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Living in small space doesn't mean you can't have a furry friend -- it just means you have to do some planning.
200 Commerce Dr Ste 206Coraopolis, PA 15108
From Business: F. David Sylvester & Associates, Inc., is a full-service real estate management firm. We specialize in community association management, serving the Pittsburgh me…
Living in small space doesn't mean you can't have a furry friend -- it just means you have to do some planning.
We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
My husband and I lived in this apartment complex from Summer 2016 to Fall 2017. At first, we were very pleased.Then little things began to bother us. There are washing machines and dryers on each floor, but using them was fairly expensive. The clothes often failed to dry properly. The washers were so inefficient that our white sheets turned yellow. The outdoor patio spaces look wonderful, but when we tried to use the gas grill in the middle of summer, we had to try several different ones before we found one that worked. Our neighbors regularly yelled at each other in the hallway late at night, and management apparently never took stronger action then sending a series of employees to talk to them. All these things were minor, but they became more problematic when management told us that our rent would be raised by around 7.2% for the next year’s contract. After signing the new contract, we began to consider moving, and clarified with management the fee to break the contract (1 month’s rent). We continued our search, found a house, and began the process to break our contract. Throughout this time, my husband was in occasional contact with an employee. We then discovered that management had doubled the fee two days before we officially broke the contract. Although it was legal, they never informed us in any apparent way. We met with the complex manager, who was condescending and acted like they had done us a favor by having such relatively cheap fees. Apparently it never occurred to her that we’re not charity recipients; we patronized their business because of the cheap fees, which had just doubled.Thankfully, we were in a financial position to purchase the house, despite the fee increase; someone else might not have been so fortunate. Although I realize that management did nothing illegal, I believe that they were unprofessional and unwise. I cannot recommend Park View as a place to live; convenient location, nice views, but simply not worth the money or hassle.
This business has the worst customer service skills I have ever experienced, and I work in the automotive industry and have worked in the restaurant industry. From the Top, to the regional, all the way down to the complex managers they hire to run their buildings, I have experienced nothing but neglect, disrespect, and blatant disregard since I have started with trying to get an issue resolved. My apartment was damaged due to the facility's lack of attention to detail ( water damage, dust and dirt from brick pointing, dirt and grime tracked in from the kitchen makeover) then i was charged after I moved out for carpet replacement. After I refused to pay, it was turned into collections and has impacted mine and my roommates credit history severely. I have been able to remove this invalid debt from my credit history but my roommates have not been quite as fortunate and there has been no effort on Sierra Managements part to assist with the issues on the credit bureaus, even with paying this in full. I have been passed from person to person, I have been treated like a low class citizen, I have been laughed at, and i have not been called back after 6 messages and a verbal promise to get back to me from one of their executive positions. My time renting at Nob Hill Apartments, and my experiences with Sierra Management have been disgraceful. They don't even deserve the one star I was required to give for a review.
Exceptional building. Extremely luxurious. Exclusive client base. Management is professional. Staff courteous and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
I have lived here for more than a year.The heaters dont work well. There are some places in the apartment that's always colder than the other places. The maintenance guy (John) was very nice and helpful. However, the management company was terrible so as the building manager. Be careful of those "hidden fees"! They wouldn't tell you at first, but if you were to break the lease, you will have to pay half of a month's rent as their "service charge", which isn't even listed in the lease. It makes sense that you have to keep paying for the rent if you break the lease. But to pay for the parking space as well? That is ridiculous. Also, they don't care if people park at your parking space even if you are paying for it. They don't care about your personal difficulties, they just want your money (of course, all management company is like this). Overall, I had a terrible experience staying at this place. I'm very glad that i moved out. Oh and did I mention that their rent is so overpriced?
Emerald Gardens looks like a good place to live at first glance; however as you start living there you see more cons than pros. I will list a couple of them below for prospective tenants. Please keep those in mind before you move here:Cons: 1. The neighborhood is not safe. It is very close to McKees Rocks and Sheraden. I don`t think you can walk around the complex when the sun sets. 2. Heating is a problem in these units. Downstairs is super cold and upstairs is always burning as hell. The way heating has been set up is super weird. During winter make sure you have tons of blankets downstairs. If you have kids as we do that should be very tough.3. The walls are so thin. You can hear every possible conversation of your neighbors and I am pretty sure they hear ours. 4. The units do not have washers and dryers so you have to use the community laundry rooms which are plenty. There are some rude neighbours who dare to touch your clothes or laundry rooms are used by outsiders. Not safe!!!. 5. No place to entertain kids.6. Parking is an issue. Tenants do not have designated parking areas so it is very possible for you to park on other streets and walk to your apt in the middle of the night because your neighbor has 4 cars and they have already blocked the entire court.
At first I was excited about this apartment because it was the best I could find near my job that allowed pets, but now all I have to say is run while you still can. This place is not as advertised. The washer and dryer units are almost always broken and you have to call the company (not our maintenance) to get them fixed which can take up to a week. They will also show you a beautiful model of their apartments, but this is just a illusion. The paint job does not match and is patched up, the mock granite counter tops look anything but, I can see where they patched up a wall they knocked out in my bedroom, the carpets have bong stains from previous occupants, and the bathroom basin is so cheap that when my cat knocked my candle over it punched a huge hole through it. There is also a major bug infestation because of our lovely residents from Nepal leaving trash and food in the hallway and their children constantly breaking the windows and doors to the buildings. I have tried to be patient and I usually like learning from people of other cultures, but these people from Nepal that make up well over half our population here are simply appalling, sexist, loud, and messy. Don't even try to put in a noise complaint when they are celebrating from 5pm to 4am because management will do nothing. Another part of our population are drug dealers so I hope you enjoy fumes and sketchy people. Also while they advertise they no longer take section 8 I have to call that to question. There are cops and ambulances in my neighborhood several times a week. It is advertised as a nice wholesome community and looks nice from the outside, but don't be fooled. These are overpriced projects with a crappy attempt at a new paint job. My lease is up in August and I am relieved.
These are great apartments. I have lived in my fair share of apartments in the Pittsburgh area and these are not only very reasonably priced, but also beautiful and well maintained. You get the feel of a suburban life while remaining within a 15 minute commute to downtown. The management is amazing and very kind. I've never had any issues with maintenance and when I need something fixed they are always prompt. When we moved in the apartments was absolutely SPOTLESS. I don't think I've ever moved in anywhere so clean and well maintained. We are moving in a month and believe me we are sad to go. If you are looking for a great apartment in the 'Burgh look no further. Seriously.
Super place to live. I love my apartment and I am a very happy tenant. Modern, high end details. Spacious, and gorgeous. Security building situated in a safe Mt. Lebanon neighborhood. Professional population.
I ABSOLUTELY HATED LIVING HERE! I stayed here for a year while I finished my education at the mortuary school down the street. Heres my list of whys:1. parking is a horror, for the amount that I paid to live here I should not be getting so upset every. single. day. just to find a parking space. Half of the lot is given to "leased" parking which isn't available to those that live here and is never ever near full. Forget about the parking garage, the card reader is like 100 years old and practically broke each time I used it because it wouldn't read my card and I had to jam the thing into the reader!!2. the apartment itself is a frustration. The cabinets stick and I practically lost a nail or ended up with a splinter every time I opened one. They are always working on the damn building!! I don't think there is ever a time where I don't hear a jack hammer or drill first thing in the morning. That is where all of this rent money is going! Half of the repairs that are done are useless and unnecessary. When I first moved in I had tons and tons of boxes that I needed to get rid of and I called the office to ask for help, like it said in my lease. Well, surprise surprise they wanted to charge me!! God forbid I was a little old lady who couldn't do that on my own! Needless to say, I brought the boxes down by myself..... All this place wants is money for everything! Don't even dare leaving your stovetop dirty when you move out, that'll be a 50 dollar charge...3. Moving out is the biggest pain in the world! They program the elevator so it only goes to the floor where your stuff is and then to where you are moving in. Well, you're lucky if some ------ that lives here doesn't take the elevator because then it gets stuck on their floor and you have to go retrieve it. Also, you're lucky if the maintenance crew doesn't steal the elevator away from you and let anyone use it. When I moved from the my apartment up to my boyfriends a few floors up, the maintenance guy (who was very very rude to me) kept pestering us every 30 mins about when we would be done and then he just shut the thing off on us! So, we just held the elevator up and it would beep over and over until we finally took it where we needed to. In conclusion, I would not recommend this place. Find something cheaper and less frustrating in the area.
My three roommates and I moved into an old and outdated basement apartment at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. We were told that all the walls had just been repainted and new carpet installed so we took precautions to keep the apartment in excellent condition. We went the whole year without damaging anything in the apartment or staining the carpet. We cleaned the apartment regularly while we lived there and spent two days cleaning vigorously before we moved out. About a month after moving out, we were notified that in addition to not receiving our security deposit, we were being charged an additional $650 for cleaning fees. Total this was equivalent to around $3000! They charged us to clean and repaint all the walls as well as to re-clean nearly every aspect of the apartment. We were four responsible and tidy college students who spent an entire year taking very good care of an apartment that was not in a good condition to begin with and this company took advantage of us. Unless you can afford to take them to court when they try to scam you after you move out, I would highly recommend staying away from this company.