Posted on: 2014-02-25
Information for Residents and Prospective Tenants
Posted on: 2013-08-20
Whatever your college living situation was, odds are that it was probably a little noisier, grungier or smaller than what you had in mind for your post-graduation life. Add to that the probability that you'll need to relocate for a new job, and there's a good chance you'll be on the lookout for a new apartment.
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Posted on: 2011-11-02There are two big myths about renters insurance. One is that it's too expensive and the other is that it's not needed. Not having renters insurance is a pretty big gamble, considering that without it you face the cost of replacing your personal belongings after and event such as fire or theft. What's more, you could face the prospect of defending yourself in a lawsuit because of some accident for which you might be held legally responsible, whether it happened where you live or live elsewhere.
To determine how much insurance coverage you'll need, take a complete inventory of your personal items. An insurance agent can help with this by estimating the total value of your property. You'll also need to decide whether to opt for depreciated or limited replacement cost coverage. Depreciated coverage is the cost to repair or replace your belongings minus depreciation. Let's say you bought a quality sofa with an expected useful life of 10 years. If it's now five years old and would cost about $1000 to replace, you could expect to receive around $500 (less deductible) if your sofa was destroyed by fire. You would pay slightly more for limited replacement cost coverage, but you could expect to receive $1,000 for your sofa minus your deductible.
Posted on: 2011-09-16
Athens renters insurance is something that all Athens renters need to consider purchasing. Whether you own a modest amount of property or an enormous number of priceless assets, Athens renters insurance will afford you the kind of security you want for the possessions you treasure. Insurance may be seen by some as a luxury, but in trying economic times, it is a necessity if you want to protect yourself against unforeseen financial problems that result from fire, theft or loss of property. - http://www.rentersinsurance.net/athens.html
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Posted on: 2011-06-08
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Posted on: 2011-06-08
Washer and Dryer rental is only $32.00 per month and that includes delivery! Now that is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick! Our friendly leasing staff will help you find your new home. Call us today at 706 543 6936 to learn how to take advantage of this new offer!
Posted on: 2011-05-03
The question is, should I rent an apartment or a duplex in Athens? There are pros and cons with each and it seems that the only one who can truly make that decision is YOU! However, there are various reasons as to why one or the other would be better for your particular need.
First, let us consider a duplex. Most apartment complexes maintain the lawn (check your lease). That is a good option for renting when you want some of the benefits of a house but don't want to pay the sometimes high prices and don't have the time to maintain the lawn yourself. Duplexes also have dedicated parking spaces while most apartment complexes do not. Of course, the main attraction to a duplex is the fact that you only have one neighbor! The insulation between duplexes tends to be a little better than an apartment so you are likely to hear less of that noisy neighbor who plays video games till all hours of the night.
Apartments are an even more economical option for most tenants. It seems that the closer you get to downtown and the bus-line that the more apartments you find. So, if you lack your own transportation, you might certainly be looking for an apartment. Athens seems to have more apartments than most cities. This is an added advantage. Being close to the University of Georgia also offers options for entertainment that you might not be able to find in other cities. A good place to find something to do in Athens is VisitAthensGA.com. Many apartments include all or partial utilities. Check with the property you are renting to find out what is included. Make sure that pest control is provided.
That's all for now! If you have questions about which one is right for you, please call one of our qualified representatives at 706 543 6936!
Posted on: 2011-04-26
A security deposit is used against damages to your apartment. Rental property can be expensive to maintain. The good news is that this cost is usually taken care of by the management company (check with them to see whether this is included!). The reason you pay a security deposit is that the property management company has to pay someone to clean, paint and do any repairs to your apartment after you move out. Because the next tenant moving in is going to expect to receive their apartment spic-n-span, you must leave the apartment in the exact same way that you received it to keep someone from having to spend money to make apartment ready. Property Managers do not want to pay this cost, but neither do the tenants! The best way to avoid having to pay too much money is to make sure that you clean your apartment according to the rental property's guidelines and also ask if there is any painting/carpet cleaning that you are required to do.
They management of the property you are renting can provide you with this. Usually this information would be included in a "vacating packet". Are Security Deposits Refundable? Well, it depends on the lease terms. Some of them are. If you rent from us, it is. We have seen many tenants receive 90-100% of their security deposits. We are very up-front with you regarding what we expect at your walk-through inspection. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. That is what we are here for!
Posted on: 2011-04-25
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Posted on: 2011-04-20
Because times are tough, most people are looking for a place to live to get back on their feet and to save money. Renting an apartment with fewer amenities is just what many people are looking for. Also, in a more difficult economy, management companies tend to cut costs on many of the amenities they provide. If you do desire a property with a lot of amenities, please ask a lot of questions about what is actually maintained. Properties that are even a few years old may have "Tennis Courts" advertised, but the net is old and falling down. You may find that, even if they are maintained, many people do not use them or that other people who are not tenants end up being the only ones who are taking advantage of them.
Properties with amenities such as swimming pools also cost more. Let's face it, the cost of maintaining a swimming pool or work-out facility isn't free. Management companies have to make their money back somewhere. Where do they make it? You guessed it! The rent that YOU pay each month. So before you decide on an apartment, please remember that you may be getting a lot, but you will also be paying a lot!
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Maintenance Requests and Emergencies
Please call our office at 706-543-6936, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM to report any maintenance needs. Please remember to change your air filter every 2 months and to check your smoke alarm battery periodically and change when needed.
After hours, for EMERGENCIES ONLY, the maintenance technician on call can be reached by leaving a message on the office voicemail by calling 706-543-6936 ext. 209 or by beeping 706-353-5945 until 9:00 PM each evening. (All non-emergency situations handled after normal business hours will be billed to the residents.)
To use the emergency pager: 1. Dial beeper number; 2. After the signal, punch in your phone number followed by the # button; 3. After the beep, hang up. The maintenance technician will respond as soon as possible.
REMEMBER TO KEEP AN EXTRA KEY AVAILABLE: We do not respond to "lock-outs"! If you are locked out of your unit, an extra key can be picked up from our main office during our normal business hours, M - F 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You must bring a photo I.D. for verification purposes. Keys will not be given to any one other than a tenant whose name appears on the lease. Resident Managers & Courtesy Officers are not allowed to respond to lock outs.
It may be necessary from time to time to request maintenance for your new home. Normally, you can expect requests to be handled in 3 - 5 days, however this may vary depending on demand. We will not be able to provide you with a day or time for service, but you can expect the staff to give 100 percent to complete your request in a timely fashion. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.
Any request that is considered an emergency is given priority over routine requests and is assigned to a technician immediately. Our staff uses company guidelines in order to determine what is and what is not an emergency.
Our office is available to you Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. After normal business hours, you may page a Maintenance Technician until 9:00pm each evening. The Maintenance Technician will only respond to emergency maintenance requests, if he responds to a request that is a non-emergency it may be billed to your account. Any emergency that threatens life or property should be reported to the proper authority by dialing 911.
Emergency Maintenance line: 706.543.6936 ext. 209 (Leave a message so the technician can retrieve the message)
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