Tips For Apartment Shopping

Did you know that 80% of moves occur between April and September? That’s right, now’s the time to take advantage of the best rates and availability of the year for apartment communities. Check out our Tips For Apartment Shopping, so that you can get a leg up on your apartment search!   Ask for a …

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Pre-Move Checklist

We’ve created a checklist to help make the moving preparation process as easy as possible. This comprehensive list will help you stay organized during your move! Collect free boxes. Grocery stores, restaurants, and bookstores are great places to get free boxes! If you can’t locate anywhere to get free boxes from, usedcardboardboxes.com sells gently used, …

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How to Budget for Rent

The percentage of your income that you spend on rent depends on many factors, and everyone has different priorities. The industry sweet spot is to spend approximately 30% of your monthly income on living expenses. Keep in mind that oftentimes living expenses include more than just rent. To build your budget, consider your monthly net …

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Emergency Maintenance Tips

Certain maintenance requests are considered urgent, and therefore need to be addressed as soon as possible. Below, we share what constitutes an emergency maintenance request at a Champion community. If you ever experience one of these events, we want you to be confident in your next steps. When should I call the emergency maintenance line? …

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Apartment Living Essentials Part 2

Part 2 of our Apartment Living Essentials list. These items are great to have on hand, but may not be needed on move-in day.   Flashlights, Batteries and Candles: In the event that a power outage occurs, you want to have a flashlight with working batteries easily accessible. There’s nothing worse than being in the …

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Apartment Living Essentials Part 1

When moving to a new apartment, most people remember the common essentials for your main living areas such as the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. We’ve compiled a list of essentials that are less commonly remembered so that you are fully prepared for every circumstance that comes your way.   Renter’s Insurance: Renter’s Insurance …

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Apartment Must-Haves

Consider your must-have list and what amenities are non-negotiable for you. Finding an apartment and a community that meets all or most of your must-have list will help you love where you live! Below, we’ve compiled a list of amenities that are commonly found on renters must-have lists. Washer/Dryer in Unit Fitness Center Swimming Pool …

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Renter Friendly Decorating Tips

Whether you’re moving to a new apartment or hoping to refresh your current space, make your apartment feel like home with these renter friendly decorating tips!  Add depth and interest to your space by incorporating organic materials, a mix of textures and artisanal pieces throughout. Add pops of color to your home with colorful furniture. …

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Questions to Ask While Touring Apartments

Knowing what questions you want answered during an apartment tour will save you time and energy. It will also help you compare each apartment community accurately, because you’ll have the same information for every apartment you viewed! Below are questions we recommend that you ask during a tour to ensure you find the right apartment …

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The Champion Companies Ranks Nationally for Online Reputation

Multi-family firm is recognized as a top management company in SatisFacts and J Turner Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Champion Companies, a leading multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio, ranked as a top management company on two national lists measuring apartment communities’ online reputations. Champion ranked 18th in SatisFacts’ Top 100 Management …

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