It's renting season!
Hasn't been some activity in a while...but I figured it might be good to have a reminder post so that people remember the group is still here!
On a personal note, I have a positive renting experience to recap!
I moved out of The Royalton Apartments (1614 E. Royall Pl.) in June and the landlords I had there (Isabelle and Boris of "Goldenberg and Associates") were the best I've had yet. The rent was higher than I've paid in the past ($1215 for a 3-br), however, it was worth it. Heat and water are included in their rent. Electric bills never even reached $60 from what I remember (usually averaged around $50 and we weren't overly-conservative with electricity).
The apartments are spacious with great-looking wood floors, tons of windows, a sun room, and 2 bathrooms. When we needed repairs, they were taken care of. Some we didn't even have to ask about, they were just done based on their knowledge of the apartment. When it started to get cold out, they stopped by the apartment to make sure the heat was working well. The windows were old and worn, but since heat was included, it didn't affect the temperature of the rooms.
I received our full security deposit back, so I have no complaints and I'd definitely recommend The Royalton or Goldenberg and Associates to anyone looking to rent on the east side. (The only reason I moved out is because we all wanted to move to different areas of Milwaukee...otherwise we'd still be there!)
I'm currently renting from Carnahan Corporation (Brewers Point Apartments). I've only lived in the apartment for less than a month, but believe that I've gotten perhaps the best deal of my life! Highly recommended to one and all. The management made concessions to me during the transition process, including holding the apartment for two months because I couldn't get out of my old lease. Carnahan owns several properties; and have a sizable management staff in their offices (located in my building.) I don't get the impression that they are understaffed, as seems the case at some other places.
I'll post about my old landlord when I receive my security deposit (sometime in the next week). I fully expect that review to be positive as well.
I am currently renting an apartment near Brady Street from Bieck Management. I've only been here since the beginning of May-but so far they've been great. I had a leack in my dining room ceiling because of some plumbing problems upstairs-and they fixed that within 24 hours.
I was also very impressed with the fact that they were willing to give me a chance, even after I had a not so good rental history. My previous landlord did give me a good reference-but my credit was pretty bad as well.
On top of that-the building manager lives right across the hall from me, and she's been pretty nice as well-as far as property upkeep, and being available if I have any questions.
This is a building made up of all single people and couples. I'm the only person in this building with a child but I love it. I think I made a wise choice-we'll see how I feel as time progresses. Current Mood: helpful
I felt like this community needed its first post. It's a great idea and I hope people will share their stories. Anyone care to tell about where they're living now? A horror story? Make a new post so it's easier to tag and reference for later!
We're in the process of getting our new place ready so I'm still feeling out the landlords. They seem like good people but didn't clean a thing after the previous tenant moved out. Maybe I'll have a stronger opinion in the future.