PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Pomona West Apartments
, a complex that serves high-quality housing for students at Chico State University and Butte College in California, understands that students looking for apartments are under a lot of different pressures. For one, students are stressed by upcoming classes, tuition costs, and book fees, let alone looking for an affordable, nearby apartment. The apartment complex, however, offers tech tips for students searching for quality housing.
According to a recent article
on TechHive, an online technology website, there are several smartphone apps available to help students locate affordable, high-quality apartments all over the country. The post's author says that she has used Craigslist in the past to hunt for apartments, but the large amount of fake listings, false information, and lack of any mapping services turned her to research other options.
HotPads, an app for Android and iOS, is an aptly-named app that searches apartments based on various parameters such as price, size, and location. Users can enter how many bedrooms they are looking for, nearby services, and other information to find apartments that fit their needs. Most listings come with photos and maps so people can see what the apartment actually looks like without visiting the physical location, an incredibly useful tool when a student's home is several states away.
"We want to make apartment searching as quick, easy, and painless as possible," a representative from Pomona West Apartments says. "Apps are a great way to do this, though they are only as good as the frequency with which apartment owners list their available properties. It's important for complexes to constantly update their information to Web-based platforms in order to maximize their exposure on apps to help people find a new home."
Lovely, an iOS-specific app, is a streamlined and simple program that makes price range searches easy. Users are even able to search things like pet-friendly units and a specific number of bedrooms. Most apartments have photos with them and results show apartments clustered around any given area.
Trulia Rentals, another Android and iOS app, is a user-friendly app that helps apartment hunterskeep track of listings they have already looked at. With an incorporated map-app, users are able to tap on locations and conveniently pull up more information about each listing. Zillow is similar to Trulia Rentals, though this app has expanded search parameters with filters like on-site parking, laundry options, and others. Zillow also has a "rent estimate" feature that shows users how much they are expected to pay for an apartment each month based on other properties and data.
"Technology has come a long way for every industry, and apartment complexes are no exception," Pomona West Apartments says. "We strive to provide clear and exact information for potential tenants."
Students are recommended to check out the apps, most of which are free. With this technology, clumsy and slow Web-searchers and inconsistent sites like Craigslist are no longer needed. Pomona West Apartments believes that complex owners should embrace the new movement in order to meet the next generation of tech-savvy tenants.
Based in Chico, Pomona West Apartments
is called home by hundreds of students every year. It houses students from Chico State University as well as Butte College in California. The apartments are in a clean and friendly community and invite everyone to check out the affordable prices.