Prairie Property Management named Best Apartment Rental Company

Prairie Property Management named Best Apartment Rental Company

We are so excited to announce that Prairie Property Management has been named Best Apartment Rental Company in the Fargo Forum’s Best of the Red River Valley Awards in 2018. This achievement means so much to us since we were nominated and voted for by the individuals in the communities we serve. We are so humbled and thankful.

Prairie Property Management serves rental communities in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Minot, Mandan, Williston, Watford City, and Jamestown. We are dedicated to providing a quality lifestyle for you and your family by offering great service and quality products. We offer everything from efficiency apartments to single family homes. From move-in to move-out, we are your local rental experts.

We were founded in 1996 and have since moved into new cities and manage over 2,500 rental units. We continue looking for new ways to serve our residents to make the rental process as easy as possible. This year, we have started offering online leasing, virtual tours, and have added new team members. Our portfolio has grown with the addition of The Grand off 45th Apartments, Diamond Creek Townhomes, Shadow Creek Townhomes, and Cascades Townhomes.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and who has supported us over the years! We look forward to continue offering  you quality products and excellent service.


Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals

Cascades of Mandan Apartments – Mandan, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $25/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Cascades Townhomes – Mandan, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $50/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Stonebridge Townhomes – Minot, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $50/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Stonebridge Villas Apartments – Minot, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $25/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Grand off 45th Apartments

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Grand off 45th Apartments

The Grand off 45th is a Fargo apartment community offering amenities to fit the modern resident’s lifestyle including an onsite fitness center, clubhouse, pet washing station, and underground parking. In addition to the community amenities, each apartment offers modern and luxurious amenities including quartz countertops, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, and hard surface flooring. Each floor plan is spacious and offers large walk-in closets, carpeted bedrooms, beautiful and unique light fixtures, and a private patio or balcony. The Grand off 45th offers efficiency, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments.

Apartment Interior

Each apartment offers high end finishes including stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, hard surface flooring, high ceilings, a private patio or balcony, and central air conditioning. The walls were designed to eliminate sound so that you don’t hear your neighbors and your neighbors don’t hear you. First floor apartments all have a private walk-out patio and sidewalk so that residents can park directly in front of their unit and enter from the patio. The Grand offers two different cabinet styles (white or brown) and two different light fixture options (copper or steel). Check out the 3D virtual tour.

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The Grand’s clubhouse is the perfect place to lounge and catch up with friends or neighbors. You can play one of the many games including pool, shuffle board, and darts. You can relax by the fireplace, host a party, or grab a snack from the vending machines. There is also a coffee machine that you can access 24/7. Check out the 3D virtual tour.

Fitness Center

When you don’t feel like driving to the gym, you can walk down the hallway and use The Grand’s fully outfitted fitness center. The gym is complete with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, free weights, weight machines, stretching equipment, and a yoga floor. Check out the 3D virtual tour.

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Pet Washing Station

The Grand off 45th is a pet friendly community and wants to make sure pets and their owners feel welcome! That is why we offer a pet washing station so that your pet is happy and clean. Visit our Pet Policy page to learn more about our pet friendly properties.

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Community Patio

Enjoy the outdoors on The Grand’s community patio that offers a pergola, fireplaces, and grill. It’s the perfect summer hangout!


The Grand off 45th is located at the intersection of 45th Street and 52nd Avenue in Fargo. The area offers great shopping, restaurants, parks, trails, and entertainment!

Visit The Grand off 45th’s website to see floor plans, browse the photo gallery, or go on a virtual tour. The Grand off 45th opened in September 2018 and was built by EagleRidge Development out of Fargo. This is the first phase of the project and there will be a second building opening up Summer 2019.

Important Rental Payment Changes

Important Rental Payment Changes

RentCafe has recently made some changes to the rental payment processing fees. These changes have made it easier and cheaper for you to use your Debit Card. While it use to be 3% of the transaction, it will now be a flat rate for Debit Card use. Here are the updates:

ACH Payments

  • $1.00/transaction (this includes autopay, online payments, and phone payments)

Debit Card Payments

  • $0-$100 = $3.95/transaction
  • $1,000.01-$2,000 = $4.95/transaction
  • $2,000.01 & up = $9.95/transaction

Credit Card Payments

  • 3% of Transaction (no change)
These changes will go into effect on December 1st, 2018. If you have any questions, please send us a message or give us a call at 701-356-3085. Visit the payment portal.

How To Effectively Prevent and Solve Roommate Drama

How To Effectively Prevent and Solve Roommate Drama

There is a lot of benefit to having a roommate, including always having someone around to chat, watch movies with, and share the rent with. But sometimes things go awry and one or both of you ends up feeling upset, mad, or annoyed. To avoid this, it is important to be careful when picking who you live with and making sure you communicate expectations prior to moving in together.

Avoid potential problems by following some of these effective tips:

Communicate Early

Before you move in together, talk with each other about what your expectations are as well as your wants and needs. If you like to go to sleep early, talk through what time you expect it to be quiet. Talk about who will be in charge of making sure the electric bill is paid so that you don’t end up getting your power cut off. We recommend using a roommate agreement so that you are all on the same page with responsibilities, financials, and rules. Here are some of the main points to talk about:

  • Discuss what you will share, if you will be having friends over, and who will clean what
  • Talk financials and who will be responsible for what
  • Talk about shared spaces and private spaces

There are plenty of free roommate agreement templates online, here is one from

Treat Them How You Want to be Treated

Follow the golden rule. If you want to be respected, you have to treat your roommate with respect too. Be considerate of their space and their belongings. Always ask before using something of theirs and they will hopefully do the same for you.

Ask the Right Questions & Listen

When a problem arises, talk about it early so that it doesn’t have the chance to build up. When talking, do it in person and not over text. Avoid arguing and instead talk with the goal of clearing things up. When you are initiating the conversation be sure you are on common ground and you aren’t interrupting them when they are doing something else. Consider scheduling a roommate meeting to talk about everything.

During your conversation be aware of how you are communicating. By asking questions a certain way and communicating constructively, you can keep things from getting heated. Do your best to stay calm and your roommate will most likely remain calm as well.

When your roommate is talking, listen to what they are saying and try and understand their point of view. Do your best to stay on point and avoid getting off track.

Some other tips:

  • Don’t attack them or spring the conversation on them
  • Try using phrases like “I feel. . .”, I understand what you are saying, but. . .”,  and “You could be right, but. . .”
  • Do your best to remain calm

Ask a Mutual Friend to Help

If the two of you aren’t able to come to a solution on your own, consider bringing in a third party. Pick someone who is neutral to mediate the conversation who can hear both sides and offer unbiased solutions.

Be Open to Compromise

Try your best to come up with a win-win situation. If both sides win a little bit, you are both more likely to be happy roommates!

While not guaranteed to work, these tips will hopefully have you on your way to a more peaceful home where you can enjoy the fun of having a roommate.