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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my satisfaction with Heritage Property Management. Since October of last year I have lived on beautiful little Lake Venesia just off of March Lane in Stockton. The condominiums around this little lake were built in 1984 and are as cute as bug’s ears. They are all due for a little TLC which Debbie Hamer and her staff at Heritage Property Management are attending to systematically. I love this little place. They just don’t build ’m like this any more folks. So far I have found Debbie and everyone at HPM just great to work with they have attended to repairs in a timely manner, with courtesy and professionalism. Living with a lake in your immediate back yard is awesome and I am spoiled for life. However when you live with such a great view it means you have no fences between properties to spoil that view it also means that certain accommodations and considerations need to be made with regard to your neighbors. People back east have been doing this for years (non fenced back yards). We all share this wonderful view with no boundaries but it requires a little extra effort not to infringe upon your neighbors privacy. The area bordering the lake and behind the condominiums is not public property and as a such it is not the appropriate place to pitch a tent or set up a bounce house castle (15’X15’X19’) squeezed between two trees and breaking their branches, there just isn’t the room for it. It is amazing to me that anyone would need to be told this.
I am one of those unfortunate owners who purchased a condo in the height of the real estate boom. Now with the way the economy is, I will be here for a while. When I purchased my unit, my building was being managed by another management company that did not care about us as owners, they couldn't account for funds and come to find out, there was an extremely high delinquency rate. Once Heritage Property Management stepped in and started managing, that all changed. The manager was able to change the morale of all of us who were feeling ""stuck"" because of the economy. Through a series of steps the Property Manager turned the Homeowners Association around by really starting to collect on past due fees. In a matter of two and a half years, the Association went from having no money to having over $100k in a reserve account to plan for the future. All while reducing the number of delinquent owners to less than 5% from 80% where it was in the beginning. Every person that I have spoken with at Heritage has been professional and courteous. Any type of question I ask them, they quickly have an answer and a resolution, if needed. I find comfort in knowing that if there is a problem, all I have to do is call and I am going to get someone on the phone and the problem will be handled. Based on my experience with them, I would highly recommend Heritage to anyone that asks. I'd recommend Heritage Property to any homeowner.
I have lived in Mariposa Lofts going on 4 years now. I absolutely love it here and it is in the MaryLin/Inman/Grady school district! The location of our unit is perfect for us. Just the right amount of sun for both balconies, no sound from any neighbors, looking over the pool, beltline & Atlanta skyline. Love the top floor! Carla and the front desk staff go above and beyond for me and my family and Mike and his team replace and fix things same day! Had my AC stop working... Whole new unit replaced the next morning. My range had some un-even heating in the oven...... 3 days later a BRAND NEW gorgeous convection drop in range! When things go wrong, I have never, ever felt like I was putting someone out. The series "Being Mary Jane" was just filmed here and I just found out that the whole building is going through a complete renovation. New gym, media center, exterior, front office and also the units! So glad that we chose Mariposa Lofts years ago. It really feels like we are on vacation everyday. :) Yes, there is a problem with break-ins to units as well as lots of cars. BUT now we have 2 security guards that walk the complex just for us and when I asked for an additional dead bolt to be installed on the front door it was completed the next day free of charge.
Lots of positives, but more negatives. Great location! Close to everything! Convenient! But Camden Phipps also has a high crime rate and limited parking, which the management lies about and never tells about. My apartment in Camden Phipps was broken into one year and my motorcycle was stolen another. The management wouldn’t allow me to see the video camera tapes if any and neither incident was announced to the other tenants on the property. Many tenants have dogs, but there is no green space on the property so dog waste would sometimes sit for days in halls and a few times on my door mat. Camden has done a great job fixing up the property. The pool area is very nice and vacant apartments are renovated, but rents have gone up by almost 20% a year. Because of increases in the rents, a lot of old tenants have moved on and there is a changing demographic in the area. The maintenance turnaround has slowed since Camden has taken over. The old management would fix things in a day, while Camden can take up to a week. If you plan on moving into Camden Phipps, please ask a tenant about the issues, because the agents and property manager Tiffany Days have been known to be dishonest.
Sandy Decker filled in for Sharon Silver as our Portfolio Manager while Sharon had her back operation and recovered. I, and the entire board of Dunwoody Chace, want you to know how much we appreciated having Sandy step in and do a very good job for us. Sandy is very capable and a quick learner, taking over her new duties so we did not miss a beat, pitching right in so we had only to familiarize her with all our quirks and expectations. She demonstrated strong follow-up, interest in and caring for our community, and contributed to our board meetings with sound advice and ideas. She was pleasant and easy to work with – she establishes and maintains relationships quickly -- always with a smile on her face and in her voice, keeping an even keel at all times. She even walked the community in August with board members, recording follow-ups and taking care of them. So, thanks for assigning Sandy to help us as well as Sharon. I know she and Sharon talked frequently to assure we were taken care of properly and in a timely manner. Having Sharon as our Manager and then experiencing Sandy filling in confirm the wisdom of our decision to contract with Heritage for your services.
I moved in a year and a half ago. The first year was ok, had no problems! if I had an issue with maintenance, I would call Steve the maintenance man and he'd come fix it!! This year Steve quite, the switch for my oven went out. They said they had to order a switch. It took almost 2 month's, of me calling and going and going to the office. They just got another stove to replace mine. then i started having problems with the plumbing.Now the water in my bathroom sink keeps coming up. they came twice already to fix it, the second time the had a plumber come out and dig. it worked for 2 weeks now its back just like it was!!!!! Now its on me cause I left my car door unlocked. But i've done that many time, even forgot to let my windows up. well last night they went through my car pulled out all my papers, just trashed my car, cause there was nothing in my car!!! These guys have been hanging out side, when I come out sometimes there guys sitting on the steps leaving their trash!!! the complex doesn't even blow the walk ways anyway!!!!! Spider webs, bugs , leaves, flyers from restaurants!!! I WILL NOT BE RENEWING MY LEASE!!!!
This place is actually really good for a couple of reasons. A lot of people seem to think this place is ghetto and full of riff raff. I've been living here almost 7 months now. The majority of people I see are African American, which basically means the people who make those assumptions are stereotyping based off of race. Tsk tsk. That and you would be surprised how many parking spots DON'T have cars in them lol. Anyway, what has impressed me the most is the staff here. They do not play. Felipe is seriously one of the best employees I've ever seen in that business. If you have a problem, he gets to the bottom of it period. Not just him either, the whole staff. I'm under the impression they are turning that place around and maybe it used to be kind of "ghetto". They are doing a good job if that's the case. I haven't had any problems there. Nor have there been any crazy incidents like cars getting broken into, murders, or crime in general. I think I got lucky because my back patio is very private and quiet which I love. I haven't had any issues here at all. None.
've been living here now for a little over 2 years and I love this place! When I first moved to Atlanta it was a really quick move and I didn't really have time to apartment search, The Prato was close to work, and they worked with me giving me advice on the phone, and sending me photos of my then studio. I was so happy with their service I ended up moving in blind without ever seeing the studio. And let me tell you I LUCKED OUT! It was so big compared to the studios in New York, and cheap! I even had a balcony and the complex had amenities- I never had any of that back home. A week into living in my new place I got a knock on the door, and got fresh baked cookies from a young couple called "The Cares Team" who put together events in the complex. I was sold. Now I won't say that everything has been perfect, this summer my AC went out, but I put in a ticket and alerted maintenance and it was up and working again in less than an hour. Avery is always there whenever I have a question or need something fixed, and he genuinely cares about his residents.
Just a note of thanks from my household to all of you. I am so thankful for all that you have been able to accomplish on behalf of our community. Things are looking so wonderful and every time I turn around something new and better is happening in our neighborhood. I have been meaning to write this email for months, I'm sorry it has taken me this long. In the years that I have lived here it is my opinion that this is the most productive HOA board assembled and I am thankful to all of you for your efforts. I also wanted to share that I continue to hear positive feedback one neighbor to another about the continued improvement of our neighborhood and how lovely things are looking. I am looking forward to a wonderful summer season and assisting in any way that I can to make that happen. Thank you all for the countless hours you spend while balancing everything else that you have on your plates it has not gone unnoticed I assure you!
I've lived at The Crossing at Henderson Mill for the past 7 years. The management and maintenance staff have changed throughout the years and must say that over the past 2 years things have gone good to supurb. Living here has been the best experience I have ever had in an apartment community. Whenever I need something, the office staff goes above an beyond to assist me and my family. I have referred several people to this community and we really enjoy our homes. It is quiet and very peaceful. The property is kept clean, the maintenance staff is very efficient and always available to fix whatever we need, and over the past 2 years, the property has been very safe. The courtesy officer makes himself available at anytime and so does the manager and assistant manager. They will come to your home anytime for anything you need. In my seven years, I have NEVER had a problem with pest control. I absolutely love my apartment!