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Protect Your Hardwood Floors

Posted On: Monday, January 27th, 2020

Nothing quite matches the look and feel of gleaming hardwoods. However, with great surfaces comes great responsibility. Hardwoods are prone to damage and maintaining their beauty requires a bit of TLC. For those with hardwoods in their apartment, or those looking to move into an apartment with hardwoods, here are a few simple care tips to help you protect your hardwood floors.

Cover with Rugs

Area rugs aren’t just for decorative purposes. Large area rugs are designed with protection in mind and are incredible at preventing scrapes and scratches. Lay area rugs in locations that have high foot traffic like entryways, or place them in areas where furniture may be easily bumped and moved. (more…)

Rental Vocabulary for First Time Renters

Posted On: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Renting your apartment can be a stressful time, especially for first time renters. Leasing agreements can be filled with convoluted words that may make first time renters feel like they are in over their head. Luckily, our CTBest team has defined a few of the most common rental vocabulary terms to help take some of the stress out of the rental process.

Security Deposit - A security deposit is a sum of money (usually equivalent to one to two months’ rent) that is due to the property owners prior to moving in. Deposits are usually returned when residents move out as long as the apartment is still in good condition. CTBest has partnered with Sure Deposit for an attractive alternative to traditional deposits that allows tenants to pay a one-time nonrefundable low cost premium. (more…)

5 Ways Warm Up Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Monday, January 13th, 2020

Keeping your apartment warm and utility bills low can be a challenge during the winter months. This is especially true for renters who may not have the ability to make more permanent money-saving changes. While keeping warm and saving money is a challenge, it is also 100% achievable with some heat saving strategies. Here are five ways you can warm up your CTBest apartment:

1.Take advantage of windows

For those that have large windows in their apartments, take advantage of their energy saving features. During the day, pull back the curtains and open the blinds to let sunlight warm the apartment. At night, close the blinds and the curtains to keep the warmth in throughout the night. (more…)

Road Trip to Salisbury

Posted On: Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Connecticut is filled with incredible towns to visit and places to explore. Recently named one of the 25 coolest towns in America by Matador Network, the tiny town of Salisbury offers natural beauty, rich history and several popular seasonal events throughout the year. If you’re looking to make a quick day trip, or even a weekend stay, make sure Salisbury is your next stop.

Located in the northwest corner of Connecticut near the border of New York and Massachusetts, Salisbury offers a myriad of activities throughout its villages of Lakeville, Amesville, Lime Rock and Taconic. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking along the mountains of the Appalachian Trail or taking in the natural scenery of Mount Riga State Park. (more…)

CTBest Winter Apartment Specials

Posted On: Monday, January 6th, 2020

Wintertime apartment savings are here! While renting and moving during the winter months may not be ideal, incredible apartment deals are sure to brighten up your winter move. Here are a few winter apartment specials going on throughout our Connecticut apartment communities this month.

Montoya Apartments

If you’re looking to move, Montoya Apartments in Branford has a deal for you. Our two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment features a unique ranch-style layout for a true homey feel. Apartment homes offer newly updated features including kitchens with white cabinetry, a breakfast bar and stylish white (more…)

Winter Rental Maintenance

Posted On: Monday, December 23rd, 2019

The winter season can be hard on rental units and simple maintenance is an essential step to prevent potential damages. While property managers are responsible for regular maintenance and repairs, there are several winter rental maintenance tips that tenants can keep in mind to ensure their rental is in shape for the cold weather ahead.

Frozen Pipes

One common issue that can be prevented by renters during the winter months is freezing pipes. If you know the temperature will drop below 20 degrees, make sure to keep one or two faucets on at a slow drip to prevent the line from freezing or potentially bursting. If you suspect a pipe has frozen or burst, call your property manager for further instructions and repairs. (more…)

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Near CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Saturday, December 21st, 2019

new year's eve celebrationsThe roaring 20’s are making a comeback and our CTBest communities are in the hub of it all. Looking for a way to ring in the New Year? We’ve created a list of some of the top New Year’s Eve events taking place around CTBest to ensure you start the New Year off right!
New Year’s Eve at the Winter Beer Garden

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at Half Full Brewery in Stamford! From 5 p.m. to midnight, enjoy your favorite brews and experience the last day of the brewery’s pop-up Winter Beer Garden. Admission is free and includes a campaign toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Coalhouse Pizza

Feast your way into 2020 at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford during their annual New Year’s Eve event. Enjoy a full BBQ buffet, unlimited wings and pizza and an open bar that includes spirits, wine and 72 craft beers. Live entertainment will be provided, and door prizes will be available. Tickets are on sale now for $60 plus tax and tip or $75 plus tax and tip at the door.


5 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted On: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The holidays are a time for showing others you care whether that be your family, friends, co-workers or apartment neighbors. However, if the hectic holiday season has you in a rush to find last-minute gifts, there is no need to worry. Our CTBest team has rounded up a few quick and easy DIY holiday gifts that are perfect for anyone on your gift-giving list.

Movie and Popcorn

Movies and popcorn just go together, so give your gift recipients the gift of both! Pick up a festive flick or a movie you know they’ll love and pair it with a few packs of popcorn and some movie theatre candy. Tie everything together with a bow for a cozy and effortless at-home holiday movie night that anyone would love. (more…)

Home Sweet Townhome at Montoya Condominium Rentals

Posted On: Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Rentals come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from smaller apartments within large buildings to standalone single-family homes. While traditional apartment units tend to be the more commonly-thought-of rental units, many prefer the space and homey yet low-maintenance feel of a townhome rental. If this sounds like you, our Montoya Condominium Rentals two-bedroom townhouse may just be the home sweet townhome you’ve been searching for.

Offering both luxury and comfort, Montoya Condominium Rental’s two-story townhomes feature amenities not found in traditional apartments such as a private master suite with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closets, cozy fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and incredibly spacious living areas. (more…)

Create the Perfect Study Space

Posted On: Friday, December 6th, 2019

The winter finals season is coming up for our UCONN Stamford students which means many long nights of studying are ahead. What many students don’t know is that the place you study actually affects how you retain information. To help out our student residents, we’ve created some tips for creating the perfect study space for a productive study session.

Diminish Distractions

Studying isn’t the most exciting activity which means losing focus can happen easily. Any environment has distractions, so it’s important to figure out what distracts you. (more…)