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Residents Weigh in on Why they Love Living in a Redwood Apartment

Online reviews, annual resident surveys and one-on-one conversations with property management are some of the ways that Redwood residents can share their opinions and provide valuable insight on what it’s like to live in a Redwood Neighborhood.  “The feedback residents share about their experience living at our neighborhoods is incredibly valuable—not only for showing prospective…

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Discover Unique Features of Redwood Neighborhoods

From quality construction to Redwood’s signature single-story design with premium amenities, to top-notch customer service, consistency is a key attribute of Redwood’s brand. At Redwood, we believe every resident deserves the same remarkable experience—from leasing to move in to residency and beyond—no matter which neighborhood they choose to call home. Whether you live in a…

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Make the Most of Your First Days with Redwood 

You’ve just signed your lease with Redwood and now it’s time to shift gears and prepare for your upcoming move. It’s an exciting time, and as you anticipate your first few days as a brand-new Redwood resident, you’ll probably have a list of questions to ask your neighborhood manager once you arrive. To help you…

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Sold on Charlotte: Neighborhood Managers Share Inside Look at Fast-Growing Region

How much are new residents loving Charlotte, North Carolina? From mid-2021 to mid-2022, more than 100 people moved to the Charlotte metro area every single day. That’s the highest growth the region has experienced since 2010, and Redwood is meeting the demand. Redwood began building neighborhoods in the Charlotte region in 2018, beginning with Redwood Concord.  “Since…

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Growing Population of Homebodies Finds Fit with Redwood  

A lifestyle that at first appeared to be a temporary pandemic shift now seems to be sticking.    According to Lia Nichole Smith of ApartmentRatings.com and SatisFacts Research, introverts and extroverts alike are embracing more time at home, treating their living spaces as sanctuaries and fueling a movement she calls “the rise of the homebody.”  In…

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Three days to a cleaner apartment

There’s something about the change of a season that inspires you to clean and refresh your space. While it might feel like a daunting task when you first start out, it doesn’t have to be. By making a realistic plan to complete a set list of tasks each day, you’ll enjoy a more efficient experience…

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One factor that can make or break the rental experience: your landlord

You’re doing your research and planning ahead for your next apartment move. When assessing all your options, chances are you are laser-focused on comparing monthly rental rates, apartment and community amenities, parking arrangements, etc. And understandably so – all those factors will have a significant impact on your rental experience. But a key differentiator that you…

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Four Steps to Finding a Good Landlord

As you embark on your journey to find a new apartment, chances are you have your checklist of priorities. Square footage, storage space, updated finishes and fixtures and pet-friendly accommodations are just a handful of things that might be top-of-mind. But, just as important as the four walls of your apartment is the relationship you…

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10 Questions to Ask in a Virtual Apartment Tour 

In a world that’s becoming increasingly virtual, so are the options for apartment renters. During the pandemic, virtual apartment tours quickly became a preferred approach to apartment hunting, and today they are still embraced as a convenient way to explore your future home from anywhere.   Conducted via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Google Duo or whichever communication platform…

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Rent vs. Buy: Four Factors to Consider

From busy professionals to empty nesters and snowbirds, there are many seasons of life that might have you evaluating your optimal living situation. Part of that consideration is whether to buy or rent your home.  In addition to lifestyle and personal needs, a multitude of outside factors have come into play today, such as rising…

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5 Reasons to Rent an Apartment with a Garage

There are many factors to consider when choosing an apartment – and parking is a prime one. Many apartments will only offer surface lot parking and spots are either assigned or unassigned. Some apartment communities feature garage parking, which can either be directly attached to your apartment or detached and shared with other residents. In…

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5 Ways You Can Benefit from a Single-Story Apartment Home

When deciding where to rent, you’re going to have plenty of options to choose from—including high-rise, multi-level, and other styles of apartments. With rentals that have multiple levels, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to deal with noisy neighbors above and below you and navigate frustrating stairwells. However, renting at Redwood means you’ll…

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5 Hobbies Perfect for Any Apartment Renter

Hobbies are a fantastic way to spend your free time, as they can be relaxing, creative, and they can help you decompress from the stresses of your day. If you rent an apartment, you may think a hobby you do at home isn’t possible because of your limited space—but this isn’t true!  Here are some…

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The Best Houseplants for Any Apartment Garden

Just because you’re living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the great outdoors, inside! Adding houseplants is a great way to spruce up the home décor, and provide other added benefits. Some advantages of having plants in your home include:  Improved mood  Better air quality  A reduction in stress  The addition…

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The Best Parks Near Redwood Neighborhoods

One of the great things about Redwood Neighborhoods is how close they are to the things our residents love to do. Our residents love to shop, experience local cuisine, and explore outdoor activities. That’s why we’ve put this list together of the parks near our neighborhoods! Take a look at a few parks our on-site…

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Celebrating Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week is the first full week of March each year. This year, Redwood is celebrating by highlighting a few of the remarkable professionals who help make Redwood so remarkable. Read all about some of the women who work in our many departments in the construction industry. Michaela Rieg, Preconstruction Manager Department at…

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How to Prep Your Apartment for a Long Vacation

Most of us would jump at the chance to take a long vacation away from home. But preparing to leave your apartment home for a week or more isn’t always easy. So if you’re heading off to your favorite sunny beach location, mountain retreat, or to experience a new metropolitan city, here is our comprehensive…

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A Renter’s Guide to Pet-Friendly Apartment Homes

For many pet lovers, there’s no living without their favorite furry friends. The good news is, there are a variety of pet-friendly apartment rental homes available today that will welcome your dog, cat, and fish!  But there are times when pet friendly apartment rental agreements can be tricky.  Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment Rental Not all…

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Looking Back at 2021

As we look toward a new year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on all of the wonderful moments of the past one. We had a monumental year at Redwood – we hired new people, opened new neighborhoods, started working out of our new corporate office, celebrated our 30th anniversary, gave back to…

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How to decorate for the holidays in an apartment

Besides spending quality time with friends and family, lots of us have big plans for decorating the inside and outside of our homes. From aromatic potpourri to charger plates and twinkling lights on trees, there are hundreds of ways to spruce up your living space for a more festive look. But when your apartment rental…

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Renting vs Buying: Amy & Scott’s Story

Are you trying to decide whether renting vs buying your next home is the right move? Sometimes when you’re not sure, it helps to see the thought process of someone who’s in the same situation. Take Amy & Scott for example. This couple of working professionals has been renting the same small downtown apartment for…

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Best apartment plants for low light

While there are many advantages to living in a maintenance-free apartment rental, outdoor space may be limited. As a result, lots of renters choose to create a garden-like atmosphere indoors! Rest-assured however, there’s something big missing from the equation. Sunlight.  So if you’re looking to add living greenery to your apartment home, here’s a quick…

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Redwood Places 1st in the Cleveland Corporate Challenge!

The Cleveland Corporate Challenge is an annual event described as “the premier Corporate Wellness Program in Northeast Ohio that combines Team-Building Activities, Networking Opportunities, Charity Giving, and FUN all into one annual program!” Throughout a few weeks of the summer, teams from all over the greater Cleveland area compete in fun athletic events in pursuit…

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Looking Back on 2020 at Redwood

2020 has been a year for the books for Redwood, even if it wasn’t the year we all anticipated. The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it challenges both professional and personal for people across the world. But even though it was a really difficult year in many ways, we wanted to take a chance to celebrate…

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The Best Tacos near Redwood Neighborhoods

Do you love Taco Tuesday? If you’re like us, you can’t let ANY taco-themed day go by without celebrating. So to help our residents and prospective residents find the best tacos in their area, we asked our Redwood Ambassadors to share their favorites. Take a look at what our teams labeled “The Best of the…

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World Heart Day at Redwood

September 29 is World Heart Day! To celebrate, we asked our teams to tell us about the ways they’ve been staying active in the past few months, and why it’s so important. We’ve got runners, we’ve got hikers, we’ve got yogis, Zumba dancers, and more! Take a look. Kayleigh Stays Active by Golfing “I enjoy…

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Celebrating National Good Neighbor Day

Did you know that September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day? It’s a day for celebrating the neighbors who make life a little easier, or who go out of their way to make someone’s day. A few of our Redwood Ambassadors shared stories from their neighborhoods about some of their Redwood Neighbors. Take a look!…

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Top 10 Homemade Decor Trends

Home décor is about creating a space that you want to be in, both for comfort and aesthetics. Designing a living space doesn’t need to cost a fortune. But when you head to home decor stores or websites, it can be easy to get sticker shock! In fact, there’s been a resurgence of DIY trends…

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Altoona, IA Real Estate Rental Market 2020

First settled in the mid-1800s, the beautiful suburban town of Altoona, IA is part of the Des Moines Iowa metro. With just under 20,000 residents, Altoona is about 10-miles from the Des Moines city center. Within the city limits, you’ll find all the suburban creature comforts including movie theaters, retail shopping centers, and a variety…

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How Redwood Residents are Staying Positive During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and even more changes to our daily lives. It’s easy to see the negatives: scary statistics, financial difficulties, layoffs, you name it. But amongst this, there are glimmers of hope and positivity. On a large scale, there are industries stepping up to provide protective…

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Apartment Living Room Ideas

Living in an apartment has LOTS of pros and a few cons. Positively, you have access to a great living space with no maintenance or upkeep and no property taxes to pay. On the other hand, there are usually a few property rules to follow, especially when it comes to home décor. At Redwood apartment…

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Ankeny Real Estate Rental Market 2020

Ankeny, IA Real Estate Rental Market 2020

Nestled in northern Des Moines, Ankeny, Iowa, like many other suburban townships on the outskirts of Des Moines, offers residents easy access to all the benefits of big city life but in a tight-knit smaller community. Ankeny is large in comparison to other Des Moines suburbs, with almost 66,000 residents that call Ankeny home. Whether…

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Are Houseplants A Form of Decor?

Home décor is more than just the furniture you sit on or the art you hang on your walls, art is considered anything in your home that raises the aesthetic value of your space. This includes houseplant décor. Houseplants have a way of creating a living, breathing piece of nature inside your own home. Whether…

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Brownsburg, IN Real Estate Rental Market 2020

Brownsburg is a suburban community outside Indianapolis, Indiana that hosts just about 25,000 people. Previously named as one of Indiana’s best places to live, Brownsburg offers a wide range of daily living conveniences that make it the ideal spot for students, professionals, and retirees. With lots of employment opportunities and real estate rental options, Brownsburg…

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Plainfield, IN Real Estate Rental Market 2020

Plainfield, Indiana is a community located in Hendricks County, close to Indianapolis. With a population of 31,000 and growing, it’s been called “one of the greatest places to live in Indiana.” Many residents have described Plainfield as a “place of harmony” marked by small suburban neighborhoods. Read Niche.com reports that include important crime and safety…

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North Ridgeville, OH Rental Market

North Ridgeville is a suburban community located within Lorain County near Cleveland, Ohio. Located outside of the city, North Ridgeville offers its residents close proximity to the Cleveland downtown action but with a more rural appeal. Today the population tops over 32,000 residents, made up of families, both retired and non-retired seniors, and single professionals.…

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Warsaw, IN Real Estate Rental Market Trends

Located in Kosciusko County, Warsaw, Indiana is situated within about an hour commutable distance of Fort Wayne. Lots of Indiana residents choose Warsaw because of its cool, uptown vibe and close-knit suburban areas. The city is made up of a great mix of families and single professionals and as it gets more and more developed…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Busy Professionals

While almost everyone lives a busy life, there ARE ways to simplify a hectic lifestyle. If you work outside the home each day, you may have unsuccessfully tried to prepare snacks or lunch for work. There are more than a dozen reasons why people don’t meal prep for work: My kitchen doesn’t have good prep…

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The Benefits of Healthy, Easy, Quick Meal Prep

More people are becoming well acquainted with the healthy habits of meal prepping. After all, there are tons of benefits to prepping your favorite dish in advance. It encourages healthy eating Minimizes your consumption of junk food Saves money and more. As a result, a lot of people have integrated meal prepping as part of…

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How to Cut the Fat Out of Your Energy Bill In 2020

In winter and summer months, energy bills can get pretty pricey with the extremes in temperature. If you have older, non-energy efficient appliances and drafty windows and doors, your HVAC systems need to work harder. But if your energy bill was high beyond explanation in 2019, don’t give up hope for 2020. Adopting a couple…

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10 Holiday Apartment Decorating Tips (that Won’t Get You in Trouble with Your Landlord)

Looking for some holiday apartment decorating tips that won’t land you on your landlord’s naughty list? Look no further. Whether you’re a purist who won’t decorate for the winter holidays until after Thanksgiving, or someone who decorates as soon as possible, it’s officially time to break out the holiday décor! Grab your twinkle lights, your…

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Where To Find Some Great BBQ In Fort Wayne Indiana

Every Redwood neighborhood is constructed in a location that offers the perfect balance between suburban peace and quiet and access to amenities and the vibrant life of the city. Often, these prime locations are close to local shops and dining, schools, public transportation, grocery stores, churches, parks and more. The most important? Access to the…

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5 Tips to Retiring in Fort Wayne

Have you recently decided to retire, after years of working hard and juggling your many responsibilities? Perhaps it’s also time to find the next home for your new chapter in life. As a retiree, life in Fort Wayne, Indiana can be exciting and full of all the amenities that you could want, from convenience to…

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5 Benefits of Living In An Apartment

There are many different types of homes you can settle down in. From mortgaged homes to townhomes to high-rise apartments or even single-story rentals, it can be hard to decide which option is right for you. Each option presents both advantages and disadvantages that are important to consider for your own lifestyle. Redwood Apartments offer…

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How to Host a Holiday Feast in Your Apartment

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with friends and family. Creating rich, comforting menus, pouring celebratory drinks, and gathering with your favorite people around the table. Living in a house with a full-sized kitchen makes holiday cooking a breeze, but what about living in an apartment? Even if your apartment is roomy, there are going…

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Four Reasons You Need Renter’s Insurance

Four Reasons You Need Renter’s Insurance

Renter’s insurance is something every resident should purchase when renting a house or apartment. This type of insurance offers a combination of coverage, which comes together to protect you against different issues, including: Living expenses if a unit is deemed unlivable Liability for repairs to another’s property Liability coverage should someone be injured on your…

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Best Apartment Rental Outdoor Amenities

When it comes time to rent a new home, the first area you survey is the interior. After you’ve checked out the large bright bedrooms, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, what might sway you to select a place? Today’s best outdoor apartment amenities are becoming a deciding factor, especially in luxury buildings…

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6 Ways to Ensure Your Apartment Rental Experience is Great

Renting has become a long-term living arrangement for many Americans. From multi-level high rises to single-level townhomes, the sky’s the limit for modern apartment seekers. With so many opting for apartments, it makes sense to wonder, what is a great apartment rental experience?  Finding the perfect apartment is an overwhelming task. There’s so much to…

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5 Fun Things to Do in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the Weekend

The largest city in Allen County, Fort Wayne, Indiana is the county seat and considered a hub for culture. Known for its economic contributions, Fort Wayne provides jobs for hundreds of thousands in healthcare, business, finance, defense, transportation, hospitality, and logistics. The city is known for more than just financial benefit, however. It’s also home…

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5 Best Outdoor Festivals in Indiana

Indiana is known for many things, NBA players, a thriving economy, and some of the best festivals in the Midwest. While this beautiful state offers plenty to do and see, there’s nothing like spending a day at a festival to make you feel like part of the community.  Whether you’re looking for a traditional fair…

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Simplify Your Lifestyle™— Beginning at Home

Have you started to notice that your life is a little… complicated lately? You work hard, come home, do chores, home repairs or address apartment issues (hello loud neighbors), and then there needs to be time to eat dinner and get a full night’s sleep. And what about having fun and practicing your hobbies? There…

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Redwood and the Arbor Day Foundation

Redwood Living has joined in a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to make a global impact as well as a local impact in the state of Ohio. Trees will be planted throughout the wildlife habitat located in the Harrison and Vinton counties of Ohio. This comes at a time when disease and wildfires are…

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2019 Apartment Finder Technology Tools

You’ve just made the decision to move. Now what? Looking for a new apartment can be time-consuming, taking hours out of your week as you book appointments and view one rental after another. But don’t get discouraged. There are apartment finder technology tools and self-guided tours that can make it much easier for you to…

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7 Tips to Downsizing Your House

The day has finally come—your last child has moved to college or maybe they’ve moved into a place of their own. Maybe you’ve been on your own in your house for a while now, and you’re realizing how much space (and how many things) you’re surrounded by on a daily basis. Is it time to…

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The Best Apartment Finder Checklist

You’ve finally graduated from college, and it’s time to move off campus and into your own apartment. Or, maybe it’s time to leave your roommates behind and get a place of your own. Finding your first apartment can seem like a monumental task. It’s time for your first apartment finder checklist. There’s a lot to…

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House vs. Apartment Rental Brownsburg Indiana

Brownsburg, Indiana is becoming a popular place to live, with more people wanting to move out of the city, not only to live in their first home but also to enjoy the outdoor experiences suburbs can provide. With this high interest in rentals, the Brownsburg real estate housing and apartment rental market is booming. With…

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2019 Apartment Rental Market Outlook

The home and apartment rental market in 2019 is promising, and living space is in high demand. Two very different generations are now choosing to rent rather than own. First, there are millennials, who want to rent and spend their money on lifestyle experiences rather than on mortgage payments. Then, there are the baby boomers,…

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