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Moving Out of Dorms and into an Apartment

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAt some point in their college life, many students decide to move out of their residence halls and into apartments. Many of these students go into apartment-hunting with little know-how or assistance. 

Don’t sign a lease too early

Signing a lease too early can be detrimental. You don’t want to sign a lease before you have looked at other apartments and gone over the lease.

Don’t sign a new lease for the next year until you make sure that you are going to continue at the school you are enrolled in because once you lock into that lease you’re stuck. Make sure to check with prospective apartment complexes about signing leases early.

Take photos/videos of new apartment

The best thing students have now is an instant way to prove the state of the apartment. Turn on your cell phone and make a video tape the day you walk in.

Plan with future roommates

It is important to make a plan with your new roommates. That plan needs to include how to pay bills and rent, social life, food rules, and cleaning responsibilities.

Make sure your friends/roommates are okay with the decisions you all come to and they’re not agreeing just to satisfy your call. You are living together for months so make sure that you all are pleased with the apartment. Since you are going to be in an apartment with your roommates for the majority of the year, make sure everyone is on the same page.

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Foxridge.

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When College Students Should Start Looking for Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAWhether it’s your first year in college and you’re already thinking about off-campus housing, or you didn’t have luck getting the apartment you wanted last year, it helps to know when you should start looking for one to make sure you get a great apartment in college.

First off, get to know your campus and the surrounding city in order to get an idea of when leasing season begins. For some cities, it’s the same as non-school apartments; meaning, leasing seasons are May/June and August/September, as well as December. For other cities, it’s a much lengthier process. If you’re a freshman in college, you should prepare to plan for an apartment hunt in September to be ready for your sophomore year.

Once you know when leasing season is, start looking for apartments a month or two in advance to get an idea of where you want to live. Make a “top three” list of apartments. Contact those apartments and ask when they start leasing.

*TIP: For move-in ready leases, start your search process in May/June versus August. You want to make sure you get an apartment and have move-in time before school starts back up.

If you get an apartment in June, you’ll have a year long lease and can choose to stay in the same apartment or move in June. It gives you plenty of time to move out once summer break starts. If you plan to change apartments, then make sure to start looking for your next one in advance depending on whether or not it’s a year-in-advance lease or move-in ready.

The apartment hunting process can take time, so it’s always good to start ahead of time and stay on top of apartment availability. With so many students on the same time schedule as you, you’ll be competing with others for the same college apartments. Consider making a renter’s resume to help you stand out from the rest!

For more information on college apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Foxridge.

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Ways to Get Romantic in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAValentine's Day is a week away. Here are some ideas on how to get romantic this Valentine's Day in Virginia

  1. Dine upscale while tasting the local flavor.
  2. Take your relationship to new heights at one of Virginia's mountain peaks.
  3. Give the gold medal treatment with samples of award-winning craft beverages or head to a winery for a quiet tasting together.
  4. Relax in luxury with a couples massage at a Virginia spa.
  5. Cuddle by the fire at a Virginia Mountain Resort.
  6. Share a kiss at a kissing bridge, if you can!

Or try one of these ideas right around Blacksburg:

VALENTINE'S DINNER 2018

Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $75 per person
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Blacksburg

WINE AND CHOCOLATE 2018

Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $25 per person
Date: 02/11/2018 and 02/11/2018
Location: Blacksburg

MOUNTAIN SWEETNESS

Venue: Chantilly Farm Barn
Price: Free event admission. $1 per chocolate tasting
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Floyd

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Foxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes

750 Hethwood Blvd. 100G, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Call: (888) 532-1809 (540) 951-9302
Email Usinfo@foxridgeliving.com
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-5:30P | Saturday: 10A-1P & 2P-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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