Leasing for all MPM 2018-2019 campus units started this week! Open houses at our high-rise buildings have also started this week! Stop on by this week for a showing & some pizza! Open house hours are 3pm – 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and 3pm – 4:30pm on Friday 10/6. We’ve highlighted our campus area high-rise buildings below, and also have plenty of other non-high rise campus units available for rent! Feel free to call our office any time during business hours with any questions you may have – 608-251-8777.
Now that the craziness is over and you’ve had a few days to get settled into your new apartment, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While the stress of your actual move may be over, there are still a few things that you should take care of after moving to a new place in order to prevent headaches later. Check out these tips that we recommend to new residents:
Read the Lease
Even though you should have already read the lease at the time of the lease signing, it’s not fresh in your mind. Read it, and then read it again. You may have just initialed where you were told to, but you should have received a copy of your lease with your move-in packet or emailed to you. If you did not receive one, ask your landlord or property representative for a copy. Make sure you understand everything you are responsible for, like making sure your rent is turned into the office before the first of the month, not just postmarking it by then. Continue reading
Sharing a bedroom with another person can be difficult, but sometimes it has to be done. If you’ve lived in a dorm, chances are that you have already had to share a room with someone, so you know that it can be stressful. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together some tips to survive sharing a bedroom with your roommate without going crazy.
Set roommate guidelines from the beginning:
Whether you’re best friends with the person you’re sharing your bedroom with or just meeting them for the first time, guidelines are important. Get together and set some ground rules. A few things to talk about are cleanliness, food, schedules, and guests.
Have you been slacking when it comes to looking for a place to live this fall, and realize you now only have about 2.5 months to find a place? Well, don’t worry, MPM’s got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a place for yourself, or for you and 4 other roommates, we’ve put together a list of some last minute housing options just for you.
High Rises – all utilities, cable and internet included!
Efficiencies (1-2 people):
April 1st is just around the corner, and you know what that means? Time for some fun April Fool’s pranks. We’ve rounded up some great April Fool’s pranks from Pinterest that you can use on your roommates.
Disclaimer: Must attempt pranks at your own risk. MPM is not responsible for any repercussions from these pranks, including (but not limited to) angry roommates, retaliation, loss of friends, and/or broken items.
Send them something similar to this in a text. We would believe it.
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!
Don’t Hate Your Roommate, Work It Out
I’m sure you are already rolling your eyes since “working it out” with a difficult roommate can be tough work. However, in most cases, it’s easier to work things out than to end things on a sour note. Here’s some of our advice for getting through your lease with your difficult roommate. Continue reading
Moving into an apartment with your partner is a very exciting, big step! One of the major reasons couples move in with each other is efficiency. It’s more convenient and much cheaper to pay one rent at one location verses paying two rents at two different locations. Before you make the big leap into co-habitation, here are some ideas to help make the transition easier for both of you. 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