Knowing Your Lease: Lead Addendum & Move-In Checklist

shutterstock_108354902The Federally Required Lead Hazard Information & Disclosure Addendum provides you with the EPA’s protections from lead hazards, and verifies we do not use lead based paints on the property. This was verified by an EPA inspection of the site.

The Inventory & Condition Form allows you to tell us what we have missed and lets you protect yourself from unwarranted charges when you move. When you move in, write down any deficiencies you find in your unit. Most importantly, you must return your completed form to the office.

If you have any questions on the specifics of your lease, please contact the office, 302.475.8600.

A Guide to Great Gift Giving

shutterstock_66202198.jpgIt can be difficult to find the right gift for someone when a birthday or holiday rolls around, but if you consider the recipient and his or her preferences, you should be able to produce a present that will be truly appreciated.

An older person might enjoy a grab bag of puzzle books and playing cards. For a child, assemble and assortment of classic toys such as a Slinky, Frisbee, and Play-Doh. A baseball glove or picnic basket could be perfect for someone who enjoys the outdoors.

For a friend or relative who’s always on the go, consider a slow cooker and recipe book. Other nifty kitchen-related gifts include a basket filled with pretty kitchen towels, a vintage juice pitcher, and a selection of teas or coffees.

Readers and writers will appreciate a set of bookends, a journal with a fancy writing pen, or a box of colorful note cards and some postage stamps.

For the green-living recipient, try some DIY – assemble eco-friendly cleaning supplies, then wrap them inside reusable cleaning cloths.

And if you know someone who just moved out on their own, fill a small toolbox with a hammer, utility knife, screwdrivers, tape measure, adjustable wrench, pliers, and safety glasses. The recipient will think of you every time he or she works on a project.

The Future of Apartment Living (Infographic)

Today, only 12% of renters are leaving to buy homes, and that number is expected to continue to decline. Renting has become an economic and lifestyle choice for more than half (57%) of those under the age of 34 and 46% of those under the age of 45. It seems the United States population favors apartment living, and according to the National Apartment Association (NAA), that will be the case for decades to come.

In the future though, apartment living won’t be a sacrifice; instead we imagine self-repairing appliances, alternative energy sources, and adjustable square-footage for city dwellers everywhere. Take a look at what we believe just might be the average standard of living in a city.

Apartment Of The Future - Infographic