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We LOVE pets! But don't let them cost you your security deposit! #FunnyFriday

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Sep 23rd 1:55pm • No Comments

Blue Sky Townhomes offer newly renovated 2 bedroom townhouses. They are located in a secluded neighborhood away from the bustle of downtown, but still a quick drive to downtown restaurants, shopping, and attractions! The eat-in kitchen leads to the back patio, perfect for creating a welcoming outdoor living space.

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One reason we recommend going to an individual lease. And we recommend documenting EVERY-THING in writing. http://ow.ly/Ns6SS

What if tenant's roommate stops honoring their agreement on rent?

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Question: My roommate and I have been living in an apartment for the past three years, splitting the rent. Last year, she was laid off, so we made...

Sep 20th 10:31pm • No Comments

While we are not aware of this happening in the 'burg, it is better to know it could happen than let it happen to you! Know who you are renting from before you hand over your $$$! http://ow.ly/WFo2O

Beware of foreclosures being rented by fake landlords | Clark Howard

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Thinking of renting a home? There's a new scam spreading around the country that puts you in both physical and financial danger.

Sep 20th 6:25pm • No Comments

Do you have rental insurance? All Matchbox leases require tenants to have rental insurance. Re-views.com rates Allstate, Liberty Mutual, State Farm and Farmers Insurance as the best renters insur-ance companies. Why get rental insurance you ask? A landlord's insurance policy covers the building and protects the landlord against lawsuits arising out of accidents on the property. However, landlord insurance does NOT cover the personal possessions of the tenant. This is a piece of information that seems to come as a shock to many tenants after disaster strikes and why we require it in our lease. #MatchboxCares

Sep 15th 9:31pm • No Comments

Our thoughts are with our friends at Boboko. Show them some love & support this delicious downtown restaurant! They are still open MWThFSa 11-2 & 4:30-8 Su 11-2.

Break-in at Harrisonburg restaurant, cash missing

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A Harrisonburg business owner is left shaken after his restaurant was broken into and a cash box was stolen.

Sep 15th 3:05pm • No Comments

Be sure to use the correct wattage in your fixtures. You are responsible if damage is caused by using incorrect bulbs. #SaveYourSecurityDeposit

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Would you swap your clothes with your grandparents?!? #FunnyFriday

Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents and Parents For Charming,...

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Amazing!

Sep 9th 2:20pm • No Comments

Our CEO, Barry Kelley, in Richmond Last week at a subcommittee meeting reviewing tax credits.

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It’s been 1 month since our last reminder, which means…TIME TO CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER! Keep your AC & heat functioning at optimum performance, and prevent permanent damage to the HVAC unit by changing your air filter monthly. Need the size & type? Check your community website or contact your manger.

Sep 8th 10:02pm • No Comments

The Matchbox mini dropped off some FREE #BennySorrentinos to our offices because we ❤️ you! Come get some while it lasts!!

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Suspect you have a water leak due to a higher than average water bill? Harrisonburg Water says typical consumption for an individual is 1500-2000 gallons a month. Multiply that by the number of people in your house & you should have a general idea how many gallons to expect on your bill. If you suspect a leak, but see no evidence of a water leak contact your water provider Harrisonburg Water 540-434-6783 or Utility Billing 800-366-0206. Let your property manager know too! If you have Harrisonburg Water, the city’s website also provides a page with info on what to do.

Leak Checks

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If you suspect your home has a leak and have difficulty locating it, you may contact the Department of Public Utilities at 540-434-9959 to make an...

Sep 7th 8:31pm • No Comments

In properties with trash and/or recycling chutes, cardboard boxes MUST be broken down to fit down the chutes. This means cut or tear them into smaller pieces. If you bring boxes into the property, you cannot leave them in the trash room. This can cause fire hazards or allow unwanted critters to enter the property.

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It is a great day to go be awesome! #MotivatingMonday

PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2016 | BEST OF THE YEAR SO FAR!

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We are halfway through 2016 already so we thought it was a good time to take a look back at the best People are Awesome videos we’ve featured so...

Sep 5th 2:03pm • No Comments

Almost #Throw4Rent time!! #GoDukes #JMUfootball #OffCampusHousing
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Sep 3rd 10:43pm • No Comments

Shirts are going FAST! Students get your free shirt at the game today! #OffCampusHousing
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Students! Get your FREE OCH #NewBreed shirt at the game today!

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#Throw4Rent on Godwin field until 2! Get FREE 🍕🍕🍕 & test your skills for a chance for some $$$
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Sep 2nd 4:54pm • No Comments

Come down to Godwin field for a chance to win $$ Plus FREE pizza 🍕🏈🍕!!
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Pick a partner! #FunnyFriday

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Mildew is a common appearance in bathrooms, basements, and places of high moisture or humidity exposure and low air flow. A common misconception is that bleach will resolve the issue, but it actually provides conditions for mildew to grow back. If you experience mildew issues, and it is NOT due to a water leak or something maintenance needs to address, please use a sponge to apply a mixture con-sisting of half white vinegar and half peroxide, which has natural anti-fungal properties. If wall appears stained after drying, and still feels spongy, put in a service request for us to investigate.
Please make sure that your bathroom exhaust fan is turned on during and after you take a show-er/bath. This will allow the moisture/humidity to be evacuated and reduce the chances of mildew forming. If your bathroom does not have an exhaust fan, crack the window to bring in fresh air.

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Go make some MAGIC this week! #MotivatingMonday

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Model Home Open!
746 Angle Drive, Harrisonburg, VA Cheyenne@MatchboxRealty.com 540-434-5150 ext 114

    

In Demand Features
  • Mini split HVAC - Individual room temperature control.
  • Hardi board siding- Fire resistance.
  • Low E insulated glass windows -Lower electric bills.
  • Amana/Whirpool - Energy Star appliances.
  • LED lighting fixtures.
  • Tile & Real Hardwood floors.
  • A lot of natural lighting.
  • Landscaping taken care of for you.
  • Plenty of shared parking space.
  • Extended kitchen counter for table space.
  • Plenty of storage space all throughout.
  • Granite counter-tops.
  • Stainless steel appliances.
  • Vaulted ceiling in living room.
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom.
  • Washer & dryer included.
  • Ceiling fans throughout.
  • Non-Student Property.
Pricing
  • 3 bedroom/2.5bathroom (1 unit) $1450 approx 1780 sqft.
  • 2 bedroom/2.5bathroom (8 units) $1300 approx 1620 sqft.

Frequently Asked Questions


The following are questions frequently asked by prospective tenants. Click here to view Current Resident FAQ's.


Q: Where can I get information on your available properties?

A: www.HarrisonburgHousing.com

Q: How do I take a look at an available HarrisonburgHousing.com property?

A: We allow prospective residents to view housing by setting up an appointment with one of our Leasing Agents. Please visit our office at 202 North Liberty Street Suite 101 or give us a call at 540.434.5150 during normal business hours (M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM). An appointment may be scheduled to view our occupied properties by contacting our office as well. Please note that every attempt will be made to work with your schedule, but the current residents must be notified and given sufficient notice, typically 24 hours, that their home will be shown. You will need to show a valid Photo ID prior to leaving the office with one of our Leasing Agents. View the current listing of available properties.


Q: What do I do if I am interested in leasing a property through HarrisonburgHousing.com?

A: All adults must fill out an application, be approved or obtain a Guarantor, or agree to be a party to a Joint/Individual Lease. View our Guarantor Form.


Q: Who must fill out an application?

A: Each adult (person over 18 years of age) planning to occupy the property must fill out an application.


Q: Why must all adults fill out an application?

A: Every adult who resides in the property must be listed on the lease to have a legal right to occupy the property. We must verify the suitability of everyone on the lease.


Q: What is your application fee?

A: Our application fee is $35 (Non-refundable) per applicant.


Q: How do I qualify to lease a property?

A: Each Prospect will qualify by meeting 1 of 3 standards below:

  1. Have suitable credit history, rental history, criminal history and income that meets or exceeds 3 times the monthly rent for the property that you are trying to qualify for.
  1. Have suitable credit history, rental history, criminal history and agree to be a party to a joint lease.
  1. Have suitable credit history, rental history, criminal history and obtain a guarantor with suitable credit history, rental/ownership history, criminal history and income that meets or exceeds 5 times the monthly rent for the property that you are trying to qualify for to guarantee your obligations.

Click here to view the rental application.


Q: What is the difference between a Joint Account and an Individual Account with HarrisonburgHousing.com?

A: In a Joint Account all people listed as Tenant are equally and severally liable for performance of the lease and will be held liable for all payments due or damage done to a property. In an Individual Account the individual is only liable for performance of their share of the lease and will only be held liable for their share of the payments and their share of damage done to a property.


Q: Why does my guarantor have to fill out an application?

A: Just like our residents that do not need a guarantor, we must evaluate the creditworthiness of all involved in our leasing process. The guarantor’s credit must be satisfactory and income must be approximately five times the monthly Rent.


Q: What do I need to submit with my application?

A: A valid photo ID, and a $35 Non-refundable application fee in the form of check or money order.


Q: What factors do you use in determining if my application is approved?

A: First and foremost, we operate in strict compliance with all Fair Housing Guidelines. After receiving an application we investigate rental / ownership history, credit report, criminal report and income verification.


Q: How much can I qualify for?

A: Typically, we require monthly household income of applicants to be three times the lease payments. In other terms, your lease payments can be approximately 33% of the gross monthly income of the Tenants on the Lease.


Q: How long does it take to process my application?

A: Typically, once we have all pertinent info required (including Application Fee) we can fully process your application within 2 business days. Email us once you have applied so that we know to check your application in our system.


Q: After my application is approved, what do I do?

A: We will contact you as soon as possible to let you know that you have been approved. You should then immediately schedule a Lease Signing appointment with a HarrisonburgHousing.com leasing agents to secure your new housing.


Q: How long are your leases?

A: Most of our leases are for a minimum of 12 months; however, we do lease some properties for shorter or longer terms as determined by our owners. At the end of the initial term, the lease will revert to a year to year tenancy unless otherwise agreed to or proper Termination Notice given.


Q: What does your lease say?

A: Click here to view a Sample Lease.


Q: Do you accept pets?

A: This property does not accept pets.


Q: Do I need Renters Insurance?

A: Yes, our residents are solely responsible for insuring their own personal property that is located or stored upon the property leased. Any loss from the risks of damage, destruction or loss resulting from theft, fire, storm and other hazards and casualties are your sole responsibility.


Q: How do I turn on utilities?

A: The resident is responsible for placing all utilities in their name and pay all utility bills due for services to the premises for which resident is responsible (unless otherwise agreed to in the lease). At the termination of the lease the resident is responsible for having all utilities services disconnected and must submit proof of the Final Bill being paid to Management.


Q: What am I responsible for as a resident?

A: Typically, all residents are responsible for :

  • Securing all utilities for housing, unless otherwise provided
  • Changing the furnace/air conditioning filters monthly
  • Minor repairs to your home, including, but not limited to, to replacing light bulbs and clogged drains
  • Changing the smoke detector batteries during tenancy (these are new when you move in)
  • Pest control
  • Complying with all Homeowner Association Rules
  • Following the terms of your lease - Click here to view a Sample Lease.

Q: What do I have to pay prior to moving in?

A: You are responsible for paying the Security Deposit, Routine Systems Maintenance Fee, Key Fee, and First Month’s Rent prior to being issued your keys.


Q: How can I pay rent to HarrisonburgHousing.com after I move in?

A: Once your account is created you can login to your account and make an electronic payment online. You may also set up auto payments through your online account.


Q: What happens if I bring in an application for a property that already has one or more applications submitted?

A: All applications are accepted and processed on a first come-first served basis. Due to our fiduciary relationship to the owner, if more than one application is submitted before approval of an application we are required to select the highest rated application.


Q: How much security deposit is required?

A: We require a security deposit on EVERY property leased. Usually the security deposit is the same as one month's rent but may be more or less but in no case shall exceed two month’s rent (the security deposit required but will be detailed in your lease).


Q: What do you do with my security deposit?

A: All security deposits are held in strict accordance with the VRLTA in an Escrow Account.


Q: When is rent due?

A: Rent is due on the 1st of the month and considered late after 5pm on the 5th of the month. Rent must be in our office by 5pm on the 5th of the month. If you pay rent after 5pm on the 5th of the month there is a late fee that is assessed per your Lease.


Q: When are new properties posted?

A: Our HarrisonburgHousing.com is updated continually to reflect our current inventory of properties.


Q: What if my application is denied?

A: In the event your application is denied, we make every effort to contact you promptly regarding the denial. We encourage those who are denied to find a suitable guarantor so they can lease the housing of their choice from us.


Q: How does the application process work?

A:
  1. Each adult planning to occupy the property must fill out an application allowing Matchbox to perform a credit check, rental history check, and criminal background check. All people over 18 years of age will need to apply individually for a property. If applicant is a student or not employed, a guarantor must be used or they must agree to become a party to a Joint Account. The guarantor must also fill out an application and the guarantor form, as well as pay the application fee.
  1. There is a $35.00 non–refundable application fee for EACH applicant that is payable at the time the application is filled out. Payment must be in the form of Check or Money Order.
  1. You will need to have a valid Photo ID for each application that is filled out.
  1. Once your completed application is received, your information will be processed and within 2 business days you will be notified as to whether or not you have been approved for the property. During this time frame, we will run your credit report, perform a criminal background check, verify current employment, and check your rental references. If you are approved for the property we will contact you and the lease process will follow.
  1. After signing a lease, the Security Deposit, Routine Systems Maintenance Fee, Key Fee, and First Month’s Rent will be due at the date of move in when you come to pick up your keys.

Please contact Matchbox at 540–434–5150 x 114 with any questions that you may have about the application or leasing process.
Once you have completed your application, please contact our office to ensure a timely response.

Utilities
  • Internet included.
  • Water included. ($35 cap)

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