Residential Insights

Three Ways to Support Your Local Community

If you’re looking to get more involved in your community, just look to the surrounding areas! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in the Capital Region that give participants the ability to gain new skills, while supporting the community. Some of our favorites are:   AnimaLovers: What’s better than witnessing happy adoptions and finding cats and […]

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The Benefits of Renting from The Woodlands

When you live at The Woodlands, you’ll instantly get that sense of home. While living in our community, residents enjoy the abundant amenities available to them – all of which are here to make life easier and more comfortable. This complex is perfect for the busy young professional, family, or retiree. We offer one, two- […]

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DIY Cleaning Supplies

If you are anything like us, you have been a cleaning machine lately! If you are tired of spending so much money on expensive cleaning supplies for your apartment, then we just might have an answer for you! You can make your own cleaning products at home, saving you money and having the bragging rights […]

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The Benefits to Having a Clubhouse

Living in an apartment complex comes with a lot of amenities like pools, sports courts, and picnic areas, but one perk you may not think of that gives you something that stand alone apartments do not offer, is the clubhouse. At each of our Rosetti Properties, residents have access to the common area clubhouse, an […]

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What You Need to Know for a Cross Country Move

Moving is always a little complicated and stressful, but a cross-country move is on an entirely different level. It requires strategy, careful planning, and a willingness to go with the flow, as everything will probably not go exactly as you planned. With the following tips, you can have the adventure and move of a lifetime! […]

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How to Maintain Your Privacy with Roommates

Having roommates is a great way to save money in college, as you’re getting started in your career, or just because! However, try as you might, you may not have the ideal living situation when you choose to live with roommates. Common areas such as the living room, bathrooms, and kitchen can become dirtier more […]

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How to Downsize Into an Apartment

Moving into your first apartment is an exciting time filled with new furniture, décor, and kitchen equipment. However, transitioning to an apartment from a home or larger space can be a stressful challenge. From sorting through furniture and belongings to adjusting to apartment life, the change can take some time to get used to. TRANSITIONING […]

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Spring Apartment Cleaning Tips

April is here and it is officially spring, which can only mean one thing: time to get cleaning! During the winter months, our homes can become cluttered and we may not clean as often as we should. This is okay! Winter is a time to get cozy, relax, and take things a little slower. However […]

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How to Evict A Roommate from Your Lease

Roommates can be great! They pay a portion of the rent, help with apartment maintenance, and can be fun to live with. However, this isn’t always the case. Occasionally a roommate doesn’t work out for one reason or another. Whether they’re not paying rent or regularly disrespect your property, chances are you no longer want […]

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How to Have A Successful Moving Day

Congratulations on finding your new apartment! A new place is always exciting. It’s a chance to start fresh, decorate a new home, and make new memories. Before any of that happens, though, you have to move. And moving is never fun. While we can’t make it more enjoyable, we can help make the process a […]

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How Much Should I Spend on Rent?

If you’re searching for your first apartment or considering moving to a new place, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is “how much can I afford to pay in rent?”. Living beyond your means will quickly become stressful and put you, and your bank account, through a lot of trouble. Thankfully, there […]

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5 Tips for Eco Friendly Living

At The Woodlands we’re committed to living an eco-friendly lifestyle. The average person generates about 4.6 pounds of trash per day, which includes plastic packaging, food waste, Ziplock bags, and so much more. When you begin to pay attention to how much waste your generating, the result can be shocking. With a few simple changes, […]

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Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

People wouldn’t buy homes if there was no benefit. However, owning a home isn’t right for everyone. If you travel frequently, have an active social life, are moving into your first place, or are simply not looking to take on a lot of responsibility, renting an apartment may be your best option. Continue reading to […]

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September Events in Albany

Summer may be winding down, but the events happening in Albany are not! September’s event calendar is full of exciting activities, cultural events, and food and drink festivals that you won’t want to miss. For a quick rundown of the September events in Albany, check out the list we put together down below. Albany Events […]

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September Events in Albany

Summer may be winding down, but the events happening in Albany are not! September’s event calendar is full of exciting activities, cultural events, and food and drink festivals that you won’t want to miss. For a quick rundown of the September events in Albany, check out the list we put together down below. Albany Events […]

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7 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Between trying not to burn the chicken and making sure the rice isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pot, cooking can be a stressful activity! While trying to manage several things at once, it’s easy to put a hand towel or food too close to the stove and not even realize what you’ve done. […]

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Long Distance Apartment Hunting

As if apartment hunting isn’t hard enough, throw in moving to a new city and suddenly the task seems impossible. Without knowing your way around your new city, how are you supposed to find an apartment you like enough to call home? You may have to spend a bit more time and effort hunting for […]

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Moving Hacks for the Big Day

Ask anyone if they enjoy the process of moving and they will tell you “no.” It’s time consuming, hectic, expensive, and strenuous. There are about 20 other adjectives we could use to describe moving, but we’ll stop there. Fortunately, there are several genius hacks to make the process a little bit easier. Color Code Your […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Move Out?

Are you itching to move in to your first apartment? Before you pull the trigger and find yourself in an apartment you can’t afford, take the time to do some planning. There are a lot of upfront costs that makes moving expensive. Save enough money for these five expenses before you sign the lease on […]

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Move-In Day Necessities

We feel you, packing up everything you own and moving is a pain. There’s a lot to organize, it’s time consuming, and potentially costly if you need to a hire a team of movers. As hectic as things may be, there are a few things you’re going to want to have on hand almost as soon […]

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How to Put Together An A+ Rental Application

Congratulations on finding the perfect apartment! The next step is to submit your rental application to secure your new home. Rental applications help landlords make informed decisions on who to rent to. This is also your chance to showcase why you’re the perfect candidate to rent the apartment. Filling out the application may seem self-explanatory, but […]

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Apartment Perks That Make A Difference

When you begin apartment hunting you probably have a list of things you have to have. Two bedrooms, pet friendly, and close to your office are all requirements if you’re going to sign the lease on a new apartment. What about the little things, though? While not necessary, there are amenities and perks that can […]

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Organize Your Pantry in Four Steps

When you open your pantry, does food fall out? Or maybe you’re moving half-empty boxes and bags around until you find what you’re looking for. Good pantry organization allows room for the food you want and need and also allows for you to grab items immediately. Read ahead to learn how to organize your pantry […]

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How to Improve Concentration at Home

Even if you don’t work from home, there are undoubtedly times when you need to sit down and get some work done. It could be your taxes, planning a vacation, applying to jobs, or researching a new vehicle to buy. If you find it hard to concentrate on these things while you’re at home, it […]

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9 Things in Your Closet to Get Rid Of

One of the great things about living at Stonegate is the spacious closet in each master bedroom. They’re perfect for storing all the shoes, purses, and clothing that you’ve acquired and love. However, the bigger the closet the easier it is to keep things that you no longer need. To help you declutter, we’ve put […]

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Six Things You’re Cleaning Too Often

What if we told you you were cleaning too much? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? While some items in your home should be washed daily, weekly, or monthly, other items are better left alone. Apply a less-is-more approach to the following six items and spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your apartment! Cast Iron Pans […]

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5 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

Even if you never intend to be best friends with your new neighbor, it’s always a good idea to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. You never know when you’ll need a helping hand or someone to water your plants when you go on vacation. Start the relationship with your new neighbors off on […]

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How to Work Productively from Home

When searching for jobs, one perk that many people look for is the ability to work from home. Having some degree of flexibility and not having a commute are two of the reasons people love working from home. However, as nice as it may be, working from home can be less productive than going into […]

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Five Allergy Relief Tips

Allergies can occur year-round, however they’re particularly bad for many once the snow begins to melt and the temperature warms up. While avoiding exposure to outside allergens is nearly impossible, there are things that can be done inside your home to provide some much-needed allergy relief! Change Your Air Filters Residents of The Woodlands are responsible […]

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Apartment Gym Etiquette

One of the many perks of living at Stonegate is that there’s a fitness center right in our community! Having a gym on site means you can workout whenever is best for you, whether that’s before work, on your lunch break or after dinner! Just like any gym, you should always keep good gym etiquette in […]

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