Ask an Expert: Ron Dupont
President, Red Oak Apartment Homes, Inc.
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Renting an Apartment
Okay, you have found your prefect apartment. You are ready to sign the papers and move in. It’s an exciting time for you. It’s important to know that what you are entering into is a contract and there are 5 very important things for you to keep in mind.
- Lease = Agreement:
By signing a lease, you have legally agreed to the terms and conditions of said lease. Ignoring these conditions can put you into hot water and out of a place to live.
- Security Deposit-It’s No Biggie:
Companies ask their residents to pay a security deposit. Don’t forget that if you leave the apartment messy or damaged, the costs to fix and clean will often exceed the security deposit and leave you with another bill to pay.
- Noise Happens:
Sometimes noise does happen and I never ask residents to tip toe or whisper. On the other hand, an apartment is not a place to open a private night club. Don’t let noise complaints pile up against you. They can lead to termination of your lease.
- If You Walk Away From your Lease, It Will Follow You:
Your actions will determine your future. Skipping out on a lease can ruin your credit- or your co-signer’s credit. It may also prevent you from obtaining another apartment in the future.
- Why Pay Your Rent On Time:
First of all, it’s in your contract. A good payment history can help build credit and be the start to applying for a car loan. On the other hand, being a chronic late-payer will only lead to heavy late fees and court costs that add up and damage your credit score.
Once a year the Restaurants in New Hampshire Hold this very special event.
For eight days (from May 17th to May 25th, 2013) you can visit and enjoy lunch or dinner at great restaurants all over the state.
Many offer special menus at very affordable prices for this event.
For more information go to:
Try something new or visit an old favorite.
Eating out…Now That’s the Red Oak Life!
Here’s a great deal if you like going to the beach!
This trip is planned by the Manchester Transit Authority and costs only $4.00.
Get to the beach and enjoy your day without worrying about parking!
The bus leaves Veterans Park and arrives at the Hampton Beach State Park an hour later.
Save the date: Saturday, June 22nd. A $4.00 day pass required (no half fare discounts).
No need to buy tickets in advance or sign up! (first come, first serve)
Check the MTA website for details about the time!
A day at the beach…Now that’s the Red Oak Life!
Ask An Expert Series:
An Interview with Red Oak Apartment Homes Owner: Ron Dupont
May 7, 2013
Interviewer: Ron, Tell us how long Red Oak Apartment Homes has been doing business in NH?
Ron: We started in 1984 with a 3 family house in Hudson, NH. Over the years we have expanded into 8 NH towns and cities and offer over 1200 apartments.
I: What makes your company unique?
R: We have an apartment home for everyone and every lifestyle. We have quiet country settings, urban locations, affordable to luxury styles and everything in between.
I: What are some of the services that you offer to residents?
R: First, let me say that our residents are very important to us. We want to make them happy and make life easy for them every day. Some of the ways we do this is to have 3 leasing offices. Two of them are open 7 days a week with Wednesday evening hours as well. We also have a new, easy to use website. It conforms to your mobile device to make contacting us easy no matter where you are. A third point is our expert maintenance team. We have skilled technicians with knowledge of plumbing, heating, electrical and carpentry skills. They are on call for emergencies 24 hours a day/7days a week. We also have lots of choices for our customers. This includes a variety of locations, prices and apt styles.
I: What are some things a resident can do on the Red Oak Website?
R: Our website is http://www.redoaproperties.com There are several things a resident or a prospective resident can do there. A prospective resident can view all our property locations and see an updated availability list. Our current residents can submit work orders, ask us a question, refer a friend for an apartment or pay their rent on-line. They can read our blog and connect with us on our social media networks.
I: What’s new at Red Oak?
R: We are very proud of our newest properties at Milford Trails and Eastern Trails in Milford, NH. We purchased these properties about 18 month ago and have made a very large investment in improving the buildings, amenities and grounds.
Every day is a new day at Red Oak. I invite you to come and meet our great staff. Let us help you find the apartment of your dreams!
Beautiful 3 bedroom Straight Front Colonial House for Rent!
This house was rented in April 2013. Check in with us to see what other homes and apartments we have for rent!!
Located in Manchester’s North End at 29 Aladdin St.
Convenient to Rte 93 at Exit 8, Rte 101 and Wellington Rd.
Price is $2,379 per month
3 Large Bedrooms
Gas Fireplace in Living Room
Ceiling Fan in Family Room
Large, Fully Applianced Kitchen with Microwave and Dishwasher
Hardwood Floors in the Dining Room
Master Suite with Whirlpool tub, walk-in closet and second closet
All Season Patio Room with Ceiling Fan
Full Walk out Basement with Washer Dryer Hook-ups and soak sink
2 Car Garage under
Natural Gas Heat
Don’t miss out! Call to tour today!
Pets accepted. We allow Dog up to 100 pounds (Pet fees and Breed Restrictions apply)
Rent your next apartment home today!
Call Red Oak Apartment Homes for a tour: NH’s Apartment Rental Leader
Ask an Expert:
Ron Dupont, President of Red Oak Apartment Homes, Inc.
Grills and Apartments
It’s that time of year! We are all thinking about getting outside and enjoying the warm weather.
One of my favorite things is grilling dinner outside on the grill. Always put safety first whenever you are going to cook outside.
Here are some important things for our residents to remember when grilling at their apartment.
First, no grills, cookers or fryers are allowed on any decks, balconies or patios at any Red Oak Properties.
You may grill as long as you are at least 15 feet away from your building, except at properties like Sunset Ridge and Milford Trails that have designated grilling areas.
Important Safety Tips to Remember:
- Place your grill at least 15 feet from any building.
- Grill only on a flat surface that can’t catch fire.
- Never use gasoline, alcohol or kerosene to start your fire.
- Don’t add lighter fluid once your coals are on fire.
- Make sure all hose connections are tight and in good condition.
Once you have finished grilling:
- Soak the coals with water.
- Close the grill lid and any vents on the grill tightly.
Enjoy the summer and happy picnicking!
The Red Oak Staff is Boston Strong Today!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the horrible Marathon Massacre.
Look for your Red Oak Staff members wearing the colors and logos of their favorite Boston teams, schools and locations on Friday April 19th.
This small gesture is just one way to help keep the memory of those lost or injured at the Boston Marathon on Monday in our minds and hearts.
Boston is a great city and their strength and our help will get them through this.
You can wear Boston on Friday too!
Now That’s the Red Oak Life!
Ask an Expert: Apartment Living tips for Dog Owners!
From Ron Dupont, President, Red Oak Apartment Homes, Inc.
Your dog is part of your family and you want to make sure your apartment is going to be a good fit for him. Here are a few things to think about when living with your dog in an apartment.
If you live in an apartment that has a city setting you will want to socialize your pup for the sights and sounds of the city. Take him to busy street corners and to common areas in your building so that he can learn about these spots slowly. If your building has elevators take him in and out during slow times of the day to get him used to it. This will show him that elevators are all normal parts of life.
A pet friendly property will have other pet owners living there. Dog owners always seem to find each other so get ready to introduce yourself. You can form a group of owners who like to go on outings with their dogs. They will be a great resource to you with knowledge about local parks, veterinarians or pet sitters they trust. Your dog will stay mentally sharp with all this interaction with other dogs. Introducing new toys to your dog also keeps them alert. If your dog loves to sniff everything in sight, leave some new scents on items in your apartment such as lavender on his bed or a clean cloth that has been rubbed on a neighbor’s pet.
While small dogs are believed to be better suited to city living, big dogs can be calmer indoors. The key is to exercise all size dogs. Keep your pup on a leash at all times to keep him safe.
Red Oak Apartment Homes has several locations that welcome your dogs. We accept dogs that are less than 25 pounds at our Sunset Ridge location in Manchester and dogs that are up to 100 pounds at our Milford Trails and Eastern Trails locations in Milford. We do have a pet fee and regulations about certain breed restrictions. Both of these properties have great areas for walking your dog and meeting other dog owners. We even have a dog park at our Milford Trails property.
Call Red Oak Apartment Homes to get started looking for your pet friendly home. Call: 603-668-8282.
Ask an Expert
President of Red Oak Apartment Homes, Inc.
Apartment Hunting Tips: Location, Location, Location!!
When looking for an apartment home the location is often one of the most important things that really matters to you.
(After the price, of course)
Choosing the Location for YOU
Choosing a great location can be very different for each individual.
If you have a growing family proximity to parks, schools and recreational activities will be important to you. Perhaps a more suburban location is what you desire.
Do you hate a long commute to work every day? If so, then choose a place to live that is close to work or very convenient to major roadways. You might even consider living in a location that will allow you to be traveling in the opposite direction of rush hour traffic in the morning and evening.
Are you interested in living in the heart of the city? Walking to work, restaurants, shops and entertainment is easy when you choose an urban location. Sometimes parking can be more challenging in the city, so be sure to ask about the parking that is available where you are looking to rent.
Apartments in that Perfect Neighborhood
Red Oak can help you find the location that will be a perfect fit for you when you make a move. We have apartments and condos in 7 NH towns and cities.
From Urban to Suburban, Luxury to Affordable and everything in between, we have what you need. Give us a call at 603-668-8282 to get started.