Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. This can be especially true if Jayhawks are preparing to move to a new place. In fact, spring can be an optimal time for finding a new KU apartment fit for residents ready to live more independently. Apartment hunting in the spring saves residents the headache of dealing with higher rates, longer response times, and limited availability. Don’t wait till it’s too late and get started early. Learn more about the benefits of spring apartment hunting from The Connection at Lawrence, and be sure to schedule a tour of our apartments today!
Moving in spring is the sweet spot; it avoids the snows of winter and the blistering heat of summer. It also gives you a better perspective of the area that you’ll be moving to. If residents look at a neighborhood covered in fresh snow or see it in the sweltering heat, the aesthetic might skew your perception of a neighborhood that’s really not as nice as you perceive it to be. Viewing potential properties in the spring can give you a more realistic view of the neighborhood and of the property itself.
Typically, winter is the slowest season for apartment signing. Knowing this can give you leverage when apartment hunting during the spring. Talk with your leasing office to see if they have any promotions or discounts for spring apartments, and don’t be afraid to negotiate. More likely than not, landlords will prioritize finding occupants for their apartments, even if it’s at a lower monthly installment rate for a month or two.
Late spring to early summer is a good time to get on top of searching for an apartment early. Because the individual housing contracts for student apartments follow the cycle of semesters, many apartments become available at the end of the spring semester when students are returning home for the summer or graduating. This makes it an optimal time to take your pick since there are likely to be more options available compared to other times of the year.
During the spring, the weather is a nice balance between the heat of summer and the cold of winter, so residents can get a good idea about the cost of utilities from leasing offices and previous tenants. Spring will give you an average of the price of cooling in the summer and heating in the winter so that you can be prepared for the costs ahead. Contact us to learn more about the differing costs of utilities.
Moving is easier when you have fewer things to haul. Help yourself set the tone for your move by kicking off some spring cleaning before you pack up all the boxes. Take this time to get rid of things that have gone unused for too long and things that you just don’t need anymore. Residents might even be able to earn a little extra cash to fund their move by selling items online or at consignment shops.