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Protect Your Car In Your Apartment Parking Lot

Jan 20, 2022 10:46:22 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

According to the California Highway Patrol there were 180,939 vehicles stolen in California in 2020 (the most recent data). That's a value of approximately $1.6 billion. That doesn't even include the thousands of car break-ins where thieves just smash and grab cellphones and other items left visible in cars. San Francisco is having a car break-in epidemic, with a 32% increase in vehicle break-ins recorded in 2021 compared to 2020.

So how do you keep your ride safe from would-be thieves in your Chico and Redding apartments? Follow these simple rules to drastically reduce your risk...

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Be Prepared With Renters Insurance For Apartments in the North State

Jan 12, 2022 5:00:42 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

One of the best ways to prevent potential stress in the face of emergencies is buying renter's insurance. There are so many different factors that could potentially cause emergencies that involve apartments in Chico or Redding California, and unfortunately we don’t have much control over preventing them.

What we do have control over is making sure you, the renter, are covered by buying renter's insurance. If you don’t have renter's insurance and are questioning the importance of being covered, then this blog is for you.

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Stay Safe While Apartment Living With These 3 Tips

Dec 16, 2021 10:47:08 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

During this time of year it's getting colder and the sun is setting earlier, and we want people who live in Chico apartments to be safe. Living in a well managed apartment complex has many benefits, and it's important to prioritize safety so you can keep your experience as positive as possible.

Here are some tips for safe apartment living:

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Safely Set Up Your Electronic Entertainment in Your Rental Property

Nov 24, 2021 10:54:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Setting up your home entertainment system is exciting. When you get a new TV or upgrade your game console you can’t wait to patch it all together. With "Black Friday" sales going on all week, you may be more inclined to end up with a new electronic device you'll be setting up soon in your Chico or Redding apartment.

But as you plug more and more electronics into that single wall outlet you start to wonder, “Is there a limit to how many devices I can plug into this? That’s what power strips are for, right?”  Hold on! The power from a single electrical outlet is not an unlimited resource and it can be dangerous to overload it. Find out how to avoid tripping breakers or causing electrical fires by reading these tips.

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What to Do if There is a Fire in Apartments in Chico California

Jul 22, 2021 11:54:04 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While it may seem self explanatory of what one should do when a fire starts, you can never say it enough.

It's happening. You've done everything you can to prevent a fire in your apartment, but alas there is a fire in your kitchen and the smoke detectors are going off and there is no way you can tend to the fire. 

Remember to stay calm and to take action immediately. In moments of panic simple steps can escape your mind, but if you repeat them aloud and commit them to memory beforehand you'll be more likely to remember them if/when the time comes.

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Staying Warm Inside Your Rental

Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Winter is upon us in Northern California, which is usually the time that everyone turns up their thermostats and experiences the not so seasonal joy of higher power bills.

Add that to the extra energy you are already paying from having to spend more time at home and it can be a little overwhelming! But what if you could stay warm inside your rental this winter season without paying more for your energy bill?

We found 9 different ways you can help to warm your rental that have nothing  to do with turning up your heater!

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Having a Safe Thanksgiving in Northern California Rentals

Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

This Thanksgiving is bound to look different than past Thanksgivings, and that's okay.

Some family traditions have been placed on hold because of the pandemic not wanting to risk anything in meeting together. Others have changed their traditions to accommodate all the safety measures so they can at least see some family members this holiday. 

With cases on the rise, the CDC wrote about how you and your loved ones can celebrate Thanksgiving safely whether you are traveling, attending a gathering or hosting one yourself. They have also added a few ideas on safe Thanksgiving activities you can do with your household or online! Read below to have a safe Thanksgiving in your Northern California rentals this holiday season.

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Beware These Current Scamming Trends!

Oct 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Ben Olberg

Crooks are creative. While they may lack other qualities like honesty and integrity, they certainly apply themselves when it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money. If you don't stay up to date on current scam trends you might just get taken advantage of. Did you know there are actually scammers going door to door dressed as utility workers and demanding payment for overdue bills? That's pretty bold, and a little scary. 

What about "Smishing" have you heard of that one?
Then of course, there are people who prey on the vulnerable, especially during crises like  a pandemic, watch out for them!

How do you avoid scams like this at your Chico apartment? Read on...

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New Apartment Living Safety Checklist

Sep 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you’re looking for a place to call home, one of the most important factors to consider is safety. Apartment living can offer a number of safety features, but there are some things that are easy to overlook when touring potential new places to call home. Here is a new apartment checklist to help you settle in and be safe and sound.

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10 Unusual Apartment Living Situations NOT Considered an Emergency

Jul 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Most of us know what to do in an emergency situation, call 9-1-1, but when you’re in an unusual apartment living situation do you know what’s NOT considered an emergency?

In other words, do you know when to disturb your apartment manager and when it’s up to you to put on your adulting hat and troubleshoot? The following scenarios should be insightful for you!

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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.