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How To Reduce Dust In Your Apartment

Jun 8, 2021 10:56:12 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Nothing is worse than when you leave your windows open, and the cool air brings in the dust from outside. Especially if you just dusted a few days and now you have to do it all over again.

Are there any tricks to keeping dust out of your little apartment without having to always pull out your duster? You’re in luck there is!

We found an article that lays out eight different ways you can make your home a dust-free zone. Best part? All of them are easy to do!

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Apartment Etiquette: What To Do When Someone Takes Your Parking Spot

May 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

One of the perks to renting an apartment is the ability to have specific parking available to you within your complex! Some complexes give you an assigned spot while others have parking that is first come first serve.

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Should You Rent An Apartment Without Seeing It?

May 22, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

This question can be answered in many ways, but the realistic answer is "it depends".

In short, it’s never a good idea to rent an apartment you haven’t seen but sometimes your circumstances don’t allow for anything else.

If you can physically visit the apartment complex to see the vacant apartment before renting, we highly recommend it. It will give you peace of mind to know that you are choosing the right space or make you change your mind quickly!

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Why Is My Apartment So Humid?

May 20, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in Chico, California we already know that summers are hot, but luckily we don’t have to deal with humidity. It’s because of this fact that walking into your apartment to find it humid is a big no-no.  

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What’s That Smell? How Do I Get Rid of It?

May 19, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

There is nothing worse than coming into your home and smelling something that shouldn't be there. It makes your nose scrunch up and sends you on the hunt to identify the smell so you can do something about it.

Your first checks should always be your garbage can, dirty laundry, and your garbage disposal. It can be as simple as you didn’t take the trash out and that left over tuna smell is deadly. There could be towels and clothes that need to be washed ASAP. Or you didn’t run your garbage disposal and the food has just been sitting on top of it.

All of those are simple and quick fixes, but what about when you’ve checked all those places and none of them are the culprit of that nose scrunching smell? First things first, determine the type of smell you’re smelling - then you can take the necessary steps to get rid of it.

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What To Do If You Have An Electric Car And Live In An Apartment?

May 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in an apartment complex and owning an electric car can be a little tricky. While some complexes are updating their parking to have electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, it’s not as common as one would hope.

With range anxiety being a real thing for people who own electric vehicles, where can you charge your EV if not at your apartment? We found an article that will help your brainstorm places you can charge your EV if your apartment complex doesn’t have a station. Live in Chico, California? We've also listed all the public places you can charge your EV at the end.

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How Does Renting an Apartment Work?

May 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Whether you’ve just graduated college, are moving out of your parent’s house for the first time, or have decided to take the plunge on your own, it’s time to start looking for an apartment to move into. But if you’ve never rented before... where do you even start?

Follow the steps below and you’ll be you on your way to living in your very first apartment!

Where to Look for an Apartment

When it comes to looking for an apartment there are a few things you need to figure out before you start your search.

First things first, you need to determine how much of your monthly budget can go towards rent. If you’ve never sat down and looked at the money coming into your bank account and the money going out, now is the time. Here are 4 simple steps to creating a budget that will help you figure out how much money you can afford to spend on rent.

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Can Renting an Apartment Help, Build, or Hurt My Credit?

May 14, 2021 8:40:44 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

You’re starting to look for apartments and the applications mention having to do a credit check on you. You find yourself wondering what will happen, if anything, to your credit score when they do.

What if you have no credit history? Does a credit check even do anything? Once you start renting, what does completing payments do to your credit? What happens if you miss a payment and what does that do to your credit?

Lots of questions happen when it comes to renting an apartment and whether or not it will help your credit, build your credit, or hurt your credit. We found this article by The Balance that covers all of the questions above and more!

But first, why do property managers pull your credit score in the first place?

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Decorating Your Apartment for Spring and Summer

May 13, 2021 2:06:58 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

In the midst of Spring everyone's really thinking about Summer, so why not make sure your apartment décor can span both seasons? Below you’ll find some great ideas on how to spruce up your apartment with both spring and summer décor!

Plants & Flowers

Nothing says fresh clean air and blue skies better than adding plants and flowers to your apartment, it truly brings the presence of the outdoors into your apartment. Your indoor plants bring in the beautiful green that you can see through your apartment windows (just think of your complexes’ freshly mowed lawn). The flowers add a touch of color to remind you that the new season brings with it new life.

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Is Renting an Apartment a Waste of Time?

May 12, 2021 10:53:12 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When it comes to renting an apartment or buying a home, the most common thought is that renting is a waste of time. Why would you pay rent when you could be paying off a mortgage getting you closer to owning the home?

There are many arguments that say you should buy a house as quickly as possible, but it’s actually better if you don’t. If you fall into one of the scenarios below then you are better off renting for the time being.

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Hignell Rentals is Your Home for Northern California Rentals.

At Hignell Rentals we have been maintaining and renting properties in the North State since 1970. We value relationships and caring communities, honoring and encouraging one another, unwavering integrity, uncommon generosity, and growth and innovation. We strive to provide our residents with a quality living environment across the North State in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and surrounding areas.