Budget Friendly Decor Ideas For Ringing In The New Year

Posted by Ingrid Evens on December 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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If you are planning on hosting a party to celebrate the New Year, we know that the idea of spending more money after all the holiday shopping you’ve already done, can seem pretty overwhelming. This is why we’ve picked out four budget friendly options to get your apartment looking party ready, and Pinterest worthy, come the 31st. Happy decorating!


4c9f5b99e72231d1887cd25d5789e3efLights – You can get your place looking great for a party in no time just by setting the mood with the right lighting. Grab a few boxes of Christmas tree lights, or use the ones you already have in your home from your holiday decorating. String them around your ceiling, hang them on your walls, place them behind your couch, or in the corner of your living room, and watch how they transform the whole room!




bfb18d9012b7e8db99ef2993f7316092White Candles – Stop by your local Dollar Store or Walmart and grab a dozen white candles of different shapes and sizes, set them up strategically between the snacks, on the shelves in your living room, or in the corners of your kitchen. White, or colored, candles will instantly class up the place. If you are concerned about safety, you can also buy electric candles at Walmart for relatively cheap prices as an alternative to the real thing.




1cb4162f180b188b747fc2e8644784f5Balloons – This idea is too easy not to try! Grab a couple bags of balloons that go with the color theme of your party, stop by your local grocery store and get them filled with helium. Now, attach a ribbon to each balloon (use the same color as the balloons to color code) and tie or hang them up in different places around the house.





3eb8a8ec1102944b0549abfc74516b27Christmas Tree baubles – Use the baubles from your holiday decorating, or pick up a few boxes at any home goods store, to transform your living space into a party ready atmosphere. You can always find baubles for very affordable prices after the holidays, so you won’t have to break the bank to decorate. Now fill up any clear glass bowls, jars, or vases at home with the baubles to add easy color and holiday cheer to your party.




We hope you found this article helpful in getting your apartment set up for New Years! If you or anyone you know is looking for an apartment to call home, Apartments Now would love to help. We have been leading the way in apartment locating in Austin for almost 20 years, and we answer phones 7 days a week. So, give us a call today at 512 258 8224.



The 620 Corridor Grows In More Ways Than Just One

Posted by Ingrid Evens on December 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Are we expanding faster than we can absorb

In the last several years, Austin’s population has grown by over 13% and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. These changes have kept the apartment sector on its toes citywide; and this last quarter in particular has seen the highest rise for the year in new construction, renovations of older units, and occupancy rates. Surprisingly enough, even though areas like the 620 Corridor have seen a slight increase in rent prices and continued construction, they maintain strong occupancy rates.

If we take a closer look at the 620 Corridor, we see that the area has been booming with new construction. Six percent of all units available for rent have been added in the last 12 months; and several hundred more are set to break ground within the next 12 months. This said, occupancy rose 1.3% in the last quarter and is holding strong at 94.2% over all. The Mansions of Lakeway apartment homes, are examples of units that broke ground this year. They offer beautiful units at affordable prices with perks such as a Starbucks cafe onsite, and an expert personal trainer for their fully equipped gym. The Madrone Apartment homes, also went up within the year and boast of eco friendly units, private backyards, and a 24-hour emergency maintenance service.

Although new and equipped apartment units are becoming plentiful along the 620 Corridor at affordable prices, the lifestyle the area provides is also a huge plus. Positioned directly between Lake Travis and employers such as Dell and Freescale, the 620 Corridor helps strike the perfect balance between work and play. On a larger scale, Lakeway, Leander and Round Rock hold some of the best schools the greater Austin area has to offer, and the increasing infrastructure in the area makes living day to day life much more convenient than in years past.

Some examples of infrastructure that have gone up this year and last include hotels such as The Holiday Inn, shopping centers like The Shops At Boulder, and commercial business enterprises such as AT&T. All of these provide job opportunities, stability to the area, and they make the 620 Corridor an attractive place to live.

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