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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.

  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.


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.


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 for more information on how we can fulfill your student housing or residential needs.

Benefits of Living in Downtown Erie

  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.


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 for more information on how we can fulfill your student housing or residential needs.

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:


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.