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FAQ

What types of housing are available for students?

ON CAMPUS HOUSING

There are many options for students looking for housing and the first choice to make is on-campus or off-campus.  When you think of on-campus living the positives of being close to class, friends, and the dining hall can be outweighed by the prospect of living in a residence hall old enough to have housed your parents and sharing a closet-sized bedroom with a roommate who may have a totally different schedule and idea of cleanliness.

 

When choosing among off campus housing options students can select from traditional multifamily apartments, houses near campus, and student apartment communities.

 

TRADITIONAL APARTMENTS

Multifamily apartment communities have many advantages over on-campus housing, among them are greater space, amenities, and privacy.  Drawbacks include splitting utility bills with roommates and being on the hook for 100% of the rent, even your roommates portion.

 

HOUSES NEAR CAMPUS

Renting a house near campus comes with great freedom to host guests and entertain in your space plus the benefit of not sharing walls with neighbors however many of these houses near campus are not managed by expert property management firms meaning maintenance requests may not be handled quickly or professionally.

 

STUDENT APARTMENT COMMUNITIES

If you’re looking for a luxury apartment close to Texas A&M and Blinn, look no further than The Tradition. This innovative apartment community features amenities such as a large clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, a pool area and so many more great features to make your time at Texas A&M or Blinn a delight.  Along with these great amenities, The Tradition also has 1 and 2-bedroom floorplans and the opportunity to live with others without sharing responsibility for one another’s rent. Schedule your tour today to see everything The Tradition has to offer.

 

What is the advantage of an individual lease?

An individual lease provides each of you with your own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only your lease obligations.  By signing an individual lease, you and your guarantor avoid the hassle of being responsible if a roommate doesn’t pay their rent.

 

How can I connect with roommates?

Everyone is looking for something different in a roommate situation. On one hand, you and a group may have decided to find an apartment where you can live together. On the other, you may be eager to make new friends and meet new roommates. We can happily accommodate both scenarios. If you are looking for roommates, we offer a unique roommate matching service. We aim to pair students with similar interests using our perceptive roommate-matching questionnaire. The goal is always to blend similar lifestyles and preferences and create fulfilling friendships among residents.

Is there a professional support staff on site?

Preferred Campus Management leadership has combined property management experience totaling over 150 years.  Our size and experience aptly equip us with the people, resources, and power to run our communities at the highest quality standard.  Within our on-site leasing office is a full-time staff whose job is to facilitate the leasing process and manage the resident experience.  Our service personnel are a dependable and hands-on team dedicated to routine property maintenance and after-hours emergency calls. Residents are encouraged to make requests for maintenance assistance through the convenient online resident portal, by phone, or in person at the leasing office.  Many students also vie for positions as Community Associates at our communities.  Nicknamed “CAs”, students in this coveted role help with leasing, resident events, and administrative tasks.  They also serve as liaisons, providing genuine, consistent, and valuable feedback from the residents’ perspective.

Are there any additional features included in the rate?

Your monthly installment includes an all-access pass to The Tradition’s incredible amenities, resident events, and unrivaled service.  You’ll enjoy free cable, internet, and utilities included to a generous cap.  Inside your apartment you’ll have a full furniture package, a private lockable bedroom and bathroom, all major appliances, a 32” TV and an Amazon Echo!

 

What should I expect for move-in day?

Move-in day is always an exciting experience and with fully-furnished apartments and no utilities to set up it’s easier than ever!  Preferred Campus Management has worked tirelessly to streamline the move-in day process and make it as easy for you as possible.  Simply come to the leasing office at your appointed time on move-in day with your ID to pick up your keys and get settled in.  Be sure to bring proof of insurance and a check or money order for your first installment of rent and any applicable security deposits.  Pro tip: turn in those items ahead of move-in day to speed through the check-in process.  If you have questions on the insurance requirements or your rent or security deposit amount simply call the leasing office and one of our friendly associates will help.

How does an installment lease work?

Our lease term is approximately 11.5 months coinciding with the university’s academic calendar and the total rent for the year is based on that period of occupancy.  For your convenience the total balance of the lease is divided into 12 equal installments due at the first of each month.  These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

Why The Tradition?

Living at The Tradition offers the very best in student apartments near Texas A&M and Blinn. At no other community can you enjoy all these benefits:

  • College Station’s best amenities offer the ultimate opportunity to relax with friends and focus on both socializing and academics.
  • Cozy bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, offer spacious wardrobes, a desk for studying and your own personal space.
  • Open floorplans allow you to get together with friends in a fun and comfortable setting.
  • Video-recorded surveillance and the Schlage system mean added peace of mind and sense of well-being.
  • On-site property management provides community maintenance and resident assistance whenever needed.
How do lease guarantors work?

All residents are required to have a guarantor for their lease to financially guaranty the lease obligations.  The guarantor must meet minimum credit and income requirements and sign the guarantor addendum to the lease.  In the event a student cannot provide a qualified guarantor an additional security deposit will be required.

 

Do I need renter’s insurance?

Preferred Campus Management requires $50,000 in liability insurance coverage for each resident.  While residents are free to select any insurance vendor for the coverage, we have partnered with Multifamily Insurance Partners to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a very competitive rate of approximately $11 per month.  MFIP also offers optional renters insurance to cover residents’ personal possessions.  For more information on the coverage available, visit MFIP’s website.

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