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3174 days ago

A ++Perfect! Everything was done to exact specification, in the time frame promised, and within the agreed budget. Absolutely Perfect!

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3473 days ago

Tina was the manager during her so called stay . I had lived there for 5 years and was not interested in leaving until they changed managers and the place went down hill. "Tina" was never there, no maintenance was done, kids running wild, loud residents. I drive by now and glad I left.

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3741 days ago

i would avoid this place...
its mostly b/c the way things are run. the apt mgr seems nice when you're interested in renting but turns out to be very much different once you're in. he definitely lies a lot and doesnt give straight forward answers. the apartments themselves are okay. except for parking. and the location is terrible. but the interiors are really nice. so nice, that you will NOT get a dime back of your deposit no matter how much you clean (so i would suggest throwing your deposit away and not wasting time with the 3 page cleaning list he gives you when you put in your move-out notice).
we owed money to buy all new carpet that he claims our dog urinated all over...which i guarantee is not true. he miscalculated how many months we owed for the pro-rated amount. i sent it back to him with the correct math. without apology, he sent a new bill that was also incorrect, but not by much. he mostly just rounded all the numbers in his favor. i corrected his math again and sent a check for the right amount, a little less than he rounded up to. THEN HE CHANGED THE AMOUNT ON THE CHECK I WROTE!!! so now i have to go to the bank and most likely to court. i can't believe he thinks he could have gotten away with illegally changing the amount on a check i wrote.
ridiculous!

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3754 days ago

this place sucks i live here for 2 years when i move in the carpet was darty and not clean dave is a lier and and a fake he never hleps anybody when they need it he lies about everything do not live here someone has even got kill over here cops came out they all ways come out

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3780 days ago

Do not rent at Crown East Apartments with a pet unless you want to buy them new carpet for $1300 when you move out.

We lived there for 13 months. The carpet was in fair to bad shape when we moved in. Dave (the apartment manager) gave us a sheet of paper with 2 tiny lines (about 1.5 inches long) to document everything wrong with the apartment. I couldn't have written it all down on a full sheet of paper! But he convinced us that you don't need to write anything down unless it's a huge hole in the wall or something ridiculous like that. We did anyway. We recorded how bad the carpet was. He didn't give us a copy of that page.

We had an adult, mature female black lab that didn't pee or poop on or do anything to that carpet. We moved out 3 weeks ago and just got a bill for "pet damage" and have to replace the carpet for $1300. I called a few friends that we made that had just moved out the month before. They have also been asked to replace their carpets. One had a cat. The other a smaller dog. No messes.

I looked up Crown East doing some research. I stumbled across a picture on Craigslist that shows the units with hardwood floors now. Hmmmm, they're going to hardwood floors, but making ex-tenants buy new carpet? Dave is a liar and you need to avoid this place. In their ads they say workout room, 2 blocks from MAX, heated pool, safe area....these are all misleading! The workout room is a broken treadmill and a broken exercise bike in one of the laundry rooms. They're 2 major intersections from the MAX, it's actually 10 blocks away. The "heated pool" has a broken heating unit and is only open 2 months a year. Safe area? East 122nd? I don't think so. We saw a lot of violence in the east gateway area. The apartment has a "security guard" that passes drives through the lot twice a night for less than 1 minute each time. I called him one night when there was a gang fight in the parking lot and all they did was call the cops. I understand that, but what is the security guard for? Noise complaints?

Bottom line: AVOID AVOID AVOID!!! Unless you don't have a pet and never plan on moving out. By the way, we were seriously harassed when we told Dave that we were moving out even though our lease was up. He is crazy.

Oh yes, they also raised the rent twice in the 13 months we were there. That was probably the property managements' decision (Guardian) rather than Dave's. But still....corrupt. AND, (I keep thinking of things), you get 1 ONE 1 parking spot. Even if you rent a 3 bedroom. And there's only about 5 visitors' spots. So be prepared to park in the road even though they advertise off-street parking.

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3861 days ago

As a single mom with my teenaged daughter. All was well - we would move back if needed. We lived there from 2006-2007. We left on good terms so I could go back if I needed.

 

Neighbors and management was fine - a few bad apples, but every property has some; don't you think.

 

My apartment was huge with lots of storage. It had updated laundry rooms that were really nice and clean. Assigned parking was nice, with off street parking for visitors.

 

All of my maint problems were tended to promptly. And the property was cleaned daily... I can't say that for many other places I have lived. It was an overall good place to live.

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3861 days ago

I've lived here for a few months without a problem. The apartments are nice, the management is what I'd expect at a complex, and it's quiet here. I like the area - I haven't had a single problem here yet. I also like the fact that they have a pool; let me tell you - it's welcoming on a hot day!

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4043 days ago

Horrible management, bad area, small and dingy apartments, loud tennants. Not a good place to live. I left after 2 months.

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4109 days ago

Worked for them. Owner was always trying to cut costs but never to his customers. Outsourced most equipment. Primary connection router is a Cobalt Qube 2700 with kernel 2.0 which they stopped using in 1998 or so. Asked to hang up on a couple of customers before. Don't know what he was hiding.  Otherwise it was a good service.

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4711 days ago

Absolutely the BEST brow wax in town! And her facials make you feel like a new person.

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