The rental units developed and built by Western Rim Property Services benefit from the cellulose sound insulation, helping lower energy consumption and providing a greener living space. Cellulose is frequently made from recycled newspaper waste, and is chemically treated to be fire retardant for optimized safety. With the professional installation techniques employed in Marcus Hiles’ communities, cellulose seals walls and limits convection, making for more efficient heating and cooling during cold and hot seasons and reducing utility bills. A recent study conducted by the University of Colorado School of Architecture and Planning proved that cellulose loses 26.4% less heat energy over time versus than fiberglass. Combine this sensible construction choice with Hiles’ other ecological and economical details and it is immediately clear why properties developed by Marcus Hiles both sound and feel truly luxurious. The homes’ high-quality weather stripping keeps cooled air in, the dual pane windows reduce heat loss by as much as 75 percent, and attics are equipped with highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels that reflect heat and “reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer, making attics about 30 degrees cooler,” states Hiles. From the Lone Star State’s sweltering summers to the chilliest winter nights, the full depth cellulose sound insulation of Hiles homes ensures privacy and comfort throughout the year.
Marcus Hiles’ Western Rim has built captivating communities in the northern suburbs of the Dallas region, giving tenants an array of upmarket choices. Situated in areas near Texas’s countryside, the Estates, Towers and Mansions brand properties are within a short drive of downtown Dallas, offering the best of both city and suburban life. Developed with the priority of providing seamless comfort, the Estates 3Eighty in Aubrey features its own park, trail and pet-friendly, off-leash dog field. All of the one- to four- bedroom homes are expanded with outdoor living areas and covered, reserved parking areas. Residents have access to resort-style swimming, high-tech fitness, and top-notch private trainers. Additionally, there is a Starbucks café located on the property for work and meetings.
Marcus Hiles provides advice for Dallas area renters, born of his years of experience building rental properties that embody luxury living. “When renters choose to live in communities that align with their lifestyles, they achieve a greater work-life balance,” he claims. That balance is particularly important because a third of apartment tenants are between the ages of 30 and 44 – in the prime of their work lives – and another 30 percent or renters are between 45 and 64. Hiles’ designs apartments that deliver resort-like amenities while maintaining an enviable commute distance, ensuring that residents will continue to trend toward renting over home ownership.
The need for modern rental homes is increasing, as many renters now see units as a long-term solution rather than temporary living. For countless Millennials as well as other generations, renting is now the preferred method. According to the National Multi-Housing Council, 14 percent of Texans are currently renting and that number is expected to grow. The percentage is usually higher In large cities. Approximately 41 percent of Houston’s residents are renters, and in Austin, the number is 35 percent and in San Antonio, it is 24 percent. Notes Marcus Hiles, “The American dream is now not owning a home but renting an apartment.” Hiles goal is to create rentals in top locations and near the best schools, and modern amenities.