Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It is almost the end of February, which means March is just around the corner! One of the longest standing traditions for Atlanta in March is the Atlanta St. Patrick’s day parade in Midtown, Atlanta. This year’s parade will be on March 12th, and is sure not to disappoint. 

St. Patricks day paradeLet us learn a bit about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, and the parade!

This year is 2016, and is particularly special to the Irish. It marks the centennial since the 1916 Irish Easter Rising, which was a critical step in the Irish gaining their independence from Great Britain. After this pivotal moment in history, it was just a few, albeit turbulent, years until Ireland would be declared a free state in 1922.

St. Patrick’s Day, as a whole, celebrates the Irish culture by remembering the feast of St. Patrick, as well as honoring his life, which is also the goal of the parade. The Atlanta parade began in 1858, making it not only Atlanta’s oldest parade, but one of the oldest in the country! The city of Atlanta has welcomed and supported the Irish community in remembering St. Patrick through this parade, and The Atlanta Constitution even dedicated an entire page to the parade in 1893.

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day parade will be Saturday March 12th in Midtown, Atlanta. If you are looking to do something that is family-friendly and educational as well as just plain fun, you should check it out. If you have an Atlanta apartment or condo along the parade route you can simply go out on your balcony and watch it, or if you’re interested in renting one, contact us!

Why You Should Use ForLease Atlanta If You Have a Pet

If you are renting a standard apartment, you probably rented one that was owned by a larger property management group, and if you have rented a condo or a home, you have most likely rented from a private owner. There are pros and cons to each, of course, but what you may not know is that while large property management groups are bound by laws against discrimination, private renters are not, and can therefore be as selective as they wish to be. This is especially tricky when it comes to pets, as most private renters do not want to take on that liability. Pug dog

Why Most Private Landlords Don’t Allow Pets

Most private landlords will not allow a tenant who has pets to move into their home for one simple reason: even the most well-trained pet is still an animal, and animals are often unpredictable. The landlord just does not see the reward outweighing the risk, and aggressive breeds are out of the question, again, for liability.

How can using ForLease Atlanta help?

When you use ForLease Atlanta, we not only present you to the private renter as a name, credit score, and rental history on a piece of paper, but also a portfolio about you. We find that when the landlord actually knows you, they do not see you as an “at-risk tenant” and will often pick you over someone who may appear more desirable on paper.

How do I go about enlisting ForLease Atlanta’s services?

Simply contact us, and we will be happy to tell you anything you would like to know about using our services to help you find your next rental property!

How to deal with noisy neighbors

If you just moved into a rented space in metro-Atlanta from a house, you may be surprised by the noise from your neighbors. It is a common problem among a shared living space, even a town home. It is not necessarily the building structure, or the noisy neighbor’s fault; often times, they do not know you can hear them. Regardless of who’s at fault, here are four suggestions from your friends at ForLease Atlanta for handling a noisy neighbor or neighbors without ruining an otherwise amicable relationship. Frustrated child

1. Use the walls

In all actuality, the noisy neighbors probably do not know that you can hear them. Try knocking on the wall where the noise is coming from. This may not be a permanent fix, and a conversation may be inevitable, but it will at least make them aware that you can hear them.

2. Develop a plan of action

Simply complaining may solve the problem, but if you want a more probable option, develop a reasonable plan of action. For instance, if your neighbor likes to play his piano at 1 a.m., explain that you are trying to sleep at that time and suggest that he stops playing around midnight.

3. Call the landlord

If you are not on good terms with your neighbors, or are scared or embarrassed to approach them yourself, call the landlord. The landlord will send the noisy tenant a polite note explaining that anonymous noise complaints have been received and kindly ask them to keep the noise level down.

4. Use clever tactics

If you have tried all of these options to no avail, a sneakier approach may just do the trick. Change your WiFi network name to something like “PleaseKeepTheNoiseDownApt2201”. This method’s success rate is limited if your neighbors have their own router, or are not looking to get online, but it doesn’t hurt to try!

Love Is In The Air In Atlanta!

As you may or may not be aware of, next Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and if you are renting a space, you may be a bit leery of the traditional ways to celebrate. After all, candle wax on your carpet is one of the easiest ways to kill the mood. At ForLease Atlanta we wanted to offer some alternative ways to celebrate, while not endangering your security deposit! love graphic

Create some easy, homemade crafts

Okay, we understand that homemade items can sometimes cheapen the experience if you are not careful, but we found most of these crafts and ideas easy as well as elegant, and would create just the right romantic feel for you and your sweetie.

Make a romantic dinner

You do not have to use every pot and pan you have, while setting the smoke detector off to impress your Valentine. Choose a simple, yet elegant meal that you can make, and not set anything on fire, like this easy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe!

Reconnecting

You do not have to get fancy with your plans or your decorating. The most important thing on Valentine’s Day is the person you love. Stack pillows on the floor and reminisce about fond memories you share. You would be amazed at how taking a trip down memory lane can reignite the reason you fell in love in the first place.

If you are looking to move into a new place, feel free to give us a call: (404) 228-0913, or for answers to some common questions, click on the What To Know link at the top of our webpage!