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It is move out season! In a college town like San Marcos, most leases expire July 31. This leads to an influx of people moving out of their old apartment and into in a new one. Moving is a big job for anyone, and we want to make it easy for you! Here is our apartment move out checklist to ensure your move is smooth!

1- Make Lists

There are so many things that have to be done prior to a move. Don’t get lost in the details! Make a to do list to ensure you aren’t forgetting anything when you pack, or potential paperwork to fill out for the new apartment. Cross each item off the list once you have completed the task. You will feel accomplished and motivated!

2- Purge & Pack

Before you pack your belongings, sort through them! Moving is a perfect time to cut the clutter and get rid of unwanted clothes, housewares, and food. Sort your items into easy categories like pack, donate, and trash. Packing will be much easier once you have gone through all of your items and pared down the amount of stuff you have!

3- Move Out & Clean Up

Don’t forget to head back to your old apartment for one last look before you turn in your keys. Collect small items left behind in the initial move. Once that is complete, conduct a very thorough clean up of your apartment. Dust baseboards, scrub the kitchen appliances, or repaint a wall if necessary. All of the little details will add up to big returns on your deposit!

Although moving can be very stressful, we hope to make it easier. The Apartment Experts will walk you through the moving process from start to finish for free. Talk about smooth moves! Give us a call at 512-805-0123 to set an appointment with one of our Licensed Real Estate Agents, or visit our office at 1330 Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas. Our apartment finders are ready and waiting to assist!

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School is out, the sun is bright, and summer is officially here! There is never a shortage of fun things to do in San Marcos, Texas. You can choose from a wide variety of relaxing indoor activities or outdoor adventures. Here is our list of fun summer events in San Marcos!

Summer Movies In The Park

Enjoy these beautiful summer evenings with a family friendly outdoor movie. This free summer event is a favorite tradition of San Marcos residents. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and come visit the San Marcos Plaza Park every Tuesday starting June 5th. Pre-movie activities begin at 7:45. Movie screening begins at 8:45.

Saturday Farmer’s Market

Support your local artists, farmers, and crafters. Join the community every Saturday morning for the San Marcos Farmer’s Market from 9-1 in Downtown San Marcos. Street vendors offering homemade foods, artwork, body products, and crafts. Once you’ve shopped until you drop, stop by one of the fabulous restaurants open for lunch & brunch around the square to refuel!

Float The San Marcos River

Can’t have a summer in San Marcos without visiting the river! There are many floating options in San Marcos. Several different tubing outfitters provide services along the river. The Lions Club of San Marcos is a popular choice among locals and visitors. The float begins in the San Marcos City Park and concludes in Rio Vista Park. Visitors can see the beauty and heart of the San Marcos River from the comfort of their tube!

In conclusion, there are so many great reasons to live in San Marcos, and so many great apartments to choose from. If you are considering moving to the San Marcos area, or if you are currently living in the area and looking for a new rental, contact Apartment Experts for your real estate needs. Our free apartment locators have access to an extensive database with rental properties across the Central Texas area.

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It is pretty easy to find a pet friendly apartment complex in Central Texas. Unfortunately, it is less easy to find an apartment that allows for large dogs. It is common to find apartments with weight limits of 35-50 pounds. This can make finding housing for you and your furry family member difficult. The Apartment Experts have experience with working with pet owners and pet friendly apartments. There are several things pet owners can do to make renting an apartment with a large dog easy and stress free.

Big Scary Dog or Gentle Giant?

There are many misconceptions about large breed dogs. One assumption about large dogs is that they are meaner than small dogs due to their size. In addition, some large breed dogs have gained bad reputations for being aggressive or unfriendly. If the property manager is concerned about the demeanor of your big dog, the AKC suggests scheduling a pet interview. The pet interview will help the leasing staff get to know you and your dog. As a result, they will have more confidence in your dog and you.

Present Vet Records For Your Large Dogs

Apartments will require your pet’s most recent shot records to ensure the animal is properly vaccinated. Other papers may include proof of breed and an official temperament test from the vet. Create a plan to present these documents to the leasing staff to review before you sign your lease. This helps the leasing process move smoothly and allows the apartment management to gain confidence in your big dog.

Work With A Locator

If you are having a hard time finding a place that will allow your large breed dog, contact your local apartment locating service like Apartment Experts. These licensed real estate agents are up to date on pet policies and procedures at different properties in the area. Apartment locators stay in constant contact with property management about different breed and weight restrictions. They will narrow down your options to reflect the best apartments for you and your big furry friend.

Renting an apartment with a large breed dog doesn’t have to be stressful. Our licensed real estate agents are pet friendly and ready to help you with your housing search. Call us today at 512-805-0123 or visit our website to schedule your free appointment!

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Unplanned accidents happen without a moment’s notice. Fires, floods, and theft rarely give a warning when they’re about to strike. Prepare yourself for disaster. Renters insurance coverage is a great first defense against the onset of disaster. Many apartments around San Marcos, TX are requiring leaseholders to obtain renters insurance prior to move in. So what exactly is renters insurance, and what does it cover? Apartment Experts has the scoop for you, whether you are a first time renter or a long term tenant.

What is renters insurance?

Renters insurance coverage is an insurance policy for people who are renting a dwelling. The insurance will cover a leaseholder in the event of a loss. These events include fires, floods, and theft. The policy will provide protection of the leaseholders personal property, as well as any liability assumed that the landlord’s insurance policy will not cover in the event of a loss. Tenants may be forced to pay for damages if they are not covered with a policy.

What does renters insurance cover?

Renters insurance covers any personal property within the dwelling. Structural damage to the apartment is typically covered by the landlord’s insurance policy. Damage to the tenant’s personal property may protected by a renters insurance policy. The policy can also include extra funding to cover costs associated with a temporary relocation. Tenants will receive reimbursement for cost of living while the dwelling is under repair. Some policies will also provide liability protection against any damage or bodily injury by the tenant or their pets.

How much does it cost?

This type of insurance is affordable when compared to other types of insurance. Tenants can typically bundle coverage with car or home insurance. This makes it even more affordable. Insurance is an extra monthly expense, but it is an important one to consider. Personal property has monetary value. Peace of mind is priceless.

Apartments are now requiring tenants to obtain renters insurance before taking possession of the unit. This coverage ensures that everyone is protected in a catastrophic event. Discuss potential policies with your insurance agent to decide if this coverage is right for you. The licensed real estate agents at Apartment Experts are familiar with renters insurance requirements around central Texas. We are ready to help you with your housing search. Call us at 512-805-0123 to speak with one of our apartment finders about your apartment rental needs!

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