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STUDENT HOUSING GUIDE 2010-2011

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The Student Life & Leadership 18401 North 32nd Street—Phoenix, Arizona 85032 602-787-7240


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This Student Housing Guide has been designed to provide a useful set of guidelines to aid in selecting housing. The information is intended to be a fair summary of available housing in the Paradise Valley Community College area. The student should be aware that the handbook is NOT intended to be a complete listing of all housing NOR does the Student Life Center Office recommend or endorse any particular housing.* You can rent apartments furnished or unfurnished, with or without paid utilities. Most apartments have pools, and some have fitness centers. Paradise Valley Community College also has a fitness center. If you have any questions regarding the Student Housing Guide, contact: Student Life Center. Room KSC 135 (602) 787-7240 Paradise Valley Community College is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed in the Student Housing Guide, and is not responsible for any changes that may occur.

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Table of Contents Housing Tips What do I do before renting an apartment?

pg. 5

ASK Questions Like:

pg. 5

Checklist of Things to Look For Before You Rent an Apartment

pg. 6

Renters Insurance

pg. 8

Your Responsibility

pg. 8

Renter’s Tax

pg. 8

Solving Your Problems

pg. 8

Contracts Contracts with Owner/Mangers

pg. 9

Contracts with Roommates

pg. 9

Choosing a Roommate

pg. 9

Rooms in Private Homes

pg. 10

Apartment Listings

pg. 11

Electronic Listings

pg. 15

I Found a Roommate, I Found an Apartment, What’s Next?

pg. 16

Moving In

pg. 16

Rights and Responsibilities

pg. 17

Tips on Conservation and Budgeting Apartment Energy Conservation

pg. 20

Water Saving Tips

pg. 20

Recycling

pg. 20

Saving at the Grocery Store

pg. 20

Other Frugal Hints

pg. 21

Other Budget Hints

pg. 21

Tips on How to Make Your Apartment Green

pg. 22

Other Green Ideas for a Green Home

pg. 22

Fitness Centers

pg. 23

Grocery Stores

pg. 24

Important Phone Numbers

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Housing Tips Before you rent an apartment: 1. Decide what you can afford to pay for rent and utilities. 2. Look at a variety of places ( apartments, condos, houses, trailers). 3. DO NOT sign anything unless you completely understand what you are signing. 4. Ask fellow students about the area and complex. 5. Take a complete tour of the complex and talk to people around the complex. 6. Make sure you see the apartment first. 7. Check the apartment complex out on ApartmentRatings.com. 8. Use the apartment checklist on the next page.

ASK Questions Like: What is management like? Is it noisy at night? Has anyone been burglarized? Are things repaired promptly? Are pets and/or children allowed? How is the parking situation? Are trees and shrubs around the property well maintained? Are public areas well lit? How quickly are repairs done? 5


Checklist of Things to Look For Before You Rent an Apartment Lease

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How much is the rent? $_______ What is the policy and amount of a late charge? What are the lease options and the rent rate for each option? Renewal options? Are there any specials or discounts available? How much do I need to pay up front to move in? Ask for a list of fees? What are the procedures for ending the lease? If I need to terminate the lease early how much time must I give before the end of the lease? Can I sublease? Can the rent be increased during the lease? What are the requirements for a full refund of the security deposit and how do I get it? How long does it take to get? Is there a charge for utilities, water, garbage and sewage? Find out who you call for repairs or emergencies. Ask for a list of rules and regulations for the residents such as visitors, parking, repairs, and parties? Any restrictions? What is the limit on the number of occupants allowed in the apartment? Do they take pets ? What is the pet policy and is there an extra charge. Ask for the procedures for incoming and outgoing mail? Package delivery? Make sure you see the property before you rent it! Get a copy of your lease and pay with a check or money order if possible.

Security Does the apartment have: Sprinkler System ? Fire extinguisher ? Smoke Detectors (who replaces the battery?) Security Alarm ? Adequate outdoor lighting? A peephole in the front door? Dead bolt lock on the front door ? Outdoor electronic surveillance? On-duty security? Hours? ____ to _____ Is the property gated? Hours ____ to _____ A policy for a key that is lost or getting an extra key? Locks on windows and sliding doors? 6


Checklist of Things to Look For Before You Rent an Apartment, cont. Yes

Amenities Does the property have: A stove/refrigerator ? A microwave? Dishwasher? A washer/dryer in the unit or on the property? A telephone/Internet/cable? What is the cost for each? Sufficient closet space? Extra storage space? A pool? (heated or unheated) Pool hours? Guest policy? A whirlpool? A Sauna? Other recreational facilities? A fitness center? What are the hours? Discount to local fitness club? A computer center? A balcony or patio? Ample study space for all occupants? Assigned parking? (covered)? Parking garage? Guest parking? Is there outgoing mail service? Is the apartment furnished or unfurnished? Fireplace? Clubhouse? Recycling? BBQ area/outdoor cooking?

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Renter’s Insurance As you move into your apartment or house, it would be wise to purchase insurance to cover theft, fire and water damages to your personal belongings. Before buying insurance, however check your parent’s homeowners policy, since your personal property may be covered while you are living away from home. If you are not covered by your parent’s policy, you may want to purchase protection for your personal belongings. Many local insurance companies offer various forms of Renter’s insurance. Before you buy, compare the plan of each company and purchase the one that best suits your needs.

Your Responsibility If just one person signs a lease, that person is solely responsible for the entire rent and other obligations of the lease. If all members of the household sign the lease, roommates should be aware of LIABILITY. Most leases are handled in such a way that all parties are responsible for the performance of their associates. This means that if one roommate moves out, the remaining roommate(s) must come up with his or her share of the rent as well as their own. Know your potential roommate. Be frank and up front about the type of place you want to live in and compare lifestyles. The more honest you are with each other, the less hassle you will encounter down the road. Meet potential roommates in a public place away from your residence, it’s safer. Then you can decide if you want to have them see your apartment.

Renter’s Tax Credit As a renter in Arizona you may qualify for both a tax credit and a tax deduction on your State Income Tax Return.

Solving Your Problems When disputes arise between tenants and their landlords, there are several options available in settling disputes. The first step is to sit down with your landlord and talk the problem over. An informal, cooperative relationship usually proves successful in settling most disputes. Should this fail to lead to an acceptable solution, assistance is available through legal aid or the County Attorney’s Office. 8


Contracts Contracts with Owner/Managers Everyone who rents, leases, or buys a home or apartment has to fill out a contract. While each complex uses its own type of form, there are several commonalities. They’re all long, written in tiny, tiny print, and often difficult to understand. But don’t despair! In situations in which the contract is unclear, ASK! If you still don’t understand, ASK AGAIN!! There’s much to be said for being an informed consumer and renter, especially when dealing with contracts. Many times contracts will address the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords – READ CAREFULLY! There may even be extra entitlements for renters and landlords (as long as they fall within the Arizona Statutes). Try to understand the policies that would affect you should you need to move out break your contract early, have a grievance, or any other situation that might occur. KEEP THIS CONTRACT in a safe place so that you can refer to it during your tenancy. This can’t be said enough, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND!

Contracts with Roommates Contracts are made to ensure that all parties are held accountable for their portion. Contracts, official and unofficial are made between people everyday, so why not with a potential roommate? If you are entering into an agreement of how finances, responsibilities, and grievances are to be handled, you want it written down on paper. Imagine that you are living with roommates and one person moves out. Who is responsible for the rent that person would have provided? If there is no agreement to refer to, you and the remaining roommates might be stuck with that extra cost! Consider the following contract made between roommates. You can devise your own conditions and stipulations, however, consider checking the contract with a legal service provider to ensure that it is a binding contract.

Choosing A Roommate The person(s) with whom you choose to live may have a significant impact on your college experience. You want to make sure that your personalities and habits will be compatible. But how do you know if the person you might be living with is going to be the right one? The only way to know is through open communication between yourself and your potential roommate. 9


Here are some topics that you might want to address with a prospective roommate. How much can each of you afford to pay each month, including rent, utilities, phone, flood, tuition, books, and extra expenses (insurance, car, gas)? Remember that each person is responsible for his/her portion of the costs, so you want to make sure that the person is reliable and/or has a backup plan should he/she need assistance. How are you going to pay your deposits, each months rent, each of the bills, and other costs? What happens if one person moves out before the other? What are your habits and attitudes towards smoking, drugs and alcohol, and pets? What are your attitudes regarding dating and overnight guests? Privacy? What are your attitudes regarding phone usage? About sharing clothes? What are your personal habits and expectations about housekeeping and grocery shopping? Do you like to cook? How much are you willing to spend on meals? Do you intend to eat together or separately? Do you intend to share food expenses or shop separately? What are your study habits and needs? Sleeping habits and needs? Who will be on the lease?

Rooms in Private Homes Rooming in private homes can be a great experience. In exchange for low rent or free rent, you may offer assistance with baby-sitting, care of an elderly or disabled person, housework, or yard work. Remember that the compatibility issue between you and the owner or family is an important one here. Consider the following: Is there a private entrance to the room? Are the bedrooms and bathrooms private or shared? Are utility costs included? What privileges do you have and what are the rules? Kitchen, cooking? Pool? Laundry? Television/Cable? Telephone usage? What are the rules regarding guests, smoking, pets? If you have an arrangement to pay for part of the rent, what is expected and how many hours are you required to work? Make sure that your agreement with the homeowner is written down on paper. Establish open lines of communication with the owner so that future issues can be resolved quickly. 10


Apartment Listing For Surrounding Area Complex

Phone

Rooms

Price Range

Utilities Included

Also Includes

Algeria at Paradise Valley 15202 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

602 971-8020

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$399$749

x

Fitness, playground, pets, spilt floor plans, 2 pools/spa, laundry facility, +

Avalon Hills 3535 W. Tierra Buena Ln Phoenix, AZ 85053

602-843-3400

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$375 $700

Water Sew er Trash

Private storage, pet friendly, tennis Court, pool/spa, fitness, W/D in some

Bella Sera 13616 N. 43rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

866-280-3319

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$825+

$35+ w ater

All new appliances, w asher/ dryer, built in appliances, limited pets

Banyantree 12435 N. 28th Dr. Phoenix Az 85029

866-603-3912

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom

$459$950

All included

AC, CR, DW, some paid utilities, pets, short term, pool

Cactus Trail 2403 W. Lone Cactus Phoenix, AZ 85027

623-582-6151

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$449$649

Opt. w ater, sew er, trash, elect.

High-speed internet access, small pets, 2 pools, 2 laundry facilities

Carleton Club 17425 N. 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85023

602-866-3516

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$549$599

X

Washer/Dryer select, w alk in closet, business center, playground, fitness, pool

Cobblestone 15449 N. 25th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85023

602-375-1288

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$531$811

Water, Walk in closets, outside sew er, trash storage, 2 pools/spa, laundry facility, W/D hook ups, +

Copper Palms 12810 N. Cave Creek Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-493-0996

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$399$699

X

Walk in closets, mirror doors, 2 pools/spa, fitness center, large pantry

Crystal Creek 10 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-863-0202

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$350$625

X

Washer/dryer, pets, w alk-in closets, fitness center, covered parking, 2 pools

Crystal Point 15826 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-971-9724

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$350$656

Opt. w ater

Fitness center, new appliances, tot lot, pool, fitness center,

Desert Homes 17249 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-867-7293

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom

$468$936

X

Pet friendly, fitness trail, covered parking, pools, playground, fireplace

Desert Springs 1750 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-867-2951

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$576$695

Water

Storage, w alk in closets, pool/spa, clubhouse, beautiful courtyards

Desert Star 1106 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023

602-863-4490

Studio 1 Bedroom

$329$349

Not elect.

Walk in closet, free basic cable, jogging track, small pets, fitness center

Desert Sunrise 17602 N. Cave Creek Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-482-2788

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$399$520

Hot Water

Walk in closets, storage, hot tub/spa, playground, small pets

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Apartment Listing For Surrounding Area cont. Complex

Phone

Rooms

Price Range

Utilities Included

Also Includes

Fairw ays @ Cave Creek 2140 W. Thunderbird Phoenix, AZ 85023

866-294-9335 Ext. 6247

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$410$590

X

Spacious closets, picnic area, fitness center, patios, w alk in closets

Greenspoint @ PV 4202 E. Cactus Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-494-0391

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$582$904

X

W/D, dog park, high speed internet, 24 hr fitness, pool, business center, pets ok

Hidden Cove 602-863-9697 2001 W. Union Hills Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85027

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$530$785

X

Walk in closet, pool/spa, 2 laundry rooms, covered parking, ceiling fan

La Palma 220 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023

602-993-3023

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom

$450$949

x

Washer/dryer, cyber lounge,9 laundry facilities, 4 pools, pets, storage

M tn Springs Terrace 18202 N. Cave Creek Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-971-4020

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$465$585

Water

Laundry facility and more

M ountain View Casitas 1130 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-971-3434

2 Bedroom

$639$669

x

Washer/Dryer, 2 fireplaces, sm. Pets, covered parking, w hirlpool bathtubs

Palo Brea Luxury Apts. 15455 N. 29th St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-787-0900

2 Bedrooms

$550$725

w ater

Washer/dryer, brand new appliances, playground/ picnic areas, ceiling fans

Paradise Falls 15434 N. 32nd St. 85032

602-482-9099

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$610$995 Specials!

X

Washer/dryer, abundant storage, pets, 2 pools/spa, fireplaces, ceiling fans

Paradise Foothills 12231 N. 19th St 85032

602-482-6400

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$460 $645

Water, sew age, trash, utilities

Extra storage, covered parking/BBQ grills, pets/ 2pools/spa, spacious

Paradise Lakes 16220 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-863-0596

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$535 $775

x

Washer/dryer/on-site convenience store, 4 pools/ spas, bike/jogging path

Paradise North 17805 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-482-0305

2 Bedroom

$600 $800

w ater

Washer/dryer, private patios/balconies

Paradise Trails 602-996-4427 4502 E. Paradise Village Pkw y. 85032

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$540$758

Water $17, $26

Washer/dryer, indoor racquetball court, fitness center, cable, fireplaces, video rental service, pool/Jacuzzi

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Apartment Listing For Surrounding Area cont. Complex

Phone

Rooms

Price Range

Utilities Included

Also Includes

Presidio North 17031 N. 11th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85023-

602-375-1117

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$549$729

Electric in petite 1BR

Washer/dryer, icemakers, w alk in closets, ceiling fans, heated pool/spa

Rancho Sierra 3040 E. Shea Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85028

602-482-2729

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$400$920 Specials!

x

Walk in closets, Starbucks internet cafĂŠ, cable ready, free DVD library, Pets

Shadow M ountain 12430 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029

602-861-1249

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$450$550

x

Playground/sports court, pool/spa, covered parking, balconies or patios

Sierra Ranch 4722 E. Bell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032

866-781-2361

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$430$650

$30-$40 for Water, sew er, trash

Free basic cable, tennis courts, pool/spa, playground, balcony w / storage, PV Disc!

Sun Terrace 16802 N. 31st St Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-795-3300

2 Bedroom

$755$825

Water, sew age, trash

AZ, Cr. WI,DW,GD, M icro, W/D in unit, Pool, Spa, Controlled access storage units, Pets ok

Tatum Gardens 15425 N. Tatum blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85032

866-346-7697

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$739$879

The Cortina 11 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022

602-504-3701

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$730$965

The Retreat 20808 N. 27th St. Phoenix, AZ 85027

866-730-4266

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom

$750$960

The Summit 12830 N. Paradise Village Pkw y Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-996-2700

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$329$659

x

Generous closets, separate vanity area, 2 pool, fitness center, small pets

Tow nhomes on the Park 12844 N. Paradise Village Parkw ay Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-996-2750

1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom

$561$898

Water, sew age, trash

AC, Cable ready, w alk-in closets, DW,GD, M icro, W/D in unit, pool, spa, tennis, no pets

Villa Encanto 4315 E. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-787-4500

Studios 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom

$540$810

x

Pools, fitness center, pets, spa/hot tub/sauna, fireplace, spacious closets

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Walk-in closets, W/D in units, yard, clubhouse, FC, pool, Spa, pets ok w ater

Washer/dryer, abundant closet/storage areas, free business center, sm. pets Walk in closets, high speed internet, fitness center, spa/ pool//hot tub, w asher/dryer


Electronic Listings for Rentals www.apartmentcities.com is an apartment search service for apartments with photos, maps, and detailed information as well as floor plans, rent specials and availability. www.apartmentguide.com offers rental listings by city, location and zip code with pictures, floor plans, prices and amenities. www.apartments.com lists apartments according to area and your specifications. A good source of information for moving resources as well as finding roommates. www.apartmentsearch.com has free online apartment search listings with helpful info on moving in as well as information on apartment living and tips for having a green apartment. www.aptlocater.com free rental locating service for apartments, condos, homes, etc. Ask them for student specials and specific features you want. www.aptratings.com has information on apartments and roommates. It has links to services and information for moving into a new apartment. Also has ratings and comments on individual apartments. Good resource for checking out specific apartments before renting. www.aptselector.com offers the nation's largest personalized service with an on-line selection of apartment communities with the largest selection of unique and luxury apartments. www.forrent.com has information about apartment rentals, roommate searches, short term housings as well as additional helpful resources regarding moving. www.mynewplace.com has precision search tools, search by map, many pictures and floor plans. www.craigslist.org offers rental listings among other info. Craigslist includes job listings, city events calendar, a variety of services including moving services and selling and buying things. www.roommateaccess.com is a site for roommate finding by zip code or city and for checking out the potential roommates profiles. One of the largest online roommate databases. Advertisements such as houses for rent and roommates wanted can also be found on the Campus and 14


I Found a Roommate, I Found an Apartment, What’s Next? Now that you’ve found a roommate and an apartment you need to address a few more questions: Who brings what? Do I have furniture I can take with me? Can I afford old or new furniture? What appliances do I need? Do I need cable? Do we need to swap emergency information? Do we need renter’s insurance? Who’s paying for what utilities? What’s the rule on phone usage? What’s the rule on overnight guests? What’s the arrangement for cooking and cleaning? What’s the rule on noise/study time/sleeping hours? Do we need to write up another contract to cover these details? Are we going to share food/grocery bill or shop and eat separately? What’s the rule on household pets? Can we share clothes? Is there only one covered parking space? Some things are wants more than they are needs. Try to be reasonable when you are planning for your new home! Do you really need three TVs? Do you really need a new microwave or can one be borrowed from someone? Do you need new furniture or functional furniture? Do you really need electricity – trick question, of course you do! Open Communication is the best way to head off potential roommate problems. If there is an issue that you think needs to be addressed – find some time to talk about these issues with out accusations or hostility. Should you need assistance in talking about an issue, try involving an arbitrator who remains neutral during your discussion. The PVCC Counseling Center, (602) 787-6543, is also available to students for help in developing communications skills and other personal issues.

Moving In The move-in day can be busy, fun and a bit stressful at the same time. Here are some moving tips to help: Plan Ahead! Pack Ahead! Don’t save all your packing for the move-in day. You’ll be miserable if you have to hurry – especially if the weather isn’t cooperating! 15


Moving In cont. Find empty boxes from large department or grocery stores. Ask the manager if you can take them for your packing. Wrap your breakables – even if you’re only traveling across the street, don’t risk the possibility of your items breaking on the way! Decide what you really NEED! If your prior home is willing to store some of what you own and you don’t really need it, then take the offer for storage. If you happen to have lots of storage space and/or a garage – then you might be able to bring everything. Just remember that your roommates are entitled to storage space too! If you really want to simplify your move – load and unload only once! Many truck rentals rent locally for $25 - $40, check for specials! If not, ask that favorite friend who owns a truck if he/she can help. In return buy him/her dinner or treat him/her to a special outing. Don’t RUSH your move-in. You want this to be a pleasant experience! If you work well with people, plan on moving in the same day and commemorate the occasion with a special dinner or barbecue. Make arrangements with your other roomies to help each other. If you don't work well with people, then consider moving in on a different day and time for the others. Ask for help from friends and family but don’t expect them to be there all day! Don’t do the heavy moving yourself, rent a dolly for $25 from a moving company. Take breaks, eat something, and drink lots of water, moving is strenuous work! Appreciate those who have helped you and offer to help if they need to move!

Rights and Responsibilities As a renter it is your responsibility to: Be a responsible renter. Maintain the property you are renting (ARS 33-1341).* Clean outdoor areas you are responsible for such as carports, garages, and patios (ARS 33-1341).*

Pay your rent and fees on time as established with your landlord. Inform the management of repairs that are needed. Inform the management at the end of your term and know the procedures for termination of your contract. Be aware of your own surrounding and belongings. Use the supplied appliances and fixtures properly (ARS 33-1341).* Inform the landlord of all roommate changes. Abide by the complex rules (car limit, noise ordinances, pool rules, etc.) (ARS 33-1341). Abide by existing local, state, and federal laws.

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Rights and Responsibilities cont. You also have the right to: Be informed by your landlord that you can obtain a free copy of the AZ Residential Landlord and Tenant Act through the AZ Secretary of State’s Office or through the internet (ARS 33-1322 B).**

Have properly functioning plumbing, electrical wiring, heating facilities, and sanitary conditions (ARS 33-1324). Have adequate garbage receptacles (ARS 33-1324). Have access to your unit with railings, floors, and stairways in good repair (ARS 33-1324). Request that repairs be made with in a reasonable time (ARS 1324). Be given reasonable notice if a landlord wishes to enter your apartment while you are away to make repairs, to show the unit to potential renters, or for other mutually agreed situations (a landlord may not enter your unit with out prior approval except in the event of an emergency, or as a result of a court order) (ARS 33-1343 A,B,C,D). A full return of deposit monies and/or a written/itemized statement of charges deducted from your deposit within fourteen days of a demand (ARS 33-1321 C). To full disclosure of the location of the owner or the designated manager of the premises (ARS 33-1322 A).

Not be discriminated or retaliated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, or families with children. (ARS 33-1217). Freedom to file complaint with a government agency, join a tenants’ organization, or file complaint with the landlord (ARS 33-1381). The landlord gives the tenant at least 30 days notice prior to the regular rental date. For more specific information regarding the Arizona Statutes, contact the Arizona Department of Real Estate, (602) 468-1414, Ext. 100 http://www.azleg.stste.az.us

Your landlord has the right to: A reasonable amount of time to make repairs to your rental. Evict you upon seven days written notice if your rent has not been paid when it was due (however, if you pay your past due rent within seven days of the written rental agreement is again valid). Take you to court to secure past due rent (you may still remedy the default, prior to the court’s ruling by paying all past due rent, reasonable attorney’s fees, and court fees and court costs (ARS 33-1368B). Be notified of any changes to the roommates in your dwelling. With hold all or portions of your security deposit to cover repairs (you must request/ demand that your security deposit be returned to you when you return your keys and have cleaned your rental (ARS 33-1321 C). Evict a tenant on a month-to-month lease without reason if the landlord gives the tenant at least 30 days notice prior to the regular rental date. 17


* ARS 33-1341. Tenant to maintain dwelling unit

The tenant shall: 1. Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building codes materially affecting health and safety. 2. Keep that part of the premises that he/she occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit. 3. Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste In a clean and safe manner. 4. Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits. 5. Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, airconditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises. 6. Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so. 7. Conduct himself/herself and require other persons on the premises with his/her consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his/her neighbors' peaceful enjoyment of the premises. **ARS 33-1322. Disclosure and tender of written rental agreement A. The landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf shall disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of each of the following: 1. The person authorized to manage the premises. 2. An owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving and receipting for notices and demands. B. At or before the commencement of the tenancy, the landlord shall inform the tenant in writing that a free copy of the Arizona residential landlord and tenant act is available through the Arizona secretary of state's office. C. The information required to be furnished by this section shall be kept current and refurnished to tenant upon tenant's request. This section extends to and is enforceable against any successor landlord, owner or manager. D. A person who fails to comply with subsections A and B becomes an agent of each person who is a landlord for the following purposes: 1. Service of process and receiving and receipting for notices and demands. 2. Performing the obligations of the landlord under this chapter and under the rental agreement and expending or making available for the purpose all rent collected from the premises. E. If there is a written rental agreement, the landlord must tender and deliver a signed copy of the rental agreement to the tenant and the tenant must sign and deliver to the landlord one fully executed copy of such rental agreement within a reasonable time after the agreement is executed. A written rental agreement shall have all blank spaces completed. Noncompliance with this subsection shall be deemed a material noncompliance by the landlord or the tenant, as the case may be, of the rental agreement.

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Tips on Budgeting Apartment Energy Conservation When the heat or air conditioning is on, close doors to rooms not in use. When using air conditioner, turn it up a few degrees when you leave for the day. Close the shades when you leave for the day, your apartment will stay cooler. Boil water in closed pots and pans because the time for boiling is decreased, as compared to boiling water in open pots and pans. When cooking with electricity, turn off burners a few minutes before the allotted time. Don’t keep the refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommend temperatures are 38-40 F for refrigerators and 5 F for freezer sections. Don’t pack your refrigerators – it makes them run less efficiently and much harder! Wash clothes in warm or cold water, rinse in cold. Keep the lint screen in the dryer clean, or better, hang clothes up to dry. Turn off lights when they aren’t needed. Dishwasher energy use can be reduced 30% - 70% by turning off the dishwasher after the final rinse and letting the dishes air dry. Frost build-up reduces the efficiency of refrigerators and freezers, defrost regularly. Use microwaves to save energy and time. Water Saving Tips Take shorter showers. Take showers instead of baths. Do not use the toilet as a trash can or an ashtray. Use a glass of water while you brush your teeth, and don’t let the water run. Use a pan of water to wash your dishes and a pan of water to rinse them rather than letting the water run. Use a pail of water to wash your car and then rinse with a hose. For more information on water saving call your water companies or check the Internet. Recycling Most areas have a city-recycling program. Check with your landlord for info about waste and recycling areas. If your complex does not recycle newspaper, cans, and bottles, consider using the cash for can machines at local grocery stores, or donating your recyclables to charities and 19


Saving at the Grocery Store Make out a grocery list in advance to eliminate costly “ impulse buying.” Eat before you shop. If you are hungry, you will probably end up buying more than what you need. Whenever possible avoid buying pre-sliced meat or cheese. Most butchers will slice large pieces of meat free of charge. Try supermarket and generic brands. These items are often identical to products sold under name brand labels. Avoid buying “ convenience” foods – those ready-to-use or instant products that save time but cost more money. With your roommates, buy bulk and take advantage of sales. Be wary of coupons – They’re great only for what you need! Instead check out the store’s weekly ads for items on sale and get store discount cards. Do not over buy just because items are on sale.

Other Frugal Hints Don’t feel pressured into spending money on entertainment, etc. Don’t feel bad if you can’t go because you can’t afford it. At the same time, don’t hassle somebody when they can’t afford to do things. Try to find the free events sponsored by PVCC or by local places. Use your student ID to get you discounts on admission and food at local vendors. Find coupons for 2 for 1 deals for events. Always try to purchase USED books if you can, or ask around and borrow them from somebody who has already taken that class. Strike deals with other students to do a book exchange. Don’t keep a lot of cash on hand – you’ll spend it. Walk to school or take advantage of buses and shuttles in your area or car pool with classmates.

Other Budget Hints Consider the “ hidden costs” such as brooms, mops, cleaning solvents, light bulbs, and other items to clean house and to maintain a comfortable home. Try purchasing these items collectively or divide up the responsibility for purchasing all the items, don’t have one person do all the buying! Check out sale ads before going to the store. Make sure you each have at least a months rent in savings and DON’T TOUCH IT! Save it for that emergency month. Anticipate your expenses for the entire year, instead. Check out the second hand, thrift stores and dollar stores to save money. 20


Tips on How to Make Your Apartment Green Raising or lowering the thermostat by one degree during the summer and winter seasons can help you save about by 5% on your energy costs. Check for air leaks in the weather stripping of windows and doors to avoid losing hot or cold air. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent bulbs that gives off less heat while using less energy to give off more light. Regularly replace the air conditioning filter. Changing the filter every three months will allow the system to run more efficiently while giving you cleaner air to breathe. Buy an energy efficient air conditioner, washer or dryer with the Energy Star label. Use the ceiling fan instead of the AC. Use plants to provide shade. Not only will plants keep your place cooler they also clean the air by replacing carbon dioxide in the air with oxygen. Wait to use the dish or laundry washer until you have a full loud. You will save on energy and water cost by using full loads because it takes the same amount of energy to run the machines whether you run a full load or not. Wash your dishes by hand. You can save on water usage by washing your dishes by hand and cleaning them right after you use them. Replace your old showerhead with a low flow shower head. Doing this can cut your water usage by 50% and save 4,000 gallons of water a year Buy Energy Star qualified LCD computer monitors to reduce energy usage Use “ smart strips” or “ smart surge protectors” for appliances and adapters to avoid energy leakage. Unplug all appliances or power cords for (TV’s, cell phone adapters, computers etc) when not in use as they use energy even though they are “ turned off”

Other Green Ideas for a Green Home Use environmentally safe non toxic cleaning products Buy rechargeable batteries instead of using regular batteries with harmful chemicals Buy environmentally friendly computers that have toxic metals removed from products Use cloth bags when shopping to avoid using plastic bags Use biodegradable doggy bags when cleaning up after your pets Buy a faucet filter or water filter instead of buying plastic water bottles or refill you gallon water bottles. Recycle, recycle, recycle. 21


Fitness Centers 24 Hour Fitness 3301 E. Bell Road 9716 N. M etro Pkw y. W 13220 N. Scottsdale Rd. 4316 W. Bell Road Bally Total Fitness 12235 N. Cave Creek Rd. 15401 N. 29th Ave Castle Sports Club 11420 N. 19th Ave. Club Fitness for Women 4030 E Thunderbird Rd

Phoenix Scottsdale Glendale

Curves for Women 602 W. Union Hills Dr., Ste. 5 2313 E. Bell Rd. 3101 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. A-1 15440 N. 7th St. #6 15820 N. 35th Ave. Gold’s Gym 14843 N. Northsight Blvd. Ironw orx Gym 15010 North Cave Creek Road Jazzercise Inc. 12228 N. Cave Creek Rd. Krav M aga 3202 E. Greenw ay Rd. Ste.# 1635 La Camarilla Racquet Fitness & Sw im Club 5320 E. Shea Blvd. LA Fitness Sports Club 11630 Tatum Blvd. 244 E. Greenw ay Pkw y. Lifetime Fitness 6850 E. Chauncey Ln. Pilates Institute of Scottsdale 5310 E. Shea Blvd. Pure Fitness 3202 E. Greenw ay Rd. 7330 E. Shea Blvd PVCC Fitness Center 18401 N. 32nd St. Building F Snap Fitness Center 4855 E. Greenway Zenergy Yoga 16447 N. 91st Street, #105 22

(602) 567-0240 (602) 281-1132 (480) 951-8883 (602) 942-4434

Phoenix

(602) 482-1151 (602) 993-3366

Phoenix

(602) 331-2582

Phoenix

(602)482-4348

Phoenix

(623) 869-7003 (602) 765-3730 (602) 404-2064 (602) 993-4333 (602) 789-7000

Scottsdale

(480) 661-1022

Phoenix

(602) 482-1413

Phoenix

(602) 992-1552

Phoenix

(602) 485-5728

Scottsdale

(480) 998-3388

Phoenix

(602) 404-4700 (602) 863-3836

Scottsdale

(480) 538-9009

Scottsdale

(480) 250-2025

Phoenix Scottsdale

(602) 482-6600 (480) 348-0006

Phoenix

(602) 787-7270

Phoenix

(602) 404-7098

Scottsdale

(480) 628-1453


Grocery Stores Albertsons 18411 N. Cave Creek Rd. 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. 10665 W. Tatum Blvd. 4747 E. Greenw ay Rd. 8035 N. 19th Ave. Bashas’ 731 E. Union Hills Dr. 4727 E. Bell Rd. 1625 E. Glendale Ave. 10631 N. 32nd St. Food City 3202 E. Greenw ay Fry’s 3246 E. Bell Rd. 18420 N. 19th Ave. 4724 N. 20th St. 4842 E. Bell Rd. 731 E. Bell Rd. 4707 E. Shea Blvd. 4025 E. Thunderbird Rd. 2727 W. Bell Rd. 6321 E. Greenw ay Pkw y

Phoenix

(602) 604-0646 (480) 342-8231 (480) 443-3098 (602) 788-0558 (602) 678-0895

Phoenix

(602) 652-9520 (602) 482-7178 (602) 266-2434 (602) 996-1040

Phoenix Phoenix

(602) 253-0087

Scottsdale

Safew ay 13440 N. 7th St. 18631 N. 19th Ave. 29834 N. Cave Creek Rd. 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. 550 E. Bell Rd. 4857 E. Greenw ay Pkw y. 6510 E. Greenw ay Pkw y.

Phoenix

Sprouts Farmers M arkets 12415 N. Tatum Blvd. Sunflow er M arket 245 E. Bell Rd. Trader Joes 4821 N. 20th St. 9640 N. M etro Pkw y. 7555 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Whole Foods 10110 N. Tatum Blvd. 23

(602) 765-4600 (602) 993-5960 (602) 263-0766 (602) 867-0353 (602) 375-0475 (480) 367-3990 (602) 953-1615 (602) 896-2500 (480) 368-8930

Scottsdale

(602) 547-1288 (623) 492-0165 (480) 563-9335 (602) 971-2137 (602) 863-4194 (602) 996-5635 (480) 991-3317

Phoenix

(602) 971-4177

Phoenix

(602) 218-4949

Phoenix Scottsdale

(602) 912-9022 (602) 371-0167 (480) 367-8920

Phoenix

(602) 569-7600


Important Phone Numbers Emergency Phoenix Police (or in Emergency-- call 911) Phoenix Fire Department (or in Emergency-- call 911) Center Against Sexual Abuse (CASA) Arizona Child Abuse Hotline Child Protective Services Community Information & Referral Services or Poison Control Center Suicide/Crisis Hotline

(602) 262-7626 (602) 495-5555 (602) 254– 6400 (888) SOS-CHILD (602) 265-0612 (800) 352-3792 (602) 263-8856 (602) 253-3334 (480) 784-1500

Public Utilities Arizona Public Service

(602) 371-7171 (800) 253-9405 (602) 262-6251 (623) 596-1000 (602) 236-8888 (602) 861-1999 (800) 873-2440 (800) 244-1111

City of Phoenix Water Cox Communication Salt River Project South Gas or Qwest Miscellaneous Arizona Republic/Gazette Motor Vehicle Division Maricopa County Attorney Maricopa Low Income Housing Pet Licensing Phoenix Transit Tenant Assistance

(602) 444-8000 (602) 255-0072 (602) 506-3411 (602) 506-7387 (602) 506-7387 (602) 253-5000 (602) 257-8615 24


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