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Hot Tips to Spot Scams While Searching for Rentals in Chico

Sep 17, 2021 10:01:25 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you're searching for a rental, we understand that you're looking for the best bang for your buck. One that fits within your move-in timeline, one that has everything you need in a living environment, and so much more. That's a lot to juggle!

It also doesn't help that with every rental search you make you'll come across a few that aren't even real (they're a scam!). With scams becoming more popular today than ever online, it's important to make sure you're keeping yourself safe while trying to find the rental of your dreams.

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Why You Might Be Hesitant to Move into Apartments in Chico California

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

There are some great perks to living in apartments in Chico California, but there can be some drawbacks too. The thing is, most people psyche themselves up about apartment living because of preconceived notions they’ve heard or read about, horror stories friends share with them, or because they haven’t experienced apartments in Chico California first hand.

There are always two sides to every situation. Below are the common complaints you might have heard about apartment living and our take on how to deal with them when you start searching for apartment for rent.
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My First Apartment Checklist: Clues to Finding Your Perfect Apartment

Jul 14, 2021 2:58:28 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Think of searching for your first apartment as a treasure hunt. You have a goal in mind – you want a treasured place to call home, but you don’t quite know how you’re going to get there yet. There are clues you have to pick up on the way. The following tips will help give you clues to the apartment in Chico, Redding, or surrounding areas that is just right for you.

Only consider places you can afford

If you allow yourself to look at apartments in Chico or Redding that are out of your price range, then you’ll be tempted to compromise. 

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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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Questions to Consider When Searching for an Apartment

Apr 28, 2021 12:41:57 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

This apartment searching thing can be a little tricky. There are so many options that can satisfy your different needs. But how are you supposed to know what you want before you've lived in apartments in Chico or Redding?

The process can be pretty easy to navigate once you know what questions to ask yourself.

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3 Hignell Rentals Apartments in Chico California We Are Thankful For

Nov 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The entire month of November reminds us to be on the lookout for things we’re thankful for. Whether it’s for family, friends, our health, the ability to place food on your table, or the roof over your head, etc. 

At Hignell Rentals we are so thankful for our apartment complexes and the the modern day conveniences they share such as appliances, paid water and garbage, and an HVAC system. Along with the fact that each one offers a unique experience when it comes to Chico living. 

Here are just three of our apartment complexes we are thankful for this season: Rosewood Apartments, Westpark Gardens, and Villa Del Mar apartments.

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10 Tips for Small Apartments in Northern California

Nov 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in a small apartment is a great financial choice, and sometimes the only choice especially in big cities. Yet, we all know how difficult it can be to keep your apartment neat and tidy. Whether you live by yourself or have roommates, keeping your space open and not feel like the walls are caving in on you can be hard.

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Avoid Rental Regret: Tour Chico Apartments Before Signing a Lease

Oct 28, 2020 8:20:34 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

If you can recall your last “impulse buy,” then you can probably also recall how you felt the next day after you reconsidered the purchase. In other words, sometimes impulse buys work out, and we're happy with our choice, and sometimes they don't and we feel stuck. It's called buyer's remorse.

It can be the same way with Chico apartments. People can make an “impulse rental,” eagerly signing a lease before they request a tour of the complex first.

Renters sometimes skip a tour because they:

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Enjoy the Lap of Luxury in Lassen Villa Luxury Apartments

Sep 24, 2020 10:24:48 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Lassen Villa are perfect for those looking for standard apartment units or those looking for luxury apartment living.

But if you're looking for apartment living that has mature trees and landscaping with attention to design details in the units, then you'll have to check out our luxury units at Lassen Villa!

Let’s dive a little deeper to see what these luxury units have to offer you!

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Sterling Oaks: Apartment Living at Its Finest

Sep 17, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Let’s be honest, when you think of living in the lap of luxury, apartment living isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, you’re probably picturing a mansion with many rooms, beautifully landscaped grounds, hired help, and anything your heart desires right at your fingertips.

Well, break up that mansion into individual living spaces, keep the beautifully landscaped grounds, don’t worry about hiring anyone, and tell your heart to desire within reason, and you’ve got Sterling Oaks Apartments.

Watch the video below and take a virtual tour of the complex along with their 2 bed / 1 bath staged apartment or continue reading all about Sterling Oaks!

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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.