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4201 Fairmont PkwyPasadena, TX 77504
Hi my name is Cherry, my family and I have lived in Sandstone for a year and half and we love it. We are about to renew our lease again. The staff is great everyone is pleasant and professional at all times seriously. The manager Veronica is especially sweet and helpful.Maintenence is courtious …
161 W Shadowbend Ave Ste 100Friendswood, TX 77546
From Business: Huntington Woods (281) 992-1975 701 South Friendswood Dr. Friendswood *Traditionally Furnished Clubhouse *Valet Trash Collection *Waterscaped Pool & Deck *Friendswood ISD *Conveniently Located To Shopping *Washer / Dryer Connections *Microwaves / Ice Makers *Covered Parking *1 & 2 BR / Den *Many Upgrades Available *Control…
3500 Red Bluff RdPasadena, TX 77503
I have been in my apartment for the past six month and very happy. I have seen the changes going on at Casa Palmas. Being that I was a first time rent the office staff made me feel welcome as they do every time I call or go into the office.
3200 Federal RdPasadena, TX 77504
These apartments have the potential to be a lot better. Problem one is there are a ton of stray cats that will use the restroom on the sidewalks, porches and front door. I called the office and they said no one wants to capture them bc they don't know what deseases they have. Problem two is the …
2216 Harris AvePasadena, TX 77506
From Business: Copper Ridge Apartments are sure to offer you lavish community amenities and spacious floor plans to make you feel right at home. Luxury apartment homes conveniently located in Pasadena, Texas.
2701 Pasadena BlvdPasadena, TX 77502
So, these apartments are decent and that's why I gave a 3 star rating. It is loud. You can hear your neighbors pretty clear. Sirens from ambulances and cop cars going down Pasadena Blvd. The neighbors will wait for you to leave if you're parked up front. I work late so I hardly ever get a decent…
1141 Burke RdPasadena, TX 77506
Stay away from these apartments while Erica is "manager". She is such a nice person when you first meet her and will give you a great deal with the rent. After this if you move just to give you the best idea it is like a child playing to manage a property. My apartment was in horrible …
7201 Spencer HwyPasadena, TX 77505
You will get tired complaining all the time but your complain will not be resolved at the end. I have roof leaking several places its been 6 months they come fix something and again when it start leaking when it rain. I am really frustated. I lost almost $200 grocery beacuse of rain leaks till n…
6565 Spencer HwyPasadena, TX 77505
The office staff is completely incompetent. There is obviously a lack of communication between the THREE people that work in the office because any time we have to deal with them we get multiple calls about the same issue as if nothing has been documented in our file. We turned in our apartments…
920 Houston AvePasadena, TX 77502
This place is absolutely horrible, they tow your car when you're not even parked in a reserved horrible roaches horrible fleas people start playing rap music at 8 o'clock in the morning maintenance never fixes anything and the people that run this place are a freaking joke I do not recommend thi…
2001 Burke RdPasadena, TX 77502
This place is horrible! They never answer the phone and close during office hours so if you need something, good luck. If you do happen to reach them. It still does not get fixed. The front office is a joke and don't care what problems you have with the apartment as long as you are paying them. …
4343 Shaver StPasadena, TX 77504
Great news!!!! Park Hollow Apartments is under new ownership and management. Huge improvements are happening now! They have great referral programs and move-in specials, so if anyone wants to move let me so I can get paid. I know that they have efficiency, 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms available for immedi…
4811 E Sam Houston Pkwy SPasadena, TX 77505
From Business: Hawthorne at Crenshaw is a brand new luxury apartment community located off the Sam Houston Parkway in Pasadena, TX. Our community is in a prime location, when you need to get around Houston, we made it easy with convenient access to major freeways and highways. Everything needed to complement your lifestyle can be found i…
Living in small space doesn't mean you can't have a furry friend -- it just means you have to do some planning.
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Great apartments nice manager all around a very nice experience. Its not noisey at all very silent apartments no one is too loud or anything.
The office staff is completely incompetent. There is obviously a lack of communication between the THREE people that work in the office because any time we have to deal with them we get multiple calls about the same issue as if nothing has been documented in our file. We turned in our apartments keys, mailbox key, and a WRITTEN AND SIGNED NOTICE that we were moving out and they still called me at work to ask when I was turning in the keys! Is this a joke?!? I will 100% never recommend anyone to ever live here. This is not the first issue I’ve had with th office staff but thank god it is the last. Save yourself the money and headache and find another complex.
This place is a damn joke! The manager Rebecca and her associate Brenda act all friendly just so people can move in but are disrespectful right after the contract is made! There's a leak above my tub like twice a month. They claim they fix it but if it keeps happening, clearly something isn't going right. They might do 2nd chances and take misdemeanor but I would not recommend this place to anyone!
I lived here for 5+ years. Shelley, manager, kept this building well-maintained, & peaceful, & safe.Just to walk-in you would never know it was low-rent, as it has an air of elegance, and provides all a senior could ever ask for in amenities.If I ever needed to move back to Houston area, thus is where I would want to live again.
Absolutely disgusting lazy people in the office wont fix s**t and go agead and take off your mirrors see what they COVER with them smh same with the paint they paint over roaches smh
the only problems were the hot water kept going out, the drought of 2011 caused settling and cracks developed in the walls. it was rather clean and was well kept. but they priced a lot of us out of there. charging houston prices in pasadena is not a good idea, if you want to keep people who behave, don't steal or vandalize and don't have the cops called on them all the time.
its better off closed. Mother Nature mercifully put it out of its misery. it was worn out and bug infested. at least the owners can collect the insurance.
You will get tired complaining all the time but your complain will not be resolved at the end. I have roof leaking several places its been 6 months they come fix something and again when it start leaking when it rain. I am really frustated. I lost almost $200 grocery beacuse of rain leaks till now Also, stove was burning high evwn if you put low flame. I complained 5-6 times they came change coil, they came change steel cover they change wiring but still happening they change stove with the old stove which brought roaches with it. But still stove problem is same and one more issue happend of roaches. No good management.I talked to management they said we are not responsible for anything. Such a rude.I reccomend dont waste your money here. Dont deserve star at all.
Let me start by saying save your money and do not move here. I moved into these apartments in 2012. When I moved in they were under completely different management. Honestly it wasn't that bad i know from the look of the apartments they aren't the nicest thing but the rent was cheap, the apartment was decent, and if i had problems they would be resolved. Flash forward to the next year when they switched management. With the new management came changes, one of which was remodeling the apartment whenever i signed a new lease, hello i was super excited i was getting new flooring through out the whole apartment. It became one of the worst experiences. it was supposed to take four days max to complete everything which was bearable. Four days turned into three month's. i spent and entire week with my toilet in my bath tub unable to simply live in my apartment. My floors were bare concrete the entire time, My refrigerator and oven were placed in my living room. I begged them to hurry up and finish. i have a two year old son who had to spend most of the time in my bedroom because that was the only room in the entire apartment that was even livable. They refused to move us into another apartment even just for a short amount of time, and i was expected to pay rent in full. Finally they got the floors done.. well as done as they were going to get. as i sit here writing this over six months later the flooring is still not complete. other issues include1. having cold water every single week and being told they werent aware that i called them 20 times about it2. being told i have to pay 75 dollars for a trash bag left on my balcony (that one i get, was my fault)3. They lost the pet deposit paper work and now want me to pay the pet deposit again... didnt realize it was my problem they are completely unprofessional.. and yet now it is. 4. they told everyone that the apartments needed to make new copies of their house keys and if the keys werent brought in within 3 days we would be fined... also didnt realize it was my problem they what? misplaced?? over 300 keys?? who knows.5. changed the lock on the mailbox with no prior noticed and i was told i needed to buy the new key... wait.. what? 6. My absolute favorite rule is, that there is no playing in the parking lot... that is unless youd like to pay 50 dollars for that. This review is so long, and i am sorry for that, but i find, when im looking for somewhere to move the first thing i do is look at the reviews and if i can help one person make the decision not to move here i will be beyond happy.
The place is infested with roaches and bedbugs. I have had black soldier fly maggots falling out of the return air vent in my hallway for 2 months. They have done nothing about it. On the weekends the music is loud and these residents just throw their garbage everywhere...dirty diapers, fast food wrappers and beer cans and broken glass everywhere. It is not wheel chair accessible either!
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.