Dear Residents,

In accordance with CDC recommendations, MMC Properties will be taking additional precautionary measures. These temporary adjustments will create greater social distancing opportunities during this challenging time.

MMC Properties will implement these changes across all locations starting, March 16th. These changes will be in effect until March 31st or until further notice. We will continue to evaluate our position daily in an effort to be socially responsible for our staff, residents, guests and community at large. 

Beginning March 16, 2020

  • Use of shared, common area amenities (fitness, coffee bars, etc.) will be closed.

  • All resident and community events will be postponed.

  • If you have a scheduled clubhouse rental, the resident will be contacted to reschedule.

  • If you have the option to pay online and/or able to set up auto draft payments from your bank or financial institution, we encourage you to do so. If you need assistance setting up these services, contact the Property Manager.

  • For those communities without online portal payment options, you may utilize any onsite drop box or call the office and the staff can take a credit/debit card payment over the phone if available.

  • Office staff will communicate with the resident prior to entering the apartment home for a service request.

  • We request that you inform the office if anyone in the household is quarantined or sick, so we can take additional precautions. This may include limiting maintenance service to emergency requests only.

Our intention is to take these steps to protect the health and safety of our community while holding a space to work through the challenges of the day. We understand that this situation is quickly evolving, and we may take further precautionary measures as things unfold. Updates will be made via email, social media and on our website. 

The normal hours of operation will remain the same. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time! 


MMC Properties, Inc.

Looking for the right apartment can be a daunting task, whether it’s your first or your fifth time. Some steps are easy, while others are just plain confusing. To help you make the right decision when choosing your next place to live, here are some useful tips that can help you have an overall good experience.

Know Upfront and Long-Term Costs

Especially for first-time buyers, you may think that the rent is all you’ll have to pay at first. However, living in an apartment means more than that. You can’t get an apartment without having to pay some fees in advance, such as a deposit for the first month of rent and a security deposit in case you skip town. Also, because your apartment comes with amenities to help your living experience be better, you will have fees for these services including your trash service, utilities, and renter’s insurance to protect you in the case of damage or theft. Before you sign a lease, make a list of your expenses and create a budget for what a typical month would look like so you can be sure you can afford an apartment with your lifestyle.

What to Bring with You

Moving from a single bedroom to a full-size apartment with a kitchen, bathroom, and more will require more furniture than a bed. When renting, you typically will have the choice between a furnished or unfurnished apartment. If you choose an unfurnished one, you will need to bring your own bed, couch, table, and some chairs. Other items you’ll need for either a furnished or unfurnished apartment are towels, shower curtains, utensils, and cookware.

Don’t Pay Until You’ve Seen the Apartment

Apartment scams are a thing, which is why you should always see what you are agreeing to rent. Red flags should immediately go up if someone tries to get you to pay for an apartment that you’ve never seen, especially if they are too eager to sell it to you.  

Look at the Pet Policy

Even if you don’t have a pet currently, keep in mind that you may eventually want to get one.  Some apartments will allow you to have pets, while others will require a large fee or limit what breeds you can have. If you know you will have a pet, keep in mind that you will have to pay a large deposit upfront along with a monthly fee. Plus you have to pay for any damage they cause to the apartment.

Take Pictures When You Move In

If anything looks messed up or damaged when you move into an apartment, you’d better make sure it’s documented and noted by your landlord. Otherwise, who’s to say you didn’t cause the damage? Also, make a checklist of each issue you see and have your landlord sign it to make sure you won’t get charged for damages you weren’t responsible for.

For more information on leasing with us, give us a call at 615-663-9400 today. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have!

Since sharing your space with a furry friend can really brighten your day, it’s no wonder why over 70% of people live in apartments with their pets. However, there is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a pet owner, especially when living together in a smaller space that doesn’t belong to you. Take a look at what you should consider before moving into an apartment with your pet.

Make Sure Your Apartment Accommodates Animals

When searching for an apartment after getting your pet, make sure first and foremost that the complex allows animals. Sneaking in your pet to a place that doesn’t accommodate animals will not only be bad for your pet, but your relationship with your landlord as well. If you and your pet get discovered, you might put yourself in a serious bind. When you do find an apartment that works for you and your furry companion, tell your landlord immediately to make sure you understand their requirements. That way you will start off your relationship on the right foot.

Consider Which Pet Works Best

In the instance your dog moves in with you, keep in mind that not every canine will enjoy living in an apartment. The smaller space can make it difficult for a large dog to stretch their legs and roam around. Nobody is happy with being cramped in a small space. This can especially be true for your dogs. Consider their size so they won’t be uncomfortable in their own home. If you have a large dog such as a husky that requires more room, you might want to reconsider for the time being. Smaller dogs such as the ones listed below might work better in apartments:

Boston and Yorkshire Terriers
French Bulldogs

If you are not interested in having a dog as a pet, you can also have small animals such as cats, guinea pigs, bunnies, hamsters, and more. Keep in mind that when you put down a pet deposit, this is typically for cats and dogs. Not tiny animals.

Provide Plenty of Exercise

If your pet is not able to roam around as often as they should in your apartment, they will need to get their exercise elsewhere. Make sure you take your active pooches for a walk at the dog park as much as possible so they won’t feel so cooped up. Sometimes when they don’t get their energy out, they could take it out by getting overly playful and potentially destroying items in your home.

Cats Need Height

When living with a cat, keep in mind that they enjoy exploring high places. Luckily it’s easy to accommodate their needs by simply purchasing items such as multi-level cat towers. Just make sure that your apartment is secure so that when they roam areas such as your window sill they don’t escape.

Keep Your Pets Happy

As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to not only make sure your pets are healthy, but happy as well. They are probably incredibly bored and unhappy being left in your apartment while you are away at work. When you do return home, make up the time they spend tucked away by playing with them. Like with anyone else, they don’t like being lonely. Soak up as much time with them as you can to get those tails wagging. You can also consider having your pet go to day cares so they won’t be so lonely while you are away. Instead they can play with several others animals all day long rather than being kept in your apartment.

House Training is Necessary

If your pet is going to be left in your apartment for a long period of time, make sure they are house trained so you don’t come home to a stinky accident. For a dog, house training depends on their age. Puppies are trained to use the bathroom on a mat until they get older and have outside routines. Cats learn from an early age to use the litter box so this shouldn’t be a major hassle. Regardless, having your animal trained is mandatory to keep your space clean. If not, you could risk being evicted if things get too messy.

Think About Your Neighbors

You are not the only one that lives in an apartment complex. You share the place with several other people who have their own lives. A dog that barks constantly or a cat that knocks over objects frequently could be considered a disturbance to your neighbors. Avoid the possibility of receiving complaints by making sure your pet’s temperament is not going to be a problem.

If you are looking to move into a place that accepts pets, come to Vintage Burkitt Station! We not only have plenty of room for you and your pet in our complexes, but we also have a large pet park for your pet to explore. For more information on leasing with us, give us a call at 615-663-9400 today. We’d be happy to have you.

When it’s time to start decorating for the holidays, it can be a bit of a challenge for those who live in an apartment, no matter how roomy it may be. Apartments are not as spread out as a home; therefore, you can sometimes run into issues when trying to get festive. But don’t worry. You can still deck the halls by following these simple tips and tricks.

Add a Small Christmas Tree

A traditional Christmas decoration that lets everyone know it’s time for the holidays is a Christmas tree. The good news is that with an apartment, you can still decorate with a tree. The bad news is you probably won’t be able to squeeze in a large or tall tree. Not to mention carrying it up the stairs to your place is not fun. For this Christmas, think about downsizing your tree so that it can fit wherever you decide to place it. It may be small and simple, but you can still go all out on ornaments and other decorations. Plus, you still have plenty of room for all your gifts! If you feel like you still may not have the space for a tree, you could always try an upside-down tree! It may sound odd, but it is one of the latest trends that is still fun and festive.

Hang Decoration from Your Ceiling

If you run out of wall space for your decorations, remember you can always hang simple yet festive items from your ceiling. When in a smaller space, it is wise to utilize any and all space that you have. Small, light, and simple decorations work best like paper snowflakes and ornaments. You don’t have to use nails to hang the decor but instead fishing line and tape. It’s simple to put up and take down, so you have won half the battle already!

Place Wreaths Throughout Your Home

Wreaths are typically used as an outdoor decoration, but that shouldn’t stop you from using it the way you want. Instead, consider placing holiday themed wreaths, big and small, around your living space to give it an added festive touch. You can hang it on your walls, on your mantle, or even on the back of your dining room chairs. There is no right or wrong way to decorate with a beautiful wreath.

Use a Curtain Rod to Hang Stockings

If you don’t have a fireplace to hang your stockings with care, you can simply improvise by using a shower curtain instead. It’s a simple yet effective idea that gets the job done.

Make Your Room Smell Like the Holidays

Adding a festive scent to your space is one of the best ways to really get in the spirits. Although it may not be a physical decoration like a wreath or Christmas tree, it still gives your apartment a cozy atmosphere that brings you comfort and joy. You can add scents by either lighting a candle or by boiling cranberries and potpourri over your stove. Whatever you decide, you will be happy to come home to the classic holiday smells.

Swap Out Everyday Decor

Another simple way to get your apartment ready for the holiday is by switching out your everyday decor for something more festive. For example, try replacing your average throw pillows with holiday-themed pillows or even adding a Christmas patterned blanket. Making the simple yet subtle switch will make all the difference.

Decorate Your Outside

The inside is not the only part of your apartment! You also have a back porch and front door you can tackle with decorations as well. Place a fun, holiday-themed welcome mat, hang a wreath, wrap your porch with lights, or whatever it takes to get in the Christmas spirit with the space you have.

At Vintage Burkitt Station, we are proud to provide you with luxurious and spacious rooms that fit your lifestyle. If you are ready to make the move with us, contact us at 615-663-9400 for more information. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have!