Five Tips For Living In Your First Off-Campus Apartment

Sophomore year of college is an exciting time, as for most colleges (including Colorado State University) it is time to leave your dorm and find your first off-campus residence. A popular approach that fledgling freshmen take at the end of their first year is to look for a house on a small fenced property because, well — partying of course. While we understand the allure of looking for a party-pad, we have noticed in our time as off-campus rental property managers that this bold choice often leaves new sophomores in over their head as they do not foresee the responsibilities and costs associated with living in one of the areas older homes. Because of this, we, here at the Landmark Apartments offer our tenants with an affordable, cost-effective, Colorado State University off-campus housing option — that being our studio apartments in Fort Collins as well as our two bedroom and three bedroom apartments.

Below, we have provided a short list of tips that you, as a student, might find beneficial when looking for and moving into your first off-campus housing as a sophomore.

  1. Make sure that you know at least one roommate upon moving in. CSU off-campus apartments can sometimes pair you with others looking for housing. While this is a valuable resource, it is always good to live with one person that you already know, if at all possible.
  2. Get to know your neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors at your student apartments in Fort Collins can prove to be extremely beneficial. Not only will you meet new people, but you will have a better relationship with them if you ever need to complain about the noise.
  3. Be sure to pay rent on time. At first, it might be hard for you to remember to pay rent, as, unlike college dorms you have to pay monthly for your CSU off-campus housing. Late fees can add up fast, so be sure to clearly mark your calendar.
  4. Try to cook from home often. Eating out every day can be extremely expensive (especially if you live with us, as our Fort Collins apartments are surrounded by wonderful restaurants). Instead, try to eat out once a week, and eat from home the rest of the time.
  5. Communicate well with your roommates. The best way to ensure that there will be no issues with your roommates in your CSU off-campus housing is to communicate clearly and often. Often times altercations occur when as a result of poor communication.   

The Landmark Apartments: Your Source Of CSU Off-Campus Housing

If you are an incoming freshman that simply wants to be ahead of the game, or an upperclassman in need of an apartment in Fort Collins, CO near CSU, we urge you to come to visit us at the Landmark Apartments — just a five-minute walk from campus. We hope that you come to visit us and see just how great our community is. If you are interested in coming to visit us be sure to schedule a tour with our front office. Additionally be sure to check out the floorplans and amenities that we offer.

Contact us today if you have any questions about our CSU off-campus housing.

 

School Is Right Around The Corner: Do You Have A Place To Live?

Yes, we understand that the tile of this blog post may be alarming as most of you students in Fort Collins are still enjoying the 100-plus degree weather and sunny days, but it is almost July — meaning school starts again in less than a month and a half. If you don’t already have a lease in place securing yourself a spot in an apartment near CSU, the odds are that you are beginning to feel the heat a little bit. Here at The Landmark Apartments, we can help you beat the heat, in more ways than one, being that we have an awesome pool as well as apartments near CSU for rent.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a few of the ways that we think The Landmark Apartments are the perfect off-campus housing solution for you going into this next school year.

We Are Close To Campus

Have you ever been on campus for more than four hours (terrible, we know) and wished to go home for a nap but your apartment was simply too far away? If you have experienced this feeling the odds are that you had to settle for a nap in the Morgan Library or in The Cube. When you live at The Landmark Apartments you will no longer need to sacrifice your comfort and privacy while napping as you can instead ride you bike home to take a nap in under five minutes!

In addition to being able to come home during the day, you will be able to sleep in later and get home from a long day of classes faster, being just part of the reason that the Landmark Apartments is one of the best Colorado State University off-campus housing options.

Amenities Perfect for College Students

At The Landmark Apartments, we understand that when you, as a student, are looking at apartments near CSU you are likely to look at the apartment amenities almost as much as the apartment itself. Because of this, we have made sure that our apartment amenities are world class. Do you like to swim? Perfect, we just hope you don’t mind a heated salt-water pool. Do you like to workout in the morning? Before bed? It doesn’t matter really, because our gym facilities are open 24-hours a day. We could keep this up all day, but that would simply take too long so instead we will just list the rest:

  • 24 Hour Courtesy Patrol
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • 24 Hour Laundry Facility
  • Business Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Private Balcony/Patios
  • Volleyball Court
  • Tanning Bed
  • Horseshoe Pit

Why do we provide so many awesome amenities here at our off-campus apartments? Simply because you deserve to live in a place where you have access to wonderful amenities, and if our tenants are happy, so are we.

The Landmark Apartments Are Your Source Of Off-Campus Apartments

If you are looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing we urge you to come to visit us at The Landmark Apartments. Being just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the CSU campus and offering awesome amenities is just a small part of what we are about, so come to check out the rest for yourself.

Contact us today for more information on our apartments near CSU, or to schedule a tour. If you already know that The Landmark Apartments is perfect for you, feel free to apply online. After all, the school year is right around the corner!

Tips to Find A Summer Sublet

Leaving For The Summer? Tips To Find A Sublet

Housing in a college town can be a tricky situation, as it often makes sense to move home during the summer. At The Landmark Apartments we understand, because while living in Fort Collins is extremely fun, with plenty of things to do, living at home and saving money is hard to pass up. With traditional 12-month leases being the president in our local Fort Collins community it can be hard for you, as a student to find CSU off-campus housing while also being able to go home to your parents for the summer.

At The Landmark Apartments, we are here to tell you that there are ways that you can manage a 12-month lease while also going home for the summer. In today’s blog post we will discuss apartment subletting, and a couple services that can aid you in your endeavor to sublet your CSU off-campus apartment.

What is Subletting?

Subletting is the act of leasing or transferring the lease, to another party for the duration, or a short period of time, while leasing an apartment or home. The benefit of subletting your home is that it provides you with the ability to temporarily leave, while also avoiding the costs associated with paying for an empty apartment. While it might seem as easy as posting a flyer to sublet your CSU off-campus housing, it might require some extra work to find a trustworthy candidate to take over your Fort Collins apartment’s lease. Below we have listed a couple of the reputable online services that can aid in subletting your student apartment in Fort Collins.

Subletting Services

  • Apartments.com – If you are looking for a summer sublet, start here. With an easily navigable home page, Apartments.com can help you advertise, or find the perfect summer sublet. Simply use the filter to describe or find your desired situation and submit.  Just like that, your CSU off-campus apartment can be sublet for the summer, at no cost to you.
  • Sublet.com – There you go folks — it even says it in the name. Sublet.com is a similar service to the above solution, as the dynamic website allows you to filter your search options to tailor to your exact needs. List your price, pictures, and amenities to find the perfect sublet!
  • Airbnb.com – You probably have heard of Airbnb.com’s stellar vacation rental services, but did you know that they offer to sublease solutions as well? Offer to sublet your CSU off-campus apartment for two to six months and kick back and relax while apartment hunters find you.

If you are looking to move home for the summer, or even if you already have and are continuing to pay rent on you CSU off-campus student housing, be sure to check out your options to sublet your apartment.

If you are in the opposite situation that we have been discussing and currently are looking for a student apartment in Fort Collins, we urge you to come to check out The Landmark Apartments. Located just a block from the Colorado State Campus, The Landmark Apartments are the perfect off-campus student housing opportunity. Schedule a tour or apply online today!

 

What To Look For in CSU Off Campus Housing

What To Look For In CSU Off-Campus Housing

What is the best thing about attending Colorado State University (CSU)? Aside from the fact that it isn’t located in Boulder, Colorado, the best part would have to be being able to call Fort Collins home. At The Landmark Apartments, we take pride in being able to offer students at Colorado State University off-campus housing. While we are one of the closest sources of apartments ranging from studio apartments in Fort Collins to three bedroom apartments in Fort Collins, we understand that as a student coming out of the dorms, you might not understand how to efficiently look for an apartment.

In today’s Landmark Apartments blog post, we will be discussing a few tips that might prove to be beneficial when looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing.

Location, Location, Location

Obviously, as a student at CSU one of the largest considerations that you have for your off-campus housing sophomore, junior, and senior year is likely the distance between your home and campus. Honestly, we can’t blame you. In college, schedules can be sporadic, with classes often having multiple hours between each other. That being said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could go home between classes instead of sitting by the Panda Express pretending to study in the Lory Student Center?

Sadly, many of the houses within walking distance of the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins cost way more than they are worth compared to the amenities that they provide. Talk about a college-town real estate market, right? Luckily, apartments like ours at The Landmark Apartments offer an affordable alternative to houses in the area, while still being within a block of Colorado State University. Come and visit us or apply to become a part of our Colorado State University off-campus housing community today.

Rent & Amenities

After you find an assortment of off-campus housing that you wouldn’t mind living in, it is time to compare the costs of living, as well as the amenities that the apartment complexes provide. When looking at the costs of your Fort Collins apartment, it is important to not only consider rent, but also the costs of utilities like central air, electricity, and water as they all add up in the long run.

After you have compared the costs associated with the CSU off-campus housing options that you have compiled, it is time to compare the amenities that are offered, ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck. Amenities like on-site laundry, a pool, air conditioning, and full-sized kitchens are a top priority when looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing, as you already had to go to a laundromat/the dorm basement to wash your clothes before.

Check the Location & Amenities Boxes At The Landmark Apartments

At The Landmark Apartments, we provide students in Fort Collins with Colorado State University off campus housing at an affordable rate with amenities that are second to none. Instead of hopping on to Google and searching “apartments in Fort Collins, CO” or “apartments in Fort Collins, CO near CSU,” simply come and visit us on the southeast intersection of Prospect and Shields street.

If you are looking for CSU off-campus housing this upcoming semester we urge you to come and visit us at The Landmark Apartments. Contact us today to ask questions about our apartment community, schedule a tour, or apply for housing.

Five Things Within 20 Minutes Of Your CSU Off-Campus Housing

One of the many benefits of living in Fort Collins, besides attending Colorado State University, of course, is having access to a multitude of activities within 20 minutes from your door. Here at the Landmark Apartments, your student apartments in Fort Collins, we have compiled a short list of noteworthy activities and places within just 20 minutes of our resident’s doorsteps. We hope that you take advantage of a couple of these ideas this summer.

Horsetooth Reservoir

You had to have seen this one coming, as Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Rock have become the symbol of our wonderful city. But in all seriousness, Horsetooth Reservoir is a great place to visit during the summer. Staying entertained is easy with easy access to hiking trails, swimming, fishing, and boating. So what are you waiting for? Get your tube out and go float!

Living at the Landmark Apartments near CSU is also a perk, as we are located on the west side of town on Shields Street making your commute to nature both simple and worry-free.

Old Town

Old Town Fort Collins is one of the most entertaining places in Northern Colorado. Featuring bars, restaurants, novelty stores, boutiques, music venues and more, the historic district of Fort Collins is sure to not disappoint. Additionally, Old Town occasionally serves as a venue for festivals like the ever-so-popular Taste Of Fort Collins, Tour De Fat, and New West Fest.

Just a hop skip and a jump from our student apartments in Fort Collins (just over 2 miles), Old Town is chock full of fun summer experiences.

The Flower Trial Garden

Located just east of Colorado State University, the Annual Flower Trial Garden is exactly what it sounds like. An annually planted garden. However, the interesting thing about this garden is that it is practically a giant scientific experiment that you can walk through. The garden evaluates different plants, and how they do under the weather conditions here in the super dry, high elevation Rocky Mountains.

Experience Fort Collins’ largest science experiment this summer. With it being just across the CSU campus from our apartments in Fort Collins, you really have no excuse not to. Unless, of course, you have terrible allergies.

New Belgium Brewing Company

If a cold beer on a hot summer day isn’t reason enough for you to visit New Belgium Brewing Company, then maybe the fact that it recently earned the status as having the nations best brewery tour is. In 2018 USA Today sent a panel of 10 people to some of the best breweries in the United States, and one of our hometown breweries came out on top.

What are you waiting for? We get that you are extremely content sitting in your apartment near CSU, but come on… it’s almost summer!

The Landmark Apartments Pool

By far the closest attraction to our residents CSU student apartment doorsteps is our heated saltwater pool. We get it, summer can be hot in Fort Collins, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be. Take a dip and cool off or tan outside, the options are limitless.

If you are looking for a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom apartment in Fort Collins, Colorado near CSU, you are in luck. The Landmark Apartments is just one block from the southwest corner of the Colorado State University Campus, as well as being extremely close to the attractions that we have listed above.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us to schedule a tour or apply online today. We look forward to having you as a part of our CSU off-campus housing community. We look forward to seeing you.

CSU Off-Campus Housing: Tips & Tricks

One of the most exciting life events that some people will ever experience is going to college. You get to pack up your things and move across the state or country to move-in with a bunch of strangers that have the potential to become some of your best friends. While going to college can be extremely exciting, it can also be one of the scariest experiences too, because after all, you are leaving your home to move somewhere that you don’t know much about.

As a freshman you will likely live on campus in the dorms with much of your life taking place on campus, but during year two, you might consider moving off-campus. The Colorado State University off-campus housing market can be extremely intimidating, as there are a multitude of different apartment complexes to choose from. Additionally, apartments near CSU tend to fill up very quickly, as students scramble to guarantee that they have somewhere to live the following year.

At The Landmark Apartments we want to help make things extremely easy for you when it comes time for you to choose where you will live. In today’s blog post we will discuss some tips and tricks for finding a quality Colorado State University off-campus housing option.

What Should You Consider When Looking For CSU Off-Campus Housing?

Finding a place to live that is affordable, close to campus, and well kept can be extremely hard, especially with the amount of older buildings present in Northern Fort Collins. Below, we have compiled a list of things to keep in mind before you commit to a 12-month lease.

Location

One of the most important things to consider when you are looking for CSU off-campus housing is location. The proximity of the property to campus is an extremely underrated value, being that the last thing you would want to happen is to wake up late for class only to realise you live miles away from campus.

When you are preparing to find an apartment near CSU, it is extremely important that you set a maximum distance from campus that you are willing to live (some sites let you set distance). Once you set a distance you can begin to refine your search by considering factors such as amenities offered and the quality of the apartment.

If you are looking for apartments in Fort Collins, Colorado, near CSU check out The Landmark Apartments. Just a quick walk from campus, our apartments are located the perfect distance from your classes. Contact us today to inquire about our availability.

 

Tour Multiple Options

Once you have found a couple of potential properties it is time to begin taking tours to get a better idea of what you want. As we stated earlier, a lot of the CSU off-campus housing is older, so it is good to get a better idea of what you will be looking at. After you have made a couple appointments, tour the properties, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Once you have successfully toured multiple apartments in Fort Collins and have a better idea of what to expect, you may have an easier time finding the perfect place.

Take Pics Of Damages

After you have toured multiple places it is likely that you will begin to choose favorites, possibly prompting a second tour. If you do in fact go back for a second tour, be sure to ask questions about both the apartment, and the lease. All to often students sign leases without fully reading them and get locked in to a lease with ridiculous rules that inevitable require you to pay the landlord extra money.

How can you avoid this? Well, most of the time students get in trouble because the landlord claims that the tenant caused some form of damage, even if they hadn’t because the landlord knows that the law is on their side after you sign the lease. To avoid getting stuck paying for something that you didn’t damage, take pictures of all of the existing damages that you notice and time stamp them so that they can be produced to the landlord if they think you damages something.

Have Someone Review The Lease

As we briefly discussed above, some landlords can be potentially shady with their leases, using fine text to loop their tenants into owing more money. As a Colorado State University Student, you have a unique opportunity to ensure that that doesn’t happen. By utilizing Student Legal Services, you can protect yourself from a bad lease. Simply make an appointment online and then reap the benefits.

Other loopholes that Student Legal Services may look for involve clauses that are sometimes inserted that state you can get kicked out with little notice, clauses that would lock you in for an extended term, as well as clauses that pretty much guarantee that you wont recieve your deposit on move-out day. Here at The Landmark Apartments we have heard all too many stories of our residents getting locked into ridiculous leases at their last apartment, so be extra careful when looking for apartments near CSU.

Visit The Landmark Apartments

If you are looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing be sure to come take a tour with us at The Landmark Apartments. Our management company, Summit Management Services Inc., has been managing properties for close to 40 years, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you are in the hands of an experienced and proven rental management company.

At The Landmark Apartments we are dedicated to providing students with quality apartments in Fort Collins, Colorado, near CSU. If you would like more information on our wonderful apartments check out our amenities and our floor plans on our website. Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions that you may have or to request a tour.

Have you already taken a tour of our apartments and community facilities? If you have, feel free to apply to rent one of our off-campus apartments today. Stay tuned to our blog for future posts.