I recently gave my apartment complex, Willow Creek Apartments, in Kalamazoo, a 2-star rating, but I wanted to give a 5-star rating.
First let me say Willow Creek is a place to live. The apartments are spacious and in great condition. Also, the amenities are a huge bonus for the price of rent and the land the property sits on has multiple lakes and trails. The residents are quite nice and friendly as well. If we rated apartments just on their looks then I’d give them a 5, unfortunately the business practices influence my perceptions.
Next, let’s talk about apartment life. Why do we live in apartments?
This is a crucial question to answer when talking about value. I like to think many live in apartments because they can’t afford a home, are temporary residents of a location, or like the amenities. Let’s look a bit deeper at these drivers. Continue reading