November 11th is designated Veterans’ Day, a national, state and local holiday to remember the men and women that have served our nation and communities in the armed services.
The Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association will host the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to honor our veterans. This year Atlanta residents are invited to celebrate a special theme, “Honoring our Korean War Veterans and All Who Preserved Freedom.”
DeKalb County residents of Georgia are invited to the “DeKalb County Georgia Veterans Day Program” at the Maloof Auditorium on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all that have served our nation and our family of apartment communities in metro Atlanta.
Roommates in Atlanta apartments save on rent and bills. Make bill sharing in your Atlanta apartment easy and fun.
- Organize bill paying with your roommates. Assign a renter in charge of each bill.
- Warn each other in advance of extra expenses that may pop up during the lease.
- Hold a monthly meeting at the same time to discuss bills for the apartment.
- Have fun paying bills with apartment mates. Prepare dinner as a group, rent a movie…
- Track and communicate payments with tools made to help you and your roommates with money.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. leases affordable apartments in Atlanta that are more than great places to live. Pet friendly and now leasing spacious floor plans at 20 metro Atlanta apartment communities.
Sometimes the search for a new home or an Atlanta apartment can become desperate, but there are still times when you should pass on a unit or apartment community. If you visit an apartment complex and see any of the conditions below, move on, regardless of the features you love.
Apparent maintenance neglect like un-kept landscaping, mildew or mold, mouse droppings, insect damage or rusty fixtures are key indicators of poor management. Check the hot water and HVAC system in the apartment to make sure they work. If items are in disrepair when the landlord wants to attract tenants, it is unlikely those items will be fixed after the lease is signed.
Sprucing up a unit with fresh paint is an easy and affordable thing for the landlord to complete. Damaged walls, peeling paint and water damage mean keep looking for the right Atlanta apartment. At JAMCO Properties, attentive property managers and on-site maintenance staff address these issues on a regular basis to keep their communities at their best!
Research the neighborhood where the apartment community is located. Check the local paper or do a web based search for crime statistics. Sometimes you might consider an area because of the affordable rent. In that case move into the community with your eyes open. Be aware of the situation. Ultimately, only you are responsible for your safety. Visit the property during different times of the day and night.
Whether it is traffic or neighbors, sounds might be completely out of your control. Nearby airports and trains provide convenient access to transportation for commuting or travel, but they may be noisy during certain times of the day or night.. Ask other residents how they feel about these things. Bins overflowing with pizza boxes and liquor bottles might be an indication of noisy neighbors that party all night. Again, the importance of visiting the property during different times of the day and night cannot be stressed enough.
Finally, make a close inspection of the doors and windows, ensure they open and close properly. And be certain your Atlanta apartment has window treatments for privacy and to help with utility costs. Follow your instincts and you will find the most comfortable Atlanta apartment for you.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. is a widely respected multi-family housing investment firm recognized as one of Atlanta’s best apartment management companies.
Hosting a party in your Atlanta apartment is less restricted by the size of your rental than you think. Having the right furniture and layout provides more space for entertaining in an apartment or townhome. Invite everyone with room to spare. Try these tips to get the most out of every square foot.
Armrest free seating offers guests more flexibility for sitting. Benches at the dining room table and chic modern furniture, instead of traditional couches and loveseats, provide more seats in your apartment home.
Most people will hesitate to sit on a traditional coffee or end table. Be creative by considering alternatives. Decorative and useful, storage chests or ottomans with firm tops can make excellent tables AND they invite guests to have a seat.
Expand your home onto the outdoor patio or balcony of your Atlanta apartment. We enjoy warm weather most of the year, so why not? While decorating for the party, carry the theme to your outdoor “living room.” Opening up the doors will relieve the congestion even in a tiny apartment. Remember to be considerate of your neighbors.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. celebrates summer at all 20 apartment communities in metro Atlanta. Start entertaining in a new home today!
Meeting your neighbors in the apartment community is not as simple as it once was. Residents in Atlanta apartments have changed with the times. But getting to know your neighbors is not only fun, it is smart. People are busy, so here are few ideas for turning your Atlanta apartment complex into a real community.
Nothing brings people together like free drinks and snacks. Throw a party and invite all your neighbors. Even if only a few people attend, going door to door with an invitation puts a name to your face. Maybe the apartments feature a barbeque grill amenity you can use or supply your guests with plenty of home baked goods and other goodies neighbors might share.
Man’s best friend can help you meet new people too. Pet friendly Atlanta apartments bring animal lovers together. Walking your dog at the same times as your neighbors helps you socialize with other renters that have the same interest as you! And if Fido ever escapes, your neighbors will know where to return him.
Garage or yard sales are not just for single family homes. Organize a multi-family yard sale in your Atlanta apartment community or nearby. Make room in your spacious closet, a little cash and new friends all at the same time. Large multi-family sales bring a larger crowd so you can show those outside your apartment home what makes your community special. Before you know it, you’ll have new residents to meet!
The final tip for meeting and getting to know your neighbors may seem obvious. Be in the habit of saying hello. A friendly smile goes a long way in meeting others in the Atlanta apartments around you.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. maintains 20 pet friendly Atlanta apartment and townhome communities throughout metro Atlanta. Our on-site management teams organize events where residents can get to know each other and their apartment community.