5 rental friendly decor and space saving techniques

Washi tape peels right off the wall when it’s time to move out, and the possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to get creative without any damage to the walls.

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This ladder shoe shelf is so easy to make and helps keep that messy pile of shoes off your floor.

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Using cube shelves in your room is a great way to store extra things that you don’t want to leave on the floor or stuff in a closet.

One of the best ways to save space in your living room is by putting a skinny table along the wall behind your couch. The middle of the room will be open, and you’ll still have space for decorations, lamps, drinks, etc.

Set paintings, pictures, or mirrors on a dresser or side table instead of hanging them. This gives the effect of a decorated wall, without the damage.

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7 of the best places to eat in Erie, PA

U Pick 6 TapHouse - 333 State St.

With its extensive beer selection, pub style food, and 2 outdoor patios, you can be sure you’ll have a great time at the Tap House.

El Amigo Mexican Grill - 333 State St.

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This family-owned restaurant brings you the real taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. Their food is made fresh daily, including homemade tortillas and table-side guacamole.

Plymouth Tavern - 1109 State St.

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The Plymouth has burgers, salads, pizza, wraps & craft beer on tap in a storied, brick building built in the 1800’s.

1201 Kitchen - 1201 State St.

Creative Latin & Asian fusion fare including sushi in a modern, colorful space with a long bar.

Like my Thai - 827 State St.

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Like my Thai offers popular Thai, Vietnamese, Korean & Indonesian dishes.

Jekyll & Hyde’s Gastropub - 8 E 10th St.

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Providing pub grub with a creative twist & an extensive beer list.

Molly Brannigan’s Irish Pub - 506 State St.

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Molly Brannigan’s has the finest homemade Irish fare, along with hand crafted cocktails and fast, fresh lunches.

10 common questions from our current and future tenants

Are these apartments close to my school?

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Wherever you go to school, the answer is yes! Our downtown apartments are within walking distance of Gannon, a 10 minute drive from Mercyhurst, and a 15 minute drive from Behrend.

Do you help us move in?

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We offer free move-in assistance for up to an hour for heavy items. Call and let us know when you’re moving in, and we’ll be there.

Is there a 24 hour emergency number I can call?

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Have no fear! Our 24 hour emergency number is 814-969-1048. There will always be somebody to assist you in case of an emergency.

Is it pet friendly?

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We’ve got your fur baby covered for an additional $25 a month and a pet deposit of $250. Half of that deposit is refundable at the end of your lease.

Is there parking available?

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All of our apartments have off-street parking. Depending on which apartment you’re renting, the cost will either be $25 a month, or free! You can feel secure knowing your vehicle is safe in your own driveway.

How do I pay my rent?

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Paying your rent has never been easier! When you create an account on Appfolio , you can pay your rent online. Appfolio makes it easy to track due dates and contact us.

What if I don’t feel comfortable with packages being delivered to my apartment?

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Simply mail your packages to the office and we’ll let you know when they arrive. You can feel confident knowing your packages aren’t being tampered with.



Where would I do my laundry?

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Don’t sweat it! We provide washers and dryers in all of our student houses.



Is there snow removal and landscaping services?

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Our maintenance staff works hard to keep your driveway clear on harsh winter days and your yard looking beautiful all year round.

Is the area safe?

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The Gannon and Erie City Police do a fantastic job at keeping the community safe and creating a happy, comfortable environment for those living here. Downtown Erie is a great place to be.

Why rent from BPM?

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Whether you’re a student at Gannon, Mercyhurst, Penn State Behrend, LECOM, or a resident looking for a place to call home, we have something for you. When looking for apartments, cost, quality, and location are some of the most important factors. BPM Housing can provide the best quality for the lowest cost in the most convenient locations.

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  1. Affordability

Affording the month to month payments plus all other expenses is stressful and can become too much to bear. Because of this, we offer a 3% Utility Reduction Program for students. This means we will take 3% off of the electric and gas utilities to make your payments manageable. For residents, we have many properties ranging from low to high monthly payments. Our staff is specially trained to find something that screams your name and doesn’t make your wallet cry.

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2. Location

Location is key. When buying or renting a property you want to make sure that it’s in a convenient location. Currently BPM housing properties are located between West 4th and West 9th street. This location is key to navigating Erie. These properties are steps away from downtown and a short drive from Presque Isle. The location of any of our properties are less than a 1 minute walk from Gannon University’s campus as well as a 10-15 minute drive to Mercyhurst and Penn State Behrend.

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3. High Standards

When picking the right place to live, you want something that will wow you. This is exactly what you will get with our properties. BPM Housing offers beautiful, spacious, well maintained homes. We set the bar high and will always make sure everything is perfect for you before you move in. Here at BPM, we know what’s best.

Apartments for rent in Erie, PA for a reasonable cost in a location that’s right for you can be hard to come by. Bauer Property Management makes it easy at just the click of a button. Visit our website at www.bpmhousing.com for more information on how we can fulfill your student housing or residential needs.

Benefits of Living in Downtown Erie

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  1. Affordable Rent

Downtown Erie provides the best of both worlds for size, quality, and price. The apartments and houses allow large, high quality spaces to remain affordable. The majority of apartments for rent in Erie, PA are around $500 per month. Searching anywhere outside of Downtown Erie may send your wallet running for the hills.

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2. No traffic

Traffic in a big city can be a big concern. Most places in Erie are within walking distance. There’s opportunity around every corner in the downtown area. This will allow you beat the traffic and will surely save you money on gas.

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3. The Center of Attention

One of the great things about living in Downtown Erie is that there’s always something to do during the day. From the Erie Insurance Arena and UPMC Park or from Warner Theater and the Bayfront Convention Center there’s never a dull moment in this active city.

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4. Night Life

Whether you’re a night owl or just want have a night out on the town, State Street is packed with a variety of bars, comedy clubs, and theaters. There’s also a large range of delicious cuisine between State, Peach, and 12th. You name it they’ve got it!

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5. A Community You Can Call Home

Downtown Erie is close to three college campuses, Gannon University, Penn State Behrend, and Mercyhurst. These universities make downtown a wonderful environment that creates an atmosphere for friendship. Walking out your door in the morning greeted with several hellos and a couple how do you dos is a great way to start your day.

Apartments for rent in Erie, PA for a reasonable cost in a location that’s right for you can be hard to come by. Bauer Property Management makes it easy at just the click of a button. Visit our website at www.bpmhousing.com for more information on how we can fulfill your student housing or residential needs.

Water leaking? Turn off all water flow. A shut off valve is typically located under the kitchen sink. If you don’t know where the water is coming from, call 24/7 maintenance right away.

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Pipe Burst? First, turn off the water flow when you suspect a pipe has broken, even if you don’t know where the water is coming from. You’ll find the stop tap on the water main. It is typically located under the kitchen sink or where the main service pipe connects to your house. Call 42/7 maintenance right away.

Power outage? First, check the building. If the outage is only at your apartment, check the circuit breakers. Flip the breaker back to the on position. If this doesn’t help, call 24/7 maintenance.

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First, unplug all of the appliances in the room, since one of them likely caused the safety device to blow. Then, locate your circuit breaker panel, formerly known as your fuse box (often in the basement). One of the switches should be down – this is the one that has tripped. Simply flip it up to restore power. 

If you smell a natural gas odor, hear the hissing sound of gas escaping, or see other signs of a leak: IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE and call 911 or National Fuel at1-800-444-3130

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There are several indicators of natural gas leaks:

  • Smell: Recognizing the odor – which is similar to rotten eggs.

  • Sight: Seeing a white cloud, mist, fog, and bubbles in standing water or blowing dust.

  • Sound: Hearing an unusual noise like roaring, hissing, or whistling.

  • If You Suspect a Leak 

  • If you think you smell, see or hear a leak:

    • Turn off and abandon any motorized equipment and move to a safe location,

    • Immediately leave the area in an upwind direction.

    • Call National Fuel’s 24/7 emergency response number: 1-800-444-3130.

    • NOTE: If you believe that an elevated response is required due to the scope or size of the incident, call 911 and relay this information when you notify National Fuel.

    • Warn others and form a safe perimeter. Evacuate surrounding structures as needed.

    • Avoid creating sparks or sources of heat which could cause gas to ignite and burn. Do not light a match, start an engine, use a phone or light flares.

    • Avoid driving into the suspected leak area.

    • Avoid direct contact with escaping gas because physical injury can occur.

Move-in Assistance Request

  1. After you signed the lease, paid security deposit, and first month rent, you can open a maintenance work order for the move-in assistance.

  2. The move-in assistance is free for our student-tenants.

  3. Go to Tenant Page and report maintenance. To open maintenance work order follow instructions.

  4. For the category, use “Space”, put your name, address and phone number, date and time you would like to have the assistance service. Our maintenance supervisor will get in touch with you and will schedule Move-in Assistance service.

    Our maintenance team will only help with heavy and bulky items (ex. couch, bed, mattress, heavy boxes. No lamps, clothes etc.)

Report Maintenance Problem

If you have any maintenance issues or concerns such as a water leak, fridge not cooling, power outage, etc. you will need to go to our website and under the Tenant page click Report Maintenance. 

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This action will take you to a log in page where you will need to enter your email address and password.

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In your account click Request Maintenance. 

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Select the type of issue and write a description of the problem. Please put as much detail as possible and add pictures. If you have roommates please let them know you submitted the work order and someone will be stopping by.  After you’re finished hit Submit and our maintenance will be in touch with you shortly.

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How to Pay Rent Online

1. You will receive the link of invitation to activate your online account via text or email.

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2. Click on the link and create your password.

3. After the password has been created, it will log you into the online portal where you can pay rent and report maintenance problems. In order to log into the account again, you may bookmark to your browser or will visit our website www.bpmhousing.com and click on the Tenant page. 

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4. Log in with your email and password.

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5. Select Pay Now.

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6. Select the payment method. Select E-Check it is free of fee. It will need your banking information: Routing and Account number.  Or pay with a credit card 2% fee will apply.  

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7. After you've made your first payment, it will save your payment information and you will not need to enter it next time. You will receive email confirmation.

Benefits of Living Off-Campus

You should live off campus while you’re an undergrad in college.

Whether you’re transferring to a college or a returning junior, one of the big decisions we usually have to make at some point in our college career is whether to live on or off campus. While it seems that underclassmen tend to stay on campus and upperclassmen may be more inclined to get off, it’s undoubtedly an important decision.

There are incredible upsides to each–but from my experiences, here are the top four reasons to live off campus:

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1. Price 

In average the on-campus housing cost per year is $9,000 (Gannon University 2017). The average room off campus will cost you $425 per month which will make it $5,700 per year. With calculation, you will save  $3,330+ just for moving out. Plus you will get your own room and parking which also will save you extra $600.

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2. Freedom

When living off campus, you’ll never have to be supervised by the infamous RAs or cater to a random roommate. You will pick your own squad for the year. Whatever you do in your house is your business.

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3. Privacy

Off-campus housing will provide you with your own room. No worries about your suitemate’s long nights or his/her friends. Living off campus is truly liberating! There’s no one who can tell you how you should act or what time you should be at home! Party on Friday night or need quiet space to study for the upcoming test? Your house, your rules. 

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4. Adult life experiences

Living off campus provides students with the opportunity to become an adult. 

Off-campus students have much more responsibilities than most on-campus students; besides the work they have for school, off-campus students are usually responsible for paying their monthly rent, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of other financial matters regarding their living space.

This truly gives students a chance to be welcomed into the real world. With this new experience, they will be prepared to rely on no one but themselves.

With the new program at BPM, paying your rent on time will help you to build your credit score, which you will need in the near future. It will also provide you with a positive reference for your tenant history so you can relocate and easily find a place. 

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5. Health

The quality of college dining hall food is usually pretty bad. Nothing will ever compare to a home-cooked meal. If you choose to live off-campus, you never have to eat in the dining hall again! You never have to worry about disliking what’s being served because you make your own menu.

When you live off-campus, you can cook healthy and affordable meals. Alternatively, if you decide you want to splurge and bake a whole tray of chocolate chip cookies for yourself, you can do that too. The options are endless when you have your own kitchen.

Why Rent from Bauer Property Management?

Out of all of the apartments in Erie, PA- why take the leap to rent from Bauer Property Management? The answer is simple. It’s because we make your home our priority. Read more to see all the ways that Bauer Property Management goes the extra mile to give our tenants a comfortable and happy renting experience!

Apartments Nearby Your College!

BPM offers a multitude of apartments nearby Mercyhurst, Gannon, LECOM and Behrend colleges! Some apartments are within a 5-10-minute walking distance of classes.

Parking

We offer close, convenient and cheap parking passes for tenants who apply! You can find nearby parking with your apartment building or home for a low rate with convenient monthly, semester, or yearly payment plans! Make your commute to school and work easier with designated parking!

Year-Round Maintenance and Landscaping

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Bauer Property Management is dedicated to keeping its spaces taken care of for its tenants. With that, landscaping and lawn mowing is done by the staff. Snow removal is also done by staff in the long winter months. Maintenance staff is also always taking requests to fix any issues that are had with the apartment to get your home back to normal in no time at all!

Easy Online Payment and Resources

We also offer access to our online tenant portal which will allow you to safely and securely pay rent online and even make maintenance requests in a streamlined way. This added element and easy-to-use system will leave the stress out of communicating with the rental office and paying rent!

Apartment Updates and Improvements

Bauer Property Management is always looking to improve and update their apartments! Take a look at this renovation below to see how our apartments are always improving! Bauer Property Management invests in making better homes with our tenants needs in mind.

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Interested in making BPM's apartment your new home? Feel Free to Contact Us!