Protect Your Car In Your Apartment Parking Lot

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 20, 2018

According to the California Highway Patrol there were 175,351 vehicles stolen in California in 2017. That's a value of approximately $1.3 billion. That doesn't even include the thousands of car break-ins where thieves just smash and grab cellphones and other items left visible in cars. San Francisco is having a car break-in epidemic, with almost 30,000 vehicle break-ins recorded last year.

So how do you keep your ride safe from would-be thieves? Follow these simple rules to drastically reduce your risk...

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Renter Solutions, Renters Insurance

Air Quality Tips for Fire Season

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 18, 2018

No matter where you call home in the good old U.S. of A. there tends to be a season in which you are more careful than others.

East Coasters have hurricane season. During this season it’s important for them to keep an eye on the weather in case they need to evacuate or protect their homes. 

Midwesterners have tornado/storm season. It’s important for them to keep their storm cellars stocked with essential supplies and have boards ready to protect their windows. 

West Coasters, especially Californians, have fire season. This is a season that can seem to last for months on end and leaves you wondering if fall will ever show up. Even if there is no fire within your direct area, smoke can still be in the air.

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Topics: Safety

Beware These Current Scamming Trends!

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 13, 2018

Crooks are creative. While they may lack other qualities like honesty and integrity, they certainly apply themselves when it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money. If you don't stay up to date on current scam trends you might just get taken advantage of. Did you know there are actually scammers going door to door dressed as utility workers and demanding payment for overdue bills? That's pretty bold, and a little scary.

What about "Smishing" have you heard of that one?

How do you avoid scams like this at your Chico apartment? Read on...

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Topics: Apartment Living, Living in an Apartment, Safety

3 Ways “Slice of Chico” Gives a Snapshot of Living in Chico

Posted by Paige Gilbert

July 11, 2018

While our blog posts mainly focus on Living in Chico rental properties and all the things you can do within them, it’s always fun to post about actually living in Chico. Downtown Chico always has something to offer, whether it’s shopping to support local business, eating at fabulous restaurants, or attending annual events like Slice of Chico.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Support, Summer Activities in Chico

July - August Events in Chico

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 08, 2018

The months of July and August are when it starts to really get hot here in Chico, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy all there is to offer. Make sure you find ways to celebrate all this summer whether it’s in the form of a free concert, watermelon slices, or getting the gang together for an outdoor movie.

We’ve pulled together a collection of events in Chico, and if you are a resident of a Living in Chico property, there are a select group of exclusive events at the bottom of this post just for you that have been set up by your Creating Caring Communities Team! Go forth and enjoy.

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Topics: Summer Activities in Chico, Creating Caring Communities, Community Events, Things to Do

Master the Art of "Garage Sailing" to Furnish Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 06, 2018

Garage Sailing (attending garage sales) is an art. Just like sailing a ship, you have to have a plan, set your course, and have a keen eye to arrive home with a catch you can be proud of. Garage Sailing is not without its perils. The suburban seas can be treacherous. Learn how to navigate the dangers of these waters to furnish your Chico apartment on a budget.

Furnishing your apartment can get expensive, especially if it's your first one and you're starting from scratch. The best way to completely furnish your apartment on a modest budget is to find hidden gems at garage sales. Look for items that suit your needs. For furniture, focus your attention on the form and sturdiness of an item, not so much on the color. If the color doesn't fit your style, don't worry, you would be surprised what a few cans of spray paint can do.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, My First Apartment

Party Like it's 1776 This 4th of July at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

June 30, 2018

If you are looking for a new way to celebrate America's birthday - go OLD SCHOOL! Colonial-era Americans knew how to party, so this 4th of July, party like it's 1776. But what does that mean?

We put together some ideas below to make your Independence Day celebration feel more authentic at your Chico apartment.

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Topics: 4th of July

How to Beat the Heat Outside Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

June 27, 2018

You’ve spent a fair amount of time in your apartment trying to beat the heat, but what happens when you start to get antsy and just want to be set free? Clearly the answer is to leave your apartment! Yet the idea of leaving your apartment when Chico is heading towards the warm hundreds sounds like a terrible plan.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico, Things to Do

Conquer Your Chico Bucket List While Living in Chico Rental Properties

Posted by Jessica Miley

June 24, 2018

Our town of Chico has so many different things for you to do that it can be a little overwhelming to keep track of! So if you are new to Chico, or just want to be reminded of the beautiful and fun things that Chico has to offer, here is a bucket list for you to try to complete while you are living in Chico rental properties.

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Summer Grilling Guide for Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

June 22, 2018

There is no better time for grilling than summer. It's a great way to enjoy the warm summer weather while keeping the extra heat generated from cooking outside. Cooking inside releases heat into your apartment and makes your AC work even harder. Most Chico apartments do not allow charcoal grills, due to the smoke and smell of lighter fluid when you start them up. Don't worry though, we have you covered. Check with your apartment manager first, but most apartments allow a gas grill on your patio. 

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Summer Activities in Chico

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