Each year, thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Ball State University use CollegePads.com to find housing. Just like many other campuses across the nation, many students at Ball State start searching for housing during the Fall Semester. Students begin their hunt for Muncie rentals early in September, and the number of searches picks up throughout the semester in October and November.
This year is no different. Most leases are signed during the Fall Semester, almost a year in advance of the date that you would be moving in, but the slackers are still signing during the spring. If you’re a BSU student with a group looking for a 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 don’t wait too long. Get ahead of your competition and start your search for off-campus housing before your competition does!
Thousands of students searching for houses and apartments near Ball State use CollegePads.com every year to find housing. Like many other campuses in the midwest and northeast, many students at Ball State start searching for housing in September and October for leases that start the following August.
This September was no different. Tons of students were reaching out to properties all month long – with many reaching out to houses. Most students reach out houses for rent in Muncie in these early days of the housing season. Competition is more intense and there are fewer prime locations available!
And these locations are prime. These houses were the five most contacted properties by students in the month of September, 2019. Continue reading
Be bold. Investigate your Ball State living situation. (Flickr)
If you’re just starting to search for a place to live near campus, it can be difficult to figure out which are the best landlords and Muncie apartments near BSU . Searching for an apartment or house to rent can be overwhelming, especially in a college town like Muncie where there are so many options … including some less than stellar ones.
We understand what it means to find the right landlord. Fearing the collapse of your balcony when it rains or patching up holes in the wall during December are hardly anyone’s definition of an ideal living situation. Don’t end up in a bad spot with a neglectful landlord.
Landlords can come in many different forms, whether it’s personal or managed by a company. However, obtaining the title of “a good landlord” isn’t something just anyone can do. Here’s what being a good landlord means to us:
- Fixes maintenance issues promptly
- Easy to get in contact with
- Respects the tenant privacy by giving advanced notice before coming over
- Listens to tenant concerns with the property
- Knows who is obligated to do what in maintaining the household
- Treats residents with respect
Unfortunately, not all landlords abide by these standards and it’s important to differentiate where they fall on the awful to excellent spectrum before signing your lease. This task can be difficult when you’re expected to make a decision whether or not you’re putting down your security deposit after one or two showings.
Before you decide to put down that security deposit, finish your homework and know which landlords have the best reputation. Continue reading