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3 Tips to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home

Although you might love the convenience of renting, one thing that you might not love about most rentals is the fact that they often don’t feel very homey. Most landlords use very neutral colors when painting, remodeling and decorating their rental units, which is obviously understandable. However, this isn’t all that appealing, but there are ways that you can make your new rental as comfortable and homey as possible without breaking your lease. These are a few things that you can try.

  1. Use Rugs

First of all, if you’re looking for a great way to spruce up cold and boring tiles or plain carpet, consider throwing down throw rugs. They’re great for adding an instant splash of color and making your rental feel more like home, and you can take them with you when you leave. Plus, your rugs can help cover up and protect the flooring beneath, which can help you ensure that you get your deposit back.

  1. Cover the Walls — the Right Way

If the walls in your rental are plain white or otherwise neutral and boring, you could be thinking about painting. However, many leases prohibit renters from painting. Others require that you go back and re-paint at the end of your tenancy, which can be expensive and annoying.

Instead, consider alternatives for paint so that you don’t have to worry about a lease violation or a hassle. Large mirrors, paintings and photographs are all great options. You can also get creative and hang fabric on your walls for a burst of color.

  1. Bring in Greenery

There is something about house plants that can really make a house feel like a home. Consider bringing in a few nice house plants, and place some potted plants on your patio or on your balcony. Then, along with perking up your home, you can also make up for not having a garden.

Whether renting your first apartment or moving up to a luxury modern apartment the center of downtown, our rental locating experts here at Housing Helpers are ready to assist you in finding the perfect rental home, apartment, condo, or house.  Give us a call today at 303-545-6000.

 

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Apartment Finders

Apartment Finders and Rental Locators, a personal connection for apartment hunters in Colorado.

The inventory of apartments in Colorado is getting larger by the minute.  In just the last few years we have seen thousands of new apartments come on the market.  There are new luxury apartments under construction all along the Highway 36 Denver/Boulder corridor, modern apartments in Broomfield near the Interlocken Business Park and the Flatirons Crossing Mall, new apartments in Denver, Aurora, Fort Collins, and even some shiny new apartment communities in Boulder are springing up where growth and development is limited.  With all these new apartments being added, the competition is heating up and apartment inventory is catching up to ease a historically low vacancy rate.  All in all, this is great news for renters looking to find a new apartment in Colorado.

For renters however, navigating the multitude of choices for apartments in Colorado can be a daunting task.   Hundreds of apartment rental websites online report to have the “latest” selection and rates, the most choices, the best searching capability, etc.  But for those that have spent any amount of time exploring these apartment search websites, they often find outdated pricing, old expired listings, and misinformation all too common, which can be a frustrating and time-wasting exercise in futility.  All too often renters do not get accurate information online about the latest rents, move in specials, and availability and trying to call every apartment community one by one to gather this information can take day,s if not weeks. Moreover, it is not uncommon for many on-site leasing managers to return calls the next day or sometimes not at all if they don’t have vacancy.

There is always Craig’s list right?  Ahhh to think a decade ago we were without Craig’s List.  How did we survive without it?   Isn’t it great…  now anyone can post an advertisement for anything they want, regardless if it exists or not.   Sound jaded?  Yes a bit.  And for good reason.  It is almost a weekly occasion in our busy apartment locating offices that we hear of a Craig’s List rental scam.  People impersonating Landlords, impersonating renters, impersonating properties that don’t exist…and why are there so many wealthy billionaires with very large inheritances moving to Colorado from Nigeria to rent apartments?  And it’s an amazing coincidence that they all want to send checks for three times the rental amount so you can send them back  the difference.   The creativity, the time, and the effort that these scam artists deploy is never-ending.  And just when you think you’ve found a legitimate rental it seems near impossible to get a prompt phone call back.   Does anyone pick up the phone anymore to have a conversation or meet you in person at a professional office environment?

The answer is yes.  The answer is Apartment Finders and Rental Locator services.  Apartment locators have been around for a long time.  For those of us that remember the pre-internet days, apartment locators served as an important hub of information, a centralized resource for apartment rental information that was gathered from the community and presented to renters in the form of brochures and binders full of information.  Since then, the industry has changed dramatically.  Now in the digital age apartment locators aren’t so much relied on as hub of statistical rental information (although that is still an important component that good locators are tapped into) as much as they are a personal connection in the digital world.  A human connection, someone that can listen to your needs, understand what you’re looking for, provide valuable human insight, and provide a comfort level about the decision you are about to make- the decision on where to live.  This is a huge decision, one the biggest decisions we humans face in our time on earth, and a decision that is largely underplayed by the digital world.  There is nothing comparable to the experience of someone that has been there; seen it, touched it, smelled it, driven that same commute, dropped their kids of at that same school, works out at that YMCA, volunteers at that church, lives in that community.   That is the true definition of what apartment finders and rental locators are about. It’s people helping people.  And we here at Housing Helpers think it is more important than ever in the digital age of apartment searching.

Our rental locating specialists will go out of their way to listen, learn, and care about your situation.  They will do all the research for you, updating you on availability, rental rates, move in specials, leasing application fees, pet restrictions, and much more.  Then they will sift through all of the information to narrow down the options based on your specific needs without wasting your time with dozens of listings that either don’t exist or are inaccurate.   And when the time comes to make the decision, a choice on where you decide to live, they will right there with you- a voice on the other end of the phone or in person in one of our professional offices.

If you are looking for Colorado apartments then look no further, let our Apartment Finders in Colorado do the legwork for you.  Just make one call to our office and let us show you how easy we can make it.   Call us today at 303.545.6000.

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