Why rent from BPM?

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If you are a student at a local college such as Gannon, Mercyhurst, Penn State Berhend or LECOM or if you are a resident looking for a place to call home this is for you. When looking for apartments for rent in Erie, PA many things come to mind. Cost, Location, and Quality are the main things that pop into everyone’s mind, but there is a question. The question everyone asks is what company can give me the best of all worlds? The answer, BPM Housing. Along with our outstanding traits as a company we also like to focus on the personal matters too.

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  1. Affordability

Cost is a major factor when buying or renting. Affording the month to month payment plus all of your other expenses on top of that can be stressful when it comes time for payment. For students we have what we call a 3% Utility Reduction Program,. This means that us as a company will take 3% off of the electric and gas utilities for you. 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 but doesn’t make your wallet cry.

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2. Location, Location, Location

In HGTV, Property brothers or another property show they always say that location is key. When buying or renting a property you want to make sure that its in a spot where everything is at a convenience to you. BPM Housing is in the right location just for that.Currently BPM housing properties are located between West 3rd and West 9th street. This location is key to navigating Erie. The properties are steps away from downtown, a hop skip and a jump from Milcreek and most importantly 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 around a 10 minute drive to Merceyhurst but add another 5 minutes and your at Behrend. Soon they will be saying Location, Location, BPM Housing.

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3. High Standards

When picking the right place to live you want a place that you walk in and your first words are wow, beautiful and somethings they are not even words. This is exactly what you will get with properties from BPM Housing. The properties we offer are beautiful, big, baffling homes. BPM Housing sets that high standard for you so you don’t have too. We make sure what we expect you to live in we would live in ourselves. Here at BPM we know what’s best for you.

Apartments for rent in Erie, PA with everything you want for a reasonable cost and in the location you need is hard to come by. Bauer Property Management can reach all of those wants and needs at the click of a button. Visit our website at www.bpmhousing.com for more information on how we can fill your student housing or residential needs here at BPM Housing.

Benefits of Living in Downtown Erie

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1.Affordable Rent

When moving into a home price come to mind first for a lot of people. Usually size and quality play a huge role in the price of where you live. Erie gives you the best of both worlds. The apartments and houses downtown allows for a large space that’s high quality to be affordable. The majority of apartments for rent in Erie, PA are around $500 per month and anywhere outside of downtown is going make your wallet running for the hills.

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2. No traffic

Traffic in a big city can be of concern. With Erie every thing is at your finger tips. There is an opportunity around every corner in the downtown area. Gannon University, Hamot , Erie Insurance, LECOM and Saint Vincent are just some of the major companies in the downtown area that will allow you beat the traffic an intern will save you money on gas

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3. The Center of Attention

One of the good things about moving into downtown Erie is that there is always something to do during the day. From Erie Insurance Ice arena to UPMC Park stadium or from Warner theater to the Bayfront conventional center there will never be a dull moment in this active city.

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4.Night Life

If you are a night owl or you just want have a night out on the town State street is packed with a variety of different bars, comedy clubs, and theaters. Also there is a large range of 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 University making it a presentable 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 give you a great way to start your day while making some friends along the way.

Apartments for rent in Erie, PA with everything you want for a reasonable cost and in the location you need is hard to come by. Bauer Property Management can reach all of those wants and needs at the click of a button. Visit our website at www.bpmhousing.com for more information on how we can fill your student housing or residential needs here at BPM Housing.

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’s coming from. Call 24/7 Maintenance immediately

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Pipe Burst - First thing, turn off the water flow when you suspect a pipe has broken, even if you don’t know where the water’s 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 immediately

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 it did not help call 24/7 maintenance

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First, you need to unplug all 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 or hear the hissing sound of gas escaping or see other signs of a leak: IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE call 911 or National Fuel 1-800-444-3130

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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 — Download Video

  • 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 neath 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 stopping by.  After you are done 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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E-Check method

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7. After you've made your first payment it will save your payment information and you do not need to enter it next time.  You will get an email of 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 long nights or his/her friends. Living off campus can truly be liberating! There is basically no one to tell you how you can 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 the place. 

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5.Health

The quality of college dining hall food is usually terrible no matter what school you go to. 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 Apartments?

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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