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Atlanta Braves home opener

The Atlanta Braves begin their season Monday, March 31st but they won’t return to home in Atlanta until April 8th.

Atlanta Braves home opener – by the numbers | www.ajc.com.

Atlanta Apartment Renters: Basic Rental Requirements

Income requirements for renting Atlanta apartments will vary from community to community or from landlord to landlord. Minimum income requirements for leasing an apartment are in place to help renters be successful in their new home– with their ability not only to pay rent but also to buy groceries and to pay utilities. The JAMCO Properties, Inc. requirement, and industry standard, is a gross income of 3x’s the rental price. So, if the monthly rent is $600 for the unit you want, you will need a monthly income of $1800 ($21,600 annually before taxes).

Before you begin an apartment search it is a good idea to be aware of your income and spending habits because apartment community managers will run a credit and/or background check when you apply. Application fees are not a source of income for property managers but rather the application fee covers the costs third parties charge for running credit and background checks for the community. Again, these checks are done to help ensure a renter’s success in their new community.

Administration fees (admin fees) and security deposits are two additional costs a renter can be expected to pay before moving into an Atlanta apartment rental. Admin fees are non-refundable amounts and cover the cost of preparing and administering leases and paperwork done in the leasing office. A security deposit may be collected to make repairs for any unnecessary damages (outside of normal wear on the apartment). If the renter meets the requirements set out in the lease, all or part of a security deposit may be refunded when the tenant moves out of the apartment.

Minimum income requirements, application & admin fees and security deposits are all tools apartment communities use to help renters find the perfect fit. With a little planning, you can find more than a great place to live at one of JAMCO’s 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities. Most of our communities are now serving you with HALF OFF  application fees and NO SECURITY DEPOSIT!

Blue Grassroots Festival near Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain

Visit Willow Lake just seconds to Stone Mountain Park

Willow Lake Apartments in walking distance to Stone Mountain Village and Blue Grassroots Festival

Atlanta Residents Compete for Good Health and Great Causes

Bradford Ridge fitness center

The cardio friendly fitness center at Bradford Ridge Apartments in Forest Park

Metro Atlanta apartment residents have a couple opportunities to keep their New Year’s resolutions to get fit AND eat more bacon right around the corner from several JAMCO Properties, Inc apartment communities like The Woods at Southlake and Oak Run Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia.

First, you can have your bacon and eat it too! The Bacon Chase 5K and 0.05K fun runs seek to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and include all you can eat bacon at stops along the course. The event takes place at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia just minutes from Hidden Pines at Tara Apartments. Registration fees offer runners these benefits:

  • Unlimited bacon
  • [1] One free Bloody Mary (must be 21+ years old)
  • Signature Bacon Chase T-shirt
  • Bacon Chase bacon-scented “bib”

May the odds be ever in your FLAVOR!

Then, on April 26th &27th Tough Mudder brings its fast paced event back to Atlanta where residents can experience heart-racing excitement. This year the event at Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn, GA is a nearby drive from Bradford Ridge Apartments in Riverdale.

Let no obstacle stand in your way!

“L” is for Loving Your Roommate

If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with, your roommate. Successfully sharing Atlanta apartments can be difficult even in the most spacious floor plans. Show your roommate some love this Valentine’s Day with these few simple tips.

2 BR Floor Plan Emerald Pointe

The two bedroom floor plan at Emerald Pointe Apartments

The cliché, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” is true for residents sharing Atlanta apartments too. Disappear from the rental this Valentine’s Day so your roommate can enjoy a quiet uninterrupted evening at home. Go the extra mile and leave a homemade dinner on the kitchen stove and maybe a bottle of wine in the dining room.

Roommate “date-night” can happen any night and you don’t have to Google the directions. Spending time with your roommate in your Atlanta apartment doesn’t mean spending big bucks for Valentine’s Day. Gather in your apartment’s living room with plenty of Chinese takeout and a bunch of funny movies or with lots of tissue, all things chocolate and some sad stories.

Atlanta roommates can go out together for friendly fun this Valentine’s Day. Volunteer to be the wingman and designated driver so your partner in crime and cohabitation can relax this evening. Or you can volunteer together at that non-profit you’re both passionate about. Spread the love.

Emerald Pointe Apartments has clean affordable apartments in Riverdale, Georgia whether you prefer a roommate or not.

February is National Heart Health Month

February is a great time for Atlanta apartment residents to show themselves some love. This month is American Heart Month and metro apartment dwellers can celebrate with a few simple suggestions from JAMCO Properties, Inc. and Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog. Please remember individuals should always consult their physician before changing their eating and / or exercise habits.

  1. See your doctor routinely and ask for heart tests. A medical provider can advise patients of which tests are right for each individual. Some tests are performed annually while others are age based or scheduled as needed.
  2. Choose heart-friendly foods to prepare in your Atlanta apartment’s kitchen. Add a minimum of one to each meal.
  3. Finally, commit to an exercise program that works for you. Pick a routine that you can accomplish without becoming overwhelmed and quitting. Even a small amount of activity is better than none. Moderate exercise will keep your heart at its target rate without leaving you breathless.

Finding a workout buddy and keeping your loved ones involved is a great way to share the love with others. Working out with neighbors in your apartment community can help you stay committed to a healthy lifestyle. Stonetree Apartments in East Point, Georgia has a world class cardio-friendly fitness center and residents are not far from local markets where they can buy fresh heart-healthy foods.

Workout at Stonetree Apartments, no membership required for residents!

The cardio friendly fitness center at Stonetree Apartments in East Point, GA

Maintain a Healthy Christmas Tree in Your Atlanta Apartment

Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur, Georgia reminds you to water your Christmas tree.

Heating Your Atlanta Apartment

JAMCO Properties Inc Atlanta, Georgia

Heating Your Atlanta Apartment

Cozy Apartments in Forest Park, now leasing at Laurel Pointe Apartments

Food Safety in Your Atlanta Apartment

Unattended cooking is the number one cause of fire in Atlanta apartments. According the National Fire Protections Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for kitchen fires in all homes. Frying poses the greatest risk to Atlanta apartment dwellers. Remember to follow all cooking directions when preparing your holiday meals this season.

Come home for the holidays this year. Come home to Emerald Pointe Apartments in Riverdale, Georgia.

Stop wasting, start saving in your Atlanta apartment

Kitchen and dining room at Cascade Glen

Cascade Glen Apartments with spacious chef friendly kitchens

Save money in Atlanta apartments and end food waste at the same time. Several ways to reduce the amount of food thrown out will save you money and make you feel better too. Some dishes are better the next day or even next week. Freezer friendly foods include many leftovers but especially soups and sauces. Keeping fresh fruits in the kitchen helps keep the doctor away and lots of them can be frozen to save waste – grapes, berries and bananas to name a few.

Prevent wasting food at your apartment from the start. Keep perishable items organized by their expiration or “best by” date on the pantry or fridge shelf. It’s true, “one bad apple may spoil the bunch.” Routinely check your produce to ensure one rotting item does not destroy everything. Consume older food first.

Older vegetables are perfect in soups and stews that can also be frozen for further savings. Or blend up fruit for smoothies. Even old bread can be toasted into new croutons or white rice added to a skillet for new fried rice.

Keep smaller leftovers for snacks or ingredients in your next meal. Ice trays are great storage for tiny amounts of stock, lemon or lime juice and wine you can use in future recipes. Finally, before you restock your Atlanta apartment with tasty eats, make sure you to eat all the food you already have. This can be hard, but it can be your biggest money saver too.

Save more at any of the JAMCO family of apartment communities in metro Atlanta.

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