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CTBest Winter Apartment Specials

Posted On: Monday, January 6th, 2020

Wintertime apartment savings are here! While renting and moving during the winter months may not be ideal, incredible apartment deals are sure to brighten up your winter move. Here are a few winter apartment specials going on throughout our Connecticut apartment communities this month.

Montoya Apartments

If you’re looking to move, Montoya Apartments in Branford has a deal for you. Our two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment features a unique ranch-style layout for a true homey feel. Apartment homes offer newly updated features including kitchens with white cabinetry, a breakfast bar and stylish white (more…)

Renting in the Fall and Winter

Posted On: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Moving into a new apartment in the fall and winter months can be less than ideal. The days are shorter, the weather is colder and moving around the busy holiday season can be challenging. While renting in the fall and winter months may be inevitable, there are a few benefits that make it well worth braving the cold.

Lower Demand

Peak apartment hunting season takes place between the months of May and September. During this time, kids are out of school and with longer days, people simply have more time on their hands to move. However, once fall and winter comes around, most people are settled into their routine and the demand to rent slows down drastically. While there may be slightly less inventory during the off-season due to slower apartment turnover, the decrease in apartment demand means that renters face less competition and are able to claim an apartment more easily. (more…)

Common First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

Posted On: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Decorating your new apartment is one of the best parts of moving, especially for first time apartment renters. While it’s an exciting new decorating opportunity, the excitement can easily result in new renters making rookie decorating mistakes. Luckily, these common first apartment decorating mistakes can be easily avoided with a few helpful tips and a plan in mind.

Not Taking Measurements

Before spending money on furniture for your new apartment and paying for it to be delivered, it’s a good idea to make sure it will fit it the space, let alone through the front doorway. When measuring, consider both height and width. If your apartment building has an elevator that you plan to use to move furniture, make sure to measure its dimensions as well. When in doubt, go with smaller scale pieces that make the space feel bigger and that can be easily transported in and out of your apartment. (more…)

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Posted On: Monday, October 28th, 2019

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If so, there’s no need to be spooked! Finding a last-minute Halloween costume doesn’t have to involve buying an overpriced costume at the pop-up Halloween store or showing up to the Halloween party costume-less. We’ve created a list of eight last-minute DIY Halloween costumes that are quick, inexpensive and festively fun.

Tacky Tourist - Transform yourself into a vacationer’s worst nightmare. Grab a colorful Hawaiian shirt, slip on some socks and sandals and add some tacky accessories like big sunglasses, a fanny pack or a bucket hat. Don’t forget the white paint to create the iconic, heavily-applied sunscreen nose.

Party Animal - Unleash your inner party animal by turning into one. Throw on some animal ears and coordinate your outfit color to match. Use makeup or paint to draw on a nose and whiskers and you’re ready to go wild (more…)

Healthy Habits for Cold and Flu Season

Posted On: Friday, October 25th, 2019

If you haven’t already noticed everyone coughing, sneezing and feeling miserable yet, you will soon because cold and flu season is here. While the arrival of cooler weather in the fall and winter months increase your chances of catching a cold or coming down with the flu, it doesn’t guarantee it. Incorporating some healthy habits ahead of time can help protect you from those cold and flu germs so you enjoy the upcoming seasons illness free!

Get a Flu Shot

The best way to prevent yourself from coming down with the flu is to get the flu vaccine. While flu viruses are detected year-round, activity tends to increase in the fall and winter months. It is recommended that everyone over the age of six months get a yearly flu shot to lower the risk of contracting the flu virus. Many clinics even offer discounted or free flu shots throughout the season to make sure everyone has the opportunity to stay protected and healthy. (more…)

Tips on Cooking for One

Posted On: Monday, September 30th, 2019

When living along, navigating weekly meals can be a hassle. Many recipes feed six people or more, and leftovers can only be eaten for so many days before becoming boring and repetitive. Lucky for you, cooking for one just got a whole lot easier. Follow these handy tips and you’ll become the master chef of your own kitchen.

Tip #1: Figure Out Your Cooking Style

Before you get cooking, it’s important to figure out what kind of cook you are. Are you someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, or are you someone who wants to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible? The type of chef you are will determine what you buy, how you shop and how you prepare meals for yourself. Remember, you’re cooking for you so make sure you are cooking how you prefer. (more…)

Fall Décor for Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Fall is in the air, which means it’s the season of pumpkins patches, falling leaves and cooler weather. Fall may be the season of change, but change doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors. This year, celebrate the season of change by bringing fall into your CTBest apartment with festive fall décor. We’ve come up with a few easy tips to get you started.

Outdoor Elements

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your apartment feel like fall is to bring natural elements inside. Visit your local pumpkin patch and pick up some pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes or gather some pinecones, acorns and brightly colored leaves. Place these natural pieces around your apartment or come up with some fun DIY décor ideas such as a fall shadow box or pinecone garland. (more…)

Fun Fall Activities in Fairfield County

Posted On: Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Fall is officially here, and we can all agree that nothing compares to the beauty of New England falls! With the longest foliage season in New England, Connecticut is an ideal destination for fun fall activities. If you’re looking to add some fun festivities to your fall bucket list, check out these exciting activities happening nearby in Fairfield County.

Apple Picking

Whether you’re making apple pie, apple cider or just eating an apple for a healthy snack, no apple tastes better than one you pick yourself right from the source. For those looking to score some fresh apples this fall, head on over to Silverman’s Farm in Easton. Throughout September and into early October, visitors can take a tractor ride to the farm’s orchard to pick their own delicious apples. In addition to apple picking, Silverman’s also has a petting farm, country market, pumpkin patch, hayrides and more.

Football Tailgating Tips

Posted On: Friday, September 13th, 2019

Football season is underway, which means that tailgating season is too! This unique tradition of fans coming together to eat, drink and mingle before the big game has become just as much of an event as the game itself. If you’re looking to host a tailgate party this football season, here are a few tips to ensure that it is touchdown-worthy.

Tip #1: Have a location.

The first step to a football tailgate is to have a location. Whether you plan on tailgating on a patch of grass, a parking lot or from the comfort of your own apartment, make sure your location accommodates the needs of you and your tailgating guests. (more…)

Seaside Living at Montoya Condominium Rentals

Posted On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Apartment living by the beach? Say no more! City life isn’t for everyone and for many, nothing quite beats the quiet escape of seaside living. If this sounds like you, our Montoya Condominiums may just be the place to call home. Located in the quaint town of Branford just minutes away from Connecticut’s famed shoreline, Montoya Condominiums offers apartment-style living within a calm and peaceful seaside setting. It may not be your typical apartment rental, but its surely one you will enjoy.

Featuring one- and two-bedroom villas, as well as loft and townhome-style apartments, Montoya Condominiums offer spacious living spaces for a variety of different living situations. Unlike most city apartments, Montoya Condominiums welcomes residents with sprawling, landscaped grounds and private entrances within a quaint courtyard setting. (more…)