How Long Will it Take to Find an Apartment in the Des Moines?

Jean Jones
April 03, 17

Stressful upset desperate handsome curly man in brown sweetshirt working using laptop and having headache.jpegMoving to Des Moines opens up exciting and new possibilities for your life. A modern and growing city, Des Moines offers a wealth of job, educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Des Moines is also the state's capital and its most heavily populated city with more than 203,000 residents. If searching for an apartment is part of your game plan when you move there, here's what you can expect. 

1. Des Moines has a definitive busy season

Spring signals a time of thawing and rejuvenation in Des Moines. It is also the start of a busy season that runs roughly from April until September in terms of searching for an apartment. Historically, this time period sees the best apartments snapped up quickly. It pays to do your homework, scouting out the better apartments in the city so you can act quickly when there is availability. 

2. The city's slow period is October through February

As fall approaches, you'll find less competition for the better apartments in Des Moines. This slow period means that you might have a better chance of securing a choice apartment though the best apartments will still be highly sought after. 

3. A virtual tour can solidify the decision-making process

Touring an apartment before you make a final decision is a crucial step in the process. It can be nearly impossible to work that into your busy schedule -- especially if you are moving to Des Moines from a great distance away. A virtual tour via Skype or Facetime allows you to view the apartment's offerings firsthand, regardless of your location or schedule. 

4. Online leasing provides convenience

Online leasing options provide the ideal level of knowledge and convenience. Tapping into this ability allows you to do a great deal of the prep work from the convenience of your home before you ever arrive in Des Moines. You'll be able to see -- at a glance -- what an apartment community has to offer as far as floor plans, availability and pricing points from the comfort of your home or office. 

Springs at Jordan Creek, located in West Des Moines, and Springs at Waukee, situated in suburban Des Moines, both offer top-notch amenities that appeal to today's homeowner. For example, you'll find a meticulously maintained exterior with high-quality furnishings inside. Excellent customer service is a hallmark of these bustling, upscale and pet-friendly apartment communities. Ready to lease or have questions? Contact us today for more information. 

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