Embarking on the adventure of finding the perfect apartment is quite thrilling. Discovering Frederick County, Maryland and beginning to consider calling this uniquely charming area home, can make the experience even more exciting.
Once you start exploring Frederick County, it is easy to see why this location is ranked among the top 100 livable places in the United States. Here, scenic landscapes surround both historic and hipster settings and apartment communities like Fairway Vista and Mountain Glen are nestled less than an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C and Baltimore.
While there are numerous means to scope out the specialty shops, eateries, brew pubs, galleries and wineries with which you will surround yourself when you move into one of our garden communities, here are five tips to consider before signing the lease to your new Village Development Group apartment.
#1. Virtually tour the living space
You’ve explored the online photos and floorplan but it’s very important to arrange to see the living space before you rent an apartment. Take a virtual tour and quickly learn that you would have enough room to stretch out and relax as well as work from home if necessary in a Fairway Vista or Mountain Glen apartment. You will also see the spacious walk-in closet and storage space for your belongings. As you virtually tour the living space, you can also check any included appliances and make certain the apartment space meets all of your needs and requirements.
#2. Like your landlord
Village Development Group takes pride in customer service and always strives to do better if an experience is not handled to your satisfaction. Knowing how important it is for you to feel satisfied and safe in your new apartment, Fairway Vista and Mountain Glen landlords address concerns efficiently and effectively if and when they arise. Property managers prioritize upkeep and promptly handle maintenance requests.
#3. Factor in utility costs
In addition to the monthly rent, consider utility and service costs before signing a lease. Utilities include water, sewer, gas and electricity. Services can include garbage and snow removal. While some of these costs may be covered in your monthly rent, others may not. Your Fairway Vista or Mountain Glen apartment lease will clearly define which utility and service costs you are responsible for covering. If you have any questions, please consult with us prior to signing.
#4. Determine your pet policy
Not all apartment communities have the same rules when it comes to pets. If you have a pet, plan on getting one or would rather live in a pet-free environment, this detail is very important. Some rental communities do not allow any pets, with the exception of emotional support and service animals. Others determine which species, breeds and how many pets are reasonable within their building units. Within the Fairway Vista and Mountain Glen apartment communities, weight limits are generally set for pets, so be sure to ask specifically about your four-legged friend. If your animal meets community guidelines, you will have to pay a security deposit for your pet. Be sure to ask if there are other requirements before signing a lease if you are a pet owner.
#5. Prepare for the paperwork
You love Frederick County. You love the living space. You can abide by the community rules. Now it's time to gather all the paperwork for the application process for your Fairway Vista or Mountain Glen apartment.
Download and complete the residency application, which you will have to provide to the property manager along with your social security card, tax identification card or a letter from the Social Security Office. You will also have to provide a valid U.S. government-issued picture ID and two recent paystubs. Expect to pay a non-refundable application fee and a deposit if your application is approved (payable by money order or personal check). If you are a first-time renter, you may expedite the application process by bringing a co-signer or a few reference letters to turn in with your rental application.
Decided to sign the lease? Congratulations on finding your dream apartment and welcome to Frederick County, Maryland, a unique place that we know you will absolutely love calling home.