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Ready to Call Some Place Home? Start at the Stratford!

Tired of searching apartment complexes and worried that you may not find a place that has everything that meets your needs? It’s time to check out what the Stratford Apartments have to offer. Come call one of our apartments home—

All the comforts of home in a modern setting!

  • Fitness Facility
  • Spacious Closets
  • Oversized Windows
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Washer and Dryer Connections
  • Fireplaces*
  • Garages Available

 

 

*Only available in 1160 sq ft units.

Contact us today to help you find your new home 308-627-2343

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Helping your College Student move in without (ALL OF) the Stress

Moving into your dorm or apartment as a college student is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make moving in a little less painful —

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1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, so you know what to unpack first.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

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Find an Apartment for your College Student at The Stratford!

All the comforts of home in a modern setting!

  • Fitness Facility
  • Spacious Closets
  • Oversized Windows
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Washer and Dryer Connections
  • Fireplaces*
  • Garages Available

 

 

*Only available in 1160 sq ft units.

Contact us today to help you find your new home 308-627-2343

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Check out these Amenities that Drive Up Rent

While you’re apartment hunting it is important to know that there are key factors that may raise the price of your monthly rent. Here the scoop—

1. Living near an interstate

If living near the interstate or a highway is important to you, then the added cost of having an apartment a mile or so away from one may drive the cost of your rent up.

2. Elevator

The convenience of having an elevator in your building can still be pretty costly. On average, Priceonomics estimates that an elevator will add $120 to your monthly rent.

3. Fitness center

Priceonomics’ study shows that people pay an average of $90 a month for a fitness center, so if working out in your own building isn’t all that important to you, consider spending your money elsewhere.

4. Laundry in building

 

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The Stratford has Exactly What You’re Looking For in Your Next Apartment!

All the comforts of home in a modern setting!

  • Fitness Facility
  • Spacious Closets
  • Oversized Windows
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Washer and Dryer Connections
  • Fireplaces*
  • Garages Available

 

 

*Only available in 1160 sq ft units.

Contact us today to help you find your new home 308-627-2343

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Apartment hunting?! Start Here!

All the comforts of home in a modern setting!

  • Fitness Facility
  • Spacious Closets
  • Oversized Windows
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Washer and Dryer Connections
  • Fireplaces*
  • Garages Available

 

 

*Only available in 1160 sq ft units.

Contact us today to help you find your new home 308-627-2343

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How to Negotiate a Lease Renewal!

So you really like your place but you’re worried that renewing your lease might mean that your rent will raise – or maybe you want to see if you can lower your rent since you’re a trustworthy renter. Here are some tips on how to negotiate your lease renewal!

1. Show off what a great tenant you are

Note that you haven’t burned the place down, bounced a check, disturbed the neighbors, snuck a pet in, or broken a window.

2. Try to extend your lease.

Guaranteeing that you’ll stick with them might be worth more than an increased rent.

3. Offer money up-front.

4. Come up with some requests. Would you be willing to pay the increased rent if they’d just replace those awful, drafty windows? Or the crumbling grout in your bathroom? What if they agreed to bring an exterminator twice a month instead of once? How about access to the backyard?

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Tips on How to Make Moving (Mostly) Painless

Moving into your place is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make morning a little less painful —

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

4. Pack plates vertically – They’ll be less likely to break.

5. If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in.

This is the most vital tip! Make sure that you take a picture of you rental before you move in to show any previous damage so that you do not get charged when your lease is up.

 

Happy moving!

 

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How to Sublease Your Apartment

Taking a trip? Want to move but don’t want to break your lease? We have compiled some tips to help guide you while subletting your apartment —

Get your landlord’s permission

You don’t want to get caught subletting without permission. That could end in a lawsuit or you getting evicted. Make sure to tell your landlord and sign the appropriate paperwork to avoid any mishaps.

Find a trust-worthy leaser

Nothing is worse than getting someone to rent your place and not being able to rely on a payment or they completely destroy your place. Make sure you either know the person or they put down a deposit to keep you from losing yours when your lease is up.

Questions to ask a potential subletter:

  • Where are you employed and what is your monthly after-tax income?
  • Why are you seeking short-term housing?
  • How many people will be living the apartment? Any children? Any pets?
  • Do you plan on having any social events or guests staying at the apartment?

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Tips for College Students Who Are Looking To Rent!

Living off-campus can be a less expensive way to live while you’re in school. Below are some tips and NECESSITIES for a college student looking to live off-campus —

Safety of the Location –
Find out the crime statistics in the area by contacting the local police department. They’ll be able to give you information on the area and recommend whether or not they feel it’s safe for students.

Convenience –
What’s the proximity to the nearest grocery store? What about the nearest coffee shop? Consider what you’d like to be nearby and then map out if the places are located within the area. It may help you decide if the location is right for you.

Campus –
Can you get to classes, the library and other campus locations quickly and easily when you need to?

Reasonable Rent Rates in the Area Research what typical rent rates within the area are. You can research this by asking around locally, researching online at either apartment websites or rent comparison websites or by calling your local police station.

Check out what The Stratford Apartments have to offer!

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