Prairie Property Management adds a Maintenance Division

Prairie Property Management adds a Maintenance Division

As of July 2019, Prairie Property Management has added a maintenance division to their company. Currently the company offers property management services including:

  • Screening, Educating, & Placing Tenants
  • Accounting & Financing
  • Marketing Properties
  • Consulting

Previously, the company would contract out maintenance. Now, with its’ own maintenance division, the company hopes to offer streamlined maintenance solutions.

The new division is currently undergoing training and has started responding to maintenance requests.

The process for residents to file a maintenance request has not changed. Residents will still be able to submit a maintenance request via the resident portal.

Ask These Questions Before Renting Your Next Apartment

Ask These Questions Before Renting Your Next Apartment

Looking for your new apartment is an exciting time, but it is also a big decision and you want to be sure you know all the facts before entering into a lease. Other than the standard credit requirements and application fees, it is important to note a couple of things before making your decision. Before you sign your lease, ask your agent these questions:

What utilities are included with rent?

Some properties will include heat, water, sewer, garbage, electric, lawn care, snow removal, or internet with rent while others may not offer anything. It is important to know what your monthly and annual expenses will be in addition to your monthly rent.

How does maintenance get done? What sort of maintenance am I responsible for?

Management companies may require you to do small maintenance tasks such as changing your furnace filters, switching the batteries on the smoke detector, and changing reachable light bulbs. If the maintenance team has to fix these things, you may be charged a small fee, so it is important for you to know what you are responsible for.

If you are unsure how to change your furnace filter, change the batteries on your smoke detector, or reset a GFCI electrical outlet, or any similar task, check out our Resident FAQs page or YouTube channel.

What are the policies I should be aware of?

Most companies will have pet, smoking, guest, parking, grill, pool, and/or noise policies in place.

What happens if I have to terminate my lease early?

In case you need to get out of your lease early, you will want to know what the consequences are. Depending on what the company’s policy is, they may take your deposit and/or require you to pay rent for the unit until a new lessee is found or until the lease ends.

Am I allowed to sublet?

Some property management companies will not allow you to sublet or rent out your apartment on site likes Airbnb. If you are considering subletting, be sure to talk with your manager or landlord beforehand to see if it is against the rental policy.

Where do I pay rent? What are the late fees?

You never want to miss paying rent, so be sure you know where you have to pay. Can you pay online? Do you have to pay with a check? Are there processing fees? You will also want to be aware of late fees in the event that you don’t get your rent in on time.

What happens when my lease ends?

Your lease may end up going month to month or the company will require you to sign another lease to extend your stay.

What sorts of things will keep me from getting my rental deposit back?

It is important for you to know what could keep you from getting your rental deposit back so that you can be aware of those items during your time at the property.

Can I make changes to the apartment?

In some instances, you may be allowed to make changes, but other times you may not. Don’t start a project on your apartment before knowing the rules.

If you are looking for your new home, contact us and we will happily answer all of your rental questions!

5 apartments with an onsite gym

5 apartment communities that offer an onsite gym

Skip your gym membership and workout within walking distance of your front door. You can save money and time by choosing an apartment that offers an onsite gym. These five communities across Fargo, Mandan, and Watford City offer an onsite fitness center.

The Grand off 45th – Fargo

The Grand off 45th’s fitness center offers everything you need for a great workout, including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weight machines, free weights, kettle bells, benches, medicine balls, yoga balls, and stretching equipment. The gym also features a yoga and stretching area with a mirror.

Stonemill Community – Moorhead

The Stonemill Community gym is accessible to residents at Stonemill Pond Apartments, Stonemill Townhomes, Stonemill Villas, and Signature Apartments. The gym is complete with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weight machines, free weights, benches, and an area dedicated to stretching and yoga.

The Cedars at Brandt – Fargo

Just a short walk from your front door at The Cedars at Brandt, you can access bikes, treadmills, weight machines, free weights, yoga mats, and a stretching/yoga area.

cedars fitness center
Photo: Costar Group

Brookledge Apartments – Watford City

Brookledge Apartments in Watford City, ND offers a fitness center with weight machines, ellipticals, treadmills, and bikes, making it easy and convenient for you to live a healthier life.

brookledge fitness center, gym
Photo: Costar Group

Cascades at Mandan Apartments – Mandan

The Cascades at Mandan fitness center offers a yoga and stretching area, weight machines, free weights, ellipticals, treadmills, and a bike. It’s the perfect spot to get your workout in.

cascades gym
Photo: RentPath