Know the pet policy before signing the lease

If you are a pet owner and you are in search of a new apartment home to rent , it is important that you do your research about the pet qualifications at the communities you are interested in. It is common in apartment communities to have certain dog breed restrictions. Breed restrictions are often based on recommendations from the insurance company. Common breeds not accepted are chow chows, pitbull terriers, german shepards, staffordshire terriers, rottweilers and doberman pinchers. Along with breed restrictions often comes weight limits. It is important to know what the limits are within the community prior to signing the lease. It is your responsiblity to collect the proper information , afterall most leases state that no pets are allowed without written consent from the landlord. Be prepared to pay a pet depsoit and follow pet rules. Pets are part of the family but you must choose a community that agrees to accepting your pet.

Summer Time Tips

Summer is right around the corner and with summer comes HEAT. There are a few things that you can do to help cook your apartment home down and help your electric bill stay down.
Change you a/c filter once a month. This improves circulation and improves our a/c system’s ability to function. Did you know that most apartment complexes offer a/c filtersno cost? Next time you stop in to pay rent, ask your leasing staff or management.
Keep your blinds closed. This is a good one. As a renter ,your lease may limit what type of window coverings you have exposed through the window.
It is common for apartmenbt homes to include mini or vertical blinds. When you are not home and at times when the sun is hitting your window, closing your blinds can help cool your place down.
Keep your a/c on even when you are not home. If you leave your a/c on 80 degrees, at least when you do get home and try to cool down the a/c will not have to word as hard to get to drop the temerature in your apartment.

For more tips you can visit your electric company’s website. Let’s face it, we all want to stay refreshed without killing our bank account.