Prairie Property Management named Best Apartment Rental Company second year in a row

Prairie Property Management has been Best Apartment Rental Company for the second year in a row

We are so excited to announce that Prairie Property Management has been named Best Apartment Rental Company in the Fargo Forum’s Best of the Red River Valley Awards for the second year in a row. This achievement means so much to us since we were nominated and voted for by the individuals in the communities we serve. We are so humbled and thankful.

Prairie Property Management serves rental communities in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Minot, Mandan, Williston, Watford City, and Jamestown. We are dedicated to providing a quality lifestyle for you and your family by offering great service and quality products. We offer everything from efficiency apartments to single family homes. From move-in to move-out, we are your local rental experts.

We were founded in 1996 and have since moved into new cities and manage over 2,500 rental units. We continue looking for new ways to serve our residents to make the rental process as easy as possible. This year, we have started offering online leasing, virtual tours, and have added new team members.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and who has supported us over the years! We look forward to continue offering you quality products and excellent service.

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals

Cascades of Mandan Apartments – Mandan, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $25/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Cascades Townhomes – Mandan, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $50/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Stonebridge Townhomes – Minot, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $50/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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Stonebridge Villas Apartments – Minot, ND

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive $25/month off rent when you sign a 13 month lease plus current incentives.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Grand off 45th Apartments

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: The Grand off 45th Apartments

The Grand off 45th is a Fargo apartment community offering amenities to fit the modern resident’s lifestyle including an onsite fitness center, clubhouse, pet washing station, and underground parking. In addition to the community amenities, each apartment offers modern and luxurious amenities including quartz countertops, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, and hard surface flooring. Each floor plan is spacious and offers large walk-in closets, carpeted bedrooms, beautiful and unique light fixtures, and a private patio or balcony. The Grand off 45th offers efficiency, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments.

Apartment Interior

Each apartment offers high end finishes including stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, hard surface flooring, high ceilings, a private patio or balcony, and central air conditioning. The walls were designed to eliminate sound so that you don’t hear your neighbors and your neighbors don’t hear you. First floor apartments all have a private walk-out patio and sidewalk so that residents can park directly in front of their unit and enter from the patio. The Grand offers two different cabinet styles (white or brown) and two different light fixture options (copper or steel). Check out the 3D virtual tour.

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Clubhouse

The Grand’s clubhouse is the perfect place to lounge and catch up with friends or neighbors. You can play one of the many games including pool, shuffle board, and darts. You can relax by the fireplace, host a party, or grab a snack from the vending machines. There is also a coffee machine that you can access 24/7. Check out the 3D virtual tour.

Fitness Center

When you don’t feel like driving to the gym, you can walk down the hallway and use The Grand’s fully outfitted fitness center. The gym is complete with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, free weights, weight machines, stretching equipment, and a yoga floor. Check out the 3D virtual tour.

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Pet Washing Station

The Grand off 45th is a pet friendly community and wants to make sure pets and their owners feel welcome! That is why we offer a pet washing station so that your pet is happy and clean. Visit our Pet Policy page to learn more about our pet friendly properties.

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Community Patio

Enjoy the outdoors on The Grand’s community patio that offers a pergola, fireplaces, and grill. It’s the perfect summer hangout!

Location

The Grand off 45th is located at the intersection of 45th Street and 52nd Avenue in Fargo. The area offers great shopping, restaurants, parks, trails, and entertainment!

Visit The Grand off 45th’s website to see floor plans, browse the photo gallery, or go on a virtual tour. The Grand off 45th opened in September 2018 and was built by EagleRidge Development out of Fargo. This is the first phase of the project and there will be a second building opening up Summer 2019.

Important Rental Payment Changes

Important Rental Payment Changes

RentCafe has recently made some changes to the rental payment processing fees. These changes have made it easier and cheaper for you to use your Debit Card. While it use to be 3% of the transaction, it will now be a flat rate for Debit Card use. Here are the updates:

ACH Payments

  • $1.00/transaction (this includes autopay, online payments, and phone payments)

Debit Card Payments

  • $0-$100 = $3.95/transaction
  • $1,000.01-$2,000 = $4.95/transaction
  • $2,000.01 & up = $9.95/transaction

Credit Card Payments

  • 3% of Transaction (no change)
These changes will go into effect on December 1st, 2018. If you have any questions, please send us a message or give us a call at 701-356-3085. Visit the payment portal.

10 tips for getting your security deposit back

10 tips for getting your security deposit back

A security deposit is given to the company or landlord at the start of a new lease to make sure that the company can cover the costs in the event of a lease being broken or in case damage was done to the property. To get as much of your security deposit back as possible, start doing some of these things today.

1. Clean regularly and take care of appliances

Simple cleaning habits will pay off in the long run. Vacuum your carpet, clean your oven, remove scum build up from tiles and the shower tub, scrub the floors.

2. Be careful when moving items around your home as to not make large scratches or dents

Moving couches, dressers, cabinets, and tables can cause dents and scratches. While some normal wear and tear isn’t a big deal, consider using a dolly when moving the larger items.

3. If you have a pet and they make a mess, clean up after them as soon as possible

When your pet has an accident, be sure to clean it properly and quickly after it happens. If it soaks through the carpet and into the flooring beneath, the repair costs could take your entire deposit.

4. Use nails or monkey hooks

Instead of using large screws, use nails or monkey hooks. These will create smaller holes, making them easier to fill.

5. Avoid using  large wall stickers as they remove paint

6. Report any damages that occur during your lease

If any mistakes happen while living in your apartment or townhome, let your property management company know as soon as possible. If something needs to be fixed, fill out a maintenance request.

7. Don’t remove anything or replace hardware without permission

It is good habit to always check with your management company before making any drastic changes to your home.

8. Document what your apartment looked like before you moved in and after you moved out

Take pictures and/or videos of your apartment or town home before you move in and after you have moved everything out. It is best to document everything.

9. Fulfill your lease

If you don’t fulfill your lease, you will lose your security deposit and will have to pay rent until the unit is re-rented. Additionally, any incentives you received would have to be paid back.

10. Pay rent and utilities in full

If rent or utilities aren’t paid in full, the remaining balance gets taken out of your security deposit.

Bonus tip: Clean your apartment after you leave

After you have moved everything out of your home, dedicate a couple of hours to cleaning the whole place. The apartment or townhome should be close to the same shape it was in when you moved in. Usually management companies will provide you with a cleaning list making it easier for you to make sure you don’t miss anything.