not allowing pets. Overall, however, quite a
few places in Austin are pet-friendly. Some
places have restrictions on species, size, and
breed. Breeds that are considered aggressive, like pit bulls, for example, are restricted
from many otherwise pet-friendly buildings.
If you come across an apartment that does
not allow pets, try offering to get pet liability
insurance. The landlord may change his or
Having a restricted budget can also make
an apartment search difficult, particularly in
a market with as much demand as Austin.
You may be tempted to rush into a commitment to secure a great deal before someone
else snatches it up. As anyone who has surfed
Craigslist apartment listings in any city will
know, deals that are too good to be true,
usually are. The fastest, easiest, and safest way
to find the perfect apartment in your budget is
to get help from a local — and Austin has a
lot of apartment locating resources.
Many apartment hunters from other cities
don’t think they need an apartment locator
to help them find a great place. The Austin
market is a very different beast, however.
While new apartment buildings seem to
pop up daily, there’s also a lot of demand
for them. Somewhere between 94% and
98% of Austin apartments are occupied at
any given time, so finding an open place is
tough. “What you look at today will probably be gone within 24 hours,” says Reeh.
AND TENANT RIGHTS
While finding an apartment in Austin may
be difficult, actually securing it can be even
harder. Once you’ve found the perfect apartment, you’ll want to snatch it up. It’s a
OR PLANK FLOORING
Renting an apartment in Austin is a great way to
get to know the Live Music Capital of the World...
Apartment living is ideal for new Austin transplants, or veteran
Austinites with an on-the-go lifestyle, where convenience
and flexibility are a must.