Finding a new apartment can sometimes be challenging. What’s more challenging is if you are unable to view a unit before signing a lease for it. Whether you are unable to get off work during the available showing hours, you live out of state, or you are moving from another country, we have a few tips for you when it comes to signing for an apartment “sight unseen”.
Looking for a place to live this fall? There’s still time! We’ve highlighted our campus area high-rise buildings below, and also have plenty of other non-high rise campus units still available for this Fall.
Efficiencies – 4 bedroom furnished units currently available!
Although the snow has arrived, now is the time to be thinking about subletting for the summer. Whether you are graduating, studying abroad or just heading home for the summer, you probably don’t want to be stuck paying for rent while not living there, right? Subletting your apartment is the perfect option and we have all of the information you need to know before you start subletting.
What is a Sublet anyway?
Subletting is when you are leasing out a portion of your lease to another person that is not originally involved in the lease agreement. The sublet tenant will be responsible for the lease terms and obligations, however keep in mind that the original tenant is not let out of their responsibilities when subletting.
What is the point of having renter’s insurance anyway? Do I really need it? Aren’t I just throwing away money that I could use on other things, such as that new sofa chair I’ve been wanting for my living room? These are some of the questions you may be asking yourself when thinking about renter’s insurance. Whether you’re renting an apartment, condo, or home in Madison, renter’s insurance is a must. It is required for most rentals now a days, but even if it is not required, here is some basic information on renter’s insurance and why it’s worth having for your apartment.
There are many factors to consider when thinking about your next apartment or rental home. Some of you may be gaining or losing a roommate with your next lease, or maybe your roommates are perfect, but you all just want a change of scenery. Either way, you want to be prepared. Here are some efficient tips to help you as you search for your next apartment to call home. Continue reading
You are out of the house, out of the dorms and officially “on your own” in an apartment! It’s a great day to be alive! And now comes the reality of renting an apartment…and really, the reality of life in general: money is a necessity. If you don’t put together a budget for the apartment, you could find yourself heading back to mom and dad’s and the tiny room you grew-up in. Sure, you love that room full of memories, but let’s stick together on this and get you into the grown-up world! Continue reading
Luxury can mean many different things to many different people. It can mean owning your own boat or sitting on a beach basking in the sun. It can mean “high-priced” home décor or your well-used extremely comfy couch. For Madison, “luxurie” is the newest high-rise apartment complex, Galaxie High-Rise Apartments. Continue reading
Winter means spending a lot of time indoors. If you haven’t already spruced up the place and really made it feel like home, now is the time! From setting up your furniture in a way that makes studying easier to adding décor that shows off your flare, there are many ways to create a space that’s uniquely you. One good is to strike a balance balance between creating a space that’s aesthetically pleasing while making sure your apartment is truly functional for your lifestyle.
Pillows and Blankets
Get a little comfy cozy by incorporating pillows and blankets into your living space. How can someone enjoy time at home in the living room without a warm blanket and pillow to comfort any long movie?! Get something that reminds you of growing up or a galactic cat style “just because.” You get our point; get something that you know is yours and makes the place just seem like it is your own.
Kick up your feet and relax. Make the common area in your apartment a place where you and your roommates gather by adding a coffee table or end tables. It’s a great idea to make sure there’s some sort of table space near every couch and chair. Throw a cool coffee table book out for guests or a unique decoration as a conversation piece.
Natural sunlight is limited this time of year. Find a unique lamp and place it on your end table. Or, you can string up some lights along a favorite area in your home. Nicely lit spaces feel warmer and more inviting, especially in the winter.
Art and Photos
If your mom sent you a picture of the “fam,” don’t be afraid to set it out. Or, take family pictures with the roommates in ugly sweaters or badger gear, and order a large canvass print to put on the wall. If you’re having a hard time agreeing with your roommates, take a day trip art shopping. State Street has some great finds when it comes to wall décor. Craft stores in Madison also have a great selection on wall art to choose from.
Decorating for the Holidays
If you will be around for the Holidays, get some decorations up! A mini-tree, candles, lights or old school window clings will work; any decoration is guaranteed to make your home feel festive and cheerful.
Calling Madison Home
What have you added to your apartment to really make it feel like home this season? E-mail your festive apartment decoration pictures to promos@Madisonproperty.com and be entered to win one of 6 prizes. Look for more details in our next blog. Thanks for Calling Madison Home #Badgers! #OnWisconsin
If you’re still debating which type of apartment to rent for the upcoming year, we understand. There are so many options, which can make it difficult to decide which would work best. One type of apartment to consider is a High Rise apartment complex. We can give you a little bit of insider knowledge and share a few benefits of living in a Madison high rise apartment building. Continue reading
If you aren’t planning on renting a whole unit, or if you are looking for cost savings options, subletting or renting a single room are two great options to consider. As an individual renter, it’s best to learn a little bit about what subletting and renting a room entail in order to make an informed decision about what housing situation will be best for you come next fall. Continue reading