Dog Park and Vineyard Shopping Center are just a short drive away!
The property is currently open and accepting move-ins, and offering a new-tenant special of 4 to 6 weeks free! Monthly rates for floor plans at Hardy Oaks start around $1,135 for a spacious one-bedroom unit, $1,570 for a two-bedroom unit, and $1,933 for a three-bedroom unit. Applying the special of 4 to 6 weeks free can bring these monthly rates down – send us a text if you’re interested and we’ll get you matched with a professional, free apartment-locating agent.
Acero(Lone Star/ Southtown)
Just a few blocks from Downtown San Antonio rests Southtown – a neighborhood collection of art studios, taco huts and salsa clubs, and local coffee shops and cafes. Acero apartments sit on the edge of Southtown, near The Fruteria and Eddie’s Taco House. It’s also a short drive from other local favorites such as Blue Star Brewing Company, Halcyon cafe, and the First Friday Market.
The brand new property is home to chic urban design and polished finishes. Units feature large-paned windows and sliding french doors, smokey grey stone countertops, and balconies for every floor plan. Tenants also have access to an enclosed dog park, premier fitness center, and pool courtyard!
Acero is currently pre-leasing for early 2021 move-ins with some units available now, and is currently offering a special of 6 weeks free! Starting rates for Acero range from $1,080 to $2,400 for one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans. If you’re interested in leasing at Acero, let us know so we can get you set up to tour and get the application process started.
Heritage Plaza (Downtown)
This Downtown San Antonio newbie is ready for move-ins! Heritage Plaza is nestled in the historic heart of the city. It’s walking distance from San Antonio staples such as La Villita Historic Village and Riverwalk. If you’re the type to host out-of-towners eager to get to know the city, this is the perfect spot for you!
On the note of hosting, tenants of Heritage Plaza have access to their amazing rooftop clubhouse, and private workspace complete with conference rooms. Some might say that if you play your cards right, you’d never have to leave this place! After all, they’ve also got an on-site climbing wall and pet park.
Finishes within the units consist of vaulted 12 to 14-foot ceilings, real wood cabinets and kitchen islands, and spacious closets. Heritage is fully open for move-ins and is currently offering tenants one month to 6 weeks free! The property hosts studio, one and two-bedroom units with rates starting near $1,065. In order to take full advantage of the special, interested applicants need to apply within a certain timeframe after they tour. If you’re an interested prospective tenant, let us help get you touring!
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