Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Move-Out Inspection Checklist

To better assist you in your Move-Out Inspection, listed below are the items that we will check at your walk-through appointment. We hope that this will help you.  We have provided you with a check off place, so that you can check each item off as you complete the job.

 Clean the outside, front/sides, and behind
 Clean grate on bottom of refrigerator
 Clean racks free of any substance
 Clean rack holders
 Clean crisper, inside/outside
 Clean under crisper
 Clean freezer
 Clean freezer door/shelves

 Clean stove top and sides
 Clean drip pans
 Clean under stove top (lift top)
 Clean vent hood completely
 Clean oven with cleaner, remove all oven cleaner residue and stains
Helpful hint:
Place a bowl of ammonia in center of oven, place dishrag in ammonia hanging off the side of the bowl and touching the bottom of the oven. Leave racks in place.  Let this sit overnight.  You should be able to wipe the oven and racks clean without scrubbing the next morning.  A stubborn spot can be removed with a Brillo pad.

Cabinets/Counter tops:
 Clean inside/outside, and drawers
 Remove contact paper
 Clean counter tops, remove all stains with cleaner

Kitchen sink:
 Clean with cleansing powder
 Clean faucets and handles

 Sweep and mop including under refrigerator

 Clean with ammonia and Brillo pad, remove all soap scum
 Clean faucets and handles

 Clean inside/outside, under seat lid, around base

 Clean inside and around vanity

 Clean inside/outside.  Remove contact paper

 Sweep and mop

 Dust and clean

 Dust and clean

 Must be professionally steam cleaned throughout the unit.  Be sure to clean along the baseboards.  Must be the last thing that you do.  Must not appear to have been walked on.

 All holes must be patched and painted.  Normal wear and tear accepted.  You are responsible for painting your unit if damage is beyond normal wear.

 Clean windows with spray cleaner
 Clean window sills

 All missing and damaged screens are the responsibility of the tenant

 Remove all ash and dirt

 Sweep all patios/porches and remove trash

 Sweep/mop floor
 Remove all lint, dust and dirt
 Clean hot water tank (remove dust)

 All keys must be turned in at CHECK-OUT.  This includes any mail keys

We hope that this list will assist you.  If we can be of any further assistance, please call the office at 543-6936.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to find your first apartment - MSN Real Estate

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.
Read More: How to find your first apartment - MSN Real Estate

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two Myths about Renter's Insurance - Steve Denman

There 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. 
In many cases, for less than a couple of hundred dollars a year you can protect your valuable, like your furniture and clothes, from loss by fire, theft, wind and water damage or other covered hazards. But many renters still don't believe they need such insurance. A survey conducted by Cambridge Reports, Inc. for the Insurance Information Institute found that fewer than three out of every 10 renters purchase renters insurance. 
Many renters mistakenly believe their landlord's insurance will cover their own belongings. In fact, it would be extremely rare for a landlord's policy to extend to tenants' property. 
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. 
You should also keep in mind that insurance coverage for some types of personal property is limited in terms of dollars. Renters insurance also give you personal legal liability coverage and medical payments to others who are accidentally injured while in your home, apartment or elsewhere if the injuries are caused by your actions. And, if you are forced to live elsewhere because of damage to your residence due to a covered loss, renters insurance covers additional living expense. 
Remember, you may not own the building in which you live, but you still need to have insurance to protect your property in the case of fire, theft or other hazards. Talk with you insurance agent for more information.

Steve Denman Ins Agcy Inc
47 Greensboro Highway
P.O. Box 408
Watkinsville, GA 30677-0011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Renter Insurance in Athens GA

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

ati insuranceATI Insurance www.atiinsurance.com - 400 Hawthorne Avenue #1, Athens - (404) 875-4700
Chasteen Insurance www.chasteeninsurance.com/ - 1030 Mitchell Bridge Road Suite 100 Athens - (706) 549-2774

Rhett Butler State Farm Insurance www.rhettbutler.biz - 2500 Lexington Road, Athens - (706) 354-0444

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Let Someone Else Pay Your Rent!

160 Cottages at Reed Street Apartment Athens Georgia
Duplex -- 2Bed/1 Bath Each Side.  Located on Reed Street, Athens.  Price per building is $55,000.00.  For Rent to Own.  A 2 year contract at $400.00 per month for one unit will allow you to use $200.00 per month out of the rent as the down payment.  This will give you a down payment of $4,800.00 after 2 years.  The owner will finance the balance of $50,200 at between 5 and 7% over 30 years.  Payments should be no more than $425.00 after purchase and that includes the property taxes and insurance so when you rent the other side you will be living almost FREE. Call 706-543-6936 to inquire about this offer!
Amenities and Additional Photos!
Sliding glass doors
Dining Area
Washer & Dryer Hookup
Low security deposit
Fully carpeted
Central Heat/Air
Inside Pets Welcome with fee
On Busline
Cottages At Reed Street Apartments 160 Cottages at Reed Street Apartment Athens Georgia
Cottages at Reed Street Apartments view from Reed Street Cottages at Reed Street Apartments view from Reed Street

How About A Washer & Dryer?

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!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Duplexes versus Apartments

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!