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Explore Kearney – Cottonmill Park

Looking to move your summer fun outdoors?! Explore Kearney!

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A central feature to Cottonmill Park is the 43 acre lake. Originally created in 1886 by filling the Kearney Canal, the lake acted as a storage reservoir that generated power for the old Cottonmill factory. In 1998 with funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Central Platte Natural Resource District, Cottonmill Lake underwent a complete restoration specifically to create a top quality fishing lake.

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How to Get What You Want from Your Landlord

Working with your landlord can sometimes be extremely frustrating – especially if you’re renting their property and its not a corporation. Luckily, we have compiled some tips for you to utilize when you’re in a sticky situation and aren’t getting the response you want.

  • Follow your landlord’s own procedure. First, check if your landlord has a procedure or a preferred method of contact when problems arise. Look for special contact directions first in your lease. 

 

  • Put your requests and complaints in writing. Documenting your efforts to contact your landlord will help strengthen your case if you need to go to court. It will also help you remember when and how you first tried to contact your landlord about a problem, in case you need to reference it in a subsequent letter. 

 

  • Be persistent. Don’t give up after just a couple of phone calls. If the person who takes your call tells you that someone else will call you back, ask when you should call again if you don’t hear back from that person.

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Find Adventure in Kearney, NE!

Feeling adventurous this summer but not sure where to go? Stay local and hike or bike the Trail Bridge! Check out some of these reviews from locals and visitors —

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Explore your city this summer!

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How to take on a Minimalist Lifestyle in Your Apartment

Minimalist [min-uh-muh-list] – a person who favors a moderate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or who holdsminimal expectations for the success of a program.

When it comes to living in an apartment, it is important to avoid cluttering to feel like you aren’t being suffocated in your own home. If you feel like Spring-cleaning didn’t do enough to cleanse your space – think about taking up minimalism! Here are three tips for minimalism – 

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Inventory Everything

The rule of thumb is to keep what you use daily and monthly, but toss things that you haven’t touch in nearly 12 months. We all have things in our closet that we say we’re going to wear, but never do. Toss it! Once you start donating items that you no longer use, it’ll feel like a weight has been lifted.

Keep Multipurpose Items

A key to feeling like you’re not losing everything when decluttering, is keeping things that are multipurpose. If you can eliminate some items that basically do the same thing – why not?!

Don’t Go Overboard

Do decluttering in cycles so you don’t get overwhelmed. Every two weeks find a handful of things you can get rid of. Minimalism shoots for about 100 items or less. Baby steps!

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Farmers Market Every Monday & Wednesday until October!

Looking for some fresh ingredients that are in season this summer?! Check out the local farmers market that will be going on twice a week until October!

Time: 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Herberger’s

Address: 4915 2nd Avenue Kearney, NE 68845

Check out what local small business have to offer!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Thank you to all who served and are serving for our country!

Happy Independence Day from The Stratford Apartment Team!

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How to Reduce Stress while Apartment Hunting

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1. Make a list of your needs.

Know what kind of budget you’re working with, what kind of amenities you need and what you’re willing to go with out – and what you absolutely can’t.

2. Prepare your paperwork and your bank account.

Organization can make your life easier when things get hectic.

  • Three Recent Pay Stubs
  • Landlord reference or letter
  • Photo ID

3. Do some research

Make sure you know what kind of neighborhood you’re about to move into. Is it safe? Put in the address on http://www.watchdog.com and call the local sheriff’s office to see what the crime in like in the area.

4. Don’t be afraid to be thorough. 

Don’t be afraid to check the plumbing, open closets, ask about typical utility bills, or inquire about any potential pests or problems like leaks. Often agents will rush you through a showing and into a decision. Take your time, take pictures, and ask any questions that you feel are important.

5. Bring a trusted friend.

A trusted friend can be an important source of support during the apartment search. 

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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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