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RENTAL GUIDE

Being a first-time renter can be stressful, especially when you don’t know where to start looking. Here are a few things that you need to do before you start the hunt for the perfect apartment:

1) Determine your budget.

Figuring out how much you can afford on a month-to-month basis is important to know before you search for your apartment.

Be sure to take into account the security deposits, application fees, and moving expenses within the first month’s rent as these often are costs first-time renters forget about.

If you are having trouble deciding on how much you can afford in rent, a general rule of thumb is to keep your rent payment around 30 percent of your total income. Don’t ever agree to a rent payment that is more than half of your monthly income.

2) Do some research.

There are a few more things you need to take into account other than the price when it comes to finding the right rental property. The amenities and location of your rental should be beneficial to your lifestyle. Are there laundry facilities in your unit or a community washroom? Is it located near your work or school? Do they allow pets, and if so, are there breed or weight restrictions? These are things to consider before you tour the rental property.

In addition to amenities and location, you may also want to look at their lease terms. How long is the term of the lease? Who is responsible for maintenance and repairs? Who pays for utilities? Are there consequences for breaking the lease?

Be sure to look over all of ‘small’ details because they could be the most important.

Now that you have done your prep work, here are the top apartment complexes in Amarillo and Canyon:

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Amarillo

1) Case Associates

Case & Associates Properties, Inc. is a premier property management company with a portfolio of nearly 30,000 residential apartment units operating in five states. Originally founded in 1983 by CEO, Mike Case, the company has recently undergone a leadership change. The reins of President have now been handed over to Mike’s youngest son, Scott Case. From groundskeeper to President, Scott has held almost every position within the company. Scott brings a wealth of experience and energy to his new role, positioning Case & Associates for continued growth and excellence in property management.

a. Colonies at Hillside
7550 Hillside Rd
Amarillo, TX 79119
806-223-2044
b. Newport Apartments
6100 Southwest 45th
Amarillo, TX 79109
806-410-3859
c. Park at Coulter
5040 South Coulter St.
Amarillo, TX 79119
806-410-3852
d. Remington Apartments
8801 W. Tarter
Amarillo, TX 79119
806-410-2714
e. Winchester Apartments
5509 SW 9th Ave.
Amarillo, TX 79106
806-223-2088

2) Residence at TownSquare

Residences at Town Square offers a truly unique mixed-use space designed to meet all the needs of residents and businesses. With luxury apartments above and high-end businesses below, residents are never far from exquisite dining, shopping, and entertainment. They combine beauty, functionality, and convenience, for the finest living experience in Amarillo.

3) Bolder Bay Apartments

Bolder Bay is a new apartment complex located in Southwest Amarillo with easy access to the Interstate 27 making anywhere in Amarillo minutes away. They are in the Randall School District just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and Walmart. Boulder Bay offers three floorplans of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartment homes which have been thoughtfully designed to fit your needs for a perfect place to call “home”. They offer affordable luxuries such as granite countertops, hardwood faux flooring, all black modern kitchen appliances, plush carpeting, front door parking, and 24-hour emergency maintenance.

Canyon

1) Legends Canyon

Coming to Canyon in the fall of 2018, Legends Canyon is a brand-new student community located behind West Texas A&M University. There are 1, 2, and 4-bedroom floor plans offered that provide an open and cozy feel. Legends Canyon offers lease terms that fit the needs of students, providing fall short term, spring short term, and annual lease terms. They are pet-friendly with tons of great amenities including all-inclusive living (all bills paid), fully amenitized game room, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour computer lounge, premium HD cable package, resort style saltwater pool and sun decks, and much more.

2) Campus Evolution Villages

Just down the street from Legends Canyon is Campus Evolution Villages. They offer stylish, oversized 2 and 4-bedroom floor plans that are perfect for college students with roommates. Amenities included are high-speed internet, fully furnished apartments, fitness center, swimming pool, and a tanning bed. With just a short walk to WTAMU’s campus, Campus Evolution Villages seems like the perfect fit for any college student.

3) Cambridge House

Just minutes from WTAMU, Cambridge House has unique apartment homes with Old World Charm! They offer spacious 1 and 2-bedroom floor plans as well as studio apartments. Amenities include on-site laundry facilities and stove and refrigerator furnished in all units with rates starting at $350. This apartment complex is perfect for anyone needing an affordable place to stay!

If you aren’t into the apartment style living and are looking for a rental property with more privacy and space, these sites below will help you find your perfect rental home:
Realtor.com

Zillow.com

Trulia.com

If you are new to the Texas Panhandle or looking to move into the area, check out our blog on
Why the Texas Panhandle is a Great Place to Live!

If you are looking to purchase a home and need to research neighborhoods, check out our
Neighborhood Guide.

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