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About Ali Bartmer

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

SUNY Cortland’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

Thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near SUNY Cortland use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses across the nation, many students at Cortland start searching for housing shortly after the Fall Semester begins. Students begin their search in late September and then really get going in the months of October and November for leases that start the following August.

This September was no different. Students started searching for houses near SUNY Cortland in the second half of September. As you’ll see below, the majority of students reach out houses for rent in Cortland in these early days of the leasing season, while apartments typically start going off the market after November. Like they say, the early bird gets the worm so don’t sleep on your off-campus housing search, especially if you want a house over an apartment! 

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Indiana University’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

A huge college town, thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Indiana University Bloomington use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses across the nation, many students at IU Bloomington start searching for housing during the Fall Semester. Students begin their search in late September and the number of searches really picks up in October leading into November. 

This September was no different. Students started searching for houses near the IU Bloomington campus during the second half of September. The houses in Bloomington begin to go in the early days, especially ones for bigger groups, while apartments typically start going off the market near the end of October and November. Competition is stiff so get a move on your search and try to secure your pad before heading off for Winter Break! 

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

Each year, thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near IUP use CollegePads.com to find housing. Just like many other campuses across the nation, many students at IUP Bloomington start searching for housing during the Fall Semester. Students begin their house hunting early in September and the number of searches picks up throughout the semester during October and November. 

This September was no different.  Most leases are signed during the Fall Semester a year in advance of the date that you would be moving in. if you’re an IUP student with a group looking for place you’ll want to sign a lease as early as September and no later than November. For those looking to live alone you can buy yourself a little more time but we warn you to not wait much longer after you return from Winter Break. Get ahead of the game and start early to find your perfect pad before your competition does! 

These properties were the five most contacted properties by IUP students in the month of September, 2019 in Indiana, PA.  Continue reading

University of Michigan’s Most Popular Rentals: September 2019

Ann Arbor is one of the biggest college towns in the country and thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near the University of Michigan use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses across the nation, many students at Michigan start searching for housing during the Fall Semester upon returning to campus for the new school year. Students begin their search in late September and then really get going in October for leases that start the following August.

This September was no different. Students started searching for houses near the Michigan campus in the second half of September. The majority of students reach out houses for rent in Ann Arbor in these early days of the leasing season, while apartments typically start going off the market after October. Competition is fierce and there are fewer houses available than apartments close to campus! 

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Keene State College: 5 Top Rated Keene Landlords

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At Rent College Pads, we totally get how overwhelming the search for off-campus housing can be. Searching hundreds of listings gets to be very tedious and how do you know what you’re really getting into? We’ve all heard those landlord horror stories and making sure you choose a great place with a great landlord to match should be at the top of your list. 

To try and help you out we decided to do some research to find the top landlords in Keene so you don’t have to! We searched high and low to bring you our 5 Top Rated Landlords in Keene. Check it out!

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Which Disney character is your roommate?

Could you share an apartment with your favorite Disney character? It’s great to live with friends to save on the expenses of an apartment, but great friends don’t always make great roommates!

Sometimes you get lucky and your roommate situation works out perfectly, but rarely do all the types of roommates fit your preferences. We’ve made a list of some of your favorite popular Disney characters and associated them with the classic roommate archetypes that are so prevalent throughout life. The Lazy Roommate, the Clingy Roommate – you know the ones we’re talking about, because certainly you’ve had at least one. Continue reading

The Most Popular Filters Students Use to Find Their Place

Ever wonder what goes into a student’s decision when they’re looking for a place to live? If you answered yes, you’re thinking about the right things when it comes to finding new student tenants. If you answered no … what’s the deal? These are the occupants that keep your units full – you should be taking what they want into consideration.

Being a leader in this industry doesn’t happen by overlooking the small details. Knowing what filters students are clicking on might seem like a small detail, but understanding these patterns is really understanding the things that matter most to the students who are in the comparison stage of looking for a place to live. Knowing how students function here will help you improve your listing and how you navigate converting your leads to leases.

So what was popular? Pools? Tanning beds? Coffee bars? Nah. Students keep it much more simple than you’d think. Continue reading

Rent Safely at UW-Madison with CollegePads.com

When it comes to picking a place to live in a big city like Madison, it’s important to know as much as you can about your new neighborhood. We want you to love your new place, but we (and probably your parents) want you to be safe too and you can find the best and safest UW-Madison off-campus housing on CollegePads.com. But to make sure you’re staying safe on campus, read on to learn more about the best ways to be safe when you go to the University of Wisconsin. Continue reading

Radford University: The Top Landlords In Radford, VA

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If you’ve ever looked for off-campus housing we’re sure you know how exhausting and tedious of a task it is. Between your everyday routine, school, and social life, we know you don’t want to pile yet another thing on your plate. Especially one as draining as house hunting.

To help lighten your load, us guys (and girls) at Rent College Pads have done the dirty work for you. We’ve searched high and low to find Radford University students the best landlords around the city. After reading through tons of reviews we leave you with our picks for the top ten landlords in Radford.

Want even more properties to check out? Take a look at more Radford off-campus housing options here!

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University of Florida: Top Landlords in Gainesville, FL

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Whether you’re a first-timer or on your victory lap, the house hunting process never seems to get any easier, no matter how many times you’ve gone through it.  We’ve all heard landlord horror stories and have read those scary online reviews, and trust us we know how important finding a great place with an equally great landlords is.

Over at Rent College Pads, we’ve taken the time to sift through numerous reviews and have personally met with these folks so you don’t have to! Don’t just take our word for it though, keep on reading to check out our picks for the top ten landlords for off-campus housing in Gainesville that are tailored towards University of Florida student renters.

Check out more off-campus housing in Gainesville here!

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