A great situation for the money|Recommended: YesI would tell them that it's a great location. Basically midway between downtown Champaign and the U of I campus. It's just a block away from the bus stop too. This website is handy, but you never know exactly how much you owe because there is no place that it tells you. So you have to guess what your balance is. Last month I was off by $3.00 and received a semi-threatening letter in the mail about how I owed the $3 still. I was thinking "Wow, I bet this letter took at least $3 worth of manpower and resources to send out. How ridiculous!" It was probably an automated letter, but still the system of online payment needs a little polishing. My hot water heater is not the best, the water does get really really hot, but doesn't last for very long at all. My A/C sucks. Just the one room that has the A/C unit gets nice and cool. They told me it would be sufficient to cool the whole apartment. INCORRECT. Everything else works fine and I love the place. Laundry is a little expensive in my opinion, $1 for a wash, $1.25 to dry. Parking is a little awkward with the assigned spots, but I guess it's better than not being able to find a spot. I love how quiet it is. My floor creaks really bad, so I bet my downstairs neighbors can hear me walking but I can hardly EVER hear anything from any of my neighbors. It's basically a soundproof building. Unbelievable.
Nice neighborhood, convenient location near campus|Recommended: YesIt's a nice affordable two-bedroom apartment of a size suitable for a couple or single person. Close to campus for those who need to get there, but far enough away to avoid being surrounded by students. While the single AC unit cools the apartment nicely when all the doors are open and a fan is used for circulation, the bedroom without is always quite a bit warmer. The folks at Royse and Brinkmeyer are very helpful and courteous. Problems/maintenance requests are attended to quickly. Noise levels vary, dependent on neighbors. Even with the windows closed, voices from the parking lot, adjacent units, and courtyard will occasionally penetrate into your apartment. Also, the tenants in the upstairs units have a tendency to forget that their floors are another's ceiling.
Good deal for the money, needs more kitchen storage|Recommended: YesI would tell them it's a good deal for the money, that I miss having a bigger kitchen, but the 2nd bedroom makes up for it. It would be nice to have cabinets hung over the kitchen counter. I would say my neighbor's kids are loud and that my apartment gets really hot and the little air conditioner can't keep the whole place cool without spending a fortune. I would say the location is perfect and maintenance is excellent. I would also say that the "one key per person on the lease" rule is pretty silly when only one person total is on the lease. I travel a lot and need someone to feed my cats: therefore I am constantly having to check out an extra key. It would be nice to have a 2nd key, when one person lives alone, in case the resident locks themselves out. It would be consistent with other rental companies' policies and would save your staff the trouble of having to let the resident in or signing out keys all the time.
Working on the 3rd year|Recommended: Yesand so far very satisfied with the company.