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Your Questions About Apartments In San Antonio Tx

July 3, 2013

Laura asks…

Can I live of $2,400 a month in san Antonio tx?

Administrator answers:

Yes you can! Apartments over here can go as low as 500. Of course for that price you will also be paying for a bad area. If you want a good area, you’re going to have to pay at least $700 or so a month on an apartment. Utility is also pretty cheap here.

Jenny asks…

Moving to Beaumont, Tx in January, any tips?

My husband got a job with the FAA as an air traffic controller and once he is out of school (it’s a 3 month school in Oklahoma) he has been stationed in Beaumont, Tx. I was wanting to find out some helpful information. Apartment recommendations, things to do, anything that will make our move easier. We are moving from San Antonio, Tx so it’s a long drive. We plan to go up there a couple of times before January to get a feel for the place, we will be staying with my husband’s grandparents when we do, they live about 2 hours away in La Marque. We do have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and a 1 year old son, as well as a small dog, so any kid friendly, pet friendly places would definitely need to be at the top of the list. Would love to even meet a few people who already live in Beaumont that we could possibly become friends with, since we will have absolutely no family or friends when we move. Thanks so much for your help, I appreciate it!

Administrator answers:

San Antonio to Beaumont isn’t a long drive…try Mike Monroney Center in Oklahoma CIty to Beaumont or Amarillo or Dallas to Beaumont…now that’s a long drive!

Contact a real estate management firm that has a relocation specialist. They can help by identifying areas and housing that meet your needs. They can also point out a number of good churches to attend while you are there and to find some new friends.

Good luck.

Donna asks…

so just HOW am i supposed to get an apartment?

Hi all. And thanks for reading. I live in San Antonio, TX and my girlfriend and i have decided to move into an apartment together. Now i’ve been living at home w/ my parents for, well, my whole life. Heres my situation (and im sure somebody has already had this same problem but i’ll ask anyway). I want to rent an apartment but i have no previous rent history, no activity on my Experian credit report (haven’t checked the other two), no co-signer (my parents pretty much have worse off credit than my non-existent credit) and no vehicle. Pretty much leaving me to choose among about 4 or 5 apartments near my work. Now thats about the only thing i have going for me. I make 9.50 an hr as a computer technician and i think i’d be able to afford about $450 to $500 a month. So my question is: aside from money, what else do i have to do to get them to even consider my application? I have a pretty loose grasp on the process as it stands so itd be great if somebody shed some real light on it for me

Administrator answers:

You’ll have to save up some money and pay your 1st and last months rent in advance as well as a damage deposit. If you are looking at $450 a month, you’ll want to pay $900 right away then then another $500 on top of that. That way if you’ll always be two months ahead on the rent and if you do any damage to the property, the landlord already has the cash to fix it.

When you move out. You won’t have to pay the last months rent and you should get the damage/security deposit back.

Maria asks…

Furnished Suites in Houston, TX?

Anybody knows of any furnished suites/apartments in Houston, TX?

I need to stay there for a month or so, but I am looking for something cheaper than, say, Residence Inn, Extended Stay America, Oakwood, Hawthorn Suites, AmeriSuites, Candlewood Suites, etc.

I am looking for something along the lines of “Budget Suites of America” [www.budgetsuites.com] where they have a weekly rate of about $199.00 in Dallas and San Antonio, TX.

Any Texas natives know of anything like that? Something that isn’t a big, expensive hotel chain? Preferably not infested with roaches/rodents or in a rough neighborhood…

And yes, I’m checking Craigslist every day.

Thanks!!

Administrator answers:

Hey even if its just for a month i would tell you to try Apartment.com they let you specify exactly what your looking for so give it a try good luck… God Bless

Sandra asks…

Help Need Apartment A.S.A.P?

Trying to find a 1 bedroom or a studio with only 1 broken lease been looking for over 2 weeks now still NOTHING!!!.
Trying to stay under $550
Getting pushy now looking to rent from private owners.
In San Antonio Tx,

Administrator answers:

Http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/apa/

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/apa/444434430.html

this looks better than any studio!!

That was just the first one i saw there seems to be hundreds of locations for under 500 in the area….

Richard asks…

Furnished Suites in Houston and Austin, TX?

Anybody knows of any furnished suites/apartments in Houston and Austin, TX?

I need to stay there for a month or so, but I am looking for something cheaper than, say, Residence Inn, Extended Stay America, Oakwood, Hawthorn Suites, AmeriSuites, Candlewood Suites, etc.

I am looking for something along the lines of “Budget Suites of America” [www.budgetsuites.com] where they have a weekly rate of about $199.00 in Dallas and San Antonio, TX.

Any Texas natives know of anything like that? Something that isn’t a big, expensive hotel chain? Preferably not infested with roaches/rodents or in a rough neighborhood…

And yes, I’m checking Craigslist every day.

Thanks!!

Administrator answers:

Hello there maybe this link might help in your search?

Http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&abauth=c7949c54%3AR-a8RJCa17oeJ-YG5KtBY-U21-8&view=text&hl=en&q=Furnished+Suites+in+Houston+and+Austin%2C+TX%3F&btnG=Search+Maps

good luck and merry xmas..

Mandy asks…

Not enough parking at apartment, told to park in fire zones, now receiving parking ticket, any options?

I live in an apartment complex that has very little parking space and is short by about 15-20 parking spots. If you come in past 9pm you wont be able to park ANYWHERE on the property and literally your only options would be to wait until someone leaves or to drive a mile away to the gas station and hike back….or park beside the red fire lane curbs which are everywhere, there aren’t and curbs that aren’t painted red. I live in San Antonio, TX. This morning I went out to my car (I have only parked in the red curb twice and have lived here about 2 months) and I had a parking ticket for $140. I went straight to the office to complain and she said that unfortunately there was nothing she could do and that I would have to pay the ticket and that she knows there is a severe parking problem. She said she was even issued a ticket.

My question is – Wouldn’t the apartment complex be liable and shouldn’t they pay the tickets? Since they do not have sufficent parking for the residence? Where else do they expect us to park?

Administrator answers:

Move.

Lizzie asks…

What area in the U.S. pays the highest for Surgical techs?

Or which company or hospital.

Administrator answers:

Your question leaves out key parts of the equation necessary to understand income.

The average income for a surgical technologist in the US is $32,700 per year. San Francisco, CA is one of the highest paid cities for this occupation with an average income for an ST at $46,550 per year. On the other hand in another major city like San Antonio, TX you would make an average of $32,650 per year.

However, a person who is used to making $46,550 in San Francisco can live at the same standard of living in San Antonio for $23,850 per year. So the San Antonio ST has almost $9,000 per year more income at the same standard of living, or a higher standard of living.

You can’t just look at the income.

If you look at the home prices in an area, which also can relate to the apartment cost, you will find that in San Francisco the average family home cost $869,000.00 and in San Antonio the same home cost $228,000.00 a difference of $641,000.00.

You should also look at the taxes, and other expenses. Some areas, the occupations are predominately part of a union which then would have union fees, while another area may not. Taxes may also affect you. Some states and localities have personal income tax (on top of the federal income tax) while others do not.

You should choose a place to live based on the amenities, as well as the cost of living, and then consider which of the areas gives you the highest income.

Robert asks…

Can you get low income assistance for an apartment if you don’t have any kids?

I am 25 years old and I only make $8.24 an hour.I cant get a good job because Im still in school but I dont qualify for low-income anything.My dad up and left my mom and she cant help soooo there is just me and I have to move out! Is there any apartments that will take me without having 3Xrental rate in San Antonio,Tx and surrounding cities???

Administrator answers:

You seem to be asking about government subsidized housing assistance. Here’s where you can find information on what Texas offers for that:

http://www.texasonline.com/portal/tol/en/gov/7/9

If you’re in school, then your school should have a housing office. You may be able to get a dorm room or student apartment. At the very least they will have a place where people post asking for roommates to share a place or with sublets or open apartments for students. Your best bet really is to have a roommate.

You could also post on Craigslist for a low-cost apartment or room, or perhaps look for a situation where you get a place to live in exchange for some work, like maybe minor lawn care or being there at night for a senior citizen. Http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/

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